Brutal Bitter Ale - Rogue Ales
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3.53/5 rDev -11.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Orange, amber color, but little head. Smell is citrus, lemony hops... grapefruit. I don't get the caramel flavor I expect from an ESB, either in the taste or smell. So, good smell and all, but taste just doesn't do it for me. I realize the "Brutal" part of the name is referencing the sharp citrus hop presence, but... the traditional ESB "Bitter" part is kinda lacking. Light and very drinkable, but I'm afraid it's not what I had expected in an ESB... needs more malt, in my opinion, but given my name, maybe I'm a little biased...
Serving type: bottle
08-05-2006 02:59:38 | More by malthead
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Brutal Bitter Ale from Rogue Ales
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