Rye ESB (Extra Special Bitter De Seigle) - Brasserie Dunham
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Ratings: 28 | Reviews: 10 | Display Reviews Only:
3.9/5 rDev +0.5%
Appearance: It has a nice deep copper/amber color to it. It has a nice thick creamy beige head that dies down slowly and leaves some nice lacing.
Smell: The aromas definitely give out hints of rye, sweet caramel, nutty/biscuity malts, some bready notes, slight chocolate and some earthy/piney hops.
Taste: Like the aromas, it has some spicy rye, sweet caramel, biscuity malts, a nice nuttiness followed by an earthy/piney bitterness.
Mouthfeel: It has a medium carbonation with a nice overall balance and feel.
Drinkability: It's a smooth drinkable beer accompanied with good flavors and aromas.
03-11-2014 20:57:45 | More by SebD
3.66/5 rDev -5.7%
A: Brownish amber in color. One finger of creamy looking white head.
S:Somewhat bready and spicey probably due to the rye malt.
T: Rather malty but bitterness is quiet well integrated too. Rye malt gives of a nice spiciness and the other malts are some what nutty. Toffee and a slight roast flavor is made apparent.
M: Easy drinking but perhaps a touch too much carbonation for what I would consider to be typical for a ESB. I could see this beer being great on cask.
O: A nice drinking beer. Pretty interesting style as well.
10-11-2013 22:16:54 | More by Haydn-Juby
3.86/5 rDev -0.5%
Pours a hazy brownish-burgundy colour that's quite beautiful when held up to the light, albeit with a limited head that disappears pretty quickly. Aroma has "depth" of roasted rye and spicy grains. Flavour is also rye-forward. It has a pleasant malted complexity and a decent hop back-bone, as there is more bitterness to the finish than I'd expected. The roasted grain spectrum makes this a warming beer, regardless of the 6% ABV which is surprisingly well hidden.
Definitely a beer I'd purchase again!
08-29-2013 22:45:52 | More by hopsolutely
3.85/5 rDev -0.8%
Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a stemmed tulip glass
A: Dark, caramel brown and crystal clear pouring to a big tan creamy head that settles slowly leaving huge amounts of lacing.
S: Big malt nose, lots of bread and biscuits. There is a subtle hop bitterness but not strong.
T: Ah, those roasted caramel malts up front with those nice noble hops in the end. The beer \drys right out (from the rye I am guessing) leaving a nice short dry finish that is bready and yeasty.
M: Medium body and carbonation. Nice, but a bit thin considering its 6.0% ABV.
O: A very pretty beer that delivers as promised: clean, malty and refreshing.
08-02-2013 18:45:26 | More by mtomlins
3.61/5 rDev -7%
Bottle: Poured a clear copper color ale with a large foamy head with good retention and some good lacing. Aroma consists of bitter hops with notes of resinous hops and some dry caramel malt notes. Taste is also dominated by some resinous hoppy notes with some dry caramel malt notes and some residual sugar notes also perceptible. Body is about average with good carbonation. Definitely a lot more hoppy then your standard ESB. Enjoyable though not necessarily memorable.
04-08-2013 20:09:57 | More by Phyl21ca
3.98/5 rDev +2.6%
Poured from a 341ml. bottle, no freshness info.
Appearance: Pours a dark brown with cherry wood tinges and a modest 2 finger head that leaves some good rings of lacing.
Smell: Spicy rye, very earth, bit of salt.
Taste: Nice mix of rye and earth hops, has a mineral flavor, mild tea-like finish reminiscent of Golding, malt holds strong.
Mouthfeel: Crisp, nice bitterness, long lasting, well balanced.
Overall: An interesting take on the style. I think i prefer the traditional ESBs but still dug this one.
03-21-2013 11:29:36 | More by papat444
4.44/5 rDev +14.4%
The beer is brown in color, and it has a very nice beige head on top of it. The foam is very creamy looking. Nice. The aroma is very earthy with some light notes of fruits from the hops. In the mouth, the beer is very earthy, it taste like mud. I like it. Some fruity notes in the back too. Very dry. Once it warms up a little, I get some roasted malts too. This one is very good. It taste good, and it is so easy to drink. Well balanced. Loved it. Rye Beer are awesome!
good job Dunham!
01-27-2013 14:49:55 | More by ZorPrime
Rye ESB (Extra Special Bitter De Seigle) from Brasserie Dunham
86 out of 100 based on 28 ratings.