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ESB - Cambridge Brewing Company

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Reviews: 4
Hads: 4
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: n/a
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Cambridge Brewing Company visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: gentlebubbles on 09-15-2004

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Reviews: 4 | Hads: 4
Photo of elNopalero
3.8/5  rDev n/a
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had on cask at the brewery.

Pours a hazy dark gold. There’s a muted hop aroma to this, one that is capable of standing on it’s own or as a break beer between more complex brews.

A pleasing maltiness comes through with each sip, balanced by a muted hoppiness that’s mellow and welcoming. (296 characters)

Photo of July2Nov
4.35/5  rDev n/a
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Note* Had in December of 2010 (review taken from notes)...this version was w/ Palisides dryhops.

Appearance: Dirty brown in color w/ a one-inch frothy head.

Smell: Mild & Sweet with what appears to be a buttery popcorn scent.

Taste & Mouthfeel: Mild and smooth with a buttery/caramel taste. Slight burnt noted and lighter in body.

Drinkability: This was my first introduction to Cambridge Brewing Co. and I started off with a winner (all of them were winners, IMHO)...this was very easy to drink...but I held back and stopped at one, so I could try some others. (565 characters)

Photo of Franchise
4.25/5  rDev n/a
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On cask: Dry hopped with Cascade

This offering pours a cloudy dark maroon with hardly any visable light. It leaves a creamy thick tan head that stays with this brew. The smell is fantastic fresh earthy hops like taking a big breath of a hand full of hops. The taste starts smooth with hop bitterness balanced by a creamy, caramel, mouthfeel that finishes sweet with a herbal presence. This is a another solid offering from the CBC. (434 characters)

Photo of gentlebubbles
4.21/5  rDev n/a
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

brewed with Perle hops
I feel silly adding yet another variant of ESB, but it's time to put a vanilla slot on the list. Besides that's all it says on the board: "ESB with Perle". Anyway:

Dark caramel beer with ecru caramel latte foam with a wonderful creamy texture.

Faint scent of a brisk wind blowing down from the piney mountains.

Smooth, smooth, caramel malt, with a funky spicy bite riding on top. Earthy finish, with a hint of fresh tobacco reminiscent of Fuggles. Plenty of pine resin glueing it all together.

Delicious creamy mouthfeel. Oh dear but this nearly drinks itself. (599 characters)

ESB from Cambridge Brewing Company
- out of 100 based on 4 ratings.