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ESB - Cambridge Brewing Company

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Ratings: 4
Reviews: 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

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: gentlebubbles on 09-15-2004

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Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 4 | Reviews: 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.

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.

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.

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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.

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ESB from Cambridge Brewing Company
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