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Sierra Nevada ESB (Early Spring Beer) - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

Sierra Nevada ESB (Early Spring Beer)Sierra Nevada ESB (Early Spring Beer)

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86
very good

631 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 631
Reviews: 570
rAvg: 3.82
pDev: 9.16%


Brewed by:
Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) |  5.90% ABV

Availability: Spring

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: JohnGalt1 on 01-09-2008)
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acrawf6

Louisiana

3.78/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Served as a reddish amber that is just slightly hazy with a nice fluffy slightly tan head.

Smell. A nice hearty hop aroma full of citrus and caramel, with a touch of pine to go with it. Smells creamy and seems the malts come out nicely.

Taste. A nice esb, balanced but still hoppy. More of the pine flavors come out to me, but overall it is more dominant with the caramel flavors. Has a little bit of an earthyness to it. Aftertaste balances nicely with the bitternesss and the sweetness of the beer.

Mouthfeel. Body is on the fuller side of medium with a good amount of carbonation.

Overall, a nice esb. For some reason I expected more from this beer (i guess just my expectations). But it has a very nice balance with a nice hop character. Will need to get again...soon.

Serving type: on-tap

03-17-2008 04:24:33 | More by acrawf6
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Sierra Nevada ESB (Early Spring Beer) from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
86 out of 100 based on 631 ratings.