Velvet ESB - Hopworks Urban Brewery
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Ratings: 48 | Reviews: 9 | Display Reviews Only:
3.74/5 rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
A: Dark amber. Very low white head. Medium carb and very clear.
S: Biscuit. Wheat crackers and saltines. Slight caramel and saltiness.
T: Starts off of wheat grain and rye bread. Rye and caraway spice builds a little spice mid way through. Also a bit of walnut. Finishes crisp and bright with a carbonation and steel/nickel/mineral note along with a long lingering caramel malt in the background.
M: Medium body. Wheat bread and grain lingers a while. Slightly dry, but a good balance.
O: Nothing amazing, but a good refreshing example of the style. It has a good amount of flavor without being overpowering
Serving type: on-tap
04-06-2014 03:03:09 | More by constantine_272
3.44/5 rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Cask service into a mug at HUB pub in Portland.
A: Clear, medium amber color with one finger of diminishing parchment-tinted foam head. Heavy lacing remains on the glass.
S: Weak graininess; too clean, with no yeast influence to speak of.
T: Begins dry, with rich toasted maris otter malt that is deep and dynamic with the aid of lively acidity. Bitterness begins to develop during the middle that is otherwise still dominated by bready and diacetyl-like English malt. Flavors are stale and mildly spicy and nutty in the finish.
M: Thin to medium viscosity, acidic but fairly balanced on the palate, with low carbonation.
D/O: Yeast is not influential enough in this ESB that, save for the undeniable English malt presence, is as much American amber ale as it is ESB.
Serving type: cask
06-26-2013 02:36:30 | More by beagle75
Velvet ESB from Hopworks Urban Brewery
83 out of 100 based on 48 ratings.