Fegley's ESB - Bethlehem Brew Works

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83
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30 Reviews
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Reviews: 30
Hads: 67
rAvg: 3.69
pDev: 8.67%
Wants: 0
Gots: 7 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Bethlehem Brew Works visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) |  5.40% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 06-21-2002

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Reviews: 30 | Hads: 67
Photo of pezoids
3.33/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

This beer poured out a clear amber copper color aand was topped by a quickly thinning off white head. Good malt nose with some lemony hops in the aroma. There is a bitter grapefruit hop note in the flavor and lingers in the aftertaste. Medium bodied, smooth and mellow. A decent and drinkable beer, but nothing all that extra special. (334 characters)

Photo of francisweizen
4/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A pretty great brew from BBW! and one of their three flagship beers...This pured a nice dark red/copper colour with a nice head that died pretty quickly in my glass. This tasted very sharp, fruity, and a bit hoppy with some nice malt action going on, I believe. The mouthfeel was full and creamy, and this is a very drinkable brew. A very good beer indeed, and definately worth picking up a growler full of.
Good work BBW!
Cheers! (432 characters)

Photo of Jarod
3.92/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

It pours into the glass dark and clear. The head seems to rise into a creamy light tan/beige foam, but does not stay long. No real lace is present. The aroma is sweet with hints of fruit (apples) and tea, slight hops. The taste comes on with a slight sweet of fruit and hops. Each does not dominate the other. The temperature changes effect the flavors of the beer, it brings the hops out. Slightly bitter, but not overpowering. Good beer. (439 characters)

Photo of tigerpaws
3.96/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

A very good beer even though I am more of a hophead. It has a good appearance and goes down so smooth. If at the Bethlehem Brewworks be sure to sample this brew.........CHEERS (177 characters)

Photo of goindownsouth
4.28/5  rDev +16%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

This is a fabulous beer that, unfortunately, is only available at this Lehigh Valley establishment. While I am not the biggest fan of ESB's, this is one of the smoothest brews I have had in recent memory. If you are ever in the vicinity, it is definately worth you while to stop by this brewery and check out this signature beer. (331 characters)

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Fegley's ESB from Bethlehem Brew Works
83 out of 100 based on 30 ratings.