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Elton's ESB - Elk Creek Cafe & Aleworks

Elton's ESB
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87
very good

12 Ratings
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Ratings: 12
Reviews: 5
rAvg: 4.01
pDev: 12.47%


Brewed by:
Elk Creek Cafe & Aleworks visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) |  ABV ?

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: ffejherb on 11-09-2010)
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RVigz

Pennsylvania

3.43/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

I had this beer at Kimballs Pub in Williamsport PA on a nitro tap. The appearance was a cloudy semi-dark amber with a nice 1 inch head. The head cascaded down the glass nicely. The taste was sweet/slightly malty and was almost like dried fruit and it finished with an irony/low hoppy taste, but very very smooth.

Serving type: nitro-tap

01-28-2014 03:37:13 | More by RVigz
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Fligger17

Pennsylvania

4.86/5  rDev +21.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Just put it on draft at work (Vic's Pub) and it is such a smooth drink. It should be a big seller. Don't know how many other places will be carrying it (other than Elk Creek itself) I won't be able to have another until Wednesday (close every other day...) Can't wait to enjoy another!

Serving type: nitro-tap

01-25-2014 18:46:04 | More by Fligger17
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Darkmagus82

Virginia

3.45/5  rDev -14%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Had on tap in a pint glass

Appearance - Hazy orange copper color with a nice off colored head which fades to give a nice layer of foam.

Smell –Toffee and carmel are the first to the nose followed by a bit of more bready and a little bit of roastiness. A small amout of citrus somes in at the end but is largly overwhelemed by the more potent sweet and malty aroma’s.

Taste – The breadiness first meets the tongue. Not as much as would have been oringally expected. The sweetness of the caramel then comes through. While a bit of citrus hop is present in the smell, very little is detectable in the taste, however a little bit of floral flavor can be detected as some of the sweet flavors fade a bit

Mouthfeel – As with most hand pulled a bit low on carbonation for me. The body however was nice and creamy making up for the lack of carbonation.

Overall – An easy drinking beer. Could use a bit more maltyness but otherwise enjoyable.

Serving type: on-tap

01-21-2012 02:16:07 | More by Darkmagus82
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akorsak

Pennsylvania

3.95/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On-tap, via nitro, at the Millheim brewpub.

A: The ESB is a darker caramel color, very thick looking. A creamy off-white head comes along, lacing in thick lines. A nice looking ale.

S: The nose has plenty of toffee, the dominant malty aroma. Hops come in a little later, citrusy but mild, they know their place.

T: Toffee sweetness, the malty side doesn't hide itself away. Darker, more toasted flavors follow, still bready and nearly as sweet. Hops are present, a bit of citrus and earthiness amongst the malts. A minerally flavor hangs out too.

M: Very quaffable, the nitro adding a strong creaminess that fits in well with the abundant toffee.

Serving type: nitro-tap

11-12-2011 23:41:39 | More by akorsak
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ffejherb

Pennsylvania

4.15/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On nitro-tap at Elk Creek on 11/6/10.

A - Hazy copper-tinted orange liquid with a finger's width of creamy beige head that reduced to a thin, sheer retention but deposited sheet-like lacing around the perimeter of the glass.

S - Classic ESB aroma with caramel and bready malts, toffee notes, a hint of floral and perfumy hops.

T - Sweet and malty up front with caramel malt as well as hints of baked bread, cookie dough and toffee candy. Hop character combines floral notes with a hint of light perfumes. Bitterness is a bit more assertive than your average ESB, which I enjoyed.

M - Smooth and creamy mouthfeel with a solid medium body. Wonderful texture overall. Finish is mildly bitter and semi-dry.

D - Elk Creek pretty much nailed the style here. This is the definition of a session beer. Gotta love an ESB on nitro! Tasty and ridiculously easy to quaff.

Serving type: on-tap

11-09-2010 04:22:27 | More by ffejherb
Elton's ESB from Elk Creek Cafe & Aleworks
87 out of 100 based on 12 ratings.