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Dry Hopped ESB - Bootlegger's Brewery

Dry Hopped ESB
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Ratings: 4
Reviews: 2
rAvg: 2.96
pDev: 12.16%


Brewed by:
Bootlegger's Brewery visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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(Beer added by: Halcyondays on 02-05-2011)
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womencantsail

California

3.15/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

On-tap at Bootlegger's

A: The beer pours amber in color with a finger or two of khaki colored head.

S: Smells a bit off. Sort of funky with a bit of feet to it. There is a decent amount of toast and bready malts, but it's very sweet and has a bit of a candy smell. Smells lightly fruity, with some pears, perhaps.

T: The taste is even more strange. Lots of sugar with a big cotton candy and bubblegum flavor. Slightly bitter with some toast and bread malt flavors. There's a similar funkiness that I would say is reminiscent of blue cheese.

M: The body is medium with a moderate level of carbonation.

D: I like a good ESB, but this didn't really fit the bill. Really strange and funky, but okay in some aspects.

Serving type: on-tap

02-05-2011 23:24:25 | More by womencantsail
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Halcyondays

California

3.45/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On-tap at Bootlegger's,

A: Pours a light amber with a pleasing medium white head, fair lace.

S: Toasty, nutty malts with the blatanly American hop presence, intriguing but a mild smell.

T: The malt is very much English in style, with toffee, toast, and some light caramel. The American hops come in with a bang, grapefruit, unbalancing the beer somewhat, but still a good flavour.

M: Soft carbonation, lighter body than I'd expect for 6%, but an easy drinking feel which is good in a bitter.

D: Not a bad beer, an interesting mix of styles. Fans of the more Americanized ESB will like this.

Serving type: on-tap

02-05-2011 02:14:19 | More by Halcyondays
Dry Hopped ESB from Bootlegger's Brewery
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