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LunaSea ESB - Empyrean Brewing Company

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102 Ratings
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Ratings: 102
Reviews: 66
rAvg: 3.65
pDev: 13.97%
Wants: 3
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Empyrean Brewing Company visit their website
Nebraska, United States

Style | ABV
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) |  6.30% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Extra Special Bitter is our homage to the best of English beers. Brewed with imported English malts for a bold, caramel-sweet, yet crisp ale. Brewed with English and American grown barley and American hops.

31 IBU

(Beer added by: PhantomVodoo on 10-05-2002)
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cmoore32


3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

07-30-2014 02:32:29 | More by cmoore32
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barryjg

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

06-20-2014 21:21:54 | More by barryjg
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BeerWithMike

Nebraska

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Sampling right now on 5/29/14. Bottle chilled down to 36 degrees F in my beer cooler and poured into a 'Empyrean Brewing Co." pint glass. LOT the artwork on this bottle and is updated from what the picture shows on here.

Pours a copper-amber in color with a good 3/4 finger off-white head. A good amount of spotty lacing is seen with each sip. The aroma is of some caramel and hops for the most part. The taste is about the same with some spice in it as well. A slight 'hoppy' finish is noted but doesn't linger. Typical of the 'ESB' style beers

Serving type: bottle

05-29-2014 22:27:02 | More by BeerWithMike
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MikeWard

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

05-05-2014 16:54:55 | More by MikeWard
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Zcorechris

Missouri

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

04-27-2014 14:23:30 | More by Zcorechris
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brandon911

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

11-30-2013 03:21:11 | More by brandon911
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jaydoc

Kansas

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

11-16-2013 04:05:24 | More by jaydoc
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sneezye

Oklahoma

3/5  rDev -17.8%

11-14-2013 01:59:01 | More by sneezye
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bpascale

Nebraska

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

10-26-2013 22:40:31 | More by bpascale
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danfix99

Minnesota

3/5  rDev -17.8%

08-06-2013 20:03:38 | More by danfix99
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Miami66

Nebraska

1/5  rDev -72.6%

08-03-2013 16:49:48 | More by Miami66
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Eric908

South Dakota

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

07-31-2013 21:59:16 | More by Eric908
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PDF

Nebraska

4.25/5  rDev +16.4%

07-11-2013 22:01:15 | More by PDF
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DemoniChris

Nebraska

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

07-01-2013 23:49:00 | More by DemoniChris
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Bear1964

Nebraska

3.35/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 12oz Bottle into a Pint glass with a nice white head and a cloudy apricot color, a little lace on the glass. Aroma was spicy and solid malt, a hint of alcohol in the mix. Taste held black pepper notes and a malty finish, solid for this brew. Mouthfeel was smooth at first and finished dry and spicy. Overall a nice ESB, local and I will grab it again!

Serving type: bottle

06-02-2013 23:50:16 | More by Bear1964
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Whiskeydeez

Kansas

3.25/5  rDev -11%

03-13-2013 16:27:28 | More by Whiskeydeez
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spycow

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

03-10-2013 20:16:38 | More by spycow
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teleforce

Nebraska

3.25/5  rDev -11%

02-28-2013 17:55:20 | More by teleforce
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j-rod18

North Dakota

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

02-13-2013 07:16:30 | More by j-rod18
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Haybeerman

Colorado

4/5  rDev +9.6%

02-06-2013 23:19:56 | More by Haybeerman
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XxNitExX

Nebraska

2.5/5  rDev -31.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

A- Poured into a Brau Brothers Pint Glass- Pours nice honey color with a thin white head. Lacing is beautiful sticks around for awhile.

S- Smells of sweet bread and I mean sweet. Toasted busicuit also in there, very little hop aroma to me

T- I am very sensitive to bready tasting beers and that is what I get here. Like wet buscuits or crackers. Better the warmer it gets but just not my favorite. Lightly hopped. (I do not eat bread so bread tasting things are hard for me to like)

M- Nice creamy mouthfeel, not like a stout but not watery as it kind of looks.

Can see how many others would like this beer, but just doesn't fit with what I enjoy.

Serving type: bottle

02-05-2013 05:08:38 | More by XxNitExX
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BeersAndBears

Nebraska

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

02-02-2013 18:43:07 | More by BeersAndBears
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JuicesFlowing

Kansas

4.13/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a shaker pint glass.

The beer pours a amber copper color with a white head that turns into a wisp. Good world map lacing covers the glass.

The aroma is hoppy, then sweet caramel and crackers come in.

The beer tastes really well balanced. Warm sweet malts bring in caramel before giving way to a clean, dry hop bite. There's a nice bready, cracker heartiness in here too.

The mouthfeel is medium bodied and clean.

Overall, probably one of my favorite beers from this brewery.

Serving type: bottle

01-19-2013 19:55:14 | More by JuicesFlowing
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OregonGrown7

Nebraska

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

11-09-2012 23:27:49 | More by OregonGrown7
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beerdhabelly

Nebraska

4/5  rDev +9.6%

10-26-2012 03:57:44 | More by beerdhabelly
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LunaSea ESB from Empyrean Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 102 ratings.