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Lake Placid Leaping Cow ESB - Lake Placid Craft Brewing Company

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53 Ratings
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Ratings: 53
Reviews: 5
rAvg: 3.4
pDev: 15.88%
Wants: 1
Gots: 14 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Lake Placid Craft Brewing Company visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
This traditional English-style ESB balances classic East Kent Goldings hops with sweet, crystal malt, and finishes with American Mosaic hops. Named after a backwoods fence in Essex New York which could only be jumped by some sort of 'leaping cow' - we were hungover, don't ask!

(Beer added by: Jason on 04-30-2014)
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Reviews by dpvatty:
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3/5  rDev -11.8%

dpvatty, Jun 22, 2014
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3.23/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass. The bottle has an interesting little story about how it is named after a special cow that could hop over a fence.

A - A moderate pour yields a 1 finger head that dissipates pretty quickly. Color is a darker transparent amber. Laces pretty nicely.

S - I don't get much on the nose. Light hop aroma.

T - Good flavor from the dark malt up front but is quickly taken over by bitter hops. Not much hop flavor.. Mostly bitterness. This beer finishes pretty dry and I can detect a bit of alcohol in the finish.

M - Well carbonated for the style. Perhaps a bit overcarbonated.

O - A drinkable ESB. A bit unbalanced toward the bitter side but a decent example of the style.

Dave128, Jul 26, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +10.3%

whatname, May 30, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

chrishiker1409, Jul 24, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

Gregvg, Jun 28, 2014
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3.83/5  rDev +12.6%

For an ESB this one is a a bit malty although in a good way. Good balance and a nice mix of rustic malts and balancing hops. Sensationally drinkable. A beer that if I had access to I would buy on a regular basis.

SPLITGRIN, Aug 24, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +10.3%

TeddyStriker, Jul 06, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

ChipChaight, Jun 24, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

Cheld, Jul 06, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -26.5%

Forced my way through this brew. Light, watery, astringent, flat. Didn't enjoy this.

logicalparadox, Thursday at 03:44 AM
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2.86/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

On tap at Acme Bar and Pizza in Rochester, NY.

Pours a clear copper color, with a half inch head, and a little bit of lacing.

Doesn't smell like a whole lot, seems like it might be a little bit of a weak ESB. Some caramel, and grassy hop aromas.

The taste is similar. Just a little bit boring. Slightly grassy, but very muted hop flavors. A bit of watery malt flavor as well.

Light bodied, crisp, but watery mouthfeel, medium amount of carbonation.

Very forgettable, not recognizable as a ESB, no oomph whatsoever.

GreesyFizeek, Jul 14, 2014
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4/5  rDev +17.6%

ryanmcd, Jun 25, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

civicm87, Jun 24, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +10.3%

DoubleMalt, May 10, 2014
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4/5  rDev +17.6%

terrysjag, Aug 09, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

Zacemy, Aug 20, 2014
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3/5  rDev -11.8%

Bhamlinmd, Aug 06, 2014
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4/5  rDev +17.6%

TeachChefs, Jul 09, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

trebbates, Jul 14, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

DennisDullea, Jul 18, 2014
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4/5  rDev +17.6%

smurphy493, Jul 29, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

jaswilson2, Jun 22, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -26.5%

moedot, Sep 13, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +10.3%

Conor_Vile, Jul 03, 2014
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3/5  rDev -11.8%

Lukebell15, Jul 05, 2014
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Lake Placid Leaping Cow ESB from Lake Placid Craft Brewing Company
79 out of 100 based on 53 ratings.