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True Britt ESB - Lonerider Brewing Company

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True Britt ESB
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27 Ratings
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Ratings: 27
Reviews: 7
rAvg: 3.73
pDev: 12.6%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Lonerider Brewing Company visit their website
North Carolina, United States

Style | ABV
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) |  4.80% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: oberon on 05-28-2012)
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Reviews by PhillyStyle:
Photo of PhillyStyle
4.2/5  rDev +12.6%

The beer appeared a deep, dark amber color that produced an excellent, slightly off-white head that was very well retained. The beer gave off a very nice malty aroma with perhaps a slight earthy hop, but not much. The beer's taste followed the nose, a healthy dose of roasted malts from beginning to end. The beer had a medium feel to it, extremely easy to drink and highly drinkable. Very smooth, nice carbonation with a nice dry finish. Overall, one of the better American ESBs that I have tried.

PhillyStyle, Sep 02, 2013
More User Reviews:
Photo of oberon
3.9/5  rDev +4.6%

A guest tap at Fullsteam yesterday.Poured into a standard pint a clear copper color with a 1/2 finger white head that held pretty well.Leafy hops and bready malt in the nose,some fruity esters came into play as well,rather light in the nose but appetizing enough.Good bready malt on the palate wich is the main component of the beer,lightly fruity with mild leafy hops in a nice finish.A solid ESB it won't blow you away but it's a nice session-style beer.

oberon, May 28, 2012
Photo of chinchill
3.43/5  rDev -8%

12 oz bottle served in a snifter.

Appearance: Pours a dark amber color capped by a thin and fragile head. Decent spotty lacing on the side of the glass.

Smell: Very mild; malt dominated; sweet notes of brown sugar and caramel.

Taste: Caramel malt base with intimations of brown bread; earthy/spicy hops soon appear and stay in good balance to the malts all the way to the finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium body with crisp, moderate carbonation. Semi-dry finish.

Overall: well crafted and easy drinking but rather mild, particularly in the nose.

chinchill, Jan 22, 2014
Photo of tdm168
3.53/5  rDev -5.4%

On tap at Falls Tap Room

A - amber with a thin lacing of white head

S - toasted malts, some caramel

T - caramel, toasted malts, faint citrus

M - medium bodied, smooth, crisp

This is a rather simple beer. It's incredibly drinkable and clean, but ultimately boring. The flavor is balanced but faint. There's nothing here to keep me interested. This is a one and done for me.

tdm168, Oct 22, 2012
Photo of ordybill
3/5  rDev -19.6%

ordybill, Sep 04, 2014
Photo of thagr81us
3.03/5  rDev -18.8%

Served from tap into a shaker. Poured red-orange with half finger white head that subsided to a minimal amount slowly. Maintained nice lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, bread, and spicy hop. The flavor was of sweet malt, citrus, spice, and fruit. It had a light feel on the palate with medium-high carbonation. Overall this was a pretty average brew. For the style this one wasn’t really that impressive if I am completely honest. Some of the right flavors were there, but it still lacked any sort of balance that I usually like in this style. The fact that it wasn’t very well balanced also lead me to not fully finishing my glass before leaving Charlotte for the day. Glad I got to tick it, but I wouldn’t suggest it for any other reasons.

thagr81us, Sep 04, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

KevinGordon, May 14, 2013
Photo of wedge
3.78/5  rDev +1.3%

@ Busy Bee

Deep, clear amber color under a little frothy head. Reserved toasty cereal malt, leather, tea, and sweet bread aromas. Lots of flavor from a beer that hits the low end of ABV for the style. Sweetened black tea, subtle biscuit, and caramel. Moderate bitterness. No prominent fruity esters. Not too shabby all around. Certainly a pleasant, sessionable ESB.

Update: In the bottle, this is a quite tasty, sessionable beer. I'm upping the scores a bit all around.

wedge, Sep 10, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

wfaulk, May 29, 2013
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4/5  rDev +7.2%

Falcone, Jul 30, 2012
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4/5  rDev +7.2%

Shatter, Oct 31, 2013
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4/5  rDev +7.2%

Zach136, Jun 01, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

ncstateplaya, Tuesday at 03:24 PM
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3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

SlowWideTurns, Jun 16, 2012
Photo of brentk56
4/5  rDev +7.2%

Appearance: Arrives with a hazy amber color capped by a finger of foam; decent streakage down the side of the pint glass

Smell: Fruity and bready, with an earthy hop aspect

Taste: Opens with a caramel base that quickly adds a stone fruit element; earthy hops arrive in the middle and provide a nice balance to the malts in the finish

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation

Overall: Nice to see a North Carolina brewery take a stab at this style; I was just talking about the lack of ESBs in the market with somebody earlier in the week and here I stumble across this one - a darn good effort, too

brentk56, Aug 18, 2012
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5/5  rDev +34%

keithwalk, Jun 24, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

OldhouseRecs, Jun 08, 2013
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3/5  rDev -19.6%

Soto, Sep 07, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

RWLawman, Jul 09, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

mklinger, Jul 17, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

NCbeerpirate, Aug 26, 2012
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4/5  rDev +7.2%

carrollmel7, Jun 14, 2012
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4/5  rDev +7.2%

discdueler, Sep 09, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

Lob, Jun 01, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

robertgurley, Aug 13, 2012
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True Britt ESB from Lonerider Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 27 ratings.