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471 ESB - Breckenridge Brewery

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188 Ratings
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Ratings: 188
Reviews: 111
rAvg: 3.69
pDev: 14.09%
Wants: 4
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Breckenridge Brewery visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
Scottish Ale |  7.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Bierguy5 on 03-25-2007

Style is Scottish Ale according to brewers website.
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Ratings: 188 | Reviews: 111
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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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2.97/5  rDev -19.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

12 oz bottle, poured into a pint glass

Appearance: Pours a muddy, cloudy, dark mahogany color with a quarter of a finger of white head that quickly dissolved into a thin halo of foam that gripped the sides of the glass and formed some wispy clouds that settled atop the beer.

Aroma: Not much of an aroma, but there are some faint notes of toasted malt. However, that’s about it.

Taste: What the beer lacks in aroma, it makes up some in flavor. There’s good flavors of toasted malt and brown sugar-like sweetness up front, with some notes of black pepper and clover. The beer finishes with some good, balanced hops.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied with some decent carbonation to tickle the taste buds. With an ABV of 7.8%, there is no presence of alcohol on the palate.

Overall: This a decent American made ESB, but not a great one. Nice flavors of malt and sweetness and some nicely balanced hops, but there are better ESBs out there. A good quaff, but forgettable.

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4.25/5  rDev +15.2%

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3.47/5  rDev -6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear dark brown with a small beige head. Aroma and Taste is sweet toasted caramel malt, a bit of chocolate notes with some molasses with a mild bitter ending. A medium body, moderate carbonation. Overall nothing really outstanding but still a solid brew

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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

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3.69/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: The beer is slightly hazy brownish amber in color and has a slight amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a short off white head that died down, leaving lacing on the surface, a collar around the edge, and some lacing down the sides.
S: Light to moderate aromas of nutty and dark malts are present in the nose; hints of caramel become noticeable as the beer warms up.
T: Similar to the smell, the taste is rather malty and has flavors of nutty malts along with hints of caramel and toffee along with a slight amount of bitterness.
M: It feels medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is nice and malty. It has just the right amount of hops to counteract any sweetness and make it rather easy to drink.

Serving type: bottle

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4.5/5  rDev +22%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

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4.18/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Seems a little hoppy for a Scottish ale. Strong hop aroma with english green grassy and herbal spicy notes. Certainly some sweet malt notes too that seems scottish in nature.
Darker head that settles out and leaves lacing. Nice brown with reddish highlights.
Nice mix of hops and malts. Really quite complex and interesting, but certainly British in it's presentation. I like the earthy and spicy qualities of the hops. Firm malting with hints of sweetness and roast adds a nice touch of complexity. Alcohol more background in flavor, but I'm sure it's interwoven in all that is going on.
Heavier body and smooth feel.
I guess I like this more than the average number. I find it interesting and it drinks smaller than it's actual size.

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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

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4/5  rDev +8.4%

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4/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Enjoyed this 12 oz bottle out of a Belgian tulip glass.

A: Pours a dark brown hue with a thin white head that quickly dissipates leaving a good trail and semi wispy lace.

S: Sweet caramel malt aroma.

T: Smooth caramel malty flavors that finishes on the dry side.

M: Medium body and medium carbonation

O: Solid ESB – great flavors and aromas.

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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

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471 ESB from Breckenridge Brewery
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