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471 ESB - Breckenridge Brewery

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BA SCORE
83
good

181 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 181
Reviews: 108
rAvg: 3.69
pDev: 14.36%
Wants: 4
Gots: 1 | 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:
Style is Scottish Ale according to brewers website.

(Beer added by: Bierguy5 on 03-25-2007)
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Colorado

3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

07-15-2013 05:55:08 | More by Mebuzzard
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McBraniel

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

07-13-2013 04:40:49 | More by McBraniel
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Nunya

Ohio

2.5/5  rDev -32.2%

07-07-2013 22:48:58 | More by Nunya
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cmzgirl

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

07-07-2013 01:21:47 | More by cmzgirl
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mrfrancis

Kentucky

4/5  rDev +8.4%

06-30-2013 01:02:54 | More by mrfrancis
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Brew33

Ohio

3/5  rDev -18.7%

06-12-2013 18:25:47 | More by Brew33
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Beer21

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

06-10-2013 01:41:11 | More by Beer21
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dweeuu

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +15.2%

06-10-2013 00:46:20 | More by dweeuu
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DES8888

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

06-01-2013 04:11:15 | More by DES8888
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tone77

Pennsylvania

3.06/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Poured from a brown 12 oz. bottle. Has a dark bronze color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell has some malts and alcohol. Taste is dominated by alcohol, a bit of malts, very boozy and unbalanced. Feels light in the mouth and overall not terrible, but a bit to strong alcohol taste for my liking.

Serving type: bottle

05-18-2013 16:18:39 | More by tone77
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deadliest

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

05-07-2013 23:51:31 | More by deadliest
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davemathews68

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

05-01-2013 15:26:29 | More by davemathews68
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drummermattie02

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

04-18-2013 00:19:42 | More by drummermattie02
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Segelstrom

Pennsylvania

3.8/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A - poured into a tumbler with relative clarity. not much head and little retained. some carbonation moving thru glass

S - mild hoppiness, slight skunk but not a bad skunk

T - not overbearing - pretty good balance of flavors that would seem to go good w/ any food paring

M - carbonation not overbearing - pretty smooth

O - my overall is higher than any of the original ratings because I felt this was a very nicely balanced beer

Serving type: bottle

04-03-2013 23:46:21 | More by Segelstrom
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TeamMathis

West Virginia

3.23/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance: Dark.
Smell: Some honey; a bit malty. A bit like Spaghetti-Ohs?
Taste: Malty. light honey. Some hops.
Mouthfeel: Smooth.

It has the slight smell of honey while you sip, and then you taste the malt backed by hops. It's obviously not quite bitter and is enjoyable and refreshing.

Overall, it's a pricey and decent ale. I probably would not get it again.

Serving type: bottle

04-02-2013 02:55:08 | More by TeamMathis
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Sipchue

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +8.4%

03-24-2013 19:28:15 | More by Sipchue
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JerzDevl2000

New Jersey

3.89/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked this up via the single bottle in Totowa. I thought that this would be an ESB but as it turned out, it was a bit darker and fuller than a typical one would be. That being said, this was just as a good as any Scotch Ale from overseas and exceptionally well-balanced, while packing just a bit of a punch through everything.

The pour was a nice almond that was nearly clear, with a tan head that had enough body to it. Lots of toasted malt and almond in the nose and with a bit more in the taste, This almost felt like a toasted Vienna Lager with just a bit more of a creamy body to it that felt just a bit more like bread in the aftertaste. The carbonation was spot on and added to the drinkability of this beer. This is so good that the caramel in it can only be felt in taste but not in body, as there was no stickiness of heaviness to this.

To be fair, this was a bit strong, but perfect for the style. By the end of the bottle, I could certainly feel the alcohol and it went well with the slight earthy hoppiness that was present after each sip. While this felt more like an ESB than a Scottish Ale to me, I enjoyed it a lot and felt like it could match up with anything else currently on the shelf. Regardless of style, this was quite a pleasant surprise.

Serving type: bottle

03-24-2013 09:01:17 | More by JerzDevl2000
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bootsandbeer

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +15.2%

03-21-2013 02:16:08 | More by bootsandbeer
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harpus

Alabama

3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

03-20-2013 19:52:34 | More by harpus
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imbuckeye

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +15.2%

03-19-2013 02:12:46 | More by imbuckeye
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hosehead83

Ohio

3.58/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 12oz. bottle into a standard pint glass.
Dark brown in color, with a moderate head of light tan foam.
Aroma-Toasted malt, faint caramel
Taste-Toasted malt, caramel note, faint citrus rind, herbal hops. Creamy, with flavorfull malts and an interesting spiciness. A tasty offering.

Serving type: bottle

03-10-2013 17:22:47 | More by hosehead83
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WritersBlock

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

03-07-2013 20:24:16 | More by WritersBlock
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tdatt43

Virginia

4/5  rDev +8.4%

03-05-2013 04:32:21 | More by tdatt43
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Danno48

West Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +15.2%

03-02-2013 00:29:13 | More by Danno48
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kjkinsey

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

02-23-2013 21:42:08 | More by kjkinsey
471 ESB from Breckenridge Brewery
83 out of 100 based on 181 ratings.