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Extra Special Bitter - Alcatraz Brewing Co.

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Ratings: 1
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rAvg: 3.15
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Alcatraz Brewing Co.
California, United States

Style | ABV
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) |  5.70% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: BeerFMAndy on 06-01-2010

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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3.15/5  rDev n/a
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

4 oz tap pour in a mini American tumbler pint glass. 5.7% ABV. Had at Alcatraz Brewing Co. at The Block in Cali.

A - ESB is a clear golden yellow surprisingly. I'd expect it a bit darker. A foamy white head sits nicely on top and leaves good lace all over the glass.

S - Strong grassy hops don't come across like much in the aroma thankfully. A toasty amber malt backs up the hops fairly well but it becomes another one-dimensional brew.

T - The hops become even more grassy in flavor than the nose lets on. In fact, they outright overwhelm the toasted malt flavor. A touch of skunkiness in the flavor isn't helping it either.

M - Rather medium-light bodied and smooth with a very mildly bitter finish from the dry hops.

D - This ESB is fairly drinkable but in the end I'm not a fan of the hops used so much. It needs to have better balance between the hops and malts and use more English hops.

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Extra Special Bitter from Alcatraz Brewing Co.
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