Sessions ESB - South County Brewing Co.

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Ratings: 13
Reviews: 2
rAvg: 3.51
pDev: 12.25%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
South County Brewing Co. visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) |  4.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: Slatetank on 12-16-2011

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Photo of Slatetank
4.3/5  rDev +22.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I had this on tap at Quick six -served chilled in a tumbler.

The color is standard light amber with a creamy cap of pale tan which holds very well and the cream is made up of fine beads. The smell is nice with a good aroma of malt that includes a delicate spice note from the hops with a mild nutty odor. This has a very balanced feel with mild alcohol and medium light body. the bitterness is within range which makes the sweetness of the malt seem average. The feel is good for a sessionable strength EsB.

I enjoy the way the malt comes through on this with a mild caramel flavor that is augmented by a nice nuttiness. The flavor has a very good balance of malt with the spice of the hops coming through. There is enough hop in the flavor to notice but not enough to really pick out a particular taste profile ie- pine or fruity. The yeast presence is pretty clean yet has a mild buttery accent to the malt with the diacetyl still mild in the overall taste. I really enjoyed this first taste of South County and would be interested in having another of their beers in the future.

Photo of gestyr
3.59/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 22oz bomber into an English-style pint glass.

A: Pours a nice, clear orange-amber with a white head that fades out to a covering layer fairly quickly.

S: Malt and caramel with notes of dark fruit and then a slight hops aroma.

T: The taste follows the smell. Malt and caramel followed by a light hops flavor and balanced by a bitterness. No carbonation sting.

M: Medium bodied and smooth. No carbonation bite, no alcohol bite.

O: A good representation of this style. Balanced and very drinkable. At 6.3% ABV, I would not call it a session ale but I will buy this again.

Sessions ESB from South County Brewing Co.
82 out of 100 based on 13 ratings.