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1814 ESB - Chocolate City Beer

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1814 ESB
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73
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11 Ratings
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Ratings: 11
Reviews: 4
rAvg: 2.65
pDev: 35.85%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Chocolate City Beer visit their website
District of Columbia, United States

Style | ABV
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
After the Battle of Bladensburg the British Army burned Washington to the ground....we ain't bitter! We've realized the best revenge is living well. Please enjoy our British-style session bitter's smooth maltiness and finely balanced hops.

17 IBU

(Beer added by: mdfb79 on 08-19-2011)
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Ratings: 11 | Reviews: 4 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by cysiam:
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1.5/5  rDev -43.4%

cysiam, Jun 29, 2013
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Photo of Rukasu
3.43/5  rDev +29.4%

A - Mostly clear, slightly hazy golden straw color. One finger, white head.

S - Roasted nuts, bread

T - Roasted nuts again -- peanut, almond -- biscuity malts. There are also some nice fruity esters of banana and pineapple.

M - Light to medium body, could enjoy several at one sitting on a warm day. Lost its carbonation rather quickly. By the time I got to the end of the growler (same day) it was almost entirely flat.

O - Of the two CC beers I've had (Cornerstone being the other) this one is much better, but still needs a little work. The peanutty taste up front is a little odd and could be offputting to some, but wait a little longer and then subtle tropical fruit notes come through.

Rukasu, May 28, 2012
Photo of Drknight
2/5  rDev -24.5%

Drknight, Sep 29, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev +22.6%

Finley020, Aug 05, 2014
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3/5  rDev +13.2%

KevMo84, May 23, 2014
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2/5  rDev -24.5%

Jtc2811, Sep 15, 2012
Photo of federicotendroni
1.78/5  rDev -32.8%

A) Swampy copper color with minimal carbonation bubbles. No head no lace.

S) Hardly any aroma at all, definitely no hops aroma. A bit of malt.

T) Can't taste any hops in this beer, a little malt breadiness and an odd twangy finish. Not much flavor and what is there isn't good.

M) Thin and watery

Hate to bash a local but this beer is a terrible effort all around.

federicotendroni, Sep 23, 2011
Photo of dparkdon07
4.88/5  rDev +84.2%

Very tasty ESB offering, good summer beer, great all season beer. Emphasis on balance and mix of flavors with a low abv (5.5%) for a craft beer.

Offered locally throughout the District of Columbia and at the Chocolate City Beer brewery located near Catholic University.

dparkdon07, Oct 21, 2012
Photo of mdfb79
3.03/5  rDev +14.3%

O.G.: 1.054
IBU: 17
Specialty Grains:
Maris Otter, Golden Promise

After the Battle of Bladensburg the British Army burned Washington to the ground....we ain't bitter! We've realized the best revenge is living well. Please enjoy our British-style session bitter's smooth maltiness and finely balanced hops.
___

Had on tap tonight at RFD at the launch party. Served in a pint glass.

a - Pours a murky orange-brown color, but lighter in color than their Big Chair IPA, with no carbonation evident or head whatsoever. Totally flat.

s - Smells of bread malts, some light citrus hops. Not a ton going on.

t - Tastes of bready malts, citrus hops, and a tiny bit sour. Pretty average.

m - Medium body and no carbonation at all; pretty smooth body.

o - Overall the most diappointing of the night due to the lack of carbonation. The bartenders didn't help the fact. When told by another patron that it was flat, one bartender said condescendingly that the style is supposed to be this way, while the other bartender said "Oh well, that's the way we got it". Has some potential and glad to see them brewing something like this, but at this point not worth seeking out.

mdfb79, Aug 19, 2011
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1.75/5  rDev -34%

KDC, Sep 17, 2012
Photo of yourefragile
2.5/5  rDev -5.7%

yourefragile, Mar 04, 2013
1814 ESB from Chocolate City Beer
73 out of 100 based on 11 ratings.