Sweetwater Motor Boat - SweetWater Brewing Company
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Reviews by Jadjunk:
3.74/5 rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
"Out titillating version of an ESBBB! These babies are build for speed and comfort. Hit the throttle and dive in with your eyes wide open, you old sailor you! Sweetwater Motor Boat is brewed in the style of an Extra Special Bitter. The fall seasonal beer was introduced in 2008, possibly based on SweetWater's original ESB which was discontinued in the early 2000's. Date on bottle is 10/30/12.
Poured from a 12 oz. bottle to a SweetWater pint glass. Served north of 52º Fahrenheit.
(Appearance) Pours a creamy dirty white head. Nice retention, a notch above average. Body color is a very hazy copper-orange. Lacing is thin and webbed. With a decent head quality and an appealing lacing, it makes for a very pleasing appearance. 4.5
(Smell) Caramel and pale malts blend with a grassy and floral mild bitter hop aroma. Mild buttery notes, nothing overpowering or droning in the diacetyl. The aroma is fairly well balanced. Potency is medium. Enjoyable overall. 4
(Taste) Clean bready caramel front with a balance in earthy hop flavor and bitterness. Mild, yet full flavors with a growing buttery malt and sharper earthy hop finish reminiscent of English medium alpha blends. Flavor is filling. The balance is about perfect, but the bitterness and hop flavor is a bit muddied and could manage to be a touch brighter and crisper. Overall it's a pretty solid ESB. 3.75
(Mouthfeel) Creamy texture, very mild carbonation with a mild buttery slickness. Body is medium/heavy for the style, medium bodied overall. Alcohol presence is low. I actually found the carbonation a bit too low on this one, just a notch shallow of where it should have been, for either a creamier flavor or a crisper one, either way it was too low. Body a bit higher than anticipated, makes for lower drinkability. 3.25
(Overall) An enjoyable beer with a good balance. My biggest complaints are in regards to a heavier body, a low carbonation and a shallow, albeit plentiful hop profile. The common diacetyl tones are also on the low. Amongst my very few local choices for ESB options in Georgia. In fact, it's the only Georgia-brewed ESB. Despite my lack of options, I wouldn't mind picking up a six pack of this each season. 3.5
SweetWater Brewing Company's
Motor Boat Ale
Serving type: bottle
01-18-2013 00:42:15 | More by Jadjunk
More User Reviews:
4/5 rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Pours a dark copper color with a nice two finger cream colored head. The head falls slow with some good lacing.
Aroma is nice toasted malts with nice fruity notes. Some light hop aroma floral with some over ripe fruit. Who know maybe the fruits more from the malt then the hops. Either way nice smelling ESB.
Taste is nice toasted malts good caramel hints some ripe fruity notes. Hops in the finish seem more earthy with touches of pine. Good malt flavors with just enough hops for an ESB.
Mouthfeel is solid medium carbonation is smooth with a light pep towards the finish.
Overall very well done ESB great way to represent a style.
Serving type: bottle
01-12-2014 21:57:25 | More by mntlover
Sweetwater Motor Boat from SweetWater Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 410 ratings.