Sweetwater Motor Boat - SweetWater Brewing Company
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Reviews by StoneTSR:
3.9/5 rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4
APPEARANCE: Very nice, deep, opaque, orangey, copper in color with a thin, bubbly head which dissipated quickly, leaving the large bubbles along with a very slim head. No lacing whatsoever.
SMELL: Strong brown sugary and malty nose. Sugar being the key word. The Motorboat is a very sweet smelling beer. Smells more like a brown ale than an ESB.
TASTE: The moment this beer hits the tongue it becomes clear that this is, in fact, an ESB. Deliciously bitter and dry hops attack the taste buds and it is not nearly as sweet as it smells. However, the malts do eventually make their presence known towards the backend and remain on the palate afterwards.
FEEL: Thirst-quenching and fully carbonated. The almost harsh feel on the way down makes this a very refreshing beer.
OVERALL: If the smell of beer was equivalent to the cover of a book, this would be the gold standard in not judging a book (or a beer) by its cover. The taste turns out to be far different from the smell and unlike some other ESBs, the Motorboat is genuinely bitter. Although, the bitterness does level out at the end of each sip. At 5.6% it might be a bit much to be considered a true session beer, but it is easy to imagine a hot summer evening in the southeast with a six-pack of Motorboats.
Serving type: bottle
10-27-2010 22:44:55 | More by StoneTSR
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.