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Sweetwater Motor Boat - SweetWater Brewing Company

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438 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 438
Reviews: 150
rAvg: 3.73
pDev: 11.53%
Wants: 20
Gots: 24 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
SweetWater Brewing Company visit their website
Georgia, United States

Style | ABV
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) |  5.60% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: gford217 on 08-29-2008)
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BeerForMuscle

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

09-04-2013 23:35:00 | More by BeerForMuscle
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mweso2000

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

09-04-2013 21:43:47 | More by mweso2000
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gshackles

New York

3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

09-04-2013 20:03:57 | More by gshackles
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Mikecap

Rhode Island

3.18/5  rDev -14.7%

Appearance: Poured a medium amber brown with a finger of white head that fades quickly, nice lacing on my tulip.

Smell: Earthy with some grass and pine which surprises me, also some sweetness, caramel, toffee but more hoppy than sweet.

Taste: Not quite up to the nose, some pine, citrusy with a bit of orange and grapefruit, some sweetness from the malt.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with low bitterness and low to medium carbonation.

Overall: Haven't really had too many ESBs but this one is okay. Not something I'd want a 6 pack of but worth a try if you like ESBs...

09-02-2013 02:15:58 | More by Mikecap
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WDJersey

Colorado

4/5  rDev +7.2%

09-02-2013 01:53:33 | More by WDJersey
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stevegregg

Georgia

4/5  rDev +7.2%

09-02-2013 01:23:36 | More by stevegregg
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Chaosfiend

Florida

4/5  rDev +7.2%

09-02-2013 01:22:54 | More by Chaosfiend
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thatoneguymike

Georgia

4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

08-31-2013 03:41:43 | More by thatoneguymike
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sd123

Louisiana

4/5  rDev +7.2%

08-28-2013 01:45:49 | More by sd123
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Immortale25

North Carolina

4.21/5  rDev +12.9%

Poured into a Dogfish Spiegelau glass. Label says Best if Enjoyed by: 11/07/13

A- Pours a light brown color with a 1/2 inch light tan head that retains well before becoming a thick ring around the edge of the glass and a mostly full sheet of surface foam. Semi-resilient lacing leaves a thick ring behind.

S- A surprisingly large amount of vegetal hop presence. Very nice and "green" with notes of celery and...fresh jalapeno and/or green pepper? Hm.

T- Flavor is more malt-driven with some balancing hop bitterness. Easy to drink but not lacking in flavor. The malt is toasty and a bit sweet with a hint of caramel but the grassy hop character remains throughout.

M- Slightly sharp and oily from the hops. Medium carbonation and a body leaning toward the fuller side.

O- I enjoy this more than any other ESB I've ever had but I think that's due to the overly hoppy take on the style. Although the word "bitter" is part of the acronym, ESBs are generally not this bitter. This is more of a dark pale ale (if that makes any sense) IMO but, regardless of what Sweetwater wants to call it, it's very good. I admit, when I bought this variety 12-pack, the ESB was what I was desiring the least but now I know I'm thoroughly enjoying every beer in the box.

08-27-2013 01:49:58 | More by Immortale25
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tbryan5

Louisiana

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

08-25-2013 23:51:23 | More by tbryan5
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Zach136

Georgia

4/5  rDev +7.2%

08-25-2013 20:25:07 | More by Zach136
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ramblinwreck101

Georgia

3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

08-25-2013 00:22:27 | More by ramblinwreck101
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animal69

Louisiana

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

08-24-2013 21:29:21 | More by animal69
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ortie

Kentucky

3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

08-20-2013 21:47:52 | More by ortie
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Chrash16

Alabama

3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

08-18-2013 20:53:16 | More by Chrash16
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North Carolina

4/5  rDev +7.2%

08-17-2013 14:27:07 | More by Hoptimus-Prime
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MarkElkins

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

07-25-2013 16:43:13 | More by MarkElkins
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drherrma

Georgia

4/5  rDev +7.2%

07-24-2013 17:00:05 | More by drherrma
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WOLFGANG

South Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

07-21-2013 19:43:08 | More by WOLFGANG
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thirsty_artist

Georgia

4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

07-16-2013 12:42:43 | More by thirsty_artist
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GABrew

Georgia

3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

07-06-2013 00:26:46 | More by GABrew
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njable

North Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

06-25-2013 16:51:09 | More by njable
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South Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

06-23-2013 00:03:59 | More by ADTaber
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California

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

06-10-2013 03:22:34 | More by Absolut
Sweetwater Motor Boat from SweetWater Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 438 ratings.