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Sweetwater Motor Boat - SweetWater Brewing Company

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448 Ratings

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Ratings: 448
Reviews: 150
rAvg: 3.72
pDev: 11.56%
Wants: 22
Gots: 33 | 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:
Beer added by: gford217 on 08-29-2008

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look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

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...

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look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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.

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Sweetwater Motor Boat from SweetWater Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 448 ratings.