Sweetwater Motor Boat - SweetWater Brewing Company
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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
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
Sweetwater Motor Boat from SweetWater Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 438 ratings.