1327 Pod's ESB - Blue Blood Brewery
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2.88/5 rDev -5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75
Pours a pale amber color with a small white head that settles quickly leaving some spotty lacing.
Aromas begin with ever-so-slight grassiness and some light crackery and caramel maltiness. Sadly that's pretty much it.
The tastes begin with light crackery and biscuity maltiness with some mild grassy hop flavor and bitterness.
Mouthfeel is light to medium bodied with medium carbonation.
Overall, that's 0-2 so far on this brewery. While this was better than the Pale ale by leaps and bounds this still isn't anywhere close to style and no where near a respectable ESB.
Serving type: can
02-07-2013 23:18:12 | More by claspada
2.9/5 rDev -4.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5
i promise im not discounting this beer because its made by cops. i swear. it really is just lousy, and under no circumstances could anyone who knows anything about beer call this an esb in good faith. the pour is clear pee yellow with an inch of big bubbled and fading whie head. gone in seconds. the nose is pushing offensive. extracty and watery at the same time, nothing to this at all. flavor is the same, generic and watered down, where are the robust english malts? the nutty aftertaste? the smooth thick feel? the fortitude? its all absent from this entirely forgettable brew. a predictably watery mouthfeel, lacking any real substance. carbonation is too light, but its not too bad. funky metallic finish, not for me. had to split this can with two others to choke it down. was bummed when we showed up and the brewery was closed, but one can of this wash makes me glad it was. i should be fair though, ill try again when passing through on a day other than sunday next time. ive had worse beers, but skip it.
Serving type: can
01-01-2013 01:35:09 | More by StonedTrippin
3.05/5 rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
can into a pint glass. tons of carbonation formed a light tan head on top of a very clear honey colored liquid.
smell reminds me of wood glue followed by a bready sweetness.
taste is bitter hops at first followed by some malt. spicy finish.
mouthfeel is light and watery
overall, just average. I won't search for this one
Serving type: can
11-25-2012 03:34:31 | More by searsclone
3.1/5 rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3
12oz can, been kicking around for a while now. Apparently, the whole lot that was shipped to our small corner of the world has gone off, and been recalled, which makes makes me all the more curious to ascertain the status of this lonely, singular aluminum vessel.
This beer pours a somewhat hazy, dark golden amber hue, with three fingers of dense, creamy off-white head, which leaves a solid paint job of lace around the glass as it very slowly melts away.
It smells of bready, grainy malt, a bit of sour red fruitiness, and zippy leafy hops. The taste is sweet bready malt, a nicely balanced orchard fruitiness, and loitering, ne'er do-well leafy, musty, earthy hops.
The carbonation is pretty well sublimated, the body an adequate medium weight, and smooth, in a field of no contention. It finishes sweet, with a slightly saccharine biscuit maltiness, that lingering fruitiness elevating the cause, and some soft leafy hops rounding things out.
A tasty enough affair, though it is indeed missing that sharp biscuity character that I associate with the style. However, this is hardly enough evidence to dismiss the whole freaking batch, IMHO, as I have had much more egregiously off-putting examples of ESBs that lack one or more of their expected attributes. Beyond my measly control, I reckon.
Serving type: bottle
07-20-2012 06:47:29 | More by biboergosum
1327 Pod's ESB from Blue Blood Brewery
74 out of 100 based on 33 ratings.