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1327 Pod's ESB - Blue Blood Brewery

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Ratings: 40
Reviews: 14
rAvg: 3.01
pDev: 21.93%
Wants: 2
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Blue Blood Brewery visit their website
Nebraska, United States

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

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: midworken on 01-17-2012

A well-balanced beer between sweetness from the malt and bitterness from the hops with 5.6% alcohol by volume and 37 IBU. The beer is named after a co-founder of the brewery whose love for the Extra Special Bitter style of beer is why this beer is one of our first releases. The beer is meant to be a little bitter, but not over the top and very drinkable. The hop aroma and flavor do not dominate the beer, but support the malt to create a well balanced beer.
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Photo of Sintech
1/5  rDev -66.8%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

One of the worst esb's I have ever tasted

Photo of Beer187
2.92/5  rDev -3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Dave50c
3.52/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Dropped into the brewery over Christmas, this is a very tasty beer. we tried several of their brews just found this ESB was what I really enjoyed. Very balanced not overly Hopped just right for this type. If you have the opportunity I recommend this beer and the brewery!

Photo of Malone47
4/5  rDev +32.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Great beer with great flavor

Photo of BeerWithMike
3.25/5  rDev +8%

Sampled this evening on 10/22/14. Comes in a 12 ounce can only. Can chilled down to 36 degrees F in my beer cooler and poured in to a tulip glass.

Pours a very hazy orange-yellow in color with a thick foamy/creamy 4-finger head that finally settles down to a good 5mm cap after a good 10 minutes. Lots of lacing is seen with each sip that sticks to the sides of the glass, like a good German brew would. The aroma has a lot going on with some malts, caramel and spice. Even more going on with the taste with some biscuit, grass in the mix and finishes with a bitter aftertaste that lasted a bit too long for my likes. Medium bodied and perfect carbonation though. Overall, not a big fan of the E.S.B. style brews.

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2.5/5  rDev -16.9%

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3.25/5  rDev +8%

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2.25/5  rDev -25.2%

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3/5  rDev -0.3%

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1/5  rDev -66.8%

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3/5  rDev -0.3%

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3/5  rDev -0.3%

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3.25/5  rDev +8%

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2/5  rDev -33.6%

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3/5  rDev -0.3%

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3.25/5  rDev +8%

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1.5/5  rDev -50.2%

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2.75/5  rDev -8.6%

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3.5/5  rDev +16.3%

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3.5/5  rDev +16.3%

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3.25/5  rDev +8%

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3.25/5  rDev +8%

Photo of claspada
2.9/5  rDev -3.7%
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.

Photo of Jayschool
3/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of StonedTrippin
2.9/5  rDev -3.7%
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.

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1327 Pod's ESB from Blue Blood Brewery
73 out of 100 based on 40 ratings.