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1327 Pod's ESB - Blue Blood Brewery

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BA SCORE
73
okay

35 Ratings
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Ratings: 35
Reviews: 10
rAvg: 3.02
pDev: 19.87%
Wants: 2
Gots: 1 | 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:
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.

(Beer added by: midworken on 01-17-2012)
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2.5/5  rDev -17.2%

BigRedN, Sep 10, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev +7.6%

travise89, Aug 01, 2014
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2.25/5  rDev -25.5%

BearMittens, Jul 09, 2014
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3/5  rDev -0.7%

Ristaccia, Jun 07, 2014
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1/5  rDev -66.9%

BrettHead, Mar 12, 2014
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3/5  rDev -0.7%

Karibourgeois, Mar 08, 2014
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3/5  rDev -0.7%

MtOrion, Jan 02, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev +7.6%

sneezye, Sep 03, 2013
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2/5  rDev -33.8%

teleforce, Aug 18, 2013
Photo of Fatdenny
3/5  rDev -0.7%

Fatdenny, Jul 25, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev +7.6%

AnitaBrewski, Jul 06, 2013
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1.5/5  rDev -50.3%

Miami66, Jun 01, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -8.9%

beerbrains, Apr 11, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +15.9%

rfbenavi80, Mar 21, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +15.9%

Bear1964, Mar 10, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev +7.6%

OregonGrown7, Feb 12, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev +7.6%

Pumpknrdge, Feb 10, 2013
Photo of claspada
2.88/5  rDev -4.6%
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.

claspada, Feb 07, 2013
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3/5  rDev -0.7%

Jayschool, Jan 29, 2013
Photo of StonedTrippin
2.9/5  rDev -4%
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.

StonedTrippin, Jan 01, 2013
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3/5  rDev -0.7%

djrn2, Dec 02, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev +7.6%

acurtis, Dec 02, 2012
Photo of searsclone
3.05/5  rDev +1%
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

searsclone, Nov 25, 2012
Photo of biboergosum
3.1/5  rDev +2.6%
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.

biboergosum, Jul 20, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +15.9%

TomClem, Jul 10, 2012
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1327 Pod's ESB from Blue Blood Brewery
73 out of 100 based on 35 ratings.