1. Extreme Beer Fest. March 20 & 21, 2015 in Boston, Mass. Join us!
  2. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  3. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Expedition ESB - Backcountry Brewery

Not Rated.
Expedition ESB
No picture uploaded.
Have one? Upload it now.
BA SCORE
-
no score

3 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 3
Reviews: 2
rAvg: 3.98
pDev: 2.51%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Backcountry Brewery visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) |  5.30% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: zeff80 on 02-26-2010)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Usefulness | Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
Ratings: 3 | Reviews: 2 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of Mebuzzard
3.85/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This is what I would call and American version of the ESB. The malt and nuttiness are there. The bitterness however is more piney than earthy, less buttery than the English version. No diacytel at all. Clean.
The bite is on the side of the tongue, a bit towards the back. It's subtle, but enough to carry the malt away. Caramel and light toffee make up the middle. Some floral spice up front.

A good beer. Would be very nice in the summer sitting in the mountains staring at the stars. Maybe next time

Mebuzzard, Mar 02, 2012
Photo of kjkinsey
4/5  rDev +0.5%

kjkinsey, Dec 07, 2011
Photo of zeff80
4.08/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Poured out a clear, ruby color with a bubbly, off-white head of foam. It left behind thin, rings of sticky lace.

S - It smelled of rich caramel maltiness with citrus and floral notes. Some spicy aroma, too.

T - It has a sharp bitter hop bite with a spicy bite. It has a burnt toast maltiness with enough sweetness to smooth out the flavor.

M - It was crisp and sharp with a nice bite. A light to medium-bodied beer.

D - This is their new recipe ESB. I really liked it and basically polished off an entire growler by myself.

zeff80, Feb 26, 2010
Expedition ESB from Backcountry Brewery
- out of 100 based on 3 ratings.