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ESB - Core Brewing & Distilling Co.

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47 Ratings
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Ratings: 47
Reviews: 11
rAvg: 3.72
pDev: 9.95%
Wants: 1
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Core Brewing & Distilling Co. visit their website
Arkansas, United States

Style | ABV
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) |  6.10% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: estlinska on 04-12-2013

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Ratings: 47 | Reviews: 11 | Display Reviews Only:
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3.06/5  rDev -17.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of brn9000
3.93/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bluehende
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SeanP
4.17/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MikeB91c
4.1/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is a great beer for the style from a local brewery. Very smooth, mellow, great lacing on the glass and it leaves a lingering flavor of toffees and biscuits on the tongue. A very easy drinking beer and one of the best from this brewery.

Photo of unclerob
4/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of Brodie
4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

Photo of bdubw
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Holy crap what a head of beer. Easy five fingers worth that likes to stick around. It's not a fullers esb but not bad for a micro in a can from north west Arkansas.

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3.56/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of Kahlerbock
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of gruss004
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of Bosoxfan20
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of SD-Alefan
3.9/5  rDev +4.8%

Enjoyed this on tap at a local pub, 1st beer I've had from Arkansas.
Pours a dark copper color with an off-white head of less than 1 finger that leaves lots of lacing.
The aroma is loaded with malty goodness: caramel and toffee, cracker and biscuit.
The taste is much the same: Lots of caramel and toffee, a hint of biscuit and a very spot-on bitter finish.
Mouthfeel is medium and quite nice.
Overall, a very true-to-style and tasty ESB. Well done. Glad I had a chance to try it as no one seems quite sure when another keg may make it back here.

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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

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4/5  rDev +7.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of Mark-Leggett
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of LukeGude
3/5  rDev -19.4%

Photo of Iamjeff6
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +21%

Photo of sjstapleton
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of AndriaLachae
4.27/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

With a name like ESB you can't expect anything but an especially bitter beer. Core hit it on the foamy head. This beer goes perfect with a hefty dinner but can still be drank alone. A lot of thought went into this beer. The only down side to this beer is the "funk" it leaves down your glass as you drink it.

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ESB from Core Brewing & Distilling Co.
84 out of 100 based on 47 ratings.