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ESB - Core Brewing & Distilling Co.

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51 Ratings
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Ratings: 51
Reviews: 13
rAvg: 3.72
pDev: 9.68%
Wants: 1
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
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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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Photo of rtrasr
4.58/5  rDev +23.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

I've had on tap, pours a dark brown almost porter like but not quite. The aroma is smoke followed by some hops. The mouthful is quite substantive, and the taste is malt, some smoke, then hop bitterness. I would love to see this beer on cask. I would also like to see an interpretation of ordinary bitter

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4.5/5  rDev +21%

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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4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

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.

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4/5  rDev +7.5%

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4/5  rDev +7.5%

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4/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev +7.5%

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4/5  rDev +7.5%

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4/5  rDev +7.5%

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4/5  rDev +7.5%

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4/5  rDev +7.5%

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

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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3.85/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Thanks Chris, nice hops up front with a caramel malt and grainy finish.

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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

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

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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

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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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ESB from Core Brewing & Distilling Co.
84 out of 100 based on 51 ratings.