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Minnesota Special Bitter - Badger Hill Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
83
good

68 Ratings
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Ratings: 68
Reviews: 16
rAvg: 3.65
pDev: 11.51%
Wants: 0
Gots: 7 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Badger Hill Brewing Company visit their website
Minnesota, United States

Style | ABV
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) |  5.70% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: mjryan on 08-05-2012)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 68 | Reviews: 16 | Display Reviews Only:
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3.96/5  rDev +8.5%

Ajmorriso1, Nov 14, 2014
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4/5  rDev +9.6%

thecosmicturtle, Nov 12, 2014
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4/5  rDev +9.6%

Snow81, Nov 12, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +16.4%

Saw a list on Beer Info that listed this as the best ESB brewed in US. Had to give it a try. Also saw it won a Gold Medal at US Beer Open.

Copper color with fantastic clarity and one finger head that laced continously. Aromas of warm bread and earthy marmalade. Complex and full flavor quickly recedes with a surprising crispness. Seems heavier at first but actually is quite refreshing. Had it paired with BBQ and is outstanding with food. A little estery but in a good way.

While most American versions of ESB's seem to be disguised ambers, this is like the British ales I have had across the pond. Really good and highly recommend.

Bravak, Oct 31, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

JMS1512, Oct 05, 2014
Photo of pat61
4/5  rDev +9.6%

Biscuit nose, hop aromas, earthy
Bright dark amber with a ferocious pillowy off white head. The foam is outrageously dense and rocky.
Palate: Balanced malt and bitterness. Earthy and resiny hops, hops more prominent as it warms.
Medium to medium high carbonation.

pat61, Sep 18, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

maDUECEgunner, Sep 02, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -11%

kbaker91, Aug 03, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +16.4%

Kern_Anderson, Jul 29, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Hop-Droppen-Roll, Jul 19, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +16.4%

Beerlover, Jul 04, 2014
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3/5  rDev -17.8%

sgttibbs, Jul 03, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

cosmonick, Jun 30, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -11%

Lobina, Jun 29, 2014
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4/5  rDev +9.6%

JakeBarnett, Jun 13, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

jmdrpi, Jun 11, 2014
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4.1/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Very good attempt at a bitter, not much hop bite as expected for a bitter in the British style.Very good malt flavor, again, in the British style. This is very nice actually, and fairly true to style.

MNAle, Jun 03, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

DaveMiller, May 08, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

billhelm, Mar 25, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

Localdrinklax, Mar 17, 2014
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2/5  rDev -45.2%

TooGood, Mar 16, 2014
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3/5  rDev -17.8%

mattmarka1, Jan 13, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

Joey1566, Dec 11, 2013
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3/5  rDev -17.8%

p-wagz, Dec 05, 2013
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3/5  rDev -17.8%

BRClemons, Nov 26, 2013
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Minnesota Special Bitter from Badger Hill Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 68 ratings.