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Minnesota Special Bitter - Badger Hill Brewing Company

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Minnesota Special BitterMinnesota Special Bitter

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72 Ratings
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Ratings: 72
Reviews: 17
rAvg: 3.66
pDev: 11.48%
Wants: 0
Gots: 12 | 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:
Beer added by: mjryan on 08-05-2012

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look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 5

12oz bottle with no date, into hourglass glass. there is a code on the back.

very foamy, semi hazy, medum amber tone. smell is very faint wheat. taste is bitter, leafy, off hop notes that remind me of homebrew. some sweet malt, but mostly malty in feel. waaay, way too much carbonation.

reminds me of home brew in a appearance and taste. still, tasty stuff and cheap.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Start isn't so good. I'm catching a strong vegetable quality, especially right away. It seems to diminish in time and move towards a not unpleasant crisp malt character and a very faded hop.
Couldn't pour the whole bottle into a shaker glass as the head was too big. Very clear body and a nice amber color.
Interesting hop malt mix that resembles nicely an ESB. I do catch the vegetable in the taste. Subtle, but definitely there. Nice hop flavor towards the finish and stretches into a long and good bitter finish.
Soft carbonation and moderately light feel.
I've had all three beers now from Badger Hill. Seems like a work in progress. This one isn't quite there yet, but there are qualities I like. I wish them well.

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Minnesota Special Bitter from Badger Hill Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 72 ratings.