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Public Ale - Community Beer Company

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Public Ale
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BA SCORE
85
very good

78 Ratings
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Ratings: 78
Reviews: 6
rAvg: 3.78
pDev: 12.96%
Wants: 3
Gots: 10 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Community Beer Company visit their website
Texas, United States

Style | ABV
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: Heretic42 on 10-12-2013

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Ratings: 78 | Reviews: 6
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3.52/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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3.35/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 2 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz. bottle poured into pint glass

L: murky orange, minimal head of beige foam, about 1/4-inch ... very cloudy brew; looks nothing like anything I've seen from the English pale ale family, ESB included

S: caramel ... caramely grain/sour grain; earth/dirt; slight butteriness

T: caramel, grain, earth hops ... following the nose very closely; buttery; tasting much more like an English brown, which isn't a bad thing; as we get into it, the butter note helps mask the caramel, and it takes on a UK brown ale flavor -- the dirt-hop bite here is helping a lot

F: full, carbonated well, perhaps a bit slick (big stout slick)

O: the lack of any bread-malt in the aroma or flavor is a big disappointment, but the earthy hop bitterness is nice and does have a good UK-ale taste to it; the buttery flavor is also English brown ale-like (Newcastle especially), and the more you get into the pint, the more UK character you find. overall, it's a decent shot at a style no American brewery seems able to nail down, so big E for effort

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4.02/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.83/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.98/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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3.21/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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3.64/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

Very good example of an ESB.

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3.63/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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3.7/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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3.28/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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Public Ale from Community Beer Company
85 out of 100 based on 78 ratings.