Public Ale - Community Beer Company

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Public Ale
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85
very good

88 Ratings
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Ratings: 88
Reviews: 8
rAvg: 3.76
pDev: 12.5%
Wants: 3
Gots: 15 | FT: 1
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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: 88 | Reviews: 8
Photo of jmikepool
4.62/5  rDev +22.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Stumbled onto this one. Good beer.

Photo of infinitebruner
3.21/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

June 5, 2015

12 oz bottle, English dimpled pint

A – Very deep amber nearing light brown. Some sediment haze, depending on how much yeast is poured (I poured way too much). An inch of off white foam with very low retention.

S – Caramel and sweet apples, perhaps some pear. Bready malt with a touch of spice. Some toffee. Herbal hops, not very strong.

T – Bread crust and light caramel. Somewhat similar to a thick carbonated cider. Very low hop flavor, maybe a bit herbal.

M – Moderately carbonated and fairly thick bodied. Again, like an unfiltered cider. Way too much sediment, yeast, makes it chunky, unfortunately.

O – Better than the sum of its parts, but highly flawed, especially the mouthfeel and lack of bitterness.

Photo of Premo88
3.35/5  rDev -10.9%
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

Photo of msromberg
3.64/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

Very good example of an ESB.

Photo of Karibourgeois
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

Cloudy peach colored pour with a small white head that dissipates quickly. Aroma has toast and bready malt with a hint of sweetness. Taste has a strong toast flavor upfront backed by grainy malt. Can also some light tropical fruit. Pretty well balanced beer. Medium bodied.

Photo of zander4dawin
3.8/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Overall dark fruit tones and mellow aftertaste is what's memorable about this beer. Slight caramel and toffee notes and a smooth texture. Not very toasty or bitter, more of a full bodied amber beer that tastes juicy and somewhat rich. To me it taste more like an Alt than an ESB but truely a well crafted beer and worth a try.

Photo of sobchack
4.25/5  rDev +13%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A: Cloudy caramel appearance with little head retention

S: Toasty, malty up front, burnt sugar, fruity

T: In line with smell. Malty, bread-like, tropical fruit on finish. Great balance.

M: Velvety, medium body

O: Respite for the hop-weary, but avoids the weightiness of a malt bomb. Yeast gives it a great fruitiness that begs for another sip and makes it very drinkable. Well done.

Photo of allengarvin
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This is a nice walnut-colored beer, with a head that starts initially nice but fades quickly. The aroma offers some good biscuit malt scents, with a dusting of hops. On taste, the malt is a bit grainier, though with good caramel characteristics. Bitterness is moderate at best though, and there's not too much hop flavor.

Drinkable enough, but not something to seek out.

Public Ale from Community Beer Company
85 out of 100 based on 88 ratings.