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14* ESB - Bent Paddle Brewing Co.

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14* ESB
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88
very good

59 Ratings
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Ratings: 59
Reviews: 6
rAvg: 3.95
pDev: 11.9%
Wants: 4
Gots: 8 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Bent Paddle Brewing Co. visit their website
Minnesota, United States

Style | ABV
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) |  5.60% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: gatornation on 01-27-2014)
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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

TEdubbaD, Thursday at 03:03 AM
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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

GeezLynn, Monday at 04:12 AM
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4.15/5  rDev +5.1%

From a can into an imperial pint glass

A: rich burnished copper, 3 finger puffy head, terrific lacing.
S: Faint earthy herbal hops, some caramel, some biscuit.
T: Very nice. Nutty, a little cherry, biscuity backbone, and then some earthy hops that prickle on the tongue towards the end, and it finishes with more nuttiness. Fairly hoppy at the end for the style, but it works.
M: a great thing about this beer -- creamy, full body (given the low abv), medium to low carbonation.

Overall: one of my favorite styles, and so hard to find done well on this side of the Atlantic. This is the best one available around these parts (though I like Town Hall's Broken Paddle a lot too). I'd love to try this on cask.

Taybeh, Nov 17, 2014
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3.92/5  rDev -0.8%

_morandi_, Nov 02, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

zestar, Oct 31, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

Hopsiam14, Oct 30, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

warmbier804, Oct 29, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

Fr0stb1te, Oct 28, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

Creosote, Sep 29, 2014
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4.67/5  rDev +18.2%

BigAl18, Sep 28, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

mfl620ks, Sep 27, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +20.3%

Not a big nose, some biscuit, earthy hop and a touch of nut.
Pours brilliant chestnut with a 1" snow white foam cap. Lacy.
The palate starts with a hint of fruit, biscuit, nuts, slight treacle, a suspicion of chocolate with a light hop accent on the finish. Finishes semi-dry with lingering biscuit, hop and treacle.
Medium body and carbonation.

pat61, Sep 27, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

nmann08, Sep 15, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

KTMinnesota, Aug 02, 2014
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4.33/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Nice aroma with both hops and malt evident.

Dark brown color.

Nice cream head, dissipates in a few minutes.

Hops are evident in the initial taste, but the malt taste is also there; a very good balance.

This is a well done interpretation of an English bitter.

Smooth and creamy feel. This beer has a more substantial body and mouth feel than does the Badger Hill Brewing MSB, and is not as hoppy as the Surly Bitter Brewer. In fact, this now supplants the Surly as my favorite Minnesota-brewed bitter, unless I am looking for having several on a hot summer afternoon ... the Surly's lower ABV is an advantage over the 14⁰ ESB when you want several.

MNAle, Aug 02, 2014
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3/5  rDev -24.1%

XmnwildX12, Jul 30, 2014
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14* ESB from Bent Paddle Brewing Co.
88 out of 100 based on 59 ratings.