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14* ESB - Bent Paddle Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
88
very good

74 Ratings
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Ratings: 74
Reviews: 11
rAvg: 3.96
pDev: 11.11%
Wants: 5
Gots: 10 | 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:
Beer added by: gatornation on 01-27-2014

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Photo of LehighAce06
3.67/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of EJJ1848
3.77/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of misternebbie
3.23/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of larryi86
4.15/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Big thanks to Stillyman11 for this!
12 oz can poured into a pint glass

A- A clear amber with a three finger off white head.

S- Pine, toasted malts, bread, a nice herbal quality, very nice balance.

T- Hint of toffee, toasted bready malts, some pine hops, herbal tea, pretty good balance, slightly hoppy for the style, but still very nice.

M- Smooth, medium body, nice carbonation, but a little more than I tend to like in English styles.

O- I really enjoy this beer and could easly drink a few of these in a day. This is a style I haven't had many of and I feel this fits the style well. I would love to get more of this!

Photo of ZAP
4.14/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

L-Pour a bit charged up with a frothing big old head.

S-Definitely americanized with some pine and citrus on the aroma

T-Nice toeffeeish malt....nice flavor overall...nice balance which I did not expect from the aroma....toffee, and toasted malts might even edge out the hop presence which is more grassy on the taste than the pine and citrus on the nose.

F-Seems about right...not light in the shorts....

O-Nice drinking beer with an american twist....not a huge fan of the pine and citrus on the nose...would prefer it stay closer to style but that is just me......what it is is a tasty, well crafted ESB with character.

Photo of zeledonia
4.09/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Tasted 4 January 2015. Can poured into a snifter.

Pours a medium-dark coppery amber. Mostly clear, about 95%. About 1 finger of off-white head, a little yellowish. Pretty good retention, decent lacing.

Smell is a little bland. Herbal and grassy. A little bready, toasted. But overall, really smooth.

Taste is subtle but super smooth. Rich, with quite a lot of flavor in there. Characteristics are a lot like the smell. A little bready, a little herbal. Has a low-level bitterness like an APA. But it's not a thin bitterness; it's a full bitterness, like what you find in a DIPA, where it's balanced and smoothed out by the bulk and heft of the malts' sugars.

Feel is clean, mouth-filling, medium to medium-light body. Carbonation is medium-low. Lasts sorta long, but fades out right when I want it to.

Really good. Smooth, smooth, smooth, and well-balanced (just as it says on the can); flavorful. Yum. Super refreshing and clean. An outstanding ESB.

Photo of Stillyman11
4.1/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of NathanMilesLund
3.79/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TheFizzinator
4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of TeamSeinfeld
4.42/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A great american twist on and ESB

Photo of VashonGuy
4.11/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of The_Dude_710
4.17/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Had it poured with nitro at bent paddle, real solid brew. Smooth creamy head. Very sessionable.

Photo of TubaDan
4/5  rDev +1%

Photo of Jaulizia
4.2/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of MNBeerGeek
3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

Photo of AnalogErik
3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

Photo of TEdubbaD
4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

Photo of GeezLynn
4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

Photo of Taybeh
4.15/5  rDev +4.8%

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.

Photo of _morandi_
3.92/5  rDev -1%

Photo of zestar
3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

Photo of Hopsiam14
3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

Photo of warmbier804
3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

Photo of Fr0stb1te
3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

Photo of paganbrew
4.64/5  rDev +17.2%

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14* ESB from Bent Paddle Brewing Co.
88 out of 100 based on 74 ratings.