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14* ESB - Bent Paddle Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
88
very good

17 Reviews
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Reviews: 17
Hads: 117
rAvg: 4.01
pDev: 11.47%
Wants: 3
Gots: 18 | 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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Reviews: 17 | Hads: 117
Reviews by MattyG85:
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4.16/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz. can into a tall pint glass.

Appearance: Pours a deep and fairly hazy amber orange with a moderate amount of bubbles. Big three finger off white head with decent retention. Leaves a lot of creamy lacing around the glass.

Smell: A toasty and somewhat spicy malt driven aroma with hints of biscuit and light fruit. Toasted malts with upfront hints of biscuit, grains, yeast, toasted bread, cracker, caramel, toffee, nuts, and some rye spicing. Backing presence of earthy and floral hops with some hints of grass. Also some subtle citrus fruit hints of orange and lemon. A pretty solid malty aroma.

Taste: Like the aroma, a nicely toasty and bready malt forward taste with notes of biscuit, rye, and light fruit. Upfront toasted malts with notes of biscuit, yeast, grains, toasted bread, caramel, toffee, crackers, nuts, and rye spicing. Decent backing presence of hops with some earthy and floral notes of grass. Light citrus fruit taste of orange and lemon. A nice toasty and spicy taste.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with a moderate amount of carbonation. Nicely creamy and smooth with a fairly drying finish.

Overall: A very solid take on the ESB style. The rye like spice adds a nice kick to the malt. (1,225 characters)

More User Reviews:
Photo of DaftPatrick
4/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of JC333
3.56/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of bsp77
3.9/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Serving glass: Poured from can into Nonic Pint.

Appearance: Reddish-brown with decent cream colored head and nice lacing.

Smell: Caramel, cherry & other dark fruits, and spicy, floral hops. The nose is a little weak, but this is common for English style beers.

Taste: Toasted caramel, cherry & dark fruits, tea & biscuits - strong English backbone here. The finish is fairly hoppy and sharp, but of the spicy & floral variety.

Feel: Medium body with carbonation mostly in check. Fairly dry finish.

Overall: A very solid take on the ESB style, although there are some Brown Ale qualities mixed in as well. I bet this would be great on cask. (644 characters)

Photo of pat61
4.75/5  rDev +18.5%

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. (346 characters)

Photo of warmbier804
3.5/5  rDev -12.7%

Photo of LXIXME
3.25/5  rDev -19%

Photo of twizzard
4/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of Sammy
3.04/5  rDev -24.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

On tap at The Happy Gnome. Not so great hop taste, and not much taste to begin with. Overcarbonated as well. Not so drinkable.Do not like all the beers they make. (165 characters)

Photo of Cooper
4.25/5  rDev +6%

Photo of Justdoit1234
4/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of BigAl18
4.67/5  rDev +16.5%

Photo of Fr0stb1te
3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

Photo of morimech
3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

Photo of Hendrick24
3.86/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of n2185
3.56/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of ddavison
4.25/5  rDev +6%

Photo of bigbeers84
3.96/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Hopsiam14
3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

Photo of VashonGuy
4.11/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of CraigP83
4.07/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Good easy drinking ESB. Good hop profile but not objectionable at all. Quite crushable (86 characters)

Photo of tbone64
2/5  rDev -50.1%

Photo of MNAle
4.29/5  rDev +7%
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. (660 characters)

Photo of viers002
4/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of papat444
4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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14* ESB from Bent Paddle Brewing Co.
88 out of 100 based on 17 ratings.