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14* ESB - Bent Paddle Brewing Co.

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14* ESB14* ESB

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BA SCORE
88
very good

22 Reviews
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Reviews: 22
Hads: 139
Avg: 4.01
pDev: 27.93%
Wants: 6
Gots: 23 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Bent Paddle Brewing Co.
Minnesota, United States | website

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: 22 | Hads: 139
Reviews by bsp77:
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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.

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Photo of SD-Alefan
4.1/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours from the can a clear light brown with an off-white head that sticks around and leaves spotty lacing down the glass.
The aroma is toffee and biscuit with some earthiness, spice and light citrus notes.
The beer hits my buds as initially a bitter bite, then some spiciness and a hint of lemon with some caramel mid-sip and a finishing, somewhat mild, bitterness. A bit of earthiness and biscuit as it warms.
Mouthfeel is medium and smooth and well carbonated.
Tasty, goes down easy.

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Photo of DaftPatrick
4/5  rDev -0.2%

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

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 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.

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3.5/5  rDev -12.7%

Photo of MattyG85
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.

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3.25/5  rDev -19%

Photo of KeithS
1.66/5  rDev -58.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

ESB = Extra Special Bitter. Clearly this is nothing of the kind. Even as a brown I found it overly sweet and generally unimpressive. Put me off Bent Paddle completely until I tried their Black Ale at an event.

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4.16/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

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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

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14* ESB from Bent Paddle Brewing Co.
88 out of 100 based on 22 ratings.