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Cabin Fever ESB | Lake Superior Brewing

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Lake Superior Brewing
Michigan, United States | website

Style: Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Rotating

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Added by tavernjef on 06-01-2003

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Photo of CharlesDarwin
3.33/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Originally reviewed on October 7, 2006. On tap at the brewpub. An even tawny mahogany pour with a fringed edging of gold and a white rim of head. Distant hops and malt aroma. A somehwat off toasted oat sugars, with a rough woody grain and oaky presentation. Some buttery Cascade touches in there...maybe some diacetyl? It’s okay. Palate carries some decent balance, which is pleasent. Certainly the most drinkable and nicely sessionable of their beers.

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Photo of jduprey007
4/5  rDev +5.8%

Photo of atone315
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of Borgs
2/5  rDev -47.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of tavernjef
4.07/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Color is a nice golden light amber with a copper tone. Very thin head but has light off-white stringy lace that sticks well. Smell is a nice floral citrusy aroma, very pronounced, a bit crisp and very fresh with a nice caramel backing, quite a decent wiffer. Taste is mellowing smooth of citrusy hops with a very nice little hop twinge that dances on the tongue a bit and goes down smooth with a slight lingering bitterness thats not overpowering in the least. Caramel malt backing that keeps it balanced is a bit noticeable. Solid medium body, pretty full and a nice bittering dryness in the finish. This is pretty good stuff, an American take on the English style ESB thats not to hoppy or piney. Very enjoyable in that regards for me.
Brewers/owners own recipe, which also impressed me.

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Photo of NickSMpls
3.6/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A good ESB and went down well after a late June afternnon hiking on the North Country Trail.

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Photo of TheBierBand
4.22/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

The first beer I had at the Lake Superior Brewing Co. (Dunes Saloon). It arrived with almost no head in a pint glass. The beer was a clear pale golden color. As I drank the tiny bit of foam clung to the glass.

Nose: Nice... floral hops predominates but a little caramel sweetness balances.

Taste: Quite good and right on style... nothing extreme here.... very safe but good. The first thing you notice is the floral hops with a tiny bite of citrus. Then it finishes cleanly with a balancing caramel malt.

MF: Again, right on style. Not thick.... on the thin side. Refreshing. Very little mouth coating.

Drinkability: Hell, yes.... have these all day long! Well balanced and tasty.

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Cabin Fever ESB from Lake Superior Brewing
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