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Extra Special Bitter - The Merchant Ale House Restaurant & Brewpub

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Extra Special Bitter
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Ratings: 8
Reviews: 4
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 8.88%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
The Merchant Ale House Restaurant & Brewpub visit their website
Ontario, Canada

Style | ABV
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
A true English style ale brewed using British malt and a hop blend of Fuggles and Gouldings.

(Beer added by: BrewSomerville on 05-09-2007)
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Reviews by galluch:
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Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +4.4%

02-01-2012 04:40:08 | More by galluch
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Photo of Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

3.35/5  rDev -12.5%

hoppy aroma, initial hop bite and flavour, Some creaminess in the mouthfeel as malts kick in,and then notice much carbonationated and wateriness. Citrus. White crown hhead with lace on medium grapefruit colour. Would nlike them to turn up the hops, but not bad for a beer here near the border.

01-10-2008 01:18:52 | More by Sammy
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3.99/5  rDev +4.2%

Poured from tap into nonic at the brewpub in st catherines Ontario. Nice amber maple color wi th a thin head. Very malty aroma...like I'm smelling a bag of 2 row...or maris otter more likely. Great malty flavor with a hint of noble hop and a subtle fruitiness...
Super easy drinker and quite percect on this rainy chilly day in May. What I'd expect from a bitter...

05-28-2013 23:34:29 | More by DrinkSlurm
Photo of Rlombardi75

Ontario (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

01-13-2012 04:40:17 | More by Rlombardi75
Photo of hopsolutely

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +4.4%

12-29-2011 18:39:29 | More by hopsolutely
Photo of kwjd

Ontario (Canada)

3.6/5  rDev -6%

Had this on tap at Merchant Ale House in St Catharines. Pours a copper colour with very thin white head. Some mild lacing on the glass. Earthy and floral hops in the nose, could clearly tell this was an English style bitter. Some bready malt compliment it well. Mild bitterness in the flavour. Carbonation was probably too high, though still a nice beer.

12-29-2010 00:14:37 | More by kwjd
Photo of BrewSomerville

Ontario (Canada)

3.73/5  rDev -2.6%

The aroma is faint, but I'm getting more hops on the nose than malt.

It was orange/ copper in colour. Kind of cloudy. Small head. Poor head retention. Some lace.

Flavour is fairly balanced, but with a bitter hop finish. Hops are a little grassy, and malt is balancing that with a bit of sweetness.

Mouthfeel is light to medium bodied. Not too gassy, carbonation is just right.

Overall I think this is a good brew, but would be even better if it wasn't served so cold. I'll drink it again.

05-09-2007 02:29:28 | More by BrewSomerville
Photo of Mr_Hoptimistic

Ontario (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

08-06-2013 14:45:16 | More by Mr_Hoptimistic
Extra Special Bitter from The Merchant Ale House Restaurant & Brewpub
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