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Henry Jekyll's Special Bitter - Third Street Aleworks

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Henry Jekyll's Special Bitter
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Ratings: 6
Reviews: 4
rAvg: 3.69
pDev: 9.76%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Third Street Aleworks visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
English Bitter |  ABV ?

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: bruachan on 03-31-2006)
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Ontario (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

11-13-2012 01:17:52 | More by Sammy
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4/5  rDev +8.4%

11-16-2011 17:47:15 | More by litheum94
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4.2/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Copper light brown with a white creamy head. Neat lacing.

S - Carmel, light toffee, light nuttiness from the malt with pine and C hops.

T - Very balanced and tasty! Carmel and toffee highlight the malt dept. and the pine and C hops provide a great bitter background.

M - Very smooth

D - Easy drinking. I always look forward to this being on tap.

Serving type: on-tap

03-19-2009 00:30:23 | More by xhcadamx
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3.8/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

This is a pretty good and very drinkable beer with nice session-ale character, but like many US ESBs, it lacks the real flavour or complexity of a good English ESB.

It's medium copper-brown with a smallish light tan head that thins to a foamy top.

The aroma is mild, mostly toasty bread with some earthy pine.

The taste is good, balanced, and smooth, with a nice balance of maltiness and hop, sweetness and bitterness. It tastes fairly toasty with a light bready-nut flavour and light earthy hop quality with a hint of leafiness. It is highly drinkable and enjoyable.

Serving type: on-tap

05-09-2008 18:48:16 | More by Offa
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3.68/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Both Pints and Pitchers (it was a long night) and the beer looks good... A medium orange with a healthy white head, a bit on the frothy side but good retention throughout. Not much lacing to speak of, the only real (minor) complaint.

The nose is a bit soft with hints of noble hops and some very earthy, peaty aromas but nothing attention grabbing.

The flavor is quite nice with a sweet, fruity malt backbone and a pretty solid British hop on the back side. Golden grain and sweet sugars are prominent on the front end, distinct yeasty esters of peach, raisin and apricot throughout. While not 'bitter' by IPA standards it does have some very nice Noble hop flavors as you'd expect in an ESB. The hops are very woody and earthy and really bring a lot of life to this brew. Frankly I'd have rated the flavor a lot higher except that it's more than a little on the sweet side - not to style at all.

Mouthfeel is good - it's a medium bodied brew with a pretty strong residual sugar presence. The carbonation and hops clean the palate very nicely.

This is a very nice ESB - not quite to style because of the sweetness but very tasty and certainly something I'd drink again. The low ABV makes it a perfect session beer.

Serving type: on-tap

07-01-2006 06:38:59 | More by RedwoodGeorge
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District of Columbia

3.23/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

on cask

dark amber with a sudsy head that stuck around, but didn't leave any lacing

i've never had a breadier brew. enormous bready aroma and a significant bready flavor too. minimal hops, except for a little bitterness

fruity: apple, apricot

not very complex; the breadiness was interesting, but not enough

Serving type: cask

03-31-2006 06:16:13 | More by bruachan
Henry Jekyll's Special Bitter from Third Street Aleworks
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