ESB - Bluegrass Brewing Co. - East St. Matthew's
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Ratings: 3 | Reviews: 2 | Display Reviews Only:
3.6/5 rDev -4.8%
On tap at the brew-pub August 14, 2007, where the spec's were listed as follows:
Original Gravity: 1.0147
Brewed on July 27, so it's obviously not just an autumn release.
Appearance is dark amber clear, the color of bourbon, under a smallish head that fades quickly.
Smell is sweet malty vanilla, with vinous sour cherry-blueberry wine aroma. Lots of sweet and sour fruitiness. Metallic rusty pine floral hops.
The taste is a bit of sweet malt at the front, followed quickly by a big rush of bittering hops. Bitter, metallic, unsubtle & bright. Long dry-bitter finish. A bit one-dimensional. However, that's the style, right?
Mouthfeel has a surpisingly rich fullness and thickness. Nice.
Drinkability is lower due to the one-dimensional aspect of the beer: ESB's are supposed to be more balanced than this.
08-15-2007 02:10:49 | More by ColoradoBobs
4/5 rDev +5.8%
A very solid representation of the style. A nice, substantial beer. The caramel malt aspect was well balanced - it was sufficiently there to give the beer a nice body and heft, but not overpoweringly so. Hops bittering was likewise well balanced, with a firm, slightly husky bitterness. Leans a bit toward the American interpretation of the style.
03-12-2004 03:35:00 | More by Brent
ESB from Bluegrass Brewing Co. - East St. Matthew's
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