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ESB - Bluegrass Brewing Co. - East St. Matthew's

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Ratings: 3
Reviews: 2
rAvg: 3.78
pDev: 4.23%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
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Bluegrass Brewing Co. - East St. Matthew's visit their website
Kentucky, United States

Style | ABV
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) |  6.30% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 03-12-2004)
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Photo of freewill35


3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

09-26-2012 20:15:33 | More by freewill35
Photo of ColoradoBobs


3.6/5  rDev -4.8%

On tap at the brew-pub August 14, 2007, where the spec's were listed as follows:

ABV: 6.3%
IBU: 47
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
Photo of Brent


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
- out of 100 based on 3 ratings.