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Bitch Creek ESB (Extra Special Brown) - Grand Teton Brewing Co.

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669 Ratings

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Ratings: 669
Reviews: 327
rAvg: 3.75
pDev: 13.33%
Wants: 9
Gots: 34 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Grand Teton Brewing Co. visit their website
Idaho, United States

Style | ABV
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Bitch Creek perfectly balances big malt sweetness and robust hop flavor for a full bodied, satisfying mahogany ale. Like the stream for which it is named, our Bitch Creek ESB is full of character... not for the timid.

54 IBU

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 10-04-2003)
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Taking advantage of some good WIFI in Flagstaff, AZ to do some beer reviews and relax between camping stops. Using a real keyboard is quite nice for once. As far as I can tell, this is the only Extra Special Brown so I will treat it like an ESB and English Brown.(?) Bottled in June 2014.

A- This ESB pours from a 12oz bottle to a chalice with a deep brown body. The head forms to just higher than one finger with a fairly thick, creamy texture. Pretty good retention as the head falls to a small ring and some nice pillows in the middle. Lacing starts spotty and continues that way down the glass.

S- Deeply toasted and caramelized grains provide a hefty dose of aromas that jump out of the glass with good strength. Malty notes of heavily toasted nuts, deep caramelized sugars, caramel, toffee and a decent amount of light cocoa roast hints. Slight dark fruits.

T- One big thing I notice here is a fairly large amount of American hop notes. They seem to be muddled in the heavy malt aromas but a definite citrus, pine and earthy hop profile jumps out here with the malts. Malts are the emphasis with caramel, light cocoa powder, toast and toffee flavors and only a light-medium sweetness. Slight bread and raisin dark fruits.

MF- Medium to almost thick bodied overall. The texture is creamy but not chewy at all, a bit foamy I suppose. Carbonation level is medium. Finishes with a fairly high hop bitterness for a Brown.

Hmm, I am not sure I like the fact that ESB is on the label. To me this is a well-made American Brown Ale with hefty malts and a good deal of hops working off of those grains. A good beer but the label threw me off initially.

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Bitch Creek ESB (Extra Special Brown) from Grand Teton Brewing Co.
85 out of 100 based on 669 ratings.