Bitch Creek ESB (Extra Special Brown) - Grand Teton Brewing Co.
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3.8/5 rDev +1.3%
12 ounce bottle poured into a snifter
A - mahogany colored pour with an initial two finger off white head. Lacing is good and retention is good.
S - dark fruit, chocolate, coffee, bread
T - taste is initially sweet in a caramel, toffee sort of way, with a bitter finish sort of the same taste as the corky stuff inside of a pecan
M - sort of thin, decent carbonation, not much aftertaste
O - good example of the style. It's at least as good as Honker's Ale.
07-08-2014 03:22:49 | More by Mojo
3.94/5 rDev +5.1%
Thanks, Benny (styleisking), for another nice brew from your trip west.
It's darker than most browns, and with a deep orange-red hue to it. The tan head is almost a full finger's height, with some pretty good retention and stick to it.
It smells like it's on the hoppier end for a brown, citrus and leaf with a dry, tea-like character against caramel and toasty breads.
The flavor really develops the hops, and this stands out in a style that's often too timid. It also has the balance, though, as plenty of bread and caramel balance the orange peel and herbal leaf. It adds some depth with roast and dark chocolate notes lingering, as well as developing flavors of dark fruits without too much tang.
The body is a solid medium with the balance of crisp and smooth that works for this brown ale, right in the median between sweet and dry.
07-04-2014 15:48:48 | More by Brenden
Bitch Creek ESB (Extra Special Brown) from Grand Teton Brewing Co.
85 out of 100 based on 667 ratings.