Bitch Creek ESB (Extra Special Brown) - Grand Teton Brewing Co.
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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
4/5 rDev +6.7%
Oh Yes...I like hoppy alternative beers such as black IPAs or India Browns....this is in that category or "nice"! The beer pours a hazy brown with thin off-white head that is leaving a lace. The scent has fresh hops that lean towards pine with hints of bitter citrus. The taste is even through the entire drink....there is presence of sweet malt with bitter hops with touches of pine. The mouthfeel is medium in body with smooth carbonation. Overall I would try this again and it would be a great fall session beer.
05-04-2014 23:43:13 | More by WoodBrew
Bitch Creek ESB (Extra Special Brown) from Grand Teton Brewing Co.
85 out of 100 based on 665 ratings.