E.S.B. (Extra Special Bitter) - Boulevard Brewing Co.

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Ratings: 70
Reviews: 3
rAvg: 3.6
pDev: 8.89%
Wants: 1
Gots: 7 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Boulevard Brewing Co. visit their website
Missouri, United States

Style | ABV
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) |  4.90% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Beer added by: jsh420 on 05-20-2014

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 70 | Reviews: 3
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Photo of WoodBrew
3.86/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

I like the ESB from Boulevard....it was light and crisp...came off the palate clean. The beer poured an unfiltered orange with white head. The scent had fresh hops that leaned toward bitter. The taste was very well balanced and had a slight citrus zeal. The mouthfeel was lighter in body with carbonation. Overall this is a solid beer!

Photo of Jadjunk
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

"Inspired by the classic English pub ale, we put in the Extra Special just for you." Brewed in the style of an English Extra Special Bitter, this beer is one of the four releases in the Tasting Room series, bottled in 12 oz. bottles made available exclusively in the 12 pack variety case, and on limited draft.

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle to a boulevard tulip glass. Served above 49 degrees Fahrenheit.

Pours a frothy golden cream head over a deep honey amber body. Clarity is mild with a moderate haze and carbonation is clustered and plentiful. Retention is very good and lacing is light and spotty. The aroma keeps simple with a light bread and grain malt, an understated sweetness, and a very mild herbal and floral bitterness. The flavor expands somewhat on the graininess and much further into the hoppiness and bitter edge of this beer, in fact, it's quite profoundly hoppy bitter, even by the standards of the style. The malt profile is slick and slightly acidic and tart malt character, followed by a soft herbal and floral hop with a forward bitterness. The textures are slick, light, and slightly acidic, and with a slightly buzzy carbonation, one can expect a subtly crisp mouthfeel. Body is medium for the style, light/medium overall. Balance is slightly tart and acidic over sweet. Alcohol presence is very low, and off characters are indiscernible. Well, Boulevard took the opportunity to experiment with one of the more unchanging styles of beer and "bittered" it up a bit more than expected, it's slightly more hoppy bitter and the malt a touch more acidic and tart than most traditional recipes would call for, but some might argue that it's the American way of brewing. Even though I enjoyed this spin on a style that shuns variety, I still think that Boulevard's potential comes through best in American and Belgian styles. Worth a shot exclusively if one hopes to try all four of Boulevard's Tasting Room series beers and give each a fair spin, otherwise, there are far better ESBs and Boulevard beers out there worth your precious time.

Boulevard Brewing Company's
ESB (Extra Special Bitter)

Photo of Benblount
4.25/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Really solid, and easy to drink!

E.S.B. (Extra Special Bitter) from Boulevard Brewing Co.
82 out of 100 based on 70 ratings.