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ESB - O'Gara's Bar & Grill

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Ratings: 2
Reviews: 2
rAvg: 2.92
pDev: 37.33%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
O'Gara's Bar & Grill visit their website
Minnesota, United States

Style | ABV
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) |  ABV ?

Availability: Rotating

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

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: edbeered on 11-09-2005)
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Reviews by bucko:
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1.83/5  rDev -37.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.5

This beer pours a copper color with very little head. I blame the bartender for that, but that's fine. The smell is fairly nondescript... perhaps a whiff of hops, but that's about it. The taste, again, is overshadowed by extremely strong sour notes, leaving this beer all but undrinkable. This could be an amber or a pale ale and you wouldn't know, as the flavor is masked by the sourness. The mouthfeel is about right, but honestly, it's hard to evaluate a mouthfeel of sour ESB when it tastes so far from what one might expect.

Extremely disappointing. I swear that I had this beer about this time last year and enjoyed it without the sourness.

bucko, Jan 22, 2006
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4/5  rDev +37%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

What a difference freshness makes. At it's best, this beer is pretty decent. The main problem is its inconsistency. One sampling can be just fine, while the next can be as sour as salad dressing. It is essential to sample this(or any of O'Gara's beers)before buying. That said, this pint was full bodied and rich in flavor. It featured a nice hop bitterness coupled with a huge malt backing. If only it could be this good all the time.

edbeered, Jan 13, 2006
ESB from O'Gara's Bar & Grill
- out of 100 based on 2 ratings.