Extra Special Ale (ESA) - Yards Brewing Co.
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Reviews by Gilgemesh:
4/5 rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Poured from the bottle right down the center. Frothy head disappeared too quickly. It did leave a nice ring around the outside but very little to no lacing. A nice coppery amber color that is very clear with a smattering of little bubbles of carbonation. The aroma is a complex mix of fruit, highlighted by a bit of citrus and a hint of souring or bitterness. A smooth, but thin feel, with slightly sweet malts and a crisp bitter dry finish. There is very slight to no noticeable alcohol, even though this is an Extra Special. An excellent American version of a great English style. I'm glad they're located so close by. This is a tasty brew.
Serving type: bottle
03-31-2009 23:57:01 | More by Gilgemesh
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3.56/5 rDev -4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
Cask offering at O’Neal’s Pub. The cask variety adds an element of sourness to the normally bitter nature of this beer. Nice woody, dried fruit aroma, more dried fruit in the taste. This is more of a sipper, bringing to mind dubbels and sours. Nicely done!
Serving type: cask
05-30-2014 12:48:18 | More by stevoj
Extra Special Ale (ESA) from Yards Brewing Co.
84 out of 100 based on 533 ratings.