Extra Special Ale (ESA) - Yards Brewing Co.
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Reviews by NiceTaps:
4/5 rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Poured from a 12oz bottle into a room temp pint glass.
A-truly an amber ale. About a one-finger head, good lacing and carbonation. It keeps the malty tan head as it goes.
S-dark roasted malts dominate. The malts are strong and sharp as the name implies; it has English Bitters written all over it. I wish that I could identify the sweetness in the aroma; mocha...caramel...hard to tell.
T-all those malts are full of flavors. A little dry grass, some roastiness, some fruit. There is a slight hoppy finish.
M- full body and carbonation. It is tart and oily.
O-quite good. It is an English Bitter Ale to me.
Tasty and drinkable. I'm glad that I have some bottles left.
Serving type: bottle
04-27-2012 17:25:43 | More by NiceTaps
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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.