Extra Special Ale (ESA) - Yards Brewing Co.
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Reviews by cattersley:
4.13/5 rDev +11.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Penn State is different, even coming from Canada, when it comes to beer sales. I picked up a 2-4 mixed, and actually, it was a sound investment for the hotel after Sesame Place. LOL.
Honestly, all of there beers were steller including this one. Colour, taste, smell, and mouth feel I wouldn't put at a traditional ESB (British), but for a American take, 'pretty spot on eh'. This had a great balance of the malt and hops as per par, and for most British ESB's in the 5% - 3.5% range, at 6%, they hid this very well!
Serving type: bottle
12-15-2012 00:56:19 | More by cattersley
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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.