Extra Special Ale (ESA) - Yards Brewing Co.
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Reviews by mobyfann:
3.68/5 rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
Paid $27.99 for a mixed case...
The beer pours a light chocolate brown colored based, small white/off-caramel head, and nice lacing effects. The aroma is a mix of mild malt, a bit sweet maybe lemon, also a sneaky and subtle note of hops.
The taste is rather strong when compared to the aromas, I think of a nut English brown ale when I drink this but sweeter. For an ESB it is really sweet in general. The carbonation is a bit heavy but feels good on the mouth with the retaining head. This beer is drinkable, but only 2 for me and I will move elsewhere, due to the over-sweetness.
Final Thought: Cool brew! I like everything that is going on, and it gets higher grades for originality (4.5/5.0), but there is no voting option for that!?!
Serving type: bottle
09-08-2007 01:17:58 | More by mobyfann
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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 532 ratings.