Extra Special Ale (ESA) - Yards Brewing Co.
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Ratings: 526 | Reviews: 260 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by noel2977:
4.13/5 rDev +11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Great representation of an english ESB... all i'll say is: seek it out on cask or hand pump (always available @ the abbaye in my 'hood) - its a different experience from the bottled version and the result is much more enhanced. I overlook this brew at the abbaye due to excellent rotating taps and when I come back to this favorite standby... I ask myself 'why the separation?'
Serving type: on-tap
11-06-2011 02:30:39 | More by noel2977
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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
4.04/5 rDev +8.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Pours a deep, rich, clear brown. Like nice, handmade antique furniture brown. Has a good cap of creamy off-white head that just sits there throughout and provides a lot of sticky lacing. The aroma is dark bread malt and dark fruit sweetness. The taste starts with the malt sweetness and transitions into the nice hops bitterness. There's a great weight to the body and a silky mouthfeel. This is a great ESB.
Serving type: bottle
05-01-2014 21:41:01 | More by delta490
Extra Special Ale (ESA) from Yards Brewing Co.
84 out of 100 based on 526 ratings.