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Extra Special Ale (ESA) - Yards Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
84
good

551 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 551
Reviews: 260
rAvg: 3.71
pDev: 12.67%
Wants: 7
Gots: 34 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Yards Brewing Co. visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) |  6.30% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Our first ever and most beloved brew, ESA helped establish a following for cask-conditioned beer in the United States back in the ‘90s. East Kent Golding hops give this English style ale a subtle spiciness, which compliments its strong malt backbone. Hints of chocolate and caramel round out this deep chestnut colored ale. Floral, earthy, smooth.

(Beer added by: pezoids on 12-01-2001)
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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!

stevoj, May 30, 2014
Extra Special Ale (ESA) from Yards Brewing Co.
84 out of 100 based on 551 ratings.