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Phoenixx Double ESB - Real Ale Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
85
very good

303 Ratings
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Ratings: 303
Reviews: 125
rAvg: 3.76
pDev: 11.97%
Wants: 7
Gots: 34 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Real Ale Brewing Company visit their website
Texas, United States

Style | ABV
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) |  7.20% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: TPoling on 12-31-2005

"Double ESB", Rotating/Seasonal
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Ratings: 303 | Reviews: 125
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4.41/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

This one pours a slightly opaque reddish gold color that has a nice off-white head that is moderate, settles slow and leaves a faint lacing down the glass.

The nose is earthy in nature with bread, hops, pine, grass and camphor as the dominant traits with some moderate floral notes underneath.

The taste is pleasantly crisp, sharp and rich. There is a nice exceptionally dominant hoppiness that is buttery pine with some grass, bread and nutmeg in the mix with a mild medicine like finish that is well balanced on the bed of sweet to dry malt underneath.

The mouthfeel is surprising rich for such a style and really does a great job of delivering the complexity of the flavors to your entire palate.

Overall this is one of the better offerings from Real Ale, which is saying a lot. Real Ale is an accomplished brewery with some great offerings. I would put this in their top 3.

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3.89/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.81/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.74/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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4.47/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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3.77/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.73/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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3.47/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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3.93/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Dry and hoppy as heck. That was unexpected!

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4.13/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.13/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

L: Hazy amber. Off white head which dissipates quickly.
S: Brown sugar, syrupy sweet.
T: Not very ESB-like. It starts with smooth malt and ends bitter. Not a big fan.
F: Medium, then thin? Odd feel.
O: Not a huge fan. The smell and taste are very different. That, and it's inconsistent with the style. Better with food.

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look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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3.72/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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3.59/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Phoenixx Double ESB from Real Ale Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 303 ratings.