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ESB - Real Ale Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
86
very good

36 Ratings
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Ratings: 36
Reviews: 7
rAvg: 3.88
pDev: 9.54%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Real Ale Brewing Company visit their website
Texas, United States

Style | ABV
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: champ103 on 10-31-2009)
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Reviews by afluentturtle:
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afluentturtle

Texas

4/5  rDev +3.1%

01-14-2013 01:18:00 | More by afluentturtle
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Mora2000

Texas

4/5  rDev +3.1%

On cask at the Meddlesome Moth.

The beer pours an amber color with a smallish white head. The aroma is bready malts with some citrus notes. The flavor is bready malts with some florally and citrus notes. Low bitterness. Medium mouthfeel and low carbonation.

06-05-2010 05:51:15 | More by Mora2000
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cisteve

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

04-07-2012 02:02:33 | More by cisteve
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mhenson42

Texas

4/5  rDev +3.1%

12-01-2011 11:35:08 | More by mhenson42
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mbs

Texas

4.13/5  rDev +6.4%

This is my favorite Texas beer at the moment. Enjoyed on-tap at both the Draught House pub and at Black Star Co-Op in Austin, TX. A nice dark-amber bitter beer.

Fantastic for Winter; pairs well with hearty food and with warm, indoor environments. High enough in alcohol content to leave me feeling affected, but also bitter enough to slow my roll so the drunk comes on smooth.

01-31-2011 21:15:33 | More by mbs
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StevenLaValley

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

10-31-2013 07:30:24 | More by StevenLaValley
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ATXRyan

Texas

4/5  rDev +3.1%

11-17-2011 19:21:31 | More by ATXRyan
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greenspointexas

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

12-14-2013 22:45:53 | More by greenspointexas
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ChaseTheAce

Texas

4/5  rDev +3.1%

07-01-2014 00:09:45 | More by ChaseTheAce
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Ford

Texas

4/5  rDev +3.1%

01-18-2013 02:53:58 | More by Ford
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champ103

Texas

3.68/5  rDev -5.2%

A: Pours a dark reddish/copper color. A one finger white head forms. Some sticky spiderweb lace is left behind.
S: Light toasted malt up front. Some caramel and fruity aromas. Pears and apples are dominate. Some citrus hops, and lingering grapefruit bitterness.
T: Very light toasted malt. Caramel and bread.biscuit flavors. Grapefruit bitterness towards the end. I taste Cascade hops. IMO they have no place with an ESB.
M/D: A medium body and carbonation. Dry and crisp. Easy to drink. I can session this without a problem.

It is a good beer, but I wish more English hops were used instead of American. Which is similar to the Phoenix Double ESB. To me it tastes like Cascade hops were used (at least in part). It is still a good beer, and I will continue to purchase this. Just not an English version of an ESB.

10-31-2009 00:07:02 | More by champ103
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Redrover

Illinois

3.53/5  rDev -9%

I had this one at the Fly & Saucer in Houston. Served in a standard straight pint, the beer is a hazy brown-bronze with a thick cream-colored head. Lacing down the whole glass.

It has a slightly subdued aroma of lightly toasted malts and herbal hops.

The beer is slightly sweet with bread dough, crackers and a hint of plum. The bitterness is in the finish and is more citrus based than anything else.

The mouth is decent with a bit of an almost metallic bite. Just a bit more aroma and a dash more hops would make this an excellent session beer. I did enjoy it and would have no problem ordering it again.

02-11-2010 20:44:30 | More by Redrover
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JeffSuttonTX

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

03-10-2013 20:54:20 | More by JeffSuttonTX
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bentwookie

Texas

4/5  rDev +3.1%

11-14-2011 21:23:38 | More by bentwookie
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BeerHunter76

Texas

3/5  rDev -22.7%

01-19-2012 01:47:25 | More by BeerHunter76
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BrutalSusan

Texas

4/5  rDev +3.1%

12-15-2011 10:19:23 | More by BrutalSusan
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kjkinsey

Texas

4/5  rDev +3.1%

06-26-2012 22:36:10 | More by kjkinsey
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Mario


4.5/5  rDev +16%

05-15-2012 19:50:33 | More by Mario
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monitorpop

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

03-12-2014 00:32:32 | More by monitorpop
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Mosstrooper

California

3.7/5  rDev -4.6%

Had on-tap at the Alamo Drafthouse in Katy, TX. Served in 16oz American pint glass.

Appearance: Deep copper color with no head or lacing.

Smell: Sweet, buttery malt smells with floral hops.

Taste: Begins sweet and buttery, finishing with a pleasant toasty bitterness that has some herbal hints.

Mouthfeel: Medium body with sharp carbonation on the tip of the tongue and a dryer finish.

Drinkability: Very well-balanced and pleasant, but not great. Might have been better with a proper pour.

NOTE: At the Alamo Drafthouse, the menu lists this ass the "Drafthouse ESB" but it is brewed by Real Ale. I am assuming it is the same as the beer that this review is under. If not, please inform me!

06-06-2010 03:05:04 | More by Mosstrooper
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StArnoldFan

Texas

4/5  rDev +3.1%

12-29-2012 00:11:01 | More by StArnoldFan
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videofrog

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

08-01-2012 15:50:36 | More by videofrog
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Danobold

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

02-26-2012 23:06:11 | More by Danobold
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mkomalley

Illinois

4.4/5  rDev +13.4%

Great golden red/copper color with mild lacing into the glass. A bit cloudy and mild carbonation. On the nose, slight carmel notes with spiced fruit and floral hop characteristics--great balance between toasted malt and floral/spicy hops.

On the palate very balanced--carmel, dark fruit, oaky malt. Full bodied, lightly carbonated but not syrupy. Great balance overall.

04-18-2010 06:16:14 | More by mkomalley
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phishbone23

New York

4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

01-23-2013 17:19:38 | More by phishbone23
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ESB from Real Ale Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 36 ratings.