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Full Sail ESB - Full Sail Brewery & Tasting Room & Pub

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BA SCORE
83
good

197 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 197
Reviews: 69
rAvg: 3.66
pDev: 13.93%
Wants: 4
Gots: 17 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Full Sail Brewery & Tasting Room & Pub visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Summer

Notes/Commercial Description:
'A nicely balanced small batch bitter concocted by our own Barney Brennan, featuring five different specialty malts and aromatic Challenger hops'

35 IBU

Originally a pub-only beer, Re-released in January 2012 as part of the Brewer's Share series.

(Beer added by: JohnGalt1 on 12-28-2011)
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Ratings: 197 | Reviews: 69 | Display Reviews Only:
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3.94/5  rDev +7.7%

efsulliv, Saturday at 05:10 AM
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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

JMUduke, Thursday at 10:02 PM
Photo of KTCamm
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

8/10 review....Pours amber medium dark, light layer of white. Light malty nose, caramel hints. Toffee sweet, quite toasty. Slight spices in there too. Very light carbonation and a mild hop burn. Starts strong, bitter a little too pushy.

KTCamm, Sep 01, 2014
Photo of JLSIV
3.57/5  rDev -2.5%

JLSIV, Aug 29, 2014
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4.72/5  rDev +29%

TeamSeinfeld, Aug 27, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Phi_Psi_OR_Beta, Aug 26, 2014
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4/5  rDev +9.3%

tbliggins, Aug 19, 2014
Photo of MarkNoseBeer
4.5/5  rDev +23%

Great, easy to drink, crisp. Bitter, but not overly so. Great with a burger or sub. One of the better ones from full sail, comparable in quality to the Amber I think.

MarkNoseBeer, Aug 17, 2014
Photo of seedyone
4.09/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

05/14/14 On tap. Now this is what a beer should taste like. It hits all the right spots. Not wanting to ruin the magic w/analytics I'll just say this is a great example of a well rounded & balanced beer.

At 6.5% I'm going to have to exhibit some restraint...not a strong point.

Funny...I find myself thinking this is just short of great, but only because it's so solid in appeal. Nothing sharpish or spiky. Solid is what I'm left with & there's nothing wrong with that.

seedyone, Aug 13, 2014
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3.52/5  rDev -3.8%

will4738, Aug 13, 2014
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1/5  rDev -72.7%

BeerKing510, Aug 06, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

JoelClark, Aug 03, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

zestar, Aug 02, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

Paul_Zills121, Jul 27, 2014
Photo of Brutaltruth
3.7/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Good session ESB from Full Sail. Pour a reddish amber with medium white head that dies down to thin clinging lacing. Nose of is subtle with hints of caramel malts, light herbal hops, and some light bread qualities. Flavor is mild caramel malts with light hops bitterness to the back, mellowed out by the malt. Very nice mouth feel with light bittering hops on the aftertaste. Nice all around session beer for the more novice beer nut or a good one for large get-togethers.

Brutaltruth, Jul 25, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Segelstrom, Jul 24, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

CraigTravor, Jul 23, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

MickeyMonk, Jul 21, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

SJbigtuna, Jul 13, 2014
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5/5  rDev +36.6%

cdavis71, Jul 13, 2014
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4/5  rDev +9.3%

MadeInOregon, Jul 12, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

drinkAK, Jul 03, 2014
Photo of allengarvin
3.56/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This pours out a clear walnut amber color with a small very white head. The nose offers a moderate malt scent, a little grainy, with a faint hop presence. And though faint in aroma, bitterness comes through well to taste, providing a good offset to the strong malt flavor. It's too bad hop flavor is a bit lacking. This feels more like a generic amber American ale than an ESB. It's drinkable enough, but not worth a special release.

allengarvin, Jul 03, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

InfragilisBrew, Jul 01, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

sgregory, Jun 29, 2014
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Full Sail ESB from Full Sail Brewery & Tasting Room & Pub
83 out of 100 based on 197 ratings.