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ESB - Rubicon Brewing Company

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6 Ratings
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Ratings: 6
Reviews: 3
rAvg: 3.75
pDev: 9.87%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
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Rubicon Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) |  ABV ?

Availability: Rotating

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(Beer added by: Halcyondays on 07-24-2008)
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LibraryTom

California

3.98/5  rDev +6.1%

A low alcohol, creamy and mildy hoppy brew. Low carbonation dominates, with earthy and mellow malt tones. Great interpretation of the style.

A bit flat, but it works for the ESB. I do not find the normal citrusy American hops, maybe they have reworked the beer. Not sure what they are using, but the earthy tones seem more present to me.

11-24-2009 19:06:48 | More by LibraryTom
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harpus

Alabama

3.75/5  rDev 0%

03-20-2014 20:12:41 | More by harpus
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jenray

Texas

3/5  rDev -20%

11-30-2011 21:08:07 | More by jenray
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bonapartist1

California

4.1/5  rDev +9.3%

Wow, a nice beer from Rubicon, with a better and more desirable hop presence than their IPA, which I found unimpressive. 22oz for 3.69 from a Folsom, CA store, I liked this beer quite a bit and would recommend it at that price any day. Very lip-smacking kind of mouthfeel and flavor, a tad syrupy but good nonetheless.

Some (cough Englishmen cough) might consider the amount of evident hop to be a fault for the style.

10-24-2010 07:09:58 | More by bonapartist1
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t0rin0

California

4/5  rDev +6.7%

12-26-2012 02:58:45 | More by t0rin0
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Halcyondays

California

3.65/5  rDev -2.7%

On-tap at the Beachwood BBQ,

A: Pours a medium amber with an average white head, average retention, light lacing, looks like a standard bitter.

S: Hoppy for the style, grapefruit and malt.

T: Taste is definitely an American take on the style. Lots of citrus fruit - grapefruit and tangerine/orange, malt is bready and lightly toasty.

M: Light carbonation, medium-bodied, too watery for the style.

D: A good bitter, but don't think Fuller's-esque, if this was tasted blind without me knowing the style I would have called it an American IPA. Quaffable, but far from transcendent.

07-24-2008 02:07:04 | More by Halcyondays
ESB from Rubicon Brewing Company
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