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Flagstaff Bitterroot ESB - Flagstaff Brewing Company

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Flagstaff Bitterroot ESB
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12 Ratings
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Ratings: 12
Reviews: 8
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 5.28%
Wants: 0
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Flagstaff Brewing Company visit their website
Arizona, United States

Style | ABV
English Bitter |  5.75% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
The definitive ESB. A reddish beer of medium malt flavor coupled with a crisp dry hop finish. This beer is a hop lover’s dream. Dry hopped with Chinook, one of the strongest finishing hops available.

41 IBU

(Beer added by: beerguy101 on 08-16-2003)
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Photo of arizcards


3.83/5  rDev +1.1%

Had a couple of pints of the ESB at lunch today for $4 per pint.

Beer was served amber-orange with a nice white lacing that hung aound a while.

Nose was hints of apple and malt.

Taste had a nice malt backbone that was balanced out by apple and citrus hops.

Moufhfeel was llight to medium bodied and nicely carbonated. Very refreshing!

Overall this was a very nice brew, a good representation of the style. Tasted very good after a morning doing a hike and the tourist thing in town. Give it a shot if you are in the brewpub.

07-25-2014 23:52:15 | More by arizcards
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New Mexico

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

02-11-2014 22:49:18 | More by LXIXME
Photo of Camjmorton


3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

01-29-2014 22:28:36 | More by Camjmorton
Photo of 2beerdogs


3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

11-30-2013 16:55:11 | More by 2beerdogs
Photo of Hterrell


3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

07-01-2013 21:40:19 | More by Hterrell
Photo of chinchill

South Carolina

3.98/5  rDev +5%

I had this on tap at the brew pub in Flagstaff, AZ.
A: clear medium amber, with a fairly good off-white head. Excellent lacing.

The aroma was rather faint and fruity, with a light hop note.
Taste: stronger than ther aroma suggests, with plenty of light, medium and caramel malts. Nice balancing and lightly spicy hop component. A bit maltier and less bitter than average for style. Recommended.

05-29-2013 01:46:43 | More by chinchill
Photo of nickfl


3.6/5  rDev -5%

A - Pours with half a finger of off white foam on a golden-amber body with brilliant clarity. The head settles quickly and leaves little lace.

S - a spicy hop aroma with some caramel malt.

T - caramel and toffee malt up front. Some spicy hops in the middle. Finishes with dry toast, red apple and moderate bitterness.

M - medium body, moderate carbonation, and a dry finish.

D - a reasonably well done example is the style. The malt character lacks the depth of the bready bitters, but it gets the job done.

03-26-2012 02:15:57 | More by nickfl
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3.83/5  rDev +1.1%

Appearance: Nice copper brown appearance. Kinda flat and no foam to speak of. Lacing is good.

Smell: Strong pine hops with caramel. Good, but not particularly original.

Taste/Mouthfeel: Nice almost coffee-like bitterness. A bit fruity in the background with some lingering sweetness. Mouthfeel is a bit rough, but works with this.

Drinkability: Good session.

Overall: See drinkability.

10-07-2011 22:48:30 | More by tjsdomer2
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New Jersey

4.03/5  rDev +6.3%

Appearance: clear amber with a thick 2" head lasts a while. Nice lacing develops.

Smell: mild bitterness and some soft fruitiness comes through.

Taste: caramel, ripe plums, pears, and apples. Bitterness is mild but nicely balancing.

Mouthfeel: medium bodied. Crisp to start, less so at the end. Some light dryness arrives late. Aftertaste is fruity and short-lived.

Drinkability: clearly a serious session ale that has a nice flavor and is easy to quaff. Nice beer.

07-01-2009 23:47:51 | More by Gavage
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3.63/5  rDev -4.2%

I had this on tap at the brew pub in Flagstaff, AZ. It had a deep red/golden color and was cloudy. It had a foamy and long lasting white head. The smell was mainly of fruits - pears or apples or something...and some hops. The front part of the taste was fruity, but then that was masked by the strong and bitter hops and a bit of alcohol taste and aftertaste.

03-13-2007 18:19:16 | More by kdoc8
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4/5  rDev +5.5%

Had a couple of pints on draft at the pub tonight. Pours a pretty copper-amber color topped by a small, creamy white head. Not a whole lot of aroma initially, as it's served pretty cold. As it warms, light English malt and some nice floral Chinook hops. Palate is well-balanced between the malt and the assertive hops, but the hops become much more pronounced on the finish. A mellow - yet decidedly bitter - finish is very nice. Not a strict conformity to the style, but a damn good beer nonetheless.

03-10-2006 05:55:03 | More by ElGordo
Photo of beerguy101


4.1/5  rDev +8.2%

Medium brown color. Small head. Aroma is malts with a hint of orange. Very nice effect. A medium bodied ESB. Malts are nutty with hint of orange peel. Hops are citrusy and spicy. A well balanced ESB, toward the bitter hoppy side. Hoppy and spicy and very smooth. Aftertaste is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly bitter

08-16-2003 00:32:26 | More by beerguy101
Flagstaff Bitterroot ESB from Flagstaff Brewing Company
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