1. American Craft Beer Fest returns to Boston on May 29 & 30, featuring 640+ beers from 140+ brewers. Tickets are on sale now.

Meyer ESB - Thirsty Bear Brewing Company

Not Rated.
Meyer ESB
No picture uploaded.
Have one? Upload it now.
BA SCORE
80
good

43 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 43
Reviews: 19
rAvg: 3.51
pDev: 14.25%
Wants: 0
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Thirsty Bear Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) |  6.30% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 01-18-2004

No notes at this time.
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | Likes | High | Low | Top Raters
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50  | next › last »
Ratings: 43 | Reviews: 19 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of bschinelli
3.5/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of sourdog
3.5/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of k47k
3.4/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Lutifish
4.5/5  rDev +28.2%

Lovely, creamy, tasty head and the beer is great too! Don't know what others are comparing it to or whether they've had other ESB's. This is a top notch beer. About to order my third pint of it momentarily ...

Photo of Hellpop65
3/5  rDev -14.5%

Photo of gregcordle
4/5  rDev +14%

Photo of Niedzws
4.36/5  rDev +24.2%

Photo of Mike-Harms
4/5  rDev +14%

Photo of Bumblebtna
3.2/5  rDev -8.8%

Photo of andy1701
3/5  rDev -14.5%

Photo of smithj4
3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

Photo of mattmarka1
2.5/5  rDev -28.8%

Photo of AgentMunky
2.75/5  rDev -21.7%

Photo of rwhitmore
3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

Photo of AngusOg
3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

Photo of Bouleboubier
3.6/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

(had a pint early one morning after doing their sampler flight)

A: light, golden amber liquid, nice creme-colored head that laces in drapes

S: not much to it.... a bit of character from the malt - something about it stood out from the rest of their clean, inoffensive beers....mellow toasty cookie, light-med esters, very lite hop

T: much like the aroma, along with fresh bread, cookie/wafer, some caramel.... grassy hops in balance... some residual dry bitterness finishing it off

M: a little pull in the finish, but on the lighter side in body... neither smooth nor sharp, just clean.... could've had some more roundness

O: best of the ales i had there?... still tastes like it's from a brewpub... stood out as having hints of depth and complexity whereas their other offerings were nice, but all had an unmemorable homogenous clarity on the palate

Photo of mc4z
3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

Photo of GaryMarkle84
3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

Photo of t0rin0
3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

Photo of mactrail
3.7/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Dark amber in the pint nonic with a creamy head that lasts nicely. Watery body that is paired with a pleasant malty richness. Grainy flavors dominate. This tastes like rye for some reason, with the tast and bitter tang. The hops are more resiny and leave a moderate bitter aftertaste. A dark roasted flavor adds some interest.

Not a bad quaff that seems like a nice middle ground of hops and malt on the drier side. On tap at the Thirsty Bear in San Francisco [notes from 01/24/2013 visit].

Photo of BubblesandFoam
2/5  rDev -43%

Photo of jda007
3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

Photo of Arborescence
2.75/5  rDev -21.7%

Photo of moneyfunnel
4.5/5  rDev +28.2%

Photo of Hoppaholic
3/5  rDev -14.5%

« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50  | next › last »
Meyer ESB from Thirsty Bear Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 43 ratings.