ESB Special Ale - Ska Brewing Co.
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Ratings: 333 | Reviews: 174 | Display Reviews Only:
3.44/5 rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75
Poured from a can with a best by date of 7/12/14; into a tumbler.
Appearance - a sunset orange with no noticeable carbonation; a medium, foamy off-white head that leaves sticky rings of lacing.
Smell - sweet malts, a shadow of an earthy hop nose.
Taste - some bitterness from the hops up front, but pushed back by sweeter malts.
Feel - light body, with the bitterness from the hops becoming more prominent with each sip.
Overall - not my preferred style, but I like it enough and dig the fact that it is available in both bottles and cans!
Serving type: can
03-31-2014 20:37:30 | More by DenverHopHead
2.41/5 rDev -32.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25
App: Pours a typical amber orange with a thin head that dissipates quickly leaving good lacing. Retention is for the birds, almost completely gone in less than a minute. Some flakes floating around. Not a good a sign, but could be a natural result of can conditioning. Well within BB date.
Smell: Light toasted smell, with a slight cheesey characteristic. Some odd fruit notes like pinapple.
Taste: Mildly sweet and bitter simultaneously with a fair amount of diacetyl butteriness. Tastes a little raw, as though it wasn't fermented long enough before canning. A little astringent, metalic and off tasting on the back end.
Mouth: Thin and a little under carbonated. Swallows dry, but leaves a lingering astringency on the tongue.
Serving type: can
12-16-2013 01:13:30 | More by ZoomanCru
ESB Special Ale from Ska Brewing Co.
81 out of 100 based on 333 ratings.