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St. Charles Extra Special Bitter - Wynkoop Brewing Company

St. Charles Extra Special Bitter
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40 Ratings
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Ratings: 40
Reviews: 20
rAvg: 3.41
pDev: 13.2%


Brewed by:
Wynkoop Brewing Company visit their website
Colorado, United States

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

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Todd on 06-05-2004)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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Reviews by DrinkSlurm:
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DrinkSlurm

Connecticut

3.9/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

hi. welcome to the cask.
Yes, this was my first time having a beer served from a cask. Great!
On a recent trip to Denver I stopped by the Wyncoop brewery... actually watching the Broncos on a Monday Night (pre-season) but I will get to the pub in a different review...
i sampled several of their brews...leaving the cask for last. Lets just say it wasnt my last...I stayed to sample it several times more.
The pour overflowed the glass with a rich white head. great honey-brown color and amazing aroma...extremely hoppy. Great taste and even better the second time around.
Cant wait to go back.

Serving type: cask

10-06-2007 04:19:12 | More by DrinkSlurm
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Served on-draught into a taster glass at Wynkoop. Reviewed from notes. Cost was $1.00.

A: Pours a two finger head - somewhat thin - of nice foamy froth, hardly any cream, and good retention. Body colour is a nontransparent dark copper. No yeast particles are visible. No bubble show.

Sm: Buttery, with toasted malt, very light subtle hop hints, tea notes, and clean malts. Maybe even a bit of yeast. A delightful, pleasant, inviting aroma. Spot on for an ESB. A mild strength aroma.

T: Buttery, with cream, heavy toffee, maybe truffle, and light backgrounded toasted malts forming a simple foundation. Strangely built. Popcorn-esque in its buttery character. Maybe even some candy corn. Decently balanced. Certainly different.

Mf: Buttery, overly smooth, and too wet. Somewhat watery. Slightly undercarbonated. Light, weak and thin. This needs work.

Dr: Drinkable but strangely built. I wouldn't get this one again.

Low C-

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nice casked esb. pours a rich copper color with a classic one inch white head. smells extremely malty, english style, biscuity, doughy, even pretzely. flavor is more balanced the nose, but this is still a malt feature. mild bittering hops in the finish. feel is good from the cask, but this one seems too light on the body for an english esb. body is lighter than medium, but the feel is still smooth from the cask pump. overall one of the more sessionable interesting beers at wynkoop, and one i, sure i will end up drinking again.

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St. Charles Extra Special Bitter from Wynkoop Brewing Company
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