St. Charles Extra Special Bitter - Wynkoop Brewing Company
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2.53/5 rDev -25.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5
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.
Serving type: on-tap
03-01-2013 20:44:17 | More by kojevergas
3.75/5 rDev +10%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
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.
Serving type: cask
03-17-2012 00:19:48 | More by StonedTrippin
4/5 rDev +17.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
A: single finger head with excellent retention. Little lace. Dark amber and clear.
S: fruity and malty taste.
T: toasted malt, some hops with a sweet corn finish
M: medium body and casked conditioned.
Overall: I think it is tough to find a ESB that tastes the way one should. Its also a hard genre to build your palate for. This seems to be a decent example. Very drinkable.
Serving type: cask
10-03-2011 12:30:42 | More by kylehay2004
St. Charles Extra Special Bitter from Wynkoop Brewing Company
79 out of 100 based on 42 ratings.