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Barley's J. Scott Francis ESB | Barley's Brewing Company

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Barley's Brewing Company
Ohio, United States

Style: Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Summer

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 06-07-2002

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Photo of AtLagerHeads
4.2/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I tasted this for the first time as I talked with the man what made it and for whom it is named, J. Scott Francis. This is an exceptionally fine ale that looks good and tastes great. It is an amber body, clear, with a nice just off-white head. Plenty of nice lace effect from this beer. The flavor follows the nose, being a nice caramel malt with plenty of hops for balance. The hops are very well integrated and do not dominate, but rather modulate the malt content. This is a very tasty beer that seemed a tad bit thin in the body.

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Photo of blkknight02
4.08/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Color was dark amber with a lasting head. Good lacing all the way through the pint. Somewhat floral/perfumey aroma (fuggles?) and a nice complex sweet flavor that lingers. Nicely balanced and very enjoyable.
Overall impression: A bit too sweet and low on the arome hops for my taste but still is very good and within the style guidelines. I wouldn't hesitate to order it again.

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Photo of Dogbrick
4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Tasted at Barley's 4th Annual Robert Burns Dinner & Robert Burns Scottish Export Ale Tapping Jan 25th. Named after the brewmaster at Barley's Smokehouse, you have to be pretty sure of the quality of something to name it after yourself. This is a very good ESB. Dark orangish-brown with a medium off-white head and some lacing. Aroma of floral hops with a little sweet malt thrown in for balance. Flavor is nicely bitter with a great sweet touch at the end. I'm sorry I went so long without trying this.

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Barley's J. Scott Francis ESB from Barley's Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.96 out of 5 with 13 ratings
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