ESB | Sonoma Chicken Coop

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Brewed by:
Sonoma Chicken Coop
California, United States
sonomachicken.com

Style: Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Year-round

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Added by bradybeer on 03-13-2007

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Reviews:
3
Ratings:
4
Avg:
3.27
pDev:
10.4%
 
 
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Reviews: 3 | Ratings: 4
Reviews by RblWthACoz:
Photo of RblWthACoz
3.13/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

This is kind of halfway there, for am ESB. There is a lot of malt on it that gives a woody and kind of tangy sweetness which doesn't quite fit for the style. This seems fairly pedestrian to me and not entirely "there." Though it does show a slight bit of potential. (mild hop spice and bite)

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Photo of bradybeer
3.06/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

On tap-poured a nice dark golden brown with little carbonation with a tan head. I didn't pick up mch of a hop aroma. Taste light malt and light hops bitterness with a medium mouthfeel. Drinkability? This is a drinkable beer-a good summer session beer

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Photo of Peter_Marinelli
3/5  rDev -8.3%

Photo of Durge
3.84/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured cold into a tall beer glass, this offers a solid mahogony color with a goodly off-white head and great lacing. The aroma is pretty subtle malt wheat, kind of weak and non-descript. The taste brings a sweet earthy malt with crisp fruity hops. It's refreshing with a midland feel with lots of tiny carbonation livening things up. Bitterness is good. Pretty light bodied and drinkable. Not bad and better than average for a style that often seems to disappoint.

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ESB from Sonoma Chicken Coop
3.27 out of 5 based on 4 ratings.
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