ESB Amber | Saugatuck Brewing Company

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ESB AmberESB Amber

Brewed by:
Saugatuck Brewing Company
Michigan, United States

Style: Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by gordavidson on 07-20-2010

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3.75/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Marvicsin
3.29/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.75/5  rDev +11.6%

Photo of MikeVW
3.6/5  rDev +7.1%

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3/5  rDev -10.7%

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4.48/5  rDev +33.3%

Photo of Storm21
3.25/5  rDev -3.3%

Photo of carlmoberg
3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of Brams17
3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of AliceG
5/5  rDev +48.8%

Photo of Dustin_A_Stoutdrinker
3.75/5  rDev +11.6%

Photo of Kerry1
4.5/5  rDev +33.9%

Photo of bulldogops
3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of bwood06
3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of DonaldHeverly
3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of WesM63
3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of Gemini6
3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of superspak
3.78/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 ounce bottle into pint glass, no bottle dating. Pours fairly cloudy orange amber color with a 1 finger fairly dense off white head with good retention, that reduced to a small cap that lingers. Light spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of caramel, toast, biscuit, nuttiness, orange zest, apple, herbal, floral, grass, light pepper, and toasted earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance and complexity of dark/bready malt and earthy hop notes; with solid strength. Taste of caramel, toast, biscuit, orange zest, apple, light nuttiness, herbal, floral, grass, light pepper, and toast/yeast earthiness. Fair amount of earthy/herbal bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of caramel, toast, biscuit, light nuttiness, orange zest, apple, herbal, floral, grass, light pepper, and toast/yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice balance, complexity, and robustness of dark/bready malt and earthy hop flavors; with a great malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a smooth, fairly crisp, and lightly bready mouthfeel that is good. Alcohol is well hidden with only a slight warming present after the finish. Overall this is a very good ESB style. Good balance and complexity of dark/bready malt and earthy hop flavors; and very smooth to drink. A nicely enjoyable offering.

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Photo of Mark4prez20
4.25/5  rDev +26.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -3.3%

Photo of oberon
3.56/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a plastic cup at the Tigers game a nice looking deep burnt orange with a thick head that never really settled completely,it's been awhile since I had a beer in a plastic cup I admit.Aromas were of bready malt and caramel mainly,a bit of toast and fruitiness was there as well but on the lighter side.Simple straitforward flavors of caramel/toffee and lightly toasted bread with faint herbal hops in the finish.Enjoyable at the ballgame but not anything I would really seek out to be honest.

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3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

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2.75/5  rDev -18.2%

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2.75/5  rDev -18.2%

ESB Amber from Saugatuck Brewing Company
3.36 out of 5 based on 128 ratings.
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