JHBH ESB
John Harvard's Brewery & Ale House

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Beer Geek Stats:
Style:
English Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB)
ABV:
not listed
Score:
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Avg:
3.35 | pDev: 16.72%
Reviews:
2
Ratings:
5
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John Harvard's Brewery & Ale House
 
Massachusetts, United States
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Retired (no longer brewed)
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3.13/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Firkin version at Barley's 6th Annual Mini RAF (04/26/08): The beer is a mostly clear dark amber color with a medium thin beige head that dissipates steadily. Patchy lacing on the glass. Aroma of caramel malt and hops. Medium-bodied with flavors of malt, nuts and caramel along with a touch of hops. The finish is malty with a light hops aftertaste. Fairly run-of-the-mill overall.

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2.61/5  rDev -22.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Served in a 5 oz. sample at Harvard's. The color was golden, with a nice wisp of head. The smell was a slight hop. The taste was very light hoppiness. Mouthfeel was light. Drinkability-wise, I probably wouldn't want another.

Just a bland, uninviting ESB without much going for it. Could have been a lot more strong and inviting. As it is, though, I wouldn't have another.

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JHBH ESB from John Harvard's Brewery & Ale House
Beer rating: 3.35 out of 5 with 5 ratings