EFH ESB | John Harvard's Brewery & Ale House

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John Harvard's Brewery & Ale House
Massachusetts, United States

Style: Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.30%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by necoadam on 01-03-2005

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Ratings: 4 |  Reviews: 2
Photo of TripelMark
3.43/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ROGUE16
4/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of HopEnthusiast
3.54/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This beer pours a nice hazy brown with a head that is a light tan. There is actually excellent lacing. There is a nice hop and yeast aroma with a hint of citrus. As for the taste, it is not exactly extra bitter. There is a little bitterness to it, but tastes like it is watered down. I tried to find some taste other than the very faint hop taste but i couldn't. An allright brew house beer.

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Photo of necoadam
3.85/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

What that EFH stood for is beyond me. But this was a nice ESB.

22oz mug.

A nice copper color with a off-white head that stayed the entire way down.

Smell was a little light but some nice malts with a flare of some hops, but it was all too light.

Taste made up for it though. A nice malt backbone along with some slight caramel and toasted flavors. Hops enter in the middle to give it a balance effect.

Mouthfeel was light to medium with the right amount of carbonation.

Looks like a new receipe considering their regular ESB didn't do so well. But a nice well rounded ESB that went down nicely.

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EFH ESB from John Harvard's Brewery & Ale House
3.7 out of 5 based on 4 ratings.
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