Laughing Dog CSB | Laughing Dog Brewing

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Laughing Dog Brewing
Idaho, United States

Style: English Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
When Ben the laughing dog was much younger he developed a habit of sticking his nose in people’s crotches to check them out and say Hello. One of his favorite people to do this too, coined the term CSB or Crotch Sniffing Bastard and so the seed was planted for the name of this beer. A British style ESB with an LDB twist it is crisp but malty and at the same time somewhat playful, it is a great beer to have while out sniffing around, or if you are stuck at home on a short leash for maybe sniffing in the wrong places.

Added by RJLarse on 02-25-2007

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Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.69/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This was poured into an English pint glass. The appearance was a ruddy burnt orange almost copper color with a finger’s worth of light foamy white head. Some lace, but sliding and messy. The aroma had some biscuits, toast, sweet grain, butterscotch, caramel/toffee malts, earthy to grassy hops and a touch of dried leaves. The flavor was malty sweet like many ESB’s I have tried. Expected earthy hop to smooth malty crispness in the aftertaste. Finish was crisp and malty. The palate was roughly medium bodied with a decent sessionability about it. Carbonation felt good as best as a bottled ESB can be. ABV felt as projected. Overall, I’d say this was a pretty good ESB worthy of having again if I could get it. Pass the fish n’ chips.

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Photo of 50StateBeerTour
3.33/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Offa
3.71/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

This is a very good pale ale that tastes much better than it smells.

Copper, it has a huge tan head steadily shrinking to thin top.

Aroma is ok but not great - yeasty bread dough, hints of caramelised pine bark, wet hay, old wet towels.

Taste is nice winy breadcrust, hints of toffee and spice drops, caramelised pine, form sweetness and bitterness, nice balance, some well-rounded complexity, engaging character & feel.

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3.75/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.27/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of TastyAdventure
4.19/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Great English taste. Rich and full. Mild fruity tastes from yeast. Great

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Photo of Tilly
4.19/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy blood orange colour. Beige, single finger head that dissipates quickly.
Apple aroma. Some hops.
Apple taste also. Almost like an apple that is about to turn bad in a good way.
I'm partial to bitterness and this hits the mark.
Mouth feel is pleasant thickness but not overly so..
I read a lot of negative things about this beer but drink it with an unbiased thought and you may enjoy.

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2.5/5  rDev -28.8%

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3.6/5  rDev +2.6%

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4/5  rDev +14%

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3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

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3/5  rDev -14.5%

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2.75/5  rDev -21.7%

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3/5  rDev -14.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -7.4%

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4/5  rDev +14%

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2.75/5  rDev -21.7%

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3/5  rDev -14.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

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3/5  rDev -14.5%

Photo of BlurryVisi0n
3.31/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Served in a pint glass.

Appearance:A slightly hazy amber body with medium bubbles to it. Off-white head with a very light orange tint to it rose to about a finger's length with a vigorous pour.

Smell: A very bland hop scent. Comes and goes to quick with not much to show for it.

Taste: For a to actually be called bitter considering the name...I expecting more bitterness to it. More malty with a corn infusion that blends pretty well.

Mouth: Has a nice toasty feel to it makes you feel like your drinking a super version of bavarian lager. Crisp and smooth, light stickiness to it.

Overall: Good beer with very strong flavors, love the sweet floral bitter feel and wouldn't mind having it again. Not going to blow your mind away but definitely won't disappoint. Perfect for the BBQ...Salud!

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Laughing Dog CSB from Laughing Dog Brewing
Beer rating: 3.51 out of 5 with 133 ratings