Ouachita ESB | Vino's Brewpub

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Brewed by:
Vino's Brewpub
Arkansas, United States | website

Style: Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
This medium-bodied amber ale has a pleasant hop aroma and a zesty flavor with a bite to it.

Added by brewdlyhooked13 on 05-13-2005

BEER STATS
Reviews:
5
Ratings:
7
Avg:
3.71
pDev:
7.82%
 
 
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Reviews: 5 | Ratings: 7
Photo of Rifugium
3.23/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

First had: on tap at Vino's, Little Rock, AR

Poured into a pint glass, a clear amber with just a patchy layer of bubbles for a head. Light aroma, pale malts and bitter hops, with hints of citrus zest. Toasted bread taste, earthy hops, pithy and bitter, but still retaining a certain smoothness. Light-medium body, not overly flavorful, but still pretty sessionable.

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Photo of EagleTalon
3.82/5  rDev +3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours to a thin head and murky amber/brown color. Aroma is hoppy, with strong fruity esters and malt. Flavor is hop dominant, with spicy earthy English character and a strong crystal malt backbone to stand up to the bitterness. Mouthfeel is of medium thickness and low to moderate CO2. Overall, this is a tasty, worthy ESB.

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Photo of champ103
3.64/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours a clear reddish color. A very minimal and bubbly white head forms, and recedes in a second. No lace.
S: Soft, with a good balance of malt and hops. Caramel, light fruit aromas, and some citrus hops.
T: Up front there is to much citrus and grapefruit hops for my tastes and the style. The hoppy bitterness kind of takes over. More of an APA than an ESB.
M/D: A medium body that is crisp and dry. Really easy to drink. I can quaff a few with no problem.

Not bad, but not really an ESB. If this was labeled an APA, I might have given this a better score. It is still very much worth a try if you visit the brewpub.

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Photo of Reneejane
4/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The Ouchita ESB was amber brown in color with a white head. It was well carbonated but didn't have great head retention. The aroma was of butterscotch but not terribly overwhelming, this is I think generally allowed in this style. The taste was definitely bitter at first, possibly an english hop? The hops had a spicy character, but not necessarily of a fruit one. Finished with bitterness. Tasty definitely drinkable!

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Photo of GCBrewingCo
4.12/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

The beer arrived on the table clear medium amber with practically no head at all and little lacing of the glass.

The aroma was fruity witha slight hop aroma and a nice caramel maltiness.

The flavor was fruity with caramel and a substantial, almost agressive hop bittering. The hop flavors were low and mostly earthy and grassy, but the bittering was in your face and said I am here world feel my pain!

The finish was dry with lasting bittering a really long and pleasant time into the aftertaste with just a hint of residual slight caramel. The body was medium light and just a bit low, but the carbonation was low as well.

The bittering was probably overdone in this beer, but in the end, who really cares.

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Ouachita ESB from Vino's Brewpub
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