ESB | Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery

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Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery
United States

Style: Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by JamesS on 02-09-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Reviews: 3 | Ratings: 5
Photo of mothman
3/5  rDev -22.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

On tap at Rock Bottom Minneapolis.

Served in a pint glass with a finger of beige head. Decent retention with some splattered lace left. Color is a copper amber.

Aroma: British pale malts. Some grapefruit citrus. Floral hops. Fairly malty.

Taste: Much like the nose, it starts out with some British flavored pale malts. Then I get the same grapefruit citrus followed by some earthy hops.

Mouthfeel: Bitter and smooth. Medium bodied with a medium amount of carbonation. Ends a little sticky.

Overall, I wasn't the biggest fan of this esb. It wasn't as hoppy and bitter as I was expecting it to be. Seemed a bit malty.

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Photo of scanny79
4.2/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Growler, poured into a pint glass. A nice dark copper brown with little to no head on it. Pours very smooth.

Smell: A nice strong bitter smell, not too overpowering, with a nice hop undertone.

Taste: I first tried this at the brewery and was leary on it due to it was an ESB, however, I was very pleasantly surprised with how all the ingredients combined and nothing overpowered the other. Has a nice bitter to it, but the kind that made me want another drink.

Mouthfeel: It's very smooth in the mouth due to a lack of lots of carbonation. There is a bitter hoppy feel to it, but it didn't get stronger or weaken.

Overall: Overall I was very pleased with this ESB. Enough so I bought 2 growlers of it, and I would definetly buy this beer again.

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Photo of JamesS
4.65/5  rDev +19.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Poured an excellent copper color with very good head and lacing throughout. Very nice hoppy scent, slight citrus tones and a bit of Earthy hops. Excellent malt flavor with a great citrus hop finish. Goes down extremely smooth, I could have had several of these at one sitting.

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ESB from Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery
3.89 out of 5 based on 5 ratings.
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