Velvet ESB | Hopworks Urban Brewery

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71 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Hopworks Urban Brewery
Oregon, United States
hopworksbeer.com

Style: Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.20%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by msubulldog25 on 05-05-2009

BEER STATS
Ratings:
71
Reviews:
12
Avg:
3.69
pDev:
11.11%
 
 
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2
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3/5  rDev -18.7%

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3/5  rDev -18.7%

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3.19/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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3.27/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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3.33/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Had on-tap at HUB in Portland, OR. Poured an amber color with a ring of bubbles for a "head" that left VERY fine lacing...almost no lacing at all. Had an aroma of sweet malts, toffee, floral hops and caramel. Tasted of sweet malts, toffee, floral hops, caramel and light grains. Very smooth.

Medium bodied with light carbonation. Overall a good beer and a good representation of the style...another one I enjoyed from HUB.

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3.39/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Cask service into a mug at HUB pub in Portland.

A: Clear, medium amber color with one finger of diminishing parchment-tinted foam head. Heavy lacing remains on the glass.

S: Weak graininess; too clean, with no yeast influence to speak of.

T: Begins dry, with rich toasted maris otter malt that is deep and dynamic with the aid of lively acidity. Bitterness begins to develop during the middle that is otherwise still dominated by bready and diacetyl-like English malt. Flavors are stale and mildly spicy and nutty in the finish.

M: Thin to medium viscosity, acidic but fairly balanced on the palate, with low carbonation.

D/O: Yeast is not influential enough in this ESB that, save for the undeniable English malt presence, is as much American amber ale as it is ESB.

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3.41/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Clear copper colour with a long-lasted creamy white head. Great head retention.

Dull aroma with very little going on here. There's a touch of slightly nutty malt but it lacks the depth of hop and malt of the best ESBs.

Smooth, malt combines with some toffee notes and is balanced by a great earthy hop character. Where was this in the aroma? Good flavours but a little bit dulled.

Medium body with moderately-high carbonation. A bit over carbonated.

A smooth, ESB which could do with a bit more intensity of flavour. Close but no cigar.

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3.43/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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Velvet ESB from Hopworks Urban Brewery
3.69 out of 5 based on 71 ratings.
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