Fegley's ESB
Fegley's Bethlehem Brew Works

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From:
Fegley's Bethlehem Brew Works
 
Pennsylvania, United States
Style:
Bitter - English Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB)
ABV:
5.4%
Score:
83
Avg:
3.62 | pDev: 11.05%
Ratings:
71
Status:
Retired
Rated:
Nov 30, 2019
Added:
Jun 21, 2002
Wants:
  1
Gots:
  9
SCORE
83
Good
Notes: None
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3.52 by XsoldoutX from Pennsylvania on Nov 30, 2019
 
4.18 by lccrunchy from Pennsylvania on Feb 21, 2017
 
4.24 by SeymourDunn from Wisconsin on Jan 29, 2016
 
3.34 by BanditoJunkie from New Jersey on Oct 12, 2015
 
2.9 by BRad1961 from Missouri on Aug 04, 2015
 
3.73 by Stofko1992 from Pennsylvania on Jul 20, 2015
 
3.56 by Lurkerson from Pennsylvania on Jul 14, 2015
 
4.25 by pep from Pennsylvania on Sep 10, 2014
 
3.12 by cfadams17 from Pennsylvania on Aug 16, 2014
 
3.12 by Navysqurl from New Jersey on Aug 16, 2014
 
3.5 by PhineasMcClintock from Massachusetts on Aug 02, 2014
 
3.75 by pat_usher from Pennsylvania on Jul 12, 2014
 
3.5 by macesq from District of Columbia on Jun 26, 2014
 
3.5 by rydev24 from Pennsylvania on Jun 22, 2014
 
3.75 by Zetcha7x from Pennsylvania on Mar 12, 2014
 
3 by LehighAce06 from Pennsylvania on Jan 25, 2014
 
3.25 by chicagoish from Pennsylvania on Nov 22, 2013
 
3.5 by Druss157 from New Jersey on Nov 17, 2013
 
4 by Luweezy from Pennsylvania on Oct 25, 2013
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3.88/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
by Leeshka410 from Delaware

I was expecting something different when I sampled this beer but really was pleasantly surprised by its smoothness. It is a reddish color with a semi-sweetness, not-too-hoppy flavor, and I could easily drink many pints of this, but I did not! (I'm driving) ABV=5.4 so it is very drinkable with no bite involved. Smoooth!

Oct 16, 2013
 
3.5 by George2744 from Pennsylvania on Aug 11, 2013
 
3.5 by Varkias41 from New Jersey on Jul 19, 2013
 
4 by BeerForMuscle from New Jersey on Jul 12, 2013
 
3 by LoveStout from New York on Jun 30, 2013
 
3.75 by petermethot from New Jersey on Jun 26, 2013
 
3.5 by yuenglingade from Pennsylvania on May 13, 2013
 
2.75 by CreightonSM from New York on Apr 14, 2013
 
3.5 by Lewdd from Illinois on Feb 23, 2013
 
3.75 by tobelerone from New Jersey on Feb 10, 2013
 
3.25 by Budinetz from Pennsylvania on Feb 04, 2013
 
3.5 by TheBigBoy from Pennsylvania on Jan 28, 2013
 
4 by jjd315 from Pennsylvania on Jan 14, 2013
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3.79/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by 57md from Pennsylvania

Appearance is burnt copper with half a finger of head. The head had modest retention and left a trace of lacing behind. The nose has mild bready notes. The flavor profile is malty and hearty, but it is just a bit shy of earning the title of "full-bodied." There is a mild dry hop bitterness on the finish.

An excellent example of the style and very sessionable, indeed.

Jul 19, 2012
 
3.5 by Bockerdoppel91 from Pennsylvania on Jul 02, 2012
 
3.75 by mk66 from Pennsylvania on Jun 21, 2012
 
3.25 by Thirsty2383 from Pennsylvania on Jun 06, 2012
 
3.5 by Fermenticusrex from Pennsylvania on May 12, 2012
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3.08/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3
by Rifugium from North Dakota

First had: on tap at Bethlehem

Poured a clear amber color with a small white head that nonetheless left copious lacing. Basic, light aroma of toasty malts and light leafy hops. Taste of mild herbal and earthy hops, light caramel, homebrewish malt extract, moderately bitter in the finish. Not too bad, but not great. Light body, light flavor, went down pretty smooth. Not much else to say.

May 08, 2012
 
3.25 by djrn2 from New Jersey on Mar 20, 2012
Fegley's ESB from Fegley's Bethlehem Brew Works
Beer rating: 83 out of 100 with 71 ratings