Bad Dog E.S.B. | Cally's Restaurant and Brewing Co.

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Brewed by:
Cally's Restaurant and Brewing Co.
Virginia, United States

Style: Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.60%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by OldFrothingSlosh on 01-14-2005

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 3 |  Reviews: 3
Reviews by mmmbeer:
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4.13/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

5.6% and 39 IBUs according to the brewery. Pours with a 2 finger tan head that reduces to a thin blanket, leaving rings and lots of patches of lace on the glass. It is dark amber with a hint of red. Fruity smell with a little bit of malt. Taste is hoppy up front with a good malt backbone. Fruits (citrus) and some floral flavors from the hops, and the bitterness lingers. Slightly creamy feel and the malts are almost chewy. This pint is going fast and I'm sure the growler will too.

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Photo of robertp1024
3.85/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This fairly dark hoppy amber has very distinct taste. At first taste, I thought it was going to be too hoppy, however, I was quite pleased. Excellent fruit flavors mix well with a malty taste. Also, had a wonderfully thick lasting head. At 5.6% ABV, this beer is an excellent choice.

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Photo of advill88
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a honey amber color with a robust white head.

Smell is of light fruity malts with some floral hops in the mix.

Taste starts out with a creamy fruit maltiness, which is quickly hit with a dose of hops, and then cycles back with a touch of malt to balance it out again. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with moderate carbonation.

Overall, I'd say this is a great beer. I love how the creamy texture interplays with just the right balance of malt and hops. I could drink a lot of these.

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Bad Dog E.S.B. from Cally's Restaurant and Brewing Co.
4.08 out of 5 based on 3 ratings.
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