ESG (Extra Special Golden) | Terminal Gravity Brewing Company

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ESG (Extra Special Golden)ESG (Extra Special Golden)
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Terminal Gravity Brewing Company
Oregon, United States
terminalgravitybrewing.com

Style: American Blonde Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.40%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by RedDiamond on 10-21-2004

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Ranking:
#36,690
Reviews:
37
Ratings:
53
pDev:
14.49%
 
 
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Photo of msubulldog25
4.01/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

One of those beers I've had on occasion that I've come around to fully appreciate. I've only seen the ESG on-draught; this occasion was a pint poured at Jax in downtown Portland.

A: Gorgeous, lightly hazed golden yellow, glowing in the sunshine. Head is miniscule, just a sliver of bubbly whiteness. Moderate amount of scattered carbonation.

S: Sweet wheat/rye/grain aroma. Lots of hay and a mildly floral hoppiness.

T: Appealing, full grain flavor with a pleasant level of spice. Accented with a lightly hopped tartness, tangerine and orange, peaches?. Finishes with herbal/grassy sweetness. So very good!

M: Initially seemed thin, then a richer mouthfeel develops. Overall it's a crisp, light-medium bodied brew, well-balanced with a fresh, clean finish.

D: Perfect on a warm late spring afternoon and the epitome of "session beer". Clean, excellent flavor, worthy of having much more often than I have in the past. Thanks to Terminal Gravity for making this one.

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Photo of Dubbercody
3.57/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours lovely straw color, great caronation lines running up from the base of pint.

It's as a Golden with a touch of bitterness and that's just what did the trick for me on a warm afternoon. Easy drinking and doesn't leave your mouth dry nor coated.

Nothing stands out as overwhelming about this brew, but that's exactly what I wanted from it. Clean, easy but still damn tasty.

Great TG brew I had just a pint at Concordia Ale House.

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Photo of RedDiamond
4.36/5  rDev +23.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Terminal Gravity only produces three regular beers. And while their IPA has earned much justified praise in the northwest, their relatively unknown ESG is equally deserving of praise and exaltation. This beer lives up to its name by defining the concept of an extra special golden beer. ESG is a bright, sunny lemon-drop color. It is slightly hazed and yields a fine lace. In a late autumn afternoonÂ’s sunlight, the color of ESG is especially seductive; it is a beautiful beer to behold.

ESG has a dry, lager-like malt aroma and is exceptionally crisp as though perhaps tinged with rye. This near-palpable crispness contributes to a highly refreshing beer that is stylistically unique in its color and temperament.

ESG is an easy session beer or food companion. Its disposition is light, crisp, and refreshing, and yet the body is still full and delivers ample flavor.

A very classy pour.

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ESG (Extra Special Golden) from Terminal Gravity Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.52 out of 5 with 53 ratings