Extra Special Bitter | Broadway Brewery & Restaurant

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Broadway Brewery & Restaurant
Missouri, United States

Style: Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Don’t let the name misguide your senses! This rich, aromatic, medium-bodied ale will excite the palate and satisfy the hop-heads while enticing the novice. A great introduction to the world of craft beers, this ale goes great with a meal and is an easy sipper all by its self.

Added by Tone on 12-04-2009

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Reviews: 3 | Ratings: 3
Photo of NickGirardPhoto
2.7/5  rDev -21.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

A: Hazy, orange, amber. thin head.

S: sour, citrus notes, a mix of sweet and tart

T: taste like a wild yeast strain to me, due to the sourness. The sourness is not over powering, but more so complimented by a sweetness from the malt and a slight, "hey buddy" from the hops (almost not noticeable). Definitely picked up citrus notes and a sort of tang/tartness on the finish. The finish is surprisingly crisp.

M: carbonation is pretty standard, tingles the tongue slightly.

D: Definitely does not taste like an ESB. Taste like a summer wheat, with a wild yeast fermentation and more hops/body.

I really like the beer and I would drink many more, but to call it an ESB just doesn't seem far and my rating reflects this.

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Photo of zeff80
3.62/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Poured a crystal clear, orange-amber color with a small, bubbly, white head of thin foam. It left little to no lacing.

S - It smelled malty sweet with caramel notes. There were touches of grassy hops present.

T - A nice sweet, malty ESB with a sharp yet subtle hop kick. A nice balance of bitter hops and sweet malt.

M - It was crisp, sharp and smooth. A light to medium bodied ale.

D - This is pretty nice ESB. It fits the style pretty well but doesn't do anything out of the ordinary. It's very sessionable and worth a try.

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Photo of Tone
3.65/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a clear, red/amber color. 1/4 inch head of an off-white color. Good retention and good lacing. Smells of sweet malt, hops, and yeast. Fits the style of an ESB. Mouth feel is smooth and creamy with a low carbonation level. Tastes of sweet malt, hops, yeast, and slight earthy toffee flavor. Overall, a drinkable ESB, being smooth and having a noticeable malt content.

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Extra Special Bitter from Broadway Brewery & Restaurant
3.45 out of 5 based on 3 ratings.
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