Crystal ESB | The Brew Kettle Taproom & Smokehouse / Production Works

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Brewed by:
The Brew Kettle Taproom & Smokehouse / Production Works
Ohio, United States
thebrewkettle.com

Style: Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by Sammy on 07-10-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Reviews:
2
Ratings:
3
pDev:
4.72%
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Ratings: 3 |  Reviews: 2
Photo of Ozzylizard
3.17/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Served on tap at lager temperature in standard pint glass
Aroma – not noticeable
Head small (1 cm), creamy, off-white, mostly diminishing
Lacing good
Body clear, light orange
Flavor slightly bitter with slight hops presence. No diacetyl which would have been both acceptable and desired. No alcohol, no malt. Ends slightly bitter.
Palate is light to medium, watery, with soft carbonation.

This was an acceptable low alcohol (5.5% abv) ale since I was driving and went well with my pulled pork sandwich, slaw, and beans. While it wasn’t great, it was quite acceptable for a US spin on a Brit ale.

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Photo of Brownsfan13
3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

Photo of Sammy
3.5/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Enjoyed on tap at the brewpub. An American style spin on the traditional British ESB. Golden colour very lacey. Not as straight up bitter taste as would be the style, still a decent bitter beer. Medium mouthfeel, appropriately carbonated. Mild hop aroma.

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Crystal ESB from The Brew Kettle Taproom & Smokehouse / Production Works
Beer rating: 3.39 out of 5 with 3 ratings