Extra Special Bitter | Tequesta Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Tequesta Brewing Company
Florida, United States

Style: Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by Alieniloquium on 08-17-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 2 |  Reviews: 2
Photo of GallowsThief
4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured out of a growler into my Duvel tulip.

A – Darkish colored caramel cola brown pour. One finger of bubbly tan head that settles down to a nice cover.

S – Nice roasty aroma. Caramel malts. Pick up some fruit smell. Almost oakey.

T – Big rich malty, roasty taste right off the bat. Sweet caramel. Toffee. Fruity and bready as well. Nice balanced flavors.

M – Medium bodied and very smooth. Crisp and clean with a bit drying at the finish.

O – I really enjoyed the taste and complexity of this brew. I have not had a great deal of ESB to compare but this one was fine and went down smooth. Very drinkable.

* Reviewer is a total homer for Matt and his TBC brews. He suggests you get some and judge for yourself.

Serving type: growler

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Photo of Alieniloquium
4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a TBC growler into a British pint.

Appearance - When poured from the growler, it had a substantial off-white head. It hung around for a while and left a nice bit of lacing. The body is a fairly clear deep amber with reddish hues.

Smell - There's an interesting woody smell to it. Very earthy malts and some toffee. Smells like an ESB!

Taste - More complex than the smell. A creamy, malty base with an earthy, woody taste. It starts with some toffee flavors that aren't sweet, which is nice. It finishes with a nice bitterness.

Mouthfeel - The creaminess right after the initial hop and malt flavors is right on point for an ESB. It is a bit heavy, though. At 6%, it's one big ESB. Tasty, though.

Overall - The only concern I have is how strong it is. It's a very big ESB. Very strong flavors and a bit heavy. Otherwise, a very authentic tasting ESB.

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Extra Special Bitter from Tequesta Brewing Company
4 out of 5 based on 2 ratings.
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