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North By Northwest Extra Special Bitter | North by Northwest Restaurant & Brewery

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North by Northwest Restaurant & Brewery
Texas, United States

Style: Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Summer

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by Pegasus on 07-22-2003

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Reviews: 3 | Ratings: 6
Photo of Mora2000
3.51/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On tap at the brewpub under the name Excalibur ESB. I assume this is the same beer.

The beer pours an orange color with a white head. The aroma is fairly faint. I get a little bit of toffee and grass, but overall the beer doesn't have much of an aroma. The flavor is more prominent. I get a lot of toffee malt with some grassy hop notes. As the beer warms I also get some pine notes from the hops. Very easy to drink. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

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Photo of Gagnonsux
3.88/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Called the Excalibur ESB during my trip to NXNW. The color is a very dark amber with almost no head by the time the beer arrives at my table. The aroma is of dark toasted malts with a strong chocolate flavor. The taste is much like the aroma, malty with chocolate flavors in the mix. A little bit of earthy malt flavor and hop spice give this more character. The flavors aren't what I was expecting from an ESB, but I still found this to be very flavorful.

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Photo of Pegasus
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Slightly hazy toned copper color; exhibits a decent snow-white head and is mildly carbonated

Aroma: Begins with rich, toasted malts, accented by citrus hops, and a slight grain husk.

Taste: Opens with flavorful toasted malts which carry the taste to the finish, soon after followed by crisp and lingering citrus hops with a slightly oily cast.

Mouth feel: Smooth and fairly full.

Drinkability/notes: Surprisingly refreshing, a nice alternative to the usual summer lagers.

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North By Northwest Extra Special Bitter from North by Northwest Restaurant & Brewery
3.59 out of 5 based on 6 ratings.
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