1327 Pod's ESB | Blue Blood Brewery

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1327 Pod's ESB1327 Pod's ESB

Brewed by:
Blue Blood Brewery
Nebraska, United States

Style: Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.60%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
A well-balanced beer between sweetness from the malt and bitterness from the hops with 5.6% alcohol by volume and 37 IBU. The beer is named after a co-founder of the brewery whose love for the Extra Special Bitter style of beer is why this beer is one of our first releases. The beer is meant to be a little bitter, but not over the top and very drinkable. The hop aroma and flavor do not dominate the beer, but support the malt to create a well balanced beer.

Added by midworken on 01-17-2012

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Ratings: 42 |  Reviews: 13
Photo of COR8RFAN
4/5  rDev +32.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of SD-Alefan
1.52/5  rDev -49.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.75

Poured a slightly hazy yellow with tons of carbonation. A huge and growing, thick and creamy white head that persists.
Aroma is what I feared. I believe we have an infection as their is a sour acidic tartness in the aroma that does not belong in an ESB.
The taste follows the nose. An unpleasant sour followed by a lasting bitter. And that's about it.
Nasty. One of the few beers I've ever drain poured.

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Photo of shea117474
1.39/5  rDev -53.8%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.25

Sadly, this is Blue Bloods most decent beer in their "regular" lineup.

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Photo of SinjaminBentek
1/5  rDev -66.8%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

One of the worst esb's I have ever tasted

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Photo of Beer187
2.92/5  rDev -3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Dave50c
3.52/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Dropped into the brewery over Christmas, this is a very tasty beer. we tried several of their brews just found this ESB was what I really enjoyed. Very balanced not overly Hopped just right for this type. If you have the opportunity I recommend this beer and the brewery!

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Photo of Malone47
4/5  rDev +32.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Great beer with great flavor

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Photo of BeerWithMike
3.25/5  rDev +8%

Sampled this evening on 10/22/14. Comes in a 12 ounce can only. Can chilled down to 36 degrees F in my beer cooler and poured in to a tulip glass.

Pours a very hazy orange-yellow in color with a thick foamy/creamy 4-finger head that finally settles down to a good 5mm cap after a good 10 minutes. Lots of lacing is seen with each sip that sticks to the sides of the glass, like a good German brew would. The aroma has a lot going on with some malts, caramel and spice. Even more going on with the taste with some biscuit, grass in the mix and finishes with a bitter aftertaste that lasted a bit too long for my likes. Medium bodied and perfect carbonation though. Overall, not a big fan of the E.S.B. style brews.

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2.5/5  rDev -16.9%

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3.25/5  rDev +8%

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2.25/5  rDev -25.2%

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3/5  rDev -0.3%

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3/5  rDev -0.3%

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3/5  rDev -0.3%

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3.25/5  rDev +8%

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2/5  rDev -33.6%

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3/5  rDev -0.3%

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3.25/5  rDev +8%

Photo of Miami66
1.5/5  rDev -50.2%

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2.75/5  rDev -8.6%

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3.5/5  rDev +16.3%

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3.5/5  rDev +16.3%

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3.25/5  rDev +8%

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3.25/5  rDev +8%

Photo of claspada
2.9/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Pours a pale amber color with a small white head that settles quickly leaving some spotty lacing.
Aromas begin with ever-so-slight grassiness and some light crackery and caramel maltiness. Sadly that's pretty much it.

The tastes begin with light crackery and biscuity maltiness with some mild grassy hop flavor and bitterness.

Mouthfeel is light to medium bodied with medium carbonation.

Overall, that's 0-2 so far on this brewery. While this was better than the Pale ale by leaps and bounds this still isn't anywhere close to style and no where near a respectable ESB.

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1327 Pod's ESB from Blue Blood Brewery
Beer rating: 9.5% out of 100 with 42 ratings
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