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ESB | Core Brewing & Distilling Co.

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ESBESB
BA SCORE
3.75/5
Very Good
74 Ratings
ESBESB
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Core Brewing & Distilling Co.
Arkansas, United States
corebeer.com

Style: Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.10%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by estlinska on 04-12-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#23,720
Reviews:
13
Ratings:
74
pDev:
10.93%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
12
Trade:
0
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2.8/5  rDev -25.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

Thanks to Dirty25 for sending me this one.

Pours a murky brown with a gigantic foamy khaki head that settles to a thick cap on top of the beer. Foamy patches of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is sour with malt, fruit, and bread aromas. Taste is much the same with sour malt and fruit flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of earth bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty poor beer that is definitely infected, but it is slightly drinkable at least.

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3/5  rDev -20%

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3.06/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3.11/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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3.25/5  rDev -13.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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3.25/5  rDev -13.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -13.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -13.3%

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3.31/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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3.35/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of estlinska
3.36/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Served on tap to a standard shaker at the Saucer on 4/11/13. Pours a deep ruby reddish amber color with just the bare smattering of head to it. It leaves fairly good lacing to the glass given the minimal head to the beer. The smell is fairly subtle at first, but it does build up on itself as the beer warms. It is heavy on toasted malts and warm biscuit malt up front. Also, there is a fair amount of piney hops smell to the nose as well. The taste is a pretty good balance of malt and hops. The mops tend to take center stage with plenty of that toasted bread and biscuit malts up front. There is a good, clean bittering to it as well though and it works well together. The hops are again quite piney overall. The mouthfeel was the major detriment to the beer though; it was a little thin and watery, lacking any real body to it overall. No alcohol burn; medium carbonation. Overall a tasty brew that lacks the aroma and body to make it a true homerun.

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3.42/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.5/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.5/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

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ESB from Core Brewing & Distilling Co.
Beer rating: 3.75 out of 5 with 74 ratings
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