14* ESB | Bent Paddle Brewing Co.

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3.91/5
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173 Ratings
14* ESB14* ESB
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Bent Paddle Brewing Co.
Minnesota, United States
bentpaddlebrewing.com

Style: Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.60%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by gatornation on 01-27-2014

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#9,182
Reviews:
31
Ratings:
173
pDev:
10.74%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
7
Gots:
34
Trade:
1
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Ratings: 173 |  Reviews: 31
Photo of MonDak_Joe1953
3.94/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from 12oz can into glass. Stamped on can bottom is '030-18'.
Deep amber colored body. White islands and ring. Rings of lacing.
Subtle aroma of malt and citrus.
Taste of malt, floral hop, caramel/nutty. Bitterness is balanced.
Medium mouth feel.
A good representative of style. Rather dry, but full of bolder, sweet malt and citrus hops.

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Photo of WillLyon4
3.94/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of NodakEric
4.07/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Vidblain
3/5  rDev -23.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Lelampp
4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Dave2234
3.57/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of PMarcy78
4.14/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of vette2006c5r
3.92/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

14* ESB pours a darker amber color, almost brown, with a big lacing and long lasting head. Big malty aroma, with hints of nuts. Taste is malty upfront, hints of smoke, with a creamy and slightly bitter aftertaste. Good body and feel,but feels just a bit flat. Overall, its a bigger take on a traditional ESB style.

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Photo of BrewNoob1
3.69/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of cmsfish
3.86/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of HermitDan
4.1/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ipeters1017
4.49/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Beer pours reddish brown with a white head.

Smells of toffee, earthiness, and citrus.

Taste leads with bitterness before giving way to a great caramel-y and nutty malt flavor. Not a ton of hoppiness, and it doesn't really need it. Finishes sweet.

Mouthfeel is thin and smooth with just enough carbonation to make your mouth tingle.

Overall, a very good, well-balanced beer that makes me want to try more ESB-style beers, if this is to be a true representative of it. My favorite Bent Paddle release.

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Photo of zeff80
3.99/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured out a clear copper color with a pillowy, white, one-finger head. It smelled of pine, citrus and malt. It tasted spicy and hoppy. Also a good sweet maltiness flavor. There is a slight bitter kick. It was very crisp and sharp. A medium-bodied beer.

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Photo of einman
3.69/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of elec
4.01/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of moundbz
3.97/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of lic217
4.09/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of FitgerFanatic
3.5/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of d5001986
3.5/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of PhillyStyle
3.79/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JeffSK
3.93/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of andrenaline
4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Cpt_splding
4.5/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ONovoMexicano
3.79/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ounce can into a nonic ten ounce glass.

Deep caramel color approaching raisin. I guess I'm surprised for an ESB but it looks clean, has sudsy head and and a healthy film that stays atop the beer.

Smell is a mix of sweet bread and caramel and floral. Kind of subdued.

Floral and grassy hop flavor with caramel and a nice toast flavor.

Dry and bitter but in a mellow and low-key way and there's a good sweetness.

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Photo of Cramerican
4.09/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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14* ESB from Bent Paddle Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.91 out of 5 with 173 ratings