ESP - Extra Special Pig
Pig Pounder Brewery

ESP - Extra Special PigESP - Extra Special Pig
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Pig Pounder Brewery
North Carolina, United States
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB)
3.51 | pDev: 17.09%
Oct 22, 2017
Jun 03, 2014
A classic English ESB. Ruby amber in color, the aroma is floral, with mild plum accents. This ale is medium bodied, with flavors of caramel and toffee. The finish is clean and slightly sweet.

30 IBUs
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Rated: 3.49 by robebo44 from Virginia

Oct 22, 2017
Rated: 3.54 by ghowehattrick from North Carolina

Mar 21, 2016
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Reviewed by metter98 from New York

3.73/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
On-tap at Pig Pounder Brewery, Greensboro, NC

A: The beer is crystal clear amber in color and has some yellowish hues with no visible carbonation. It poured with a thin collar of bubbles around the edge of the glass.
S: Light aromas of toffee malts and plums are present in the nose.
T: The taste follows the smell, having flavors of plums along with notes of pale and toffee malts. No bitterness is perceptible.
M: It feels medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This isn't a bad representation of the style and the plum aromas and flavors are particularly interesting and unique.

Serving type: on-tap
Aug 15, 2015
Rated: 3 by DVMin98 from North Carolina

Jun 29, 2015
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Reviewed by GarthDanielson from Virginia

3.69/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Poured on-tap at the brewery and served in a shaker pint, the beer is a ruby-brown coloring, dark and rich, with no significant head. Nose of subtle toffee and roasted notes. Flavors are roasted caramel sweet forward, with a bitter hops undertone. Good balance. Smooth, light bodied, with a roasted toffee aftertaste. Smooth, light finish. Decent brew.
Mar 25, 2015
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Reviewed by ntgrant from North Carolina

4.09/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
Look: Dark, brownish-black.

Smell: Almost non-existent, slightly malty.

Taste: medium-bodied, malts, hops, bread, slight toffee/caramel, medium roast coffee.

Feel: Smooth, good with a meal.
Feb 15, 2015
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Rated by ThurstonHowell3 from Kentucky

4/5  rDev +14%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
First tried at Asheville BeerFest.
Jan 28, 2015
Rated: 4 by Guitars_and_beer from North Carolina

Jan 24, 2015
Rated: 5 by CreativeJenna from North Carolina

Nov 25, 2014
Rated: 2.5 by Renegawam from North Carolina

Sep 27, 2014
Rated: 3.52 by willardt09 from North Carolina

Aug 24, 2014
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Rated by Chris-Jones from North Carolina

3.85/5  rDev +9.7%
A classic English ESB. This ale is medium bodied, with flavors of caramel and toffee. The finish is clean.
Aug 16, 2014
Rated: 2.75 by prevatt28 from North Carolina

Aug 05, 2014
Rated: 2.75 by Martyrob from North Carolina

Jul 05, 2014
Rated: 3.25 by dbrauneis from North Carolina

Jul 03, 2014
Rated: 3.5 by carolinabeerguy from North Carolina

Jul 03, 2014
Rated: 2.75 by BigGingDrinker from North Carolina

Jun 30, 2014
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Reviewed by oberon from North Carolina

3.81/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Went to the new taproom last night for the first time.Poured into a nonic a rich deep copper color with a thinner lacey white head atop,aromas of bready malts,caramel/toffee,and light dark fruit.Flavor are pretty spot on for the English ESB,quite bready and mildy caramely sweet with a decent dose of earthy hops in the finish,a bit of hard water was noticed as well.Although Iam a hophead I can get into a traditional English ale from time to time and these guys seem to be getting that right.
Jun 26, 2014
ESP - Extra Special Pig from Pig Pounder Brewery
Beer rating: 82 out of 100 with 18 ratings