The Search ESB | Aquanaut Brewing Company

Your Rating: None
Want it   Got it 
The Search ESBThe Search ESB
BA SCORE
3.61/5
Good
18 Ratings
The Search ESBThe Search ESB
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Aquanaut Brewing Company
Illinois, United States
aquanautbeer.com

Style: English Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.30%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
A classic English style beer that embraces balance. Mild fruitiness and floral hops blend seamlessly with biscuit and toffee malt characteristics. Approachability is key, enjoy this with a variety of cuisines.

Added by TMoney2591 on 11-08-2014

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
3
Ratings:
18
pDev:
12.47%
 
 
Wants:
0
Gots:
2
Trade:
0
HISTOGRAM
 
View: Beers
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
Ratings: 18 |  Reviews: 3
Reviews by dedbeer:
Photo of dedbeer
4/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

More User Reviews:
Photo of emerge077
3.11/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of firkingroovin
3.33/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Aaron_Kerkvliet
4.03/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Hopheadjeffery
3.54/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Tasted in a Rastal Teku from a 1 pint can on January 31, 2015. Look is ruby red with a thin head and spotty lacing. Smell is fruit, floral hops, biscuit and toffee malt aromas. Taste is fruit, floral hop notes with rich caramel and toffee malt flavors.

 255 characters

Photo of MattMorin
3.75/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dannycohen62
4/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Qbdoo
3/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

An appealing caramel color with a frothy tan head that fades fast. The aroma is puzzling: some notes of dark fruit but there's something else there that I can't identify and do not like. The taste begins in decent fashion with a bit of dark fruit and toffee but the finish has this weird and distasteful metallic quality that really lingers. The texture is extremely crisp, which doesn't fit the style. I try to sample and support local breweries, and I've had a solid beer from this brewer, but this is the worst beer I've had in a long time.

 543 characters

Photo of spycow
3.58/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of dcf5ve
3/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of cryptichead
4/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Drank
3.87/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Lots of brewers try to replicate an English ESB, but this brewer nails it. Great aroma, malt flavor and it is all in the right proportion. Very good beer. This is not the beer style I typically drink, but would search this out again.

 236 characters

Photo of kodt
4.01/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of lucky_rodent
3.62/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of RichH55
4.65/5  rDev +28.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of beagleyx2
3.25/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Maryobeerian
3.28/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of charlesjwinkler
3/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

The Search ESB from Aquanaut Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.61 out of 5 with 18 ratings