Paxton's ESB | Big Time Brewery & Alehouse

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Brewed by:
Big Time Brewery & Alehouse
Washington, United States

Style: Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Rotating

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 03-01-2005

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Ratings: 5 |  Reviews: 3
Reviews by irishgreensoda:
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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

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Photo of Smurf2055
3.49/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Very well carbonated. Dark amber pour with a thin white head.

Smells a bit citrusy.

Taste is surprisingly mellow, was expecting more of a bite, but it’s a lot like drinking an amber. Very smooth.

Decent brew, but there are usually better options.

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Photo of Gavage
3.94/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: hazy orange color with a one finger head that falls slowly to a thick surface foam. Nice lacing develops.

Smell: barely anything is detectable by the nose beyond some soft sweetness.

Taste: light bread texture with some mild caramel candy, fruity sweetness, hints of orange citrus, and a very mild bitterness. An example of a simple flavor structure that creates a very enjoyable beer.

Mouthfeel: lightly crisp but leaning towards smooth. Very little aftertaste. Lighter side of the medium body scale.

Drinkability: very easy quaffing session beer. Just wish the aroma was more noticeable. Solid offering.

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Photo of flagmantho
3.85/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this on-tap in a pint glass at the Big Time.

Appearance: hazy amber orange hue with a thin layer of tan foam. Not bad.

Smell: mild caramel malt aroma. Not too bad

Taste: kind of spicy malt flavor; I'm getting almost a nutmeg quality. Nutty and sweet; I like it. Hops are minimal and earthy; bitterness is moderate and balanced at the very end.

Mouthfeel: medium body with a big carbonation and a good level of creaminess. I like it.

Overall: quite a decent little ESB. I'd definitely have it again.

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Photo of towlea25
4/5  rDev +6.4%

Paxton's ESB from Big Time Brewery & Alehouse
Beer rating: 3.76 out of 5 with 5 ratings
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