Parislytic | Frog & Rosbif, The

12 Ratings

Brewed by:
Frog & Rosbif, The

Style: Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.20%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by Todd on 04-06-2003

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Ratings: 12 |  Reviews: 8
Reviews by tang214:
Photo of tang214
4.02/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This is definitely my favorite brew from the Frog Pubs. It is a very well-rounded beer. It pours deep brown slightly ruby color with a very thick creamy head. It had an excellent aroma of full and slighty fruity hops. It was very rich and smooth to the taste. I wish I could drink more of this beer, it was truly excellent.

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Photo of Kegatron
3.5/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On nitro-tap @ The Frog & Rosbif (Paris, France) on 7/4/12. Served in a pint glass.

Pours a clear ruby, topped with a ½ finger of creamy white-head. This retains with a nice richness that coats the sides of the glass. Solid overall nitro look to this. The aroma smells of buttered toast and citrus, with a light earthy edge to it. This has decent mellow twang to it in the nose.

The taste has a base to it of lightly buttered biscuits flavor and a moderately earthy citric bitterness that gives this a bit of a bite. This finishes with a pithy dryness that lingers on the tongue. The mouthfeel is lighter to medium bodied, with an easy creamy feel in the mouth that then prickles the tongue just enough to lend this some crispness.

This was a decent enough take on an ESB that maybe came off as a bit too mellow here from the nitrogen pour. It was still flavorful and easy drinking enough though and went along fine with my meal.

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Photo of djcira
3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

Photo of Andreji
3.65/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

After the looks of it I was a bit disappointed with this beer.

Pours a deep dark amber tone with no head except for a tiny dense coating that covers the body of the beer. no lacing either.

The smell was decent, strong and bitter with some citrusy sensation.

The mouthfeel and taste were disappointing as it was perhaps rather too bitter with no balance with the carbonation (none at all) and the citrusy feel overwhelms the rest of the flavours in the beer. Decent, just not as great.

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Photo of Tone
3.84/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Pours a clear, amber/copper color. 1/2 inch head of an off-white color. Great retention and great lacing. Smells of sweet malt, slight pale malt, caramel malt, and a hint of hop. Fits the style of an Extra Special / Strong Bitter. Mouth feel is smooth and clean, with a low carbonation level. Tastes of sweet malt, slight caramel malt, hint of pale malt, and slight hops. Overall, good appearance, feel, and blend.

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Photo of lacqueredmouse
3.35/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Tried on nitro at the Frog & Rosbif in Paris.

Pours a clear, deep orange hue, quite bright when held to the light—otherwise you could almost believe that it was red. Head is a creamy off-white that forms a good deal of pocked bubbles. Powdery fine nitrogenation. Lacing forms in streaming, creamy puffs down the glass. Looks very good.

Nose is mostly okay, but only okay. Faint toasty, malty basis with some more cereal hints. Sulphur tones come through as well though, giving an unmistakable aroma of farts. The rest isn't good enough to override this.

Taste has a slightly eggy entry, perhaps from the persistent fart smell, but then the smoothness comes through, and we get into the meat of it. Toasty, faint caramel tones and a touch of cinnamon on the back. Feel is quite light, and it lacks true sweetness, but it's fairly smooth nonetheless. Still, it's reasonably well crafted and well-integrated.

It's certainly drinkable enough. It's nothing really that special though, and certainly not my pick of the beers on tap at the Frog.

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Photo of thierrynantes
3.45/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Draught beer, tasted in 2004, in Frog and Rosbif brewpub.

Appearance : amber color, with white foam head.
Smell : malt and hops aromas.
Taste and mouthfeel : malted, bitterness in finish.
Drinkability : a good beer in English tradition style (Extra Strong Bitter).

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Photo of Monochrome
3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

Photo of Boto
3.53/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Cask @ The Frog & Rosbif, Paris. Served at true English beer temperature. This one poured a hazy amber color. There was a small off-white head on it that left some lacing. The aroma has citrus and floral hop notes, as well as some caramel malts. The taste is somewhat bitter, but not overly so. Hint of caramel malt to the taste. It pretty well balanced, but still a shade thin in the body. Not bad, however.

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Photo of Dogbrick
3.03/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

From a sampler at the St. Denis location. Pours a dark amber color with a medium beige head. The aroma is lightly malty. Medium body with a Killian's-ish flavor of tame malt with light hops in the background. The finish is crisp but not very flavorable. Just so-so.

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Photo of DuffDaddy
2.25/5  rDev -35.9%

Photo of parris
4/5  rDev +14%

Parislytic from Frog & Rosbif, The
Beer rating: 3.51 out of 5 with 12 ratings
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