Stoudt's Scarlet Lady ESB | Stoudts Brewing Co.

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82
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673 Ratings
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Stoudt's Scarlet Lady ESBStoudt's Scarlet Lady ESB
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Stoudts Brewing Co.
Pennsylvania, United States
stoudtsbeer.com

Style: Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 11-12-2001

BEER STATS
Ratings:
673
Reviews:
372
Avg:
3.6
pDev:
12.22%
 
 
Wants:
14
Gots:
42
For Trade:
0
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Photo of madelf66
3.92/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Dragginballs76
3.94/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance - Pours deep copper color with thin quickly dissipating off white head. Spotty lacing all around the glass.

Aroma - Light malt aroma mixed with some floral notes. Caramel finishes off the nose.

Taste - Nice malty, slightly bitter nutty flavor. There are mild flavors of caramel and some floral flavors as well. All the flavors other than the malts are well balanced, the malts do not over power but are more prominent.

Feel - Medium body soft carbonation, pretty dry finish, bitterness lingers a bit.

Overall - A solid ESB, great flavors well balanced a very easy drinking beer.

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Photo of Harrison8
3.84/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a dark burgundy with just a little fog to it. Finger and a half of off-white head, with good retention and barely any lacing. Aroma is toasted, and nutty malts with a bitter bite. Flavor profile is a non-dynamic display of toasted, and nutty malts with pine hops. Nothing very loud, just a consistent flavor profile from start to finish. Mouth feel is medium-thin with a slightly watery edge. Overall, a beer that drinks simple enough to be easily sessionable, or an easy-going, post-work beer.

Served in a 12oz snifter.

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Photo of Timtac
3.4/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Categart
4.27/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of csurowiec
3.74/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of cyber_phoenix
3.75/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Wer34truh
4/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of MGibbons
3.94/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of nathanmiller
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JWU
4/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz. bottle poured into a tumbler glass

A- A dark copper brew with a light tan head, and very good lacing.

S- Some solid biscuity malt notes, with some herbal English hops. Slight caramel note.

T- Not as rich as something like Fullers ESB, but a nice mix of caramel, biscuity malt, and a light herbal english hop note. A very nice intro to the style.

M- Medium bodied, and medium carbonation.

O- Very sessionable, and pleasant intro to the style. Far too few ESB's out there, but a nice change up from the hop bombs.

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Photo of Vylo
4.47/5  rDev +24.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of dlmvh5150
3.36/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Franziskaner
3.73/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Amber in color with a fingernail of tan head rests on top. Heavy lacing is present. The aroma is of amber malt with a lightly copper note and delicate earthy German bittering hops. The taste is a subtle, yet the amber malt is the dominant player. The grassy German hops and noticeable in the back of the palate. The mouth has a smooth profile with a light creaminess.

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Photo of StonewallSipper
3.58/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of wanderluster11
1.25/5  rDev -65.3%
look: 1.25 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.25

Photo of EMV
3.78/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass.

L: Pours a clear deep copper color with thin tannish head. Surprisingly good lacing.

S: Biscuits and fresh cut grass on the nose.

T/F: Malts and grains form the backbone, but there is some hops for balance. Not a hoppy beer per se, but it definitely cleans up the brew and prevents it from being too sweet. Slightly herbal. Sharp carbonation and a bit sticky on the mouthfeel. Finish is dry, not unpleasant.

O: A fairly easy drinking ESB, great for a session but not one that will blow you away. One I will probably revisit.

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Photo of ordybill
4/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 OZ bottle into a pint glass. Appearance- the color is a reddish amber with a medium sized white head. Aroma- full of malt and bread. Taste- malt and a mild hop finish. Overall, a real good ESB

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Photo of nick35712
3.61/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

9.28.15 bottle @ plan B West Hartford, CT

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Photo of HawkGP
4.18/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Great ESB. Still learning how to describe things - malty? Caramel? Just a well done, consistent ESB and different from any other local offering. Stoudts does a great job crafting distinct flavors across their offerings.

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Photo of Lambdon
3.44/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jkermitj
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of skriv
3.75/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rfoltz53
3.62/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of tommy5
3.74/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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