Stoudt's Scarlet Lady ESB | Stoudts Brewing Co.

Stoudt's Scarlet Lady ESBStoudt's Scarlet Lady ESB
BA SCORE
39.4%
Liked This Beer
3.61 w/ 672 ratings
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
Ranking:
#36,148
Reviews:
372
Ratings:
672
Liked:
265
Avg:
3.61/5
pDev:
12.19%
Alströms:
3.64
 
 
Wants:
14
Gots:
42
Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 672 |  Reviews: 372
Photo of JWU
4/5  rDev +10.8%
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 +23.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of dlmvh5150
3.36/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Franziskaner
3.73/5  rDev +3.3%
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 -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of wanderluster11
1.25/5  rDev -65.4%
look: 1.25 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.25

Photo of EMV
3.78/5  rDev +4.7%
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 +10.8%
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%
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 +15.8%
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 -4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

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

Photo of rfoltz53
3.62/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of tommy5
3.74/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of XsoldoutX
2.85/5  rDev -21.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

This is a perfectly mediocre U.S. ESB from a solid Pennsylvania craft brewer. I was expecting more flavor, given Stoudts resume. Would drink on draft again, but probably wouldn't buy a sixer of it.

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Photo of Paul432_1
3.39/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

This is not the best but most certainly not the worst Red ale I've had. Very bitter aftertaste though that I wasn't expecting.

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Photo of Yancey82
4.02/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

Photo of mthomp081
3.5/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Hockey_Fan
3.72/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of Brock915
4.04/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of let8it8grow
3.72/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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

Stoudt's Scarlet Lady ESB from Stoudts Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 39.4% out of 100 with 672 ratings
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