ESB | Bluegrass Brewing Co. - East St. Matthew's

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Brewed by:
Bluegrass Brewing Co. - East St. Matthew's
Kentucky, United States
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Style: Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.30%

Availability: Fall

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 03-12-2004

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
3
Reviews:
2
Avg:
3.81
pDev:
3.94%
 
 
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Ratings: 3 |  Reviews: 2
Photo of freewill35
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of ColoradoBobs
3.64/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 2.5

On tap at the brew-pub August 14, 2007, where the spec's were listed as follows:

ABV: 6.3%
IBU: 47
Original Gravity: 1.0147
Brewed on July 27, so it's obviously not just an autumn release.

Appearance is dark amber clear, the color of bourbon, under a smallish head that fades quickly.

Smell is sweet malty vanilla, with vinous sour cherry-blueberry wine aroma. Lots of sweet and sour fruitiness. Metallic rusty pine floral hops.

The taste is a bit of sweet malt at the front, followed quickly by a big rush of bittering hops. Bitter, metallic, unsubtle & bright. Long dry-bitter finish. A bit one-dimensional. However, that's the style, right?

Mouthfeel has a surpisingly rich fullness and thickness. Nice.

Drinkability is lower due to the one-dimensional aspect of the beer: ESB's are supposed to be more balanced than this.

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

A very solid representation of the style. A nice, substantial beer. The caramel malt aspect was well balanced - it was sufficiently there to give the beer a nice body and heft, but not overpoweringly so. Hops bittering was likewise well balanced, with a firm, slightly husky bitterness. Leans a bit toward the American interpretation of the style.

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ESB from Bluegrass Brewing Co. - East St. Matthew's
3.81 out of 5 based on 3 ratings.
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