AleSmith Best Bitter | AleSmith Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
AleSmith Brewing Company
California, United States | website

Style: Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 3.90%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by pmarlowe on 11-07-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings:
4
Avg:
4.16
pDev:
8.41%
 
 
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Photo of HopHead84
4.3/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12/8/2011

On tap at Alesmith. Described as a session version of Anvil ESB.

A: Reddish orange with a mountainous beige head. Good retention and lots of lacing.

S: Esters give off plum, grape, and date aromatics. Baked bread blends with caramel.

T: Pronounced fruity yeast character reminds me of plum and cherry. There's a little raspberry in there as well. Very interesting. Malt is biscuity with a touch of caramel.

M: Lower medium body with upper moderate carbonation.

Overall: A pretty damn good session ale. Lots of flavor and low alcohol. What more could you ask for in such a beverage? Oh, it's also not palate wearying.

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Photo of pmarlowe
4.22/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On tap at AleSmith during 2011 San Diego Beer Week. Listed on the board as an "ESB Session Ale".

Pours a clear dark amber with a sizeable cap of dense stone colored foam. Nice lacing and retails a film of head throughout. Smell is floral with citrus in the secondary (some bright orange). Taste leans more towards a biscuity pale malt with some creamy orange. Smooth medium carbonation and medium body. Overall, this is extremely drinkable; I think I could put down liters of this.

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AleSmith Best Bitter from AleSmith Brewing Company
4.16 out of 5 based on 4 ratings.
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