Extra Special Bitter
Blackwater Draw Brewing Company

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Style:
Bitter - English Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB)
ABV:
4.9%
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Avg:
3.9 | pDev: 0%
Reviews:
1
Ratings:
2
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Blackwater Draw Brewing Company
 
Texas, United States
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Retired (no longer brewed)
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Premo88 from Texas

3.8/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

on-tap served in nonic at BWD

L: cloudy yellow-orange ... very pale gold; almost 1/2-inch head of thick white foam; some cool sticking

S: light fruity grain

T: great English pale ale-like fruity start, plenty sweet with a little bread malt thrown in, followed by a big earthy hop presence ... very bitter on back end; some grain; hops become a bit floral as you go; as it warms, takes on a very nice toasted flavor ... and a light toast

F: soft ale-like, decent carbonation but has a slight cask-like feel; works very well

O: has enough English-like notes to give it a good authentic feel; the hops are almost too much, but they are the right breed, so again, the authenticity is there; one of the better American-made English ales I've tried

Oct 11, 2015
Extra Special Bitter from Blackwater Draw Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.9 out of 5 with 2 ratings