Extra Special Ale (ESA) | Yards Brewing Co.

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Extra Special Ale (ESA)Extra Special Ale (ESA)
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Extra Special Ale (ESA)Extra Special Ale (ESA)
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Yards Brewing Co.
Pennsylvania, United States
yardsbrewing.com

Style: English Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Our first ever and most beloved brew, ESA helped establish a following for cask-conditioned beer in the United States back in the ‘90s. East Kent Golding hops give this English style ale a subtle spiciness, which compliments its strong malt backbone. Hints of chocolate and caramel round out this deep chestnut colored ale. Floral, earthy, smooth.

Added by stirgy on 12-01-2001

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#30,472
Reviews:
270
Ratings:
640
pDev:
12.1%
 
 
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pours a deep amber with a thick head, looks real nice

smell is nutty and sweet, a solid malt

taste is clean and malty with solid bitterness. a nice 6% ale to be honest

easy to drink and full of flavor, a great British style ale

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Extra Special Ale (ESA) from Yards Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.72 out of 5 with 640 ratings