Branthill ESB | Magnolia Pub & Brewery

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Brewed by:
Magnolia Pub & Brewery
California, United States

Style: Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.30%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by emerge077 on 10-13-2011

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Reviews: 3 | Ratings: 7
Reviews by elNopalero:
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4.32/5  rDev +14%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On draught:
Pours a golden straw/amber color with tight bubbles and a wonderful biscuitty aroma on the nose. Nicely carbonated. Enjoyable malt, lots of biscuit in balance. Holds its flavor profile as it warms to room temperature. I really like this one. Light, refreshing, mild (and low ABV) but so flavorful. A real easy drinker and one I’ll gladly try again. Eminently sessionable.

On cask:
Same beer, with some notable differences. The nose drops off from the cask but the biscuits come through. I noticed a more piney hop finish at the end, and drank this one way too easily. Another winner.

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3.55/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On tap at the brewery, review from written notes.
Bright clarity in the glass, reddish amber with a tight cap of offwhite foam. Spotty lace but not much that sticks around.

Buttery diacetyl and bitter husky grains, nothing too far outside of the style profile. Medium bodied, some nutty malt complexity, vaguely bitter walnut aftertaste. Some earthy hop presence in the middle. Light and easy drinking, overall good, nothing too earth-shattering, but tasty.

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Photo of mothman
3.6/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at the brewpub. Imperial pint. Golden orange. White head. Easy drinking Esb. Earthy and clean with biscuit and citrus notes. Lighter bodied. Crisp and refreshing. Enjoyable Esb. Nothing out of the ordinary.

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Photo of Wowcoolman
3.79/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of westcoastbeerlvr
4/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of hayesjw
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of redleg411
3/5  rDev -20.8%

Branthill ESB from Magnolia Pub & Brewery
3.79 out of 5 based on 7 ratings.
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