Buckskin's Best ESB | Big Horse Brew Pub / Horse Feathers & Co.

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Brewed by:
Big Horse Brew Pub / Horse Feathers & Co.
Oregon, United States

Style: Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by RedDiamond on 10-01-2004

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 2 |  Reviews: 2
Photo of ccrida
3.88/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured in a pint (that I'd agree was a bit too cold), it was a dark brownish amber with a creamy 2 finger head that left nice lace.
The aroma was sweet and malty with fruity english ale yeast esters. Dull at first, they moderately improved as the ESB warmed.
The taste was very good, bright and sweet, caramel and cherries, slightly toasted and a nice spicy hop backbone that was not too assertive or bright.
The mouthfeel was fine, maybe a bit more carbonated then I would have preferred, but it could have been skewed by the temp. Lightweight/medium body.
The drinkability was pretty high, there was no hint of the ABV, and it was an american interpretation that I really enjoyed.

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Photo of RedDiamond
2.95/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A dark bitter of oak brown with good lace, it is served too cold for the style. Buckskin’s has a faint cherry-like aroma with a taste that teeters from a blunt (Goldings?) bitterness to a rounded fruity maltiness. It’s odd to taste a beer that starts bitter then seductively steps into something a little more malty. I have no qualms with this though it’s contrary to the old (now disproved and antiquated) notion that taste sensors for bitterness reside on the back of the tongue.

The finish however, returns to a drab, bitter plateau I’m not fond of.

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Buckskin's Best ESB from Big Horse Brew Pub / Horse Feathers & Co.
3.42 out of 5 based on 2 ratings.
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