Twain's Stubborn River Bitter | Twain's Billiards and Tap

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Twain's Billiards and Tap
Georgia, United States

Style: Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.70%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by glid02 on 10-31-2008

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 4 |  Reviews: 4
Photo of Lillie1128
3.96/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Tasted 7/14

A - Pours a pretty reddish honey

S - I didn't detect too much besides yeast and malt

T - Begins with citrus notes, a tiny hop bite follows, ends nutty

M - pretty light

D - real high!

Pretty light and tasty. This was one of my favorites that we tried at Twain's that night.

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Photo of ChainGangGuy
3.85/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Clear, dark amber-copper body with a thin, white wisp atop but no real head.

Smell: Various bakery-based notes of toasted bread, biscuits, and brown sugar. Good whiff of spicy, zesty Fuggle hops.

Taste: Sweet breadiness with a touch of oven-toasted day-old biscuits, brown sugar, and light caramel. Touch of green raisin fruitiness. Earthy, spicy hops with a medium-low amount of bitterness. Finishes fairly dry with a lingering zip of English hops.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium carbonation.

Drinkability: An acceptable, enjoyable brew even well-suited to nighttime patio drinking at Twain's.

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Photo of Cyberkedi
3.98/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Comes out of the tap a beautiful dark, semi-transparent amber shading towards lighter gold near the bottom. Head is cream-eggshell and of a decent thickness. Aroma is fairly strong, hoppy, malty and slightly spicy. Flavor is hoppy, somewhat bitter but not fiercely so, with an earthy, yeasty and malty undertone. Texture is fairly smooth and fizzy, about average. Overall a good beer.

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Photo of glid02
3.33/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a lively and clear gold color with a half-finger white head that dissipates quickly into a wispy layer of bubbles on top and a thin ring around the glass. Lacing is decent.

Smells mostly of noble hops with a small about of malt sweetness coming through.

Tastes similar to how it smells. Lots of noble hop flavors up front, followed by malt sweetness, and ending with a bit of sourness. There's also a tiny amount of bitterness that sticks around at the end.

Mouthfeel is alright. It's a bit thin, but the carbonation is not too much nor too little.

Drinkability is good. The sourness turns me off a little bit, but it's certainly not hard to drink.

Overall this is probably in the bottom half of Twain's offerings in my opinion. I think this is closer to a very flavorful pilsener or Oktoberfest than an ESB, but whatever you want to call it, at least call it worth a shot.

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Twain's Stubborn River Bitter from Twain's Billiards and Tap
3.78 out of 5 based on 4 ratings.
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