Organic ESB | Lakefront Brewery, Inc.

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Organic ESBOrganic ESB

Brewed by:
Lakefront Brewery, Inc.
Wisconsin, United States

Style: Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.42%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Organic E.S.B. (Extra Special Bitter) Ale

Added by BeerAdvocate on 02-22-2002

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Served in a Chicago Bears shaker pint glass.

After mostly enjoying our homebrewed ESB, I'm excited to bite into another commercial example to compare it to. This one pours a clear straight amber (I'm still looking for the mosquito, it's so amber-y) topped by a half-finger of dirty white foam. The nose comprises orange peel, grass, flowers, mild caramel, and buttery biscuits. The taste adds some mandarin orange character and wheat to the foundation set by the smell. Whatever maltiness that was there before is mostly o'ercome by the orange and lemongrass. The body is a rather light medium, with a just-light moderate carbonation and a generally smooth feel. Overall, a decent ESB, but a bit too fruity and slightly too carbonated for my liking.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

The appearance is red-orange. Hazy, fluffy head. Nice carbonation. Nice enough.

The smell is a pleasant English-style ale aroma. Bready malt with a mild estery hop. Some unusual musty funk; maybe due to age.

The taste is decent mild ESB-flavor. Subduied hop, more of a bready malt. Surprising alcohol at the end. Twinge of spicy Belgian malt, but just for a sec. About average, mostly because of a slightly musty aftertaste.

The feel is creamy, almost in the vein of Guinness. Very substantial. Warming alcohol. It's an English-style all the way. Has a weird, musty funk, but drinkable if you don't think about that part.

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Organic ESB from Lakefront Brewery, Inc.
3.29 out of 5 based on 382 ratings.
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