Doc's ESB | Big Buck Brewery & Steakhouse

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Brewed by:
Big Buck Brewery & Steakhouse
Michigan, United States | website

Style: Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.70%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 02-27-2006

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Reviews: 3 | Ratings: 14
Reviews by StoutHunter:
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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

Photo of DruC4
3.9/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

Photo of garymuchow
3.45/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Quite sweet and heavy aroma. Caramel and toffee. Can't say I really pick up much hop aroma.
Nice reddish hue to the darker body and a small but dense tan head that leaves a pretty heavy lacing.
Again malt forward. Kinda' thick heavy and chewy. Less sweet than the aroma. Hop presence to buffer the strong malt character with a sweep of flavor and a small push of bitterness on the finish.
This gets closer to a winter warmer than what I think of for a ESB. Kinda' heavy handed for an ESB. Having said that, not an unenjoyable beer, holding some nice malt qualities, just not a typical choice for end of July.
Thanks Drevis.

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Photo of Rons35
2.5/5  rDev -34.9%

Photo of GoldenChild
4.83/5  rDev +25.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

This is me and my wifes favorite ESB. Served in a pint glass. 10.5% abv now.

Nice white 1 finger head, amber/red color.

Smells like toffee and caramel with a slight hop presense.

Taste just like it smells amazing.

medium body, light carbination.

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4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of red94tt
3/5  rDev -21.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of dmorgan310
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

Photo of Dogbrick
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Sample at the Gaylord location: Dark amber/red color with a compact light beige head. There is a top ring of lacing with spots beneath. Strong earthy malt aroma. Medium-bodied with a rich malt character, along with some citrus and a touch of alcohol. The finish is dry and hoppy. Above average ESB in my opinion.

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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

Doc's ESB from Big Buck Brewery & Steakhouse
3.84 out of 5 based on 14 ratings.
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