Wilson Creek ESB | Olde Hickory Brewery

Wilson Creek ESBWilson Creek ESB
BA SCORE
3.81/5
50 Ratings
Wilson Creek ESBWilson Creek ESB
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Olde Hickory Brewery
North Carolina, United States
oldehickorybrewery.com

Style: Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by wcudwight on 12-06-2009

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#18,696
Reviews:
20
Ratings:
50
pDev:
12.07%
Bros Score:
4.15
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
3
Trade:
0
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3.99/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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4.13/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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4.06/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.79/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3/5  rDev -21.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

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4/5  rDev +5%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

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4/5  rDev +5%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

Photo of Axnjxn
3.96/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

on draft at beer study in chapel hill. teku glass.

pours a dark orange with an inch thick head. more hops than most esbs, though smell isn't intense. excellent taste. bready and sweet flavor, reality great. malts are the big thing here, but the hops are there too. medium bodied, mild carbonation.

very recommended for ESB fans. liked a lot.

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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

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4/5  rDev +5%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

Photo of MacQ32
3.61/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - Pours a deep copper orange with a hint of ruby coloring. A nice dense finger of light caramel head results from a somewhat aggressive pour, fantastic lacing and retention!

S - Some light APA type fruits, earthy hops and biscuity grain mostly. Sweeter sugary caramel malts peek through as it warms slightly. A little faint

T - A quick hit of bitter earthy hops lasts for a split second before the sweet caramel malts and light sweet fruits and honey come through. The bitterness continues to linger throughout the taste as I continue to drink. More biscuity towards the end, the aftertaste is mildly astringent and bitter.

M - Good mouthfeel, fairly light, well carbonated, refreshing.

O - Not bad but I'm getting too much apple type fruityness and the flavors seem a little confused... or maybe my palates confused, just a little hard for me to grasp

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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

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3.84/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bomber poured into a snifter. Enjoy by October 13.

A - Pours a lovely copper/orange with just over a finger's worth of head that dissipated quickly. Spotty lacings.

S - Piney hops, sweet malts, and a good deal of booze.

T - Malt-forward with a mild earthy hop kick on the end. Very biscuity, and strong notes of caramel/honey/toffee. A bit sweeter than I'd like, but it's still delicious.

M - Medium bodied, moderate carbonation.

O - A great take on the ESB. I'd like to see this hoppier/stronger, but solid overall.

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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

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4.1/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pale orange creamy foam continues to build well after the pour, ultimately reaching equal parts head to beer. The head lasts an eternity as it slowly turns rocky over a clear, dark amber beer while continuous random carbonation ferments from within. Dense clouds of lace are left behind on the Dogfish Head Fisheye pint glass.

Apricot gives way to honey and caramel with spice and caraway, imparting a freshness on this beer.

Opening with a nice, bitter bite that is equaled by a grainy or bready flavor. There is some acidity and lots of caramelized sugar, though not too sweet.

A full body with prickly carbonation and soft texture, followed by a hint of alcohol.

This stands up as an everyday beer with lots of character. It is quite satisfying on a hot Sunday afternoon and the bottle can easily be finished in one sitting.

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Wilson Creek ESB from Olde Hickory Brewery
Beer rating: 3.81 out of 5 with 50 ratings
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