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ESB | Yazoo Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Yazoo Brewing Company
Tennessee, United States

Style: Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Year-round

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Added by xduderx on 02-01-2006

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 7 |  Reviews: 5
Reviews by Likeburning:
Photo of Likeburning
3.44/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

I like this red-brown ESB quite a bit. Malty aroma with a touch of hops. The head is also quite nice and frothy. I would probably rate this beer higher, but the last time I had it, I drank a growler (from the brewery) by myself on an empty stomach. The next morning did not rock. Another salute to another good beer from Nashville.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of xduderx
3.95/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A = a golden hue somewhere in between a lager and an amber with a 1/2" foamy white head

S = slight hops with fruity undertones

T = slight hops with a fruitiness and a slight bitterness to finish off.

M = medium body with medium carbonation

D = pretty high. this is the only ESB I've ever had, but I like it a lot and it's a good session beer.

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Photo of shufon
4/5  rDev +9.9%

Photo of Gavage
3.38/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Found this at the Broadway Brewhouse and Mojo Grill in downtown Nashville.

Appearance: amber in color with a 1" head. Some very mild lacing streaks stick to the glass.

Smell: barely detectable fruit sweetness is about all you can pull out of the glass.

Taste: very mellow malt and fruit sweetness, soft bitterness, and a touch of breadiness makes up a rather basic and dull ESB.

Mouthfeel: lightly crisp at the start, smoother towards the finish. Medium bodied. Relatively clean aftertaste, just some fruit sweetness lingers for a second or two.

Drinkability: so-so at best. Easy to quaff but rather dull so long term sessions with this would not be my thing. Stick with the Pale Ale.

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Photo of BEERchitect
3.6/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Tried at the Brewery on a recent tour. The ESB, though quite tasty, falls a bit on a few fronts. The nose is quite spicy and hoppy up front, dominating a timid malt character. The flavors are also light on malts, but high on esters, peppery character, and perhaps American hops -- giving a mostly-bitter spicy flavor. The light malts again thin the beer, leaving a bitter-bite and an over-sparged astringency late. Although these attributed do not kill the beer, they weaken what would be a fine ESB

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Photo of ckeegan04
3.09/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at a local Nashville eatery. Served in a mason jar.

A - Nice dark golden almost coppery color. Small head but very good lacing all the way down the glass.

S - Wasnt very noticeable. Did pick up some light hops which gave a weak fruity aroma.

T - Light hop bitterness but not as strong as anticipated from an ESB. Very weak fruit flavor that I couldnt even specify.

M/D - Good carbonation and a nice but not strong bite at the end. So smooth that it could be very drinkable but lacking on the taste that I would prefer from a session beer.

I was a little dissapointed in this one. I have tried many of the Yazoos and am a big fan of them but this one didnt do it for me. I would recommend sticking with the Pale Ale or Dos Perros from these guys.

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Photo of SatinRado
4/5  rDev +9.9%

ESB from Yazoo Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.64 out of 5 with 7 ratings
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