Extra Special Bitter (ESB) | Hunter-Gatherer Brewery and Ale House

no score
Awaiting 10 Reviews
no score
Send samples

Brewed by:
Hunter-Gatherer Brewery and Ale House
South Carolina, United States

Style: Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by SaCkErZ9 on 08-29-2007

For Trade:
User Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
Reviews: 2 | Ratings: 12
Reviews by modernartblues:
Photo of modernartblues
4/5  rDev +16.3%

More User Reviews:
Photo of LXIXME
3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

Photo of philbe311
3.69/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of superdedooperboy
3.48/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

2-3 oz. sample served in a pint glass.

Burnished copper in color, with a thin layer of off-white bubbles that don't hold on for too long.

Aroma is pretty basic and rather boring, with a light bit of toffeeish malt notes and a bit of grassy hops.

Light-bodied with a low level of carbonation; as with the aroma, there's not a whole lot as far as the flavors go, with a bit of a bready malt backbone being balanced by a middle of earthy, grass-like hope notes.

Though this was based on a sample, it seems easily drinkable, with a light body and inoffensive character. Perhaps a good session beer, but nothing spectacular.

 623 characters

Photo of abernethyj
3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

Photo of Pearlstreetbrewingco
3.49/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of SaCkErZ9
3.26/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a dark copper color from the draft with a nice, creamy white head. Head doesnt stay long and there is little to no lacing down the glass.

Aromas are mostly lacking. Not much in the way of hops. Light malt flavor. I was disappointed with the aroma of this one.

Nice flavor profile. No real bitterness; actually, none. Some hop flavor but nothing in the way of bitterness.

Smooth mouthfeel. This one is pretty drinkable. I am on the fence as to whether or not to try this one again but it was just above average overall.

 535 characters

Photo of TNGlen
4.25/5  rDev +23.5%

Photo of kylehay2004
3.75/5  rDev +9%

Photo of OB1
4/5  rDev +16.3%

Photo of sheetsoflenin
3/5  rDev -12.8%

Photo of jshusc
3.85/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Extra Special Bitter (ESB) from Hunter-Gatherer Brewery and Ale House
3.44 out of 5 based on 12 ratings.
  • About Us

    Your go-to website for beer (since 1996), publishers of BeerAdvocate magazine (since 2006) and hosts of world-class beer events (since 2003). Respect Beer.
  • BeerAdvocate Microbrew Invitational

    Join us June 2-3, 2017 in Boston, Mass. for beer, cider, mead, kombucha and sake from over 70 small producers.

    Learn More
  • Subscribe to BeerAdvocate Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.