Meyer ESB | Thirsty Bear Brewing Company

BA SCORE
33.3%
Liked This Beer
3.51 w/ 45 ratings
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Thirsty Bear Brewing Company
California, United States
thirstybear.com

Style: Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.30%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 01-18-2004

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#36,681
Reviews:
19
Ratings:
45
Liked:
15
Avg:
3.51/5
pDev:
13.96%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
0
Gots:
7
Trade:
0
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3.5/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.5/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.5/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.5/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.4/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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4.5/5  rDev +28.2%

Lovely, creamy, tasty head and the beer is great too! Don't know what others are comparing it to or whether they've had other ESB's. This is a top notch beer. About to order my third pint of it momentarily ...

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3/5  rDev -14.5%

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4/5  rDev +14%

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4.36/5  rDev +24.2%

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4/5  rDev +14%

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3.2/5  rDev -8.8%

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3/5  rDev -14.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

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2.5/5  rDev -28.8%

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2.75/5  rDev -21.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

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3.6/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

(had a pint early one morning after doing their sampler flight)

A: light, golden amber liquid, nice creme-colored head that laces in drapes

S: not much to it.... a bit of character from the malt - something about it stood out from the rest of their clean, inoffensive beers....mellow toasty cookie, light-med esters, very lite hop

T: much like the aroma, along with fresh bread, cookie/wafer, some caramel.... grassy hops in balance... some residual dry bitterness finishing it off

M: a little pull in the finish, but on the lighter side in body... neither smooth nor sharp, just clean.... could've had some more roundness

O: best of the ales i had there?... still tastes like it's from a brewpub... stood out as having hints of depth and complexity whereas their other offerings were nice, but all had an unmemorable homogenous clarity on the palate

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3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

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3.7/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Dark amber in the pint nonic with a creamy head that lasts nicely. Watery body that is paired with a pleasant malty richness. Grainy flavors dominate. This tastes like rye for some reason, with the tast and bitter tang. The hops are more resiny and leave a moderate bitter aftertaste. A dark roasted flavor adds some interest.

Not a bad quaff that seems like a nice middle ground of hops and malt on the drier side. On tap at the Thirsty Bear in San Francisco [notes from 01/24/2013 visit].

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2/5  rDev -43%

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3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

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2.75/5  rDev -21.7%

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Meyer ESB from Thirsty Bear Brewing Company
Beer rating: 33.3% out of 100 with 45 ratings
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