Meyer ESB With American Oak Chips | Thirsty Bear Brewing Company

BA SCORE
2.57/5
3 Ratings
BEER INFO

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

Style: Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by largadeer on 04-25-2010

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
3
Ratings:
3
pDev:
17.51%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
0
Gots:
0
Trade:
0
HISTOGRAM
 
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
Ratings: 3 |  Reviews: 3
Reviews by mactrail:
Photo of mactrail
2.61/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

A beer only a thirsty woodpecker could love. Served on the warmish side in the pint nonic, the better to get the full impact, I guess. Very light body and the foamy amber glassful looks nice enough.

The first taste is shocking. It's simply and utterly oak flavors that seem to be missing the beer entirely. Huge vanlla flavor, really dry, and totally woody. It's like sawdust-- quite aromatic but bitter with pine sap and wood. Aroma is all vanilla and sawmill. This is just undrinkable from sawdust start to bitter turpentine finish.

On tap at the Thirsty Bear in San Francisco [notes from 01/24/2013 visit].

 612 characters

More User Reviews:
Photo of largadeer
2/5  rDev -22.2%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Rustwater appearance with no head. Murky, foggy. It reeks of buttery diacetyl and spicy nutmeg-like oak. Toffee and butterscotch sweetness runs rampant beneath the oak and diacetyl. Buttery astringent oak is all-consuming on the palate. Butterscotch, toffee, nutmeg. Thin but sweet with an astringent finish. Wow, this is awful.

 328 characters

Photo of samie85
3.09/5  rDev +20.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Reviewed from notes; originally 6/9/11.

A-Served in a nonic pint glass with a burgundy color and a finger of white head.

S-Toasted and caramel malt notes with herbal hops.

T-Chocolate and some caramelly and cracker malt notes with a light citrus hop finish.

M-Medium bodied with low carbonation and a very smooth, slick feel.

D-Quite a bit different than a lot of ESB's that I've with the chocolate malt character on this one.

 431 characters

Meyer ESB With American Oak Chips from Thirsty Bear Brewing Company
Beer rating: 2.57 out of 5 with 3 ratings
  • About Us

    Founded in Boston in 1996, BeerAdvocate (BA) is your go-to resource for beer powered by an independent community of enthusiasts and professionals dedicated to supporting and promoting better beer.

    Learn More
  • Our Community

    Comprised of consumers and industry professionals, many of whom started as members of this site, our community is one of the oldest, largest, and most respected beer communities online.
  • Our Events

    Since 2003 we've hosted over 60 world-class beer festivals to bring awareness to independent brewers and educate attendees.
  • Our Magazine

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