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Spirit Of Saint George | Thirsty Bear Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Thirsty Bear Brewing Company
California, United States | website

Style: Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by popery on 05-25-2010

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Reviews:
2
Ratings:
3
Avg:
3.08
pDev:
14.94%
 
 
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Reviews: 2 | Ratings: 3
Photo of Norfawkers
3.66/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A complex sipping beer that may take some getting used to...

Appearance: Clear copper with minimal head

Smell: A faint sweet/sour smell

Taste: Smokey malt with a whiskey back; funky sweet/sour taste (just like the smell)

Mouthfeel: Smooth and creamy, very lingering

Drinkability: Very whiskey and definitely a sipping beer; the sweet/sour thing may put you off though

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Photo of popery
2.53/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Toronado. I guess this beer is an ESB aged in St. George whiskey barrels. I'll buy it from the taste, which unfortunately wasn't so good. I don't begrudge the experimentation, but this beer doesn't work. Appearance-wise, it was just fine. A hazy brownish beer with a bit of amber at the edges and a creamy off-white head. Unfortunately, this beer's flavor and aroma are a mess of sharp, odd notes. Both the beer and the whiskey show poorly. The aroma is rubbing alcohol with whispers of more pleasant whiskey notes and biscuity malt. The flavor is harsh and disagreeable. The beer seems too thin for the barrel-aging. There's a touch of minerally hops in the finish. They get points for innovation, but I'd suggest a different approach in the future.

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Spirit Of Saint George from Thirsty Bear Brewing Company
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