ESB Special Ale | Ska Brewing Co.

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ESB Special AleESB Special Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Ska Brewing Co.
Colorado, United States
skabrewing.com

Style: Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.70%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by Bitterbill on 10-26-2003

BEER STATS
Ratings:
402
Reviews:
184
Avg:
3.58
pDev:
12.85%
 
 
Wants:
15
Gots:
33
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 402 |  Reviews: 184
Photo of s3igell
3.73/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of J_BeeCave
3.61/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tylerstravis
3.79/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DerwinWentworth
3.25/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of talbotjf99
3.44/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of zachpaschal
3.75/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of enelson
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Rhettroactive
3.09/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of JLaw55
2.5/5  rDev -30.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

This one tastes like burnt malt and stale hops. The balance is way off, and the flavors are not all that pleasant.

Would Drink Again: No
Would Purchase Again: No

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Photo of Suds
3.72/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

From a can, t his is a pale amber with a very thin, quickly dissipating head. The smell is a nice balance of malt and herbal hops. I love the malt backbone of most ESB's, and this one has a solid malt flavor, but the aroma could be better. The hops form a great balance, and the beer is of medium body. Nice, but not great.

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Photo of BrownAleBollocks
3.52/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a mud red color with a one finger meringue color head. Aroma is honey, crackers, and biscuits. Taste follows. Mouthfeel is medium and just ever so slightly oily. Overall an ok esb, although I was hoping for something more like fullers esb.

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Photo of sneth019
3.9/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MattMorin
3/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Dave1999
4.11/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of swgwilt
3.01/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of Llemon
3.59/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Mebuzzard
3.69/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Boca-X
3.6/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Ginepiece
3.26/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of WDJersey
3.43/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ZEB89
3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

Photo of CatapultDowntown
3.72/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of nut
3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of olradetbalder
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of Lobina
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

ESB Special Ale from Ska Brewing Co.
3.58 out of 5 based on 402 ratings.
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