Full Review

Argus Brewery

Argus Brewery
Bloodshot Red E.S.B.

Category: ESB

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 5.4%
89 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended

Argus Brewery
Bloodshot Red E.S.B.

Category: ESB

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 5.4%
Clear medium amber color. Aromas of ruby red grapefruit peel, passionfruit, wildflower stems, and green onion with a silky, bright, spritzy, fruity light-to-medium body and a smooth, medium-length honey graham cracker, fresh chive, light rye bread, and orange pith finish. A fruit and hop forward ESB for everyday pub drinking.

Tasting Info

Beer Glass Style: Crisp & Light & Malty
Aroma Aroma: ruby red grapefruit peel, passionfruit, wildflower stems, and green onion
Taste Flavor: honey graham cracker, fresh chive, light rye bread, and orange pith
Bitterness Bitterness: Medium
Enjoy Enjoy: on its own
Recipes Pairing: Macaroni & Cheese, Fish & Chips, Havarti
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A fruit and hop forward ESB for everyday pub drinking.

The Producer

Argus Brewery

The Producer
11314 S. Front Ave
Chicago, IL 60628
USA
1 773-941-4050

ESB

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Serve in a Nonic Pint Glass
Extra special bitters (ESB) range from golden to brown in color and are around 4.5-6% in alcohol. They feature accents of hop aromas and, despite their name, are characterized by non-bitter, fruity flavors. Of the three bitter styles, ESBs are the most malty and highest in alcohol. Bitters originated as English specialties, though they are now widely-emulated in North America, sometimes with domestically-grown hops imparting a more assertive character than in traditional English takes on the style. Noteworthy examples of this style include: Fuller’s Original ESB, Moylan’s Extra Special Bitter, Left Hand Sawtooth Ale and Rogue XS Imperial Younger’s Special Bitter.