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Full Sail Brewing Co.

Full Sail Brewing Co.
ESB

Category: ESB

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 6.5%
93 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional

Full Sail Brewing Co.
ESB

Category: ESB

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 6.5%
Bright clear amber color. Delicate, citrusy aromas of orange marmalade and raisin scone with a silky, crisp, effervescent, dry-yet-fruity medium body and an effortless, interesting, medium-length lemon cake, honeyed nuts, and kale finish. A fruity and refreshing bitter ale.

Tasting Info

Beer Glass Style: Crisp, light & smooth & mild
Aroma Aroma: orange marmalade and raisin scone
Taste Flavor: lemon cake, honeyed nuts, and kale
Bitterness Bitterness: Medium
Enjoy Enjoy: with food
Recipes Pairing: Duck Quesadillas, Turkey Kabobs, Havarti
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A fruity and refreshing bitter ale.

The Producer

Full Sail Brewing Co.

The Producer
506 Columbia St
Hood River, OR 97031
USA
1 541-386-2281

ESB

Beer Glass Nonic Pint Amber.jpg
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.