Full Review

Hopster’s Brewing

Hopster’s Brewing
The Englishman ESB

Category: ESB

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 4.8%
87 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended

Hopster’s Brewing
The Englishman ESB

Category: ESB

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 4.8%
Hazy golden brown color. Aromas and flavors of warm butter toffee, peanut, broccoli florets, raw squash, and endive with a satiny, crisp, effervescent, dry light-to-medium body and a tingling, delightful, medium-length finish that presents suggestions of dried leaves, hint of coffee, and dark toast finish. A warming, nutty ESB with a crisp and bitter finish.

Tasting Info

Beer Glass Style: Bold & Bitter
Aroma Aroma: warm butter toffee, peanut, broccoli florets, raw squash, and endive
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with suggestions of dried leaves, hint of coffee, and dark toast
Bitterness Bitterness: Medium
Enjoy Enjoy: on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Country Paté, Reuben Sandwich, Havarti
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A warming, nutty ESB with a crisp and bitter finish.

The Producer

Hopster’s Brewing Company

The Producer
292 Centre St.
Newton, MA 02458
USA
1 617-916-0752

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.