Full Review

Temperance Beer Co.

Temperance Beer Co.
Smittytown ESB

Category: ESB

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 5.5%
85 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended

Temperance Beer Co.
Smittytown ESB

Category: ESB

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 5.5%
Brilliant deep amber color. Toasty, herbal aromas and flavors of herb toast, cocoa, black pepper muffin, and saffron with a supple, vibrant, finely carbonated, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a tingling, interesting, long chocolate nuts and orange peels, dried lemon zest, and radicchio finish. A wonderfully lively and snappy ESB with a high hop impression for hopheads.

Tasting Info

Beer Glass Style: Crisp & Light, Hoppy & Malty
Aroma Aroma: herb toast, cocoa, black pepper muffin, and saffron
Taste Flavor: chocolate nuts and orange peels, dried lemon zest, and radicchio
Bitterness Bitterness: Medium
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Prime Rib Sandwich, Lamb Shawarma, Havarti
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A wonderfully lively and snappy ESB with a high hop impression for hopheads.

The Producer

Temperance Beer Company

The Producer
2000 Dempster Street
Evanston, IL 60202
USA
1 847-864-1000

Their Portfolio

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.