Saranac ESB

Type: Extra Strong/Special Bitter (ESB)
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  • 05.90% 
  • 1522/3686 
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Bitters are popular pub beers in England and are closely related to the more well known pale ales. Saranac Extra Special Bitter has a rich, maltytaste balanced by the pleasant bitterness of Willamette hops. The finish is dry with a hint of the floral english Fuggle and spicy Saaz hop. Enjoy!

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  • Oct 23, 2009
    generallee (311)Rank: Beer ExplorerGroup: Fall beer lovers
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    Presentation: It was poured from a brown 12oz bottle into a pint glass.

    Appearance: The head builds up tall, thick and foamy. It is light tan in color and has good retention. As it slowly fades down to thin covering, which lasts until the end, it makes some slick spotty lacing on the glass. Under the head is a nice amber colored liquid with very good clarity.

    Smell: The aroma has a simple sweet floral hop bouquet.

    Taste/Mouth feel: Its flavor has a mildly sweet malty body with nice floral and citrus hops that produce a soft mellow bitterness that balances the malt flavor well. The texture has a soft easy drinking feel with good carbonation and a medium body.

    Notes: It had an enjoyable flavor and an easy drinking body. Overall solid.