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Friday, May 13, 2011

Breckenridge Extra ESB - 471 Small Batch

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Breckenridge Extra ESB- 471 Small Batch
Breckenridge Brewery
471 Kalamath Street
Denver, CO USA
Est. 1989

Brain Damage Quotient = 7.8 % ABV
Fluid Oz. = 12.0 

Postmortem Brew Review
Somewhere between a burnt amber and red color.
Some bitter hops, caramel and brown sugar notes from the toasted smelling malts.

Tan colored, one finger clinging head.
Good amount of lacing down the side of the glass.
Scotch flavor, hops and then malts present in that order when tasting.

Carbonation is surprisingly zippy.
Medium bodied mouth feel.

Grim Reaper's Eulogy
Oh, the Small Batch! Strong beer with equally strong characteristics. The IPA was surprisingly high at over 9% ABV. This ESB is a bit more manageable though it still pushes nearly 8%. It hides that fact well, I might add.

With a Scothch style ale taste up front, tingling hops in the middle and malts on the finish, I found this to be a fairly easy drinker, regardless of the ABV. Sessionable? That depends. An uncommon Extra Special Bitter in a Scotch style ale.

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