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Breckenridge 471 Extra ESB

A+ / 4.8
Breckenridge 471 Extra ESB

Extra, extra? You better believe it. We like to say it’s double extra special. The balance of malt and hops makes it truly one-of-a-kind. Warming malt notes at the onset with a hop kick in the back and opens up to a nice dry finish. Our small batch ESB is a big traditional ale with characteristics that break tradition and a complexity that constantly surprises.

Beer Style: Strong Scottish Ale
Flavor: Complex hopiness balanced with traditional English Ale maltiness
Yeast: Scottish Ale
Malts: English Pale, Amber, Crystal and Roasted Barley
Hops: Chinook, Centennial, Fuggle
Color: Copper
Availability: Year round, in limited quantities.

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Reviews of Breckenridge 471 Extra ESB

Review by Aaron D. Campbell on August 31, 2010

A+ / 4.8

Appearance – It pours a ruddy brown with a little bit of off-white head that sticks around for a bit.

Smell – The smell is very malty.

Taste – They don’t call it an Extra Extra Special Bitter for nothing. The bitter maltiness is definitely the star here.

Mouthfeel – It’s a medium body with light to medium carbonation.

Drinkability – I definitely lean toward bitter drinks and I definitely like this beer. It’s something that I could drink regularly.