Wednesday, August 6, 2014
Anderson Valley Brewing Company Belk's ESB Extra Special Bitter Ale
Hello beer lovers and welcome to another edition of the NorCal Beer Blog's brew review.
Tonight’s featured beer is Anderson Valley Brewing Company Belk's ESB Extra Special Bitter Ale. I picked this bottle up at the brewery on my way home from a recent trip.
From the Anderson Valley Brewing Company website: “Inspired by the classic “Bitters” from Great Britain, our Belk’s ESB is an innovative take on the style. With a deep, golden hue and big malty foundation, the spicy, herbal hop aromas and crisp, bitter bite give a West Coast flair to this classic recipe.”
Let’s get started!
Appearance: Pours a clear copper color with a large light tan head and nice lacing.
Aroma: Caramel, toffee, vanilla, citrus and herbal hops.
Taste: Caramel and biscuit malts, vanilla and citrus hop bitterness.
Overall: Flavorful, balanced and easy to drink, Anderson Valley Brewing Company Belk's ESB is well crafted. This 6.8% ABV offering went down really fast and easy due to my complete enjoyment. I will most certainly drink more of this.
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