Blue Ridge ESB Red Ale

Blue Ridge ESB Red Ale

Rated 3.355 by BeerPals
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Brewed by Wild Goose Brewery

Frederick, MD, United States

Style:  Extra Special Bitter

4.8% Alcohol by Volume

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ID: 249 Last updated 14 years ago Added to database 19 years ago

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Overall Rank6921
Overall Percentile84.8
Style Rank88 of 701
Style Percentile87.4
Lowest Score3.4
Highest Score3.6
Average Score3.533
Weighted Score3.355
Standard Deviation0.000

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  • DOULOS31 1349 reviews
    rated 3.5 14 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    Another good effort from the Blue Ridge folks. Pour was amber colored with decent head and some lacing. The aroma was citrusy. The flavor was caramel, bready sweet with a citrusy hop bite. Well balanced. Good beer.

  • BFELDMANN 1056 reviews
    rated 3.6 15 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 7

    Poured an amber color with a large head, left okay lacind. Smelled of caramel Medium to full bodied beer. Tasted of hops and caramel. Smooth finish, nice balance.

  • BEERGUY101 5022 reviews
    rated 3.4 15 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 7

    Medium amber color. Medium to large sized white foamy head. Aroma is caramel and sweet with a touch of floral hops. A medium bodied ESB/bitter. Malts are fruity, caramel, toffee and sweet. Hops are floral and piney. English style bitter. Nice balance. Smooth taste. Nice sweet malt finish. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and dry. Aftertaste is slightly sweet.

  • AABREWER318 475 reviews
    rated 3.5 15 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    lucky 7's........rich orange color, soft head, some lacing. lively bubbles. Sweet grainy scents to this. Good ESB with just the right amount of underlying bitterness. Clean flavors of juicy apple (say apple juice) to start, then finishes with lengthy grassy/ orange hop bitter. Medium body and not to bitter, just drinkable. Malt is bright and sweet but i'd like a bit more backbone to this here. True to the style and just a bit of "red" character.

  • NSTALLMASTER 433 reviews
    rated 3.6 15 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 6 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    Copper-amber in color, very rich in hue, with a decent white head and lively effervescence. Aroma is hoppy, slightly metallic with a light, sweet malt base. Mouthfeel is fairly full and creamy smooth...soft and easy-drinking. Flavor is very well-balanced between a full, light malt body and a clean, piney hop bitterness. Finish is clean and sweet with a barely-detectable bitter note. Overall, this is a good ESB, but not a great one (try Fuller's ESB for example).

  • JDE123 663 reviews
    rated 3.6 15 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 7

    A very good ESB! Deep brown appearance with a minimal head. mild aroma barely hints at the complex fruity hoppy flavor of this well-crafted beer. One of the more enjoyable ESB’s I have had in a while.

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