Monday, 17 December 2012

Trafalgar ESB

The Trafalgar ESB comes from Oakville, Ontario, where it is crafted by Trafalgar Ales and Meads. With 5% alcohol, this Extra Special Bitter is sold in 500mL bottles. It pours a relatively clear red-copper colour and has a moderate amount of carbonation and a thinnish cream coloured head.

The ESB has a really inviting aroma that blends bitterness with some caramel notes--this is a great smelling beer.  It starts with a malty caramel taste that morphs into a pungent hop flavour by the end.
The finish is bitter and dry.

Hoppier than I expected, this is an English-style pale ale wearing IPA pajamas.  It's a well made brew. You better believe I'll have another.

Rating: 8.5 out of 10.

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