Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Real Ale Brewing Company Phoenixx Double ESB

As part of a beer trade with Jason in Texas, I received a bottle of Real Ale Brewing Company Phoenixx Double ESB. The beer pours a dark amber color with a foamy off-white colored head. The aroma consists of lots of caramel, tangerine, grass, and raisin. The taste is smooth and lightly bitter with burnt caramel taking up a majority of the profile and some hints of raisin and orange. The finish brings out some funky grass and ragweed. The alcohol content is 7.2% ABV. This was my first double ESB, but I quite enjoyed it, especially the burnt caramel flavor that brings out quite a bitterness in the beer.

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