13 Rebels ESB

Picked this one up at Riverside Beverage in Chattanooga, TN, USA. I believe that it may have been a s little as $3.99 for the 22 oz bomber. Shared with some of the usual crowd at The Brick Store on a Friday afternoon.
Pour yields a very clear, golden body with an impressive, rocky white head and some nice lace. Head retention is good, too. If I’m honest I would say that the appearance of the beer is probably its strongest suit.
The nose and tastes are fine, put simply WAY too hop based for my liking in terms of an ESB. Don’t get me wrong, this is NOT a “hoppy” beer as such, but it is far too fragrant, hop based and floral for the style. The malts are basically absent as far as I can tell, and the beer is just too clean and cutting on the palate.
ESB? My foot.

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02/23/2009
Format:
bottle
ABV: 5.2 %
Appearance: 4
Taste: 2.5
Mouthfeel: 3.5
Smell: 3
Overall: 2.5
Total: 2.78
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