Sierra Nevada ESB (Early Spring Beer)

I Absolutely DESPISE the use of the letters ESB to mean Early Spring Beer; it is both deceptive and classless. This is NOT an ESB, so if we are going to rate this on style it gets a F grade. I’ll resist that temptation, JUST.
12oz stubbie bottle from the original six pack from The Wine Shop on Johnson Ferry Road, Marietta, GA, USA.
Pour is a dark orange body with a thinnish looking white head. A little lace. Carbonation is way too high.
Nose is mainly mild, sweet hops but not much else.
Lightly hopped pale ale is where I put this. ESB it AIN’T. Finish is a little too dry for my liking. Of course, what this really adds up to is just ANOTHER SN, hop-based beer which is a really non-offensive but is so bland. Why do they bother with so many of this clone-like brews?

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05/09/2008
Format:
bottle
ABV: 5.9 %
Appearance: 3
Taste: 3
Mouthfeel: 2.5
Smell: 3
Overall: 2.5
Total: 2.85
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