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8C Extra Special/Strong Bitter (English Pale Ale)

Average Score / 50
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Judge: brian robbins (b-robbins@comcast.net)
Judge Qualification: Rank Pending
Entry ID: 52772044
Style: 8C Extra Special/Strong Bitter (English Pale Ale)
Beer Info:
Descriptors:
Bottle Inspection: All Good
Bottle Comments:

Aroma:
Moderate doughy bready malt with very low crystal. Low herbal hop aroma. Very clean, no discernible esters or phenols. No diacetyl.
8 / 12

Appearance:
Orange cold, fairly clear. Moderate white head of fine white foam that persists.
3 / 3

Flavor:
Moderate bready malt with low caramel notes. Medium low earthy herbal hop flavor. Medium hop bitterness. Light sweetness but balanced towards bitterness. No fruity esters, no diacetyl. Malt and bitterness persists well into the finish.
12 / 20

Mouthfeel:
Medium body, medium carbonation. Creamy with a slight mineral dryness. No alcohol warmth.
4 / 5

Overall:
A very good beer, true to style and very enjoyable. Slightly more fermentation character would be appropriate, possibly by using an English strain or warmer fermentation temps.
7 / 10

Total Score: 34 / 50

Style Accuracy: 4 / 5
Technical Merit: 4 / 5
Intangibles: 3 / 5


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