Okay, okay – before you call me on it – yes, I realize I’ve already used one of these ESB caps before. I didn’t actually realize that until after I’d taken the picture and settled in for the evening though, so I’m totally using it – don’t shoot me! 😉
You can check out my other post about Fullers ESB if you want – it’s a fabulous beer. England certainly has special water that puts a tell-tale taste in its beers; it’s a taste that I love! “ESB” actually stands for “Extra Special Bitter”, and this beer does have a little bitterness at the end, but it’s maltiness is what really draws me in. If you haven’t tried Fullers ESB or their London Pride, you should. Both of those beers are well brewed and tasty!
Yes, I know that I post a lot about Legend Brewing, but they’re local – I can’t help it! Today, sitting on the deck, my husband ordered their ESB. I have to say there was nothing “Extra Special” about it. The brew actually tasted a bit funky – and when we asked the waitress about it, she replaced it with a Golden Ale (my husband’s hoppy favorite). Come to find out, we were served the bottom of the keg, so I guess it was pretty slushy. Maybe we’ll try the ESB again, but that funky taste sure won’t be soon forgotten.
I, on the other hand, had my staple Legend Brown Ale – which I adore. It was delicious as always. I guess there is something to be said for leaning on the old favorite.
Hopefully everyone else had an equally gorgeous day as we did here in Richmond! Cheers!