Two Sergeants Patrolman’s ESB
Reviewed by Brady White on October 21, 2015 in Local Heroes Guide
- Brewery: Two Sergeants Brewing
- Origin: Fort Saskatchewan, AB, CA
- Rated On: October 21, 2015
- Best Before: N/A
- ABV: 6.0%
- Ideal Temperature: cool to cellar temperature
- Style: Extra Special Bitter
- Rating: GOOD !
This 650ml bottle pours a slightly hazy, medium copper amber hue, with three thick fingers of puffy, pleasantly foamy, and faintly creamy ecru head, which leaves a decent array of pitted limestone wall lace around the glass as it slowly and evenly abates.
It smells of bready, doughy caramel malt, a soft biscuity white cracker character, red apple skin, muddled citrus flesh, and earthy, leafy, and mildly grassy hops. The taste is semi-sweet, grainy caramel malt, a weaker wet breakfast biscuit edginess, some sugary pome and generic citrus fruitiness, and more leafy weedy, and damp grassy hop bitterness. The carbonation is adequate for both the supportive and frivolous tasks at hand, the body a decent middleweight, and fairly smooth, with an attendant creaminess as things warm up a tad. It finishes on the sweet side for the style, yet moderated well enough by hop and sneaky alcohol alike.
An easy-drinking, if somewhat sweet rendition of an ESB, but overall, it’s quite good, and for a good and just cause – supporting those who go the extra mile in keeping our communities safe. I’ll quaff this, to that, and if you come across it, you should too.