Bitch Creek ESB Ale
, 6.50% ABV
Grand Teton Brewing Company, Victor, Idaho
The bottle conditioned Bitch Creek ESB Ale from Grand Teton Brewing Company in Victor, Idaho pours out mahogany brown in color, with a good bit of cloud and a large, tightly knit, tan head that sticks around. Aromas of candied apple, roast malt and green hops on the nose. Caramel sweet malts come first in the mouth followed by citrus hops that wipes out the sweetness leaving a very neutral, balanced beer that is packed with flavor. Full bodied. Moderate Carbonation. Excellent lacing. Pretty clean mouthfeel with just a touch of oil in the mouthfeel for such a dark, heavy beer. Good bitterness on the finish. A very different ESB but a good one.