Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Ringwood Old Thumper Extra Special Ale

Type: ale
Origin: Ringwood, UK
Price: $2.99 per 22 oz

Badass marketing plus 2.99 for a 22 = Ringwood ESA. What the hell is an ESA? ESB definitely exists, but ESA? Those brits and their fucking adjectives. This beer definitely tastes like an ESB, with a hint of winter special ale-ness. The flavors are very nutty, but the smell is very citrusy and sweet. There is an all around bitterness that is similar to having a strong IPA. I was able to figure out where the bitterness comes from: walnut shells. I would definitely take a journey back to the Thumps-mc-gumps again for the price.

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