Short's Autumn Ale Extra Special Bitter (bottle)
Elk Rapids, MI
This is another limited-release beer from Short's. In the last year or so, they've done about twenty of these, which is simply astonishing.
Anyway, this reminded me a lot of a homebrew. It has a very "fresh" or "green" taste, with a nice smooth maltiness and very earthy hops. Interesting, but not exactly a classic ESB.
Zymurgical Explorations rating: 7.5/10
(Note: there's some bonus cat footage at the end where Phoebe wouldn't stay out of camera frame long enough for me to shoot the video. She's a little attention whore. It will probably give you a bit of behind-the-scenes insight into how I shoot these things, if you're an attentive viewer.)