900 ESB. Little brother of 1800 IPA (not, as I first expected, a recipe from 900 A.D.)
Clear, light amber coloring, Large, lace-leaving white head.
Hops and fruit hit the nose right off. Grapefruit meets apricot. Prickly pine and pear. Bold bitterness, distinct malty notes. Quite pleasant, and rather unique.
Light-bodied, lean, and clean. Crisp and cracker-y, with an unrelenting bitterness up front. Citric fruit shows up from the hops, nice and lemon-y.
If this reminds me of anything, it's another singular ale, Town Hall's Single Malt ale, which was brewed with Golden Promise malt.