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Boundary Bay ESB (Best Bitter)

Serve in English pint


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RATINGS: 58   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.26/5   IBU: 45   EST. CALORIES: 162   ABV: 5.4%
Our most traditional pale style, Bitter’s pleasing caramel color is a reflection of the malts, notably pale 2-Row & Carastan malts. The clean flavors of Perle, Mt. Hood and Cascade hops make this a smooth and eminently quaffable ale with a dry finish that calls out for more!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
andrewje41 (2965) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - JUL 12, 2016
Draft pour pint at The Game, as part of my pulling beers out of RB hiatus program. Pours a hazy copper golden color with a cream head. Soft dusty malt aroma. Easy drinking bitter here. Nutty malt. Cool, sort of dry finish. Slightly better than stadard for the style. Enjoyable beer here.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Blairgus (4183) - California, USA - JUL 20, 2015
20 July 2015, tap at Boundary Bay. dirty light gold, clear, some steady bubbles. nose is rich granola malt, some caramel, dry toast. thin body and mildly fizzy. nice sweet granola malt, some red fruit, toasty.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
peteinSD (1462) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 20, 2013
Tap @ brewpub. Copper colored pour with a white head. Aroma is bitterness, lightly toasted malt, and minimal pine. Taste is somewhat mineral with nice bitterness and pine and some toasted, grainy notes. Little chalky in the mouth. Nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
fiulijn (19387) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 8, 2013
Draught at the brewpub
Cloudy deep blond color with creamy head. Light malt aroma. Smooth mouthfeel, with light malt flavor that happens to be a bit dusty, no caramel, average bitterness, and a light earthy finish; apparently there is a very light residual sweetness, and extremely light liquorice trace.
A simple Ale, nothing to do with real British Bitters.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
robforbes (2189) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - SEP 10, 2012
pours a somewhat hazy light copper with a small off-white head, and great lacing. smell is floral, light grapefruit, some caramel, and malt in the back. taste is smooth, nutty, malt, and caramel. ends creamy and a touch bitter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ferris (12938) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 9, 2012
Draft - Sweet malts with toffee notes. Negligible head with a cloudy amber hue. Sweet malt flavours of cookies and toffee. Mild alcohol in the end along with a balanced bitterness. Pretty stock ESB, nothing good nor bad.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
keepersj12 (3063) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - AUG 23, 2012
A nice amber with a small head. the aroma is malty sweet with a bit of nuts and bread. The flavor is very true to the style, malty sweetness balanced nicely by the bitter hops.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SHIG (4675) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - APR 17, 2012
Draft: Poured an orange copper with an off white head. Aroma was sweet malts. The taste was bitter hops and malts.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
kathouse (1642) - Nevada, USA - FEB 6, 2012
Nice orange color but no head to speak of. Citrusy and grassy hop aroma. Thin mouthfeel. Orange and grapefruit with minimal malt sweetness. Light fruity hop finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mcberko (14687) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 13, 2011
On tap at the Alibi Room, pours cloudy golden orange with a white head. English malts, muted butterscotch and light English hops on the nose. Flavour of English malts / hops, mild bitterness, with biscuity notes on the finish. Decent.

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