slugstout (18) - Zig Zag, Oregon, USA - NOV 13, 2007
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Humbug! Whoop! One fine beer. Well balanced Winter warmer. Bottle-poured into a Trappist glass. Very nice lacing with a lasting head. Clove/Pine flavors give a real spicy, íChristmas í feeling. Excellent seasonal brew. One Good Ebenezer leads to another...
mudslinger92 (2) - Stanfield, Oregon, USA - DEC 19, 2012 does not count
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Great beer. Has a slightly fruity flavor but not overwhelming. Smooth and a little heavy but not to much. A great combo for a seasonal beer.
49degrees (49) - British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 2, 2003
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Another excellent addition to the Bridgeport lineup of distinct and very enjoyable ales. Recently snatched a sixer of these and numerous other goodies out for friends and familar during New Yearís last night and everyone commented highly on Ebenezer, even those who generally donít drink craft styled brews.
This rich and extremely full bodied ale pours very well and delivers a very nice woft of sweet malty aroma. Gives off a decent sized, long lasting head with good lacing.
A rich and sweet tasting ale that delivers hints of toffee, caramel, and a hint of spiciness. I enjoyed this both as an afternoon warming drink as well as an after dinner teaser to go along with some left over Xmas cake. A double duty brew thatís worth taking a closer look at when the opportunity arises.
irishsnake (355) - Oakland, California, USA - DEC 15, 2004
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
pours a very pretty ruby/amber, with a dense tan head. aroma is richly malty, with roast and caramel notes, and a nice wif of piney hops on top. flavor is juicy-a nice full malty/toffee flavor with enough bitterness to balance. very nice mouthfeel and consequent drinkability. so far, one of the best domestic x-mas beers.
schm1005 (151) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 18, 2002
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Kind of fruity, banana like esters, strong body and good aftertaste. The flavor hangs around mid-tongue as the carbonation rolls off the tongue. Slightly dry but well built. It is also a beautiful shade of red with a mild carbonation and minimal yet lasting head. Indeed it does warm those winter nights. Or maybe it is just the woodstove I am leaning on. This makes any Ebeneezer smile.
Gromit (479) - Port Orchard, Washington, USA - DEC 18, 2003
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a very redish-brown color with a very hardy head that leaves a nice lace down the glass.
Scent is purely malt, though nice.
Taste is quite nice. Malt is the most obvious presence, but there's a bit of spice and fruit hanging around. Quite nice; it holds its own in the winter beer arena. And I must say from previous experience that this beer is even better on tap.
Palate is appropriately full and creamy, though it could use a bit of a hop bite for a finish. Overall this is a very good offering, and a good representation of a winter beer.
Cybercat (4632) - Georgia, USA - DEC 18, 2009
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma is quite strong, mainly spicy and slightly sweet, and has an evergreen component making it smell somewhat like a good IPA. It pours a dark, somewhat hazy, warm mahogany with a fairly thick off-white head. Spicy, malty flavor has a decided hoppy undertone and is a little sweet and a little bitter. Texture is fizzy and zingy, yet smooth and slick. Happy whatever-you-celebrate-this-time-of-year!
PieTaster (32) - Humpton, California, USA - DEC 11, 2003
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Malt and nuts. Very English tasting. Would go well with a cheese and assorted nut plate.
Bockyhorsey (2626) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - JAN 31, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Just look at the commerical deScription for this one, it is right on. Great laceing in the glass also. One of the best Iíve had lately.
philbertk (1873) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 13, 2010
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: OCT 19, 2010 Bridgeport Brewing Company--Ebenezer Ale--2000 Release--12 oz.--6.40%. (3.75 / 5.0) Winter Ale--Pours with a rich head. Deep dark clear copper bronze color. Mildly malty spicy front with Winter Ale flavors. Toasted dry mild fruit spice body. Finishes dry with toasted spice hint. Weak Winter Ale. Sampled 10/6/2000.
Bridgeport Brewing Company--Ebenezer Ale--2001 Release--12 oz. Bottle--6.40% ABV. (4.0 / 5.0) Winter Ale--Lightly hazy bronze copper color.Christmas spiced malty front.Laced copper tan head.Floral spice malt notes.Sweet thick malty body with spiced fruit and light bisquit touch. Lingering sweet spicy end. Sampled 11/21/2001.
Bridgeport Brewing Company--Ebenezer Ale--2002 Release--12 oz. Bottle--6.40% ABV. (4.0 / 5.0) Winter Ale--Clear rich ruby garnet color. Light mild lacy head. Tasty malty mild spice mild hop front. Sweet smooth toasted caramel cherry English malt body. Tasty clean light nutmeg hop end. Mellow and complex. Sampled 12/30/2002.
Bridgeport Brewing Company "Ebenezer Ale--""Bottle Conditioned Winter Warmer""" 2003 Release--12 oz. Bottle--6.40%. (4.0 / 5.0) Winter Ale. Bottle Conditioned sediment. Clear copper amber color. Nice mild lace head. Tangy malty toasted mild nutmeg spice hop front. Sweet roasted rich mild spicy black cherry toffee creamy crusty body. Smooth mild spice hop end. Sampled 11/13/2003.
Bridgeport Brewing Company--Ebenezer Ale--2004 Release--12 oz. Bottle--6.40% ABV--40 IBUís. (4.25 / 5.0) Winter Ale--BC light sediment. Light lacy head. Clear dark garnet ruby red color. Toasted malty mild spice hop front. Mild sweet clean malty roasted nutmeg spice body. Clean mild hot hop spice malt end. Mild Winter Brew. Sampled 10/20/2004.
Bridgeport Brewing Company--Ebenezer Ale--2005 Release--12 oz. Bottle--6.40% ABV--40 IBUís. (4.25 / 5.0) Winter Ale--Firkin. Lacy copper head. Rich dark amber Bottle Conditioned color. Tangy floral hop coriander malt spice front. Rich caramel toasted crusty mild sweet doughy fruit ester body. Tangy winter hop spice end. Better than 2004. Sampled 10/28/2005.
Bridgeport Brewing Company--Ebenezer Ale--2006 Release--12 oz. Bottle--6.40% ABV--45 IBUís? (4.25 / 5.0) Winter Ale--English--Mild lacy head. Clear dark amber bronze color. Malty mild nutmeg spice hop front. Creamy rich cloying sweet toasted butter toffee doughy mild cherry fruit body. Malty mild English hop spice clean end. Sampled 10/29/2006.
Ebenezer Ale--2007 Release--12 oz. Bottle--6.40% ABV--45 IBUís? (4.0 / 5.0) Winter Ale--English $6.99.BC.Dense foamy lacy off white head. Hazed dark amber color. Malty mild fruit hop front. Medium sweet bisquit toasted caramel apple crusty body. Creamy mild hop malt mild Winter spice end. Tasty. Sampled 10/16/2007.
Bridgeport Brewing Company--Ebenezer Ale--May good spirits reign. Cheers!--2008 Release--12 oz. Bottle. 6.40%--45 IBUís? (3.75 / 5.00 Winter Ale--English--Dense big rocky head. Clear fizzy dark copper amber color. Bottle Conditioned. Malty mild toasted vanilla hop front. Smooth mellow sweet English caramel bisquit mild fruit body. Smooth clean light hop end. Tasty Amber mild spice Winter Ale. Sampled 11/3/2008. 6-Pack--$6.99.
Bridgeport Brewing Company--Ebenezer Ale--May good spirits reign. Cheers! 2009-12 oz. Bottle. 6.40% ABV. 40 IBUís. (4.0 / 5.0) Winter Ale--English. Lacy off white mild head. Bottle Conditioned hazed walnut cherry red brown color. Toasted floral hop cherry toffee front. Rich malty creamy sweet winter spice crusty doughy toasted toffee fruit smooth tasty body. Clean refreshing mild hop spice lingering tangy malt hint end. Sampled 8/8/2010. 6-Pack $6.99.
Bridgeport Brewing Company--Ebenezer Ale-Bottle Conditioned Winter Warmer--2010 12 oz. Bottle. 6.40% ABV. 40 IBUís. (4.25 / 5.0) Winter Ale--English. Bottle Conditioned sediment dusting. Big dense lacy tan head. Hazy dark ruby red color. Toasted doughy malty floral toffee cherry hop front. Rich mildly creamy doughy English biscuit toasted caramel mellow sweet dark fruit body. Smooth balanced Winter hop spice end. Very Nice this year. Hop Czar Hops? Sampled 10/18/2010 from 6-Pack purchased for $6.99 @ Seattle Fred Meyer--Ballard on 9/27/2010.