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Hale’s Moss Bay Extra

Serve in English pint


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RATINGS: 72   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.44/5   ABV: -
Hale’s Moss Bay Extra is a true "Northwest Bitter" in that it offers the best our region has to offer, in a copious mouthful of malt and hops, brimming with rich ale character.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
shadey (2079) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 9, 2013
On tap at the brewery. Came across thin and weak for an ESB. Watery mouthfeel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
philbertk (1873) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 10, 2010
Moss Bay Extra Ale--1998 12 oz. Bottle. 5.75% ABV. (3.75 / 5.0) ESB. 1st Released March 1998. Rich amber Color. Hoppier balance to fruit flavor commonly found in amber ales. Medium body. Light easy finish. Sampled 9/1/1998. Moss Bay Extra Ale--2003 22 oz. Bottle. 5.75% ABV? (4.5 / 5.0) Amber ESB Ale? Lightly hazy rich bright amber color. Nice head with rich lace. Malty very floral hop front. Crisp spicy light toasted sweet caramel biscuit fruit hop body. Rich clean balanced hop citrus spice end. 8/10/2003. Moss Bay Extra Ale--2003 12 oz. Bottle. 5.75% ABV? (4.25 / 5.0) ESB? Clear bright thin amber red color. Light lacy head. Toasted malty floral hop front. Sweet earthy doughy biscuit toasted crisp dry caramel fruit ester BC body. Clean dry citrus hop spice earthy end. Sampled 11/5/2003. Moss Bay Extra Ale--2007--12 oz. Bottle. 5.80% ABV. 35 IBU’s? (4.0 / 5.0) Devolved O’Brien’s Hop Harvest Recipe without fresh hops. ESB? 6- Pack $6.49. Light tight bottle conditioned sediment. Mild lace light head. Cloudy dark amber red brown color. Toasted floral bottle conditioned fruit ester hop front. Mild sweet toasted caramel biscuit fruit creamy earthy hint body. Cloying bottle conditioned ester mild hop spice clean smooth end. Malty Amber ESB. Sampled 7/1/2008.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sparky (2244) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JAN 16, 2009
Bottle. Pours a hazy iced tea color with a half finger beige head. Nose is caramel malt for the most part with very light hops. Taste is caramel, ripe dark fruits and earthy hops with some bitters in the finish. Medium mouth feel. Not a bad representation of the style.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
cbkschubert (2901) - BFE, Arizona, USA - OCT 15, 2008
12 oz. bottle from Plaza Liquors - Pours a hazy deep amber color with a 1/2 finger thick light tan head. Very light spotty lacing. Aroma is esters and caramel malt with a hint of perfume. Flavor is toasted malt and fruity esters. Medium body. A pretty nice beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GreatLibations (1854) - Last Supper, Arizona, USA - SEP 4, 2008
Pours a deep amber mahogany color with a tall lasting head. Hops on the aroma with a bit of caramel. Full nectar with mellow residual effers creating a soft round mouthfeel. A juicy malt backbone supported by a defined hop bittering component. Flavors of citrus, caramel, leather, and biscuits. The finish is long with lingering caramel and hop bittering.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
19Ei8hty (1166) - Washington, USA - AUG 3, 2008
Sweet aroma on top a clear, amber body - zilch head. Cloying fruit sweetness with a bit tart component. Sweet caramel malt backbone that it altogether too thin and boring.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
TipsyMcStager (1139) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 31, 2007
sweet caramel malt aroma. Pours a copper brown, minimal head. Burnt fruit, light hop finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
jcwattsrugger (12190) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - OCT 16, 2007
12oz bottle-pours a dissipating light tan head and amber/mahogany color. Aroma is medium malt-caramel/sweet molasses, dark fruit, faint hops. Taste is medium malt-caramel/molasses/a bit of chocolate comes through, some fruit, faint hops. On the thin side. Comes across like a light English mild or Dunkel Bitter. Mild carbonation.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
CapFlu (5101) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 19, 2007
(12oz bottle) Sampled at the Post-Great Canadian Beer Festival 2007 in Victoria on September 8th, 2007. Mild butter. Smooth malt. Boring.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Oakes (15651) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 15, 2007
Vibrant dark amber. Bright and beautiful. Caramel/chocolate aroma with minty, grassy notes. Moderate bitterness. More herbal hop notes and similar malts.

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