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Hood Canal Bywater Bay ESB

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RATINGS: 9   MEAN: 2.91/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.91/5   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
Bywater Bay ESB has an inviting dark straw color. The toasted grain flavor goes very well with light hop finish. The alcohol content is 4.5% and it has 43 IBU level. The ESB has a drier mouth feel than the pale ale, but not as bitter as an IPA. A pleasant session ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
andrewje41 (2018) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - NOV 17, 2015
Draft pour pint at the 192 lake trail taproom. Power is out but they got a generator blasting in my ear allowing me to enjoy a beer in the dim light. I’m thankful that beer pours in the powerless area that is north of Seattle, that seems to get shit on every time a wind storm comes through. It creates a dose of free time that naturally leads to an anecdotal story time rating of a beer. Clear copper pour with almost no head. Update, no head. Caramely, buttery aroma. Light body, wood flavor, caramely. Smooth malty finish. Drank easy. Average beer, but the "desperate for a beer" situation that surrounded it may have made it seem more significant. The end.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ferris (9603) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 30, 2015
Draft - Caramel and leafy bitterness. Clear gold with a decent white head. Light twig and pale malts. Finish has some more bitterness. Decent.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
5000 (6599) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - MAY 1, 2011
Bottle:   Amberish, slight haze, large frothy white head, spotty lacing.   Barnish aroma, slightly mealy.   Perhaps even a bit dusty and earthy.   Some biscuit, but its minor.   Musty start, slight cereal, faint wet cardboard.   Even seems a little ashy.   Its actually not bad.   Moderate body and mouthfeel.   Pale graininess on the finish, a little musty.   Looking at the other reviews I am just happy this one isn’t infected.   Okay example, but nothing to write home about.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
after4ever (7044) - Brier, Washington, USA - JAN 10, 2010
draft at the brewery. pours a hazy medium gold with a loose white head and plenty of sheety lace. mild toasty nose. creamy medium body with soft wooly carb. toasty mid palate with mildly sweet bready notes, slight earthy hop finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
BillKismet (3658) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 7, 2009
Gold-bronze with little head. Moderate mix of crystal and dank Britt hops in the aroma. Boring Britt hop profile balanced by lackluster malt. Some woodiness and beery bitter finish.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 3/20
Angeloregon (2055) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 6, 2008
Bottle from By The Bottle in Vancouver, WA--Another cruddy infected beer in a bottle from Hood Canal. They might consider renaming the company "Drain Pour Brewing." Poured a copper-amber body with a huge white head that erupted out of the bottle and all over the counter top and floor upon opening. Bitter, sweet, and sour metallic nose. Only a few sips before this one headed down the drain.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - MAR 25, 2008
Bottle: Copper color, light white head and lacing. Nose of bitter decent hops and some light pale and very light caramel malts. The flavor has a decent bitter tail and a balanced maltiness but nothing for a body and a fairly mediocre tail. Ok ESB. Bought at Central Market in Poulsbo, WA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BrewDad (5270) - Olympia, Washington, USA - MAR 18, 2008
Taster - Hood Canal Brewery - Kingston, WA
Aroma – Deep bitter hops aroma. Nice malt backing.
Appearance – Deep Amber color, small head and clear.
Flavor – This was a deep bitter yet buttery flavor. This was a truly great ESB. Lots of great flavor.
Palate – Good Mouthfeel, A nice texture with a dry finish.
Overall – The beer was great ESB. Liked the flavors the buttery flavor was odd but I really liked it. A great beer this was a beer I would recommend for the day.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
robforbes (2090) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - JAN 26, 2008
aw, the first one to rate, this was purchased at central market in poulsbo, washington. pour is a clear amber with a medium size egg-shell head, very nice lacing through the whole drinking process. smell is hoppy, caramel, a touch of roasted nuts. taste is thick, creamy, slight grapefruit hops, some caramel, some grass, a nut or two, nice bitter end. overall a solid brew, reminds me more of a weaker IPA.

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