RATINGS: 103   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.25/5   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
Wonderfully balanced "session beer" in the ESB style. A combination of 75 L and 120 L caramel malts give this ale a nice color, maltiness and body. This is then balanced and complimented in the kettle with Magnum hops which contribute its clean but detectable bitterness. Mt. Hood hops are then added for a lingering hop flavor and aroma. We ferment our bitter with Dick's house yeast for that classic English ale flavor.

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spikester (606) - Salem, Oregon, USA - APR 2, 2008
Poured dark amber from the 12 ounce bottle with a two finger head and plenty of lacing. Aroma is piney hops. Flavor is immediately bitter though not too much. Sweet malts help subdue the resinous hops. Finish is dry, pine, bitter as it should be. I enjoy Bridgeport’s ESB a bit more but I may have to give them a side-by-side tasting in the future. Well worth a try.

hayduke (5548) - Eureka, California, USA - MAR 21, 2008
From a 12 oz bottle purchased in Ashland, Oregon for 8.29 a six pack this poured a clear and handsome copper color, raised an off-white head,and light lacing. Nose is an earthy malt, with grassy hops. Medium and lively mouthfeel. Flavor is caramel malts with some bitterness from the hops. Bitter finish. Good solid beer.

Dubbercody (213) - Vancouver, Washington, USA - MAR 10, 2008
12 oz bottle. Amber, Sweet without at all being cloying. Nicely bitter, got better and better tasting as it warmed up. I’d love to try this on cask.

brianprentiss (702) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 1, 2008
really superb bitter. nice and balanced with sweetish hops and english bite.

after4ever (8025) - Mukilteo, Washington, USA - DEC 6, 2007
12-oz. Pours bright luminescent rubied amber with a thin grayish filmy head that fairly quickly falls away to leave a headless, laceless, carbless, flat-looking beer. Sweet and bready nose, with just the tiniest hint of bitter creosote tucked in there to announce that it’s headed for the same zip code as ESB Land. Light body, very faint carb, and slightly tingling resiny hop hit on the attack. Caramel and mushy bread dough come in on the mid-palate and kind of overtake that lone hop note. The hops gurgle back to the top for a weak finish. Not much happening here--they kinda compromised on everything: neither delicate nor forceful, neither bold nor balanced, neither bitter nor sweet. Not sure what they’re trying for here.

fiulijn (20604) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 29, 2007
Bottle, Stockholm Beer Festival 2007 afterfestival at Per’s
Cloudy amber color. A beer with a lot of dry caramel, a bit astringent and with vegetables traces. Too ordinary.

DialSquare (5062) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - OCT 1, 2007
Bottle. copper color with off white head. Mild malt aroma with pine. Malty taste then a bitter hop with a mild grapefruit. The finish has a little off taste (at least for my taste). Overall drinkable and good though.

TBone (17673) - Pori, FINLAND - SEP 30, 2007
Amber-red color, cloudy white head, some lace. Light, hoppy aroma. Grassy, pale malts in the flavor. Light hoppy aftertaste.

oh6gdx (26487) - Vasa, FINLAND - SEP 29, 2007
Bottled. Amber colour, mediumsized beige head. Aroma is hops, fruits and some earth. Flavour is earth, malts, hops and some slight caramel. Ok is very nice.

Angeloregon (2055) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 25, 2007
From a 12-oz bottle--Poured a golden-tawny hue with a wonderfully lively white head. Thin and well-balanced for sessionability. Malty and caramelly with a nice hops presence. Decent carbonation that contributed to a wonderfully smooth and balanced bitter-sweet finish.

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