RATINGS: 43   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.1/5   IBU: 40   EST. CALORIES: 162   ABV: 5.4%
Another of the original flagship brews. This is an Americanized version of an English Style Ale. The family of "bitter" ales consists of Ordinary Bitter, Best Bitter and Extra Special Bitter, ESB, is Amber in color, with a medium body and fruity aroma. An easy drinking "session" beer, though a tad big at 5.4% ABV for a long session! The Brown’s Point ESB uses a hop oil essence of Fuggles - an English style hop - to provide the dry hop aroma. Fuggles is the only hop used to brew this beer; most certainly an in-house favorite. 5.4% ABV and 40 IBUs.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
philbertk (1873) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 4, 2011
Harmon Brewing Company--Browns Point ESB--Brewed With Fuggles Hops--Full Bodied Amber That Finishes Smooth & Clean--2011 22 oz. Bottle. 5.80% ABV. 40 IBU’s. (4.25 / 5.0) Dense lasting lacy 1/2" head. Cloudy bright amber gold color. Aromatic floral Fuggles hop front with delicate malt ester notes. Creamy textured malty mellow sweet lightly earthy toaasted mild fruit smooth tasty ESB body. Clean slightly bitter fruit hop smooth end. Very refreshing nourishing rich mildly earthy tasty true ESB. Sampled 4/3/2011. Purchased for $4.50 at PCC--Greenlake, Seattle on 4/3/2011.

Bulk_Carrier (6065) - Vermont, USA - MAR 2, 2017
Poured into a mug, the appearance was a semi-transparent amber color with a thin cap of a white foamy head. A disarray of light lace.
The aroma had some sweet grassy to earthy hoppy tones. Some malts, somewhat tea-like and lean. Light dose of biscuity to breadiness.
The flavor leaned crisp and malty sweet with a touch of the smooth tea and earthiness. This all combines into the aftertaste and finish.
On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a great sessionability about it. Moderate carbonation. ABV felt appropriate.
Overall, nicely done ESB well worthy of having again, preferably with some fish n’chips.

harrymel (1551) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 16, 2013
Bottled: unk

Pours a copper, diaphanous ale with a sheet of off white foam. Light molasses and tea like malts with a hint of earthy hops on the nose - pretty spot on for ESB IMO. The malts are a little oxidized, but not off setting. There is a good herbal quality to the hops and a slight plastic and sharpness to the malt - almost as though the mash was an overnight mash. Body is medium on full and carb is hi as anticipated with a semi dry finish. This is a decent ESB. I always forget how exceptionally forgettable ESB’s are and that the most beautiful thing about them is their subtly, like 007.

Serving type: bottle


XaenDovet (1281) - British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 3, 2013
On tap at London pub. Hazy orange with bubbly cap. Seems to retain and lace decently. Aroma of honey, cereal, soggy leaves. Taste is malty, with a good hop presence. Medium to light body and carbonation.

JoeMcPhee (9580) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 6, 2012
Deep copper-amber coloured brew. Fairly assertive crystal malt sweetness with a lightly woody bitterness. A little bit of diacetyl in here as well. Could definitely do with some cleaner yeast here. The hops are actually quite lovely in here.

TBone (18355) - Pori, FINLAND - JUL 14, 2011
Bottled 0,65ltr from brewpub (different label than in the photo)

Slightly hazy honeyish golden color, small white head. Yeast, caramel, nutty maltyness, honey. Medium-bodied, low bitterness. Ryeish, berryish, sweetish nutty flavor. Quite odd brew and flatish bottle.

savnac (2656) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - MAY 8, 2011
22 oz bottle. Hazy amber/orange with a medium dense head. Aroma of biscuits and lemon mostly with some light caramel and flowers. The flavor is smooth and malty with a mellow hop bitterness coming in at the end. Medium body with average carbonation and a clean finish. Solid ESB, rich and malty with a nice hop character.

Nena (963) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 13, 2011
Bottle. Slightly hazed golden pour, big loose white head. Very mild floral and caramel aroma. Tastes a little sweet and caramelly, a touch fruity, and becomes very floral and a mildly bitter on the finish. Not too remarkable, but has a nice mellow, balanced flavor.

ThaJuggernaut (309) - Washington, USA - FEB 1, 2011
Had a taste platter at the Harmon in downtown tacoma. This one was on it. Good dark beer with a heavy taste. One of my favorites at the Harmon

mcberko (19175) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 3, 2010
On tap at Harmon Restaurant, pours clear copper. Aroma of bitter malt, English hops and light floral notes. Flavour of muted caramel malt and hops. Generic.

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