RATINGS: 35   MEAN: 3.36/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32/5   IBU: 31   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
A true English-style bitter that is rich in malt, hop flavor, and aroma. Brewed with no less than four types of malt, and English and Yakima hops.

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j12601 (12974) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - JUN 2, 2016
On tap at the brewery, also somehow got a nitro pour. Pours a clear amber with a thin white head. Gets some lace on the nitro. Medium bodied, soft sweet malt, a touch of fruit and malt. Slow earthy bitterness into the finish. Decent but forgettable.

maxwelldeux (4374) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - MAY 10, 2014
Draught. Pours a hazy dark amber color with a small whitehead on it. Nose is grassy with a fair amount of bread to it, and has a nice hop/malt balance to it. Taste is moderately bitter, and I get just a slight bit of toast to it. Very smooth.

Aml42000 (622) - Washington, USA - APR 6, 2012
Tap pour. Dark amber with a thin head. Subtle, yet malty nose. Bits of caramel and toffee on the palate. Good bitter finish, but not overwhelming with hops. Tasty.

philbertk (1873) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 20, 2010
Maritime Pacific Brewing Company--Salmon Bay Best Bitter Ale--1999 22 oz. Bottle Release. 5.50% ABV. (4.0 / 5.0) ESB--Clear bronze red color. Toasted bread fruit nose with light floral hop aroma. Rich crisp roasted malty body with light fruit flavor and clean crispy character. Ends light with mild hops. Sampled 7/5/1999. Maritime Pacific Brewing Company--Salmon Bay E.S.B. Extra Special Bitter Ale--Seasonal Release 2002 12 oz. Bottle. 5.50% ABV. (4.25 / 5.0) ESB--Light dark sediment. Hazy rich copper amber color. Light lacy head. Toasted floral hop front. Malty crusty toasted biscuit mild sweet caramel fruit body with creamy yeast hint. Tantalizing ESB hop malt end. Sampled 8/20/2002. Maritime Pacific Brewing Company--Salmon Bay ESB--Extra Special Bitter--Seasonal Release 2004 12 oz. Bottle. 5.50% ABV--45 IBU’s? (4.25 / 5.0) ESB--Hazy rich amber color. Mild lacy head. Malty floral hop front. Tangy rich toasted doughy biscuit malty caramel dry sweet mild fruit body. Crusty texture. Earthy hop bitter dry mild citrus end. Bottle Conditioned. Sampled 4/3/2004. FRESH!

carruthm (1401) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 18, 2009
Tap at columbia city ale. Loghtly cloudy orange with tons of lacing, ef. Malt presence to go with a bigger than expected hop nose that doesn’t falter.

beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - MAR 23, 2009
On tap at the Jolly Roger Taproom. Deep amber color, good clarity with a smooth white head. Doughy malts, fruity and a soft citrus hop character. Malts didn’t provide the depth and character that I associate with an ESB, more like a sweeter NW pale.

anders37 (26824) - Malmö, SWEDEN - SEP 24, 2008
Draught @ Jolly Roger Taproom, Seattle. Pours a clear amber color with a longlasting off-white head. Has a malty hoppy caramel aroma. Slightly sweetish malty hoppy bitter caramel flavor. Has a malty caramel finish with some hoppy hints in the aftertaste.

BrewDad (5328) - Olympia, Washington, USA - JUL 31, 2008
Pint - Eastside Tavern - Olympia, WA
Aroma – Nice fruity malt with a light hops aroma.
Appearance – Amber in color, hazy with a thin head.
Flavor – A decent beer this was far from a ESB. The flavors where just more like a good amber ale. Very light with bitter hops.
Palate – Nice Mouthfeel, decent texture with a good dry finish.
Overall – This was a nice beer just not a ESB to style. Very easy to drink for a warm night it was good not to style this beer was off.

Skyview (6093) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - JUN 24, 2008
On nitro draught at the Jolly Roger brewery/taproom grill in suburban Seattle, WA. Pours a clear copper amber brew with a creamy and thick off-white head that has some nice retention and sticky lacing. Aroma of caramel malt, a touch of pear, white pepper and some flowery hops. Taste is smooth and creamy (from nitro draw), with flavors of light toasted dark malts, and a hint of citrus. Finish is slightly metallic, with a mild bitterness and toasted malt aftertaste. The nitro pour was a nice touch.

truegen (167) - Puyallup, Washington, USA - JUN 4, 2008
Nitro pour at Maritime in Seattle. Deep copper color, fluffy head with perfect lacing. Just a bit sweeter than the typical ESB. The hops swept evenly along the tongue however, balancing out the maltiness rather well. I wanted to sample this non-nitro, but other brews beckoned. I’ll just say: if you can sample this on nitro, do it that way. Really tasty!

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