JohnnyJ (5569) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 4, 2015
On draft at the brewery. Pours a hazy golden color, with a white head. Grain, watery, fruity, and light floral bitterness. Easily drinkable, but boring. mcberko (18557) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 22, 2014
On tap at Port Townsend, pours a hazy golden orange with a small white head. Aroma is very light, with maybe a touch of English hops.
Flavour is extremely bland, with English hops and biscuity notes. Very unambitious beer, not really tasting like much. Meh. harrymel (1551) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 7, 2013
Pours a golden raisin with etched whites atop a near excellently clarified brew. Smells oddly like skunked Heineken with a dash of cinnamon, plastic and oxidation. Poor nose. Flavor is bitter up front with some chemical sharpness. Followed up with some sweet crystal malt and a healthy serving of oxidation. Medium bodied with early eager but fleeting hi carb. This beer speaks of elderly characteristics, but I can’t really tell. This serving was subpar.
Serving type: bottle
07-17-2012 mikedR (1561) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - SEP 24, 2013
English pales are becoming some of my favorites, and this one is archetypical of the style. I look for smoothness in mouthfeel, maltiness that is reminiscent of but so different than soapiness (if that makes any sense), and a twinge of bitterness to round things off. This one has all three in the right amounts. Very good. B+/A-
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone shigadeyo (3764) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 2, 2013
Petronius (55) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 22, 2012
Vacation 2011 - Seattle and Olympic National Park
8/15/2011: Port Townsend English Bitter... Barley hulls, good bitterness level; very sessionable, but lacks character.
Draught at Port Townsend Brewing Company in Port Townsend, WA. Rating #39 for this beer.
April 2012, tap. Smells like a sweet fruit - mango/cantaloupe(just want to keep breathing it in). Same fruit on a palate, noticeable bitterness in the aftertaste. Very light and smooth - I could drink a lot of this beer. Fruity for a bitter, but super enjoyable. hayduke (5618) - Eureka, California, USA - SEP 18, 2011
This beer poured a slightly cloudy dark gold with a big foamy white head and decent lacing Nose of caramel malts, nuts, and spice. Flavor reminds me very much of English bitter and the mouthfeel was almost as smooth as a hand puled cask ale. Overall it was nice and easy to drink, and left me wanting more, always a good sign.
Strykzone (7556) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - AUG 30, 2011
22 oz. bottle from Hayduke. We had it together via facebook chat. This beer pours hazy golden orange with a very small off white head. Ron reported that his had a big head but was poured at a warmer temp. Fairly hazy after rolling the bottle. Not a big nose but I got fruit and light spice. The flavor was very much to style. Nice gentle fruit, cinnamon, malt, grain, and cinnamon. At the finish some buttery caramel emerged. Call it toffee. This was quite nice and authentic. Ron has been to the UK and had many bitters there. While a bitter, this was not bitter at all. It was gently subtle and simple. I liked it. GJF (1520) - Mount Vernon, Iowa, USA - JUN 28, 2011
On tap at the brewery. Unpleasant aroma but ok flavor. Slightly sour finish--kind of strange for being at the brewery (as if the line isn’t clean). CapFlu (5129) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 15, 2010
(Draught) Sampled at GCBF 2010 on September 11, 2010. Orange body without a head. Cloudy. Nose is very fruity. Flavour is bitter and somewhat metallic. A fairly average bitter.