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Eastside Bitter - Lafayette Brewing Co.

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Eastside Bitter
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9 Ratings
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Ratings: 9
Reviews: 7
rAvg: 3.42
pDev: 21.35%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Lafayette Brewing Co. visit their website
Indiana, United States

Style | ABV
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) |  5.30% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: soper2000 on 03-26-2004)
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Reviews by manahansf:
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2.2/5  rDev -35.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 1 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Pours clear and dark amber in color topped with a thin and lacy white head. The aroma and flavor are unbalanced with overly sweet maltyness and a semi-bitter hop flavor, all of which is completely covered by an inappropriate smokiness. The body is very light with high levels of carbonation further accenting the off flavors. The finish is quick and ends tart and bitter.

manahansf, Feb 02, 2010
More User Reviews:
Photo of soper2000
4.18/5  rDev +22.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Pours a nice dull orange color with a miniscule white head that soon fades. Smell is pleasant, faint notes of citrus balanced by sweet malt. This is truly a session beer. Smooth and mild in taste with a wonderful malt body. The is just a hint of hops at the beginning but the finish is smooth and a tad sweet. Another solid beer from this solid brewery.

soper2000, Mar 26, 2004
Photo of beveritt
3.1/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Presentation: Had on tap at Lafayette Brewing Company.

Appearance: Bright copper/red with a thin coating of foam.

Smell: Very little smell, slight hop bitterness.

Taste: Very mild. Low, low bitterness in the finish.

Mouthfeel: Low carbonation level, as is typical of all LBC beers. Decent body.

Drinkability: Easy enough to drink, but nothing here stands out.

beveritt, Jan 02, 2007
Photo of salvo
2.28/5  rDev -33.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Lafayette Brewing's standby bitter that I wish they wouldn't stand by. This mediocre bitter has a muddy finish, an uninspiring limp head that dissipates quickly, and a nose of muddy malts that really has just started making me sad. I won't order another if can help it, and I recommend new recipes. The finish tastes like Wabash river bottom: gritty, muddy, and who knows why it tastes funny like that?

salvo, Oct 10, 2010
Photo of wisrarebeer
3.25/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

On tap at the brewpub.

A: darker color, copper with nice lacing with head that dissipated
S: mild, sweeter nose
T: decent beer, very much a session beer, very little taste some hop bitter finish, biscuit undertones
M: decent, nice balance, just lacked character

wisrarebeer, Feb 15, 2012
Photo of TheBierBand
4.18/5  rDev +22.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at the breweryServed up with a 1/2" head of off-white foam. The beer was amber in color. Pronounced lacing left on the glass.

Nose: Well balanced... caramel malts and decent aromatic hops.

Taste: Predominantly sweet, caramel malt but nicely balanced by a bit of bitter from the hops... but just for balance.

MF: Smooth and creamy... hearty.

Drink: All day... I could have these all day.... very good!

TheBierBand, Apr 11, 2008
Photo of Arsenal0328
4/5  rDev +17%

Arsenal0328, Jun 24, 2013
Photo of Jason417
4/5  rDev +17%

Jason417, Jun 28, 2013
Photo of mynie
3.6/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Well here they are brewing to their abilities: an English brewpub making an English beer. Should be really strong, right?

Eh... more or less. I don't know if this place is just limited or if I don't care much for the limitations of English styles.

Pours fine, ESB rusty with a decent little cap of a head.

Smells fine, medium toffee malt, light English hops that are more spicy than bitter.

Tastes fine, sweet but not too sweet, well balanced and all that jazz.

mynie, Oct 17, 2009
Eastside Bitter from Lafayette Brewing Co.
- out of 100 based on 9 ratings.