1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Big Eddy Bitter - Bend Brewing Company

Not Rated.
Big Eddy BitterBig Eddy Bitter

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
-
no score

3 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 3
Reviews: 2
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 6.63%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Bend Brewing Company visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
English Bitter |  ABV ?

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: pezoids on 10-09-2004)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Latest | High | Low | Top Raters
Ratings: 3 | Reviews: 2 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by the Alström Bros:

  None found.

More User Reviews:
Photo of rudy0908
rudy0908

Missouri

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

07-04-2012 04:54:00 | More by rudy0908
Photo of SurlyDuff
SurlyDuff

Oregon

4.08/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I believe this is now in normal rotation (not a seasonal).

Appearance is a clear amber with a good bit of fizzy carbonation. Head is decent at first, but retention is poor.

Flavor is pretty standard for an ESB. It's got more similarity to the British's bitter, as opposed to other PacNW hoppy versions. Caramel and biscuity malt balance well against the hops. Fruitiness of sour apple there too.

Nice one BBC!

Serving type: on-tap

02-12-2008 19:38:23 | More by SurlyDuff
Photo of RedDiamond
RedDiamond

Oregon

3.48/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

This seasonal bitter is offered from September through May. The hand-scribed table display taunts, “Dive into one of these and see why this is the beer of choice for the British.” To this we may retort, “Or why we kicked their sorry lime-scented asses out of North America.”

All kidding aside, I certainly mean no offense to our imperialist allies across the pond. They did invent the bitter and Big Eddy is a workable representation of this style. It is a clear and statuesque bronze, with wide smooth lace, and a flat bitter finish. It possesses a mild yeasty aroma and is largely consistent with traditional English bitters though the Bend Brewing Co. serves it far too cold.

Serving type: on-tap

10-09-2004 00:08:28 | More by RedDiamond
Big Eddy Bitter from Bend Brewing Company
- out of 100 based on 3 ratings.