Salmon Bay ESB (Jane's Bitter) - Maritime Pacific Brewing Company
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Reviews by grittybrews:
3.48/5 rDev -4.9%
Poured a nice copper orange into a pint glass with a thin film of loose white head.
Not much aroma, just some subtle citrusy hops. Low carbonation and a light mouthfeel made for easy drinking, but the flavor didn't bowl me over -- a little bit of caramel malt sweetness and just a hint of bitterness on the finish (was expecting much more from an ESB). Pleasant enough companion to dinner, but not especially memorable.
06-07-2010 03:07:21 | More by grittybrews
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3.98/5 rDev +8.7%
Appearance This poured a dark, hazy orange with a really nice head that showed good retention and pitted well.
Smell Nice, light bittering sits atop a significant toasted-malt base.
Taste Wow. This is much bitterer than I thought it would be from the nose. This is a very bitter and dry brew. Its more like bitter lettuce than anything else. Theres some burnt malt flavor here but no sweetness whatsoever, just a very strong bitter taste.
Mouthfeel Light to medium-bodied and extremely dry in the mouth.
Drinkability I really enjoyed this one. It is one of the driest and most bitter beers that Ive ever had. It was originally entered as a bitter style but Im requesting a change to ESB.
05-01-2004 00:22:18 | More by RoyalT
3.88/5 rDev +6%
Large bubbled head; little lace. Dark amber in color.
Sweet malt and bountiful hop aroma. This is the best aroma I've ever gotten from a pub pour.
Creamy, full bodied beer with relatively weak carbonation. The malt starts the taste. Lots of hop at the swallow and during the aftertaste.
This is a beer that reminds me of the decent pints poured in Britain. This casked offering was served at a good pub temperature, approximately 50 degrees.
09-30-2007 01:28:07 | More by smcolw
2.98/5 rDev -18.6%
On cask at the Elk Public House, served in a pint glass.
Pours a cloudy gold/brown color. The beer is not transparent at all. A rich foamy white head forms but is not a real sticky head. Marginal lacing.
Smell is a hoppy piney scent. It has a very pungent acerbic aroma.
Taste is sweet malt with a very VERY bitter finish. I know this is a bitter, but I think the bitterness is overdone.
Mouth feel is full bodied and a little cloying. There is minimal carbonation and the beer seems a bit flat, even for a cask conditioned brew.
This is drinkable enough for a bitter. I'm not much on the style, but this beer is not much of a thirst quencher. It might be better in the fall.
08-25-2007 20:43:51 | More by RJLarse
3.98/5 rDev +8.7%
On tap at Maritime and E9 in Tacoma. Poured golden, light golden as it poured ans settled. Bitterness was prominent from beginning to end with a hoppiness to boot. This is an excellent beer on cask. Loys of carbonation and a good malt profile. Very good.
12-30-2007 15:46:50 | More by barleywinefiend
3.9/5 rDev +6.6%
Another bronze ale, this one slightly hazed and with two names. Salmon Bay (or Jane's Bitter) has a light fruity aroma hardly worth mentioning. But the taste has a rich and authentic bittering component built on English hops accented by Yakima's finest. A slight touch of Tetley's tea emerges blended with caramel and perhaps a hint of lemon. Soothing, refreshing, and companionable. Recommended.
03-03-2008 03:13:31 | More by RedDiamond
3.35/5 rDev -8.5%
I must admit I have very limited experience with their products, but I found this to be a solid ESB. The color and clarity were spot on, a deep amber hue and practically transparent. The smell was a bit more assertive than I had expected but pleasant nonetheless. On first taste the dryness comes out with a subtle bitterness throughout melding this the classic toffee and caramel notes. Finish is as clean and crisp. A very nice session beer.
08-17-2009 18:54:31 | More by zornbeast
Salmon Bay ESB (Jane's Bitter) from Maritime Pacific Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 11 ratings.