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Salmon Bay ESB (Jane's Bitter) - Maritime Pacific Brewing Company

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Salmon Bay ESB (Jane's Bitter)Salmon Bay ESB (Jane's Bitter)

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11 Ratings
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Ratings: 11
Reviews: 7
rAvg: 3.66
pDev: 9.56%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Maritime Pacific Brewing Company visit their website
Washington, United States

Style | ABV
English Bitter |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 05-01-2004)
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Reviews by grittybrews:
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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. It’s more like bitter lettuce than anything else. There’s 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 I’ve ever had. It was originally entered as a “bitter” style but I’m requesting a change to “ESB”.

05-01-2004 00:22:18 | More by RoyalT
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3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

04-15-2014 04:26:23 | More by grizzbar
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4/5  rDev +9.3%

05-25-2012 17:21:04 | More by Hopmodium
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4/5  rDev +9.3%

04-19-2013 04:25:17 | More by Braz
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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
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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
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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

04-01-2012 21:45:15 | More by strongaf
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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
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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
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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.