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Ebenezer Ale - BridgePort Brewing Co. / Brewpub

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Ebenezer AleEbenezer Ale

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BA SCORE
83
good

407 Ratings
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Ratings: 407
Reviews: 244
rAvg: 3.65
pDev: 12.05%
Wants: 5
Gots: 13 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
BridgePort Brewing Co. / Brewpub visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
Winter Warmer |  6.40% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 12-20-2001)
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allforbetterbeer

Colorado

3.38/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a snifter.

The huge head that doesn't fall into the glass is obstructing my olfactory senses. The head is impressive, and retains in a fashion not often seen in American beer. Through it I can smell just a touch of sweet grains.

The flavors seem a bit dull. I get some basic sweeter malt, mostly lighter with a touch of darker. There is a bit of hop flavor, but it isn't really very distinct. In a winter warmer I want a thicker and rich array of malty flavors, and a stronger presence of hop flavor (though not bitterness) or at least the old remains of hops, as in slightly aged English versions.

The mouthfeel weighs in just to lighter side of medium in body with ample carbonation. Seems almost overly carbonated without enough sticky body to support it.

Conclusion: I was afraid of this. Bridgeport makes appealing looking beers, but it seems that they often fall short with the execution. So many craft brewers (big and small) these days are making really fine beer, so to produce mediocre beer just doesn't cut it. Bridgeport loves to tout their position as the oldest craft brewer in Oregon, but it seems that they haven't updated their beer to compete with the ever more and more refined and perfected craft industry. For example, this beer can't stand up to other winter beers like Jubel, Hibernation, or even the mild mannered Samuel Smith's Winter Welcome. This isn't bad beer by any means, but there are just too many better options to ever buy (or drink) it again in this price segment.

Serving type: bottle

12-14-2012 21:41:19 | More by allforbetterbeer
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Ebenezer Ale from BridgePort Brewing Co. / Brewpub
83 out of 100 based on 407 ratings.