Bridge Brew Ale
Bridge Brew Works LLC

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Bridge Brew Works LLC
West Virginia, United States
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB)
Ranked #33
Ranked #17,403
3.87 | pDev: 8.27%
Apr 11, 2022
Apr 23, 2010
Very Good
Notes: An English style amber ale with moderate bitterness matching its malty profile. Scottish malt and English hops are featured.
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Rated by Manta200 from Kentucky

3.79/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
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Apr 11, 2022
Rated: 3.49 by hefemeyer from West Virginia

Jul 05, 2016
Rated: 3.42 by Bustersuess from New York

Feb 09, 2015
Rated: 3.5 by LukeRfour from West Virginia

Oct 27, 2014
Rated: 4.75 by spedprof from West Virginia

Sep 12, 2014
Rated: 3.75 by caahare from West Virginia

Jun 27, 2014
Rated: 3.5 by xJMFCx from West Virginia

Jun 02, 2014
Rated: 3.75 by jburd19 from Ohio

Feb 20, 2014
Rated: 4 by WVUbrew from North Carolina

Jan 25, 2014
Rated: 3.75 by mattsmith413 from North Carolina

Jan 09, 2014
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Reviewed by Cylinsier from Pennsylvania

3.77/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a deep clear dark brown with a fine, pillowy off-white head.

Smells lightly of nuts and biscuits with some brown sugar malt.

Flavor is of brown sugar malts with a bit of toasty underbelly and a nutty hop bitterness.

Medium to light body with a creamy carbonation on the roof of the mouth.

A pretty good ESB with nice flavor. Very drinkable and worth trying.
Dec 02, 2013
Rated: 3.75 by Buck6196 from South Carolina

Dec 27, 2012
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Reviewed by Treyliff from West Virginia

3.79/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Served on tap at Pies & Pints Fayetteville.

A- pours a dark chestnut brown with some ruby hues, creamy two finger light tan head with great retention and lacing.

S- toasted malts with a bit of dark fruit, not much else, fairly subdued

T- rich and malty with notes of cocoa, caramel, and some smokiness. Balanced well with a sharp hop bitterness, finishes slightly dry with a hop linger.

M- medium body with light-medium carbonation, creamy mouthfeel and finish

O- this one is full of flavor and well balanced, would serve well as a session brew.
Nov 13, 2012
Rated: 4 by TaylorK from Virginia

Oct 14, 2012
Rated: 4.5 by erlenmeyer from Maine

Jun 03, 2012
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Reviewed by SmellsLikePoor from West Virginia

4.13/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
Appearance: Poured in draft into a pint glass. Color is a transparent brown with a two finger head that slowly disappears.

Aroma: The aroma isn't that strong, but that's expected from a bitter. The bouquet included tons of caramel, malt, and a berry-like note.

Mouthfeel: Light bodied and finishes fairly wet.

Taste: I noticed tons of caramel that sticks through the entire sip with some bitterness half way through. Not all that much going on, but boy is this a solid brew. I could definitely drink this all night.

Overall: This is pretty damn impressive for a bitter! I just wish this was released in a bottle.
Apr 11, 2012
Rated: 4 by HillbillyBike from West Virginia

Jan 22, 2012
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Reviewed by Gavage from Nevada

3.93/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
Appearance: clear amber in color with a 1" head that slowly falls to some spotty surface bubbles.

Smell: fruit sweetness is all you could detect.

Taste: caramel, ripe red apple sweetness, and a moderate bitterness create a nice flavor profile. A bready flavor shows up late.

Mouthfeel: medium bodied beer. Smooth from start to finish. Very mild and short-lived aftertaste.

Drinkability: another easy drinking beer from the brewery. Definite sessionable beer.
Aug 25, 2010
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Reviewed by JamesS from Indiana

3.88/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
(On tap at Star City VFD Brew Fest '10)

Poured a nice mid-copper color with a bit of head and a bit of lacing. Nice light scent, nice maltiness with a nice hint of hops to it. Good taste, a nice Enlgish hop profile (Kent Goldings?) that start smoothly and have a nice aftertaste that lingers just slightly; good malt backbone that keeps it drinkable, with a slightly biscuity flavor. Goes down very well, a very nice ESB.
Apr 23, 2010
Bridge Brew Ale from Bridge Brew Works LLC
Beer rating: 87 out of 100 with 19 ratings