Bridge Brew Ale | Bridge Brew Works LLC

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18 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Bridge Brew Works LLC
West Virginia, United States
bridgebrewworks.com

Style: Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.56%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
An English style amber ale with moderate bitterness matching its malty profile. Scottish malt and English hops are featured.

Added by JamesS on 04-23-2010

BEER STATS
Ratings:
18
Reviews:
5
Avg:
3.85
pDev:
8.57%
 
 
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Ratings: 18 |  Reviews: 5
Reviews by Buck6196:
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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

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Photo of Treyliff
3.79/5  rDev -1.6%
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.

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Photo of mattsmith413
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Photo of hefemeyer
3.49/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Bustersuess
3.42/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of TaylorK
4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of Gavage
3.93/5  rDev +2.1%
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.

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Photo of LukeRfour
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

Photo of Cylinsier
3.77/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Tap

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.

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Photo of erlenmeyer
4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

Photo of SmellsLikePoor
4.13/5  rDev +7.3%
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.

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Photo of spedprof
4.75/5  rDev +23.4%

Photo of JamesS
3.88/5  rDev +0.8%
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.

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Photo of HillbillyBike
4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of jburd19
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Photo of xJMFCx
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

Photo of WVUbrew
4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of caahare
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Bridge Brew Ale from Bridge Brew Works LLC
3.85 out of 5 based on 18 ratings.
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