Broken Birch Bitter | Homer Brewing

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Brewed by:
Homer Brewing
Alaska, United States

Style: Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No, there isn’t any birch syrup in the brew. A Best Bitter with the bold, citrus-like flavors of Centennial and Cascade hops. Each keg is dry-hopped to give the additional nose that will satisfy any hop-head. This is very much a “session beer,” with a an ABV of around 4.5%. It is truly the signature beer of the brewmaster.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 03-01-2005

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Reviews: 3 | Ratings: 11
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3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

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2.75/5  rDev -21.9%

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2.75/5  rDev -21.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.42/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Served in a sobe botte.

ABV of this bitter is a 4.50%

Where can you find this beer?
1. Salty Dawg Saloon - Homer, AK
2. Doogan's bar - Homer, AK
3. Homer Brewing Company

I'm sure there are a few others... but Homer doesn't bottle so keep that in mind.

Apples, bitterness, medium carbonation. I enjoyed this beer but it had a slightly awkward aftertaste

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Photo of theboozecruise
3.72/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Picked up in a growler from the brewery in Homer. I've seen a few Homer Brewing beers around town but don't remember if this was one readily available.

It pours a dark orange color, slightly hazy color to it.

The aroma is hoppy bitter, grapefruit flavors like a good IPA.

The taste is more like an IPA too, but with a bit of a malty aftertaste to it. Not super strong and bitter but very nice balance.

Another solid beer from these guys, amazing that a town like Homer, AK can have a brewery putting out solid beers but back home in Baton Rouge, at 100x the size, we have none.

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3/5  rDev -14.8%

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4/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of dragonWhale
3.58/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

from the long-buried notes..

Did not realize this was 4.5 brew, my respect for the flavor has increased even further.

cloudy amber with a quick offwhite head that moves quickly away to a thin lace.
grass and citrus, a little bit of malt. the grass is strong, citrus background with a grainy malt aroma.
pretty tasty, present bitterness but not overpowering 40-50 IBUS probably, little bit of grass and citrus. dextrinous malt presence, probably why I didn't realize the low abv. I had figured this was round 6 or so.
tasty overall, perhaps my favorite of their selection. I really wanted these guys to be brewing amazing shit, but they don't have to, the beautiful town supports them (as they should) and their beer isn't bad, I just gots high hopes.

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3.25/5  rDev -7.7%

Broken Birch Bitter from Homer Brewing
3.52 out of 5 based on 11 ratings.
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