Ebenezer Ale | BridgePort Brewing Co. / Brewpub

Ebenezer AleEbenezer Ale
BA SCORE
3.64/5
444 Ratings
Ebenezer AleEbenezer Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
BridgePort Brewing Co. / Brewpub
Oregon, United States
bridgeportbrew.com

Style: Winter Warmer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.40%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 12-20-2001

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#34,326
Reviews:
249
Ratings:
444
pDev:
12.09%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
6
Gots:
25
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 444 |  Reviews: 249
Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.75/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours dark red/brown and leaves the same colored body with a two finger foamy white head that rises a bit and falls at a nice pace but ends up creating a nice soapy looking valley with a ton of speckled foamy lacing all over the place (nice show); the smell is full of malty breadiness up front, light raisin and molasses enter in the background with some extra dark fruitiness entering in the aroma; the taste has caramel and sweet breadyiness with some added earthy orange and nutmeg; sweet sticky caramel aftertaste; sweet dry finish; its pretty easy on the palate for being a darker Winter Warmer, carbonation is pretty smooth and good for the style and for me; overall pretty nice Winter Warmer that I would have again.

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Photo of OneLegWes
3.76/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 1 | overall: 2

Like a couple other bridgeport beers I have had, great to good on every aspect except one...... to much carbonation. would love to try this beer with less carbonation.

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Photo of OKbrew89
3.54/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Superheatnsubcool
3.74/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of rodbeermunch
3.12/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Brown color, decent clarity for such a dark color, red to the edge, tan 1/2" head on it. Aroma was rich, brown malts and nuttiness.

More nuttiness, solid hopping, bitter bite, minimal warmth. Comes off like a hoppy brown. Could use more malt to stave off the excessive bitterness in a winter warmer. Its a malty winter beer for people who like their winter warmers to be equal parts amber and brown ales frankly.

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Photo of SirMoose
3.73/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BeerNW
3.42/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Brandon632
3.68/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DucksFan16
3.62/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of nathanmiller
2.92/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of redleg411
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of stratusjeans
3.73/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Mebuzzard
3.29/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Darkmagus82
3.73/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from bottle into a pint glass

Appearance – The beer pours a slightly hazy lighter mahogany-brown color with a one finger head of tan colored foam. The head has a good level of retention, fading over time to leave a light level of foamy lace on the sides of the glass.

Smell – The aroma of the beer heaviest of a sweeter caramel and darker fruit smell of cherry and raisin. Along with these aromas comes notes of caramel and some spice is there as well.

Taste – The taste begins with a sweeter dark fruit flavor of cherry and raisin, just as the nose would have suggested. Along with these flavors are some lighter roasted malt tastes, which grow stronger and stronger to the end of the taste. The fruit while heaviest upfront, is later overtaken by a caramel and slightly bready taste. A hint of a boozy rum flavor and some spice flavors develop later in the profile, melding well with the sweeter caramel and fruit to leave a nice warming flavor on the tongue.

Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the thicker and chewier side with a carbonation level that was rather average. Overall the feel was rather good for the fruit, syrupy and warming tastes of the brew, although just a hint less carbonation may have been slightly better overall.

Overall – This was a very tasty brew overall, with a great drinkinability nice light warming feel and just enough spice to balance the sweet.

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Photo of FederalOC
3.75/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of B-Land
3.47/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of gruss004
3/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Boozecamel
3.47/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of rudabegga9
3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of Therofo
4/5  rDev +9.9%

Photo of claybob43
5/5  rDev +37.4%

Photo of Basoos1
3/5  rDev -17.6%

Photo of GeorgeAKeim
3.97/5  rDev +9.1%

Photo of sneezye
3/5  rDev -17.6%

Photo of archyquaffer
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

A moderate pour produces a one inch off-white head that proves pretty sticky. The beer is a medium copper color and slightly hazy with moderate carbonation.

I get a unique whiff of something in the aroma that I can't quite place, but it has a vegetal or medicinal quality. The flavor is pretty clean, with low bitterness and a lingering dry finish. Notes of caramel and a bit of a puckering twang, but not much. The body is fairly light for the style with a bit of effervescence on the tongue. A little alcohol warming as the beer progresses.

This is a fairly unique beer and quite unlike most winter warmers I've tried. The weird aroma is just a tad overbearing, but it drinks well overall.

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Ebenezer Ale from BridgePort Brewing Co. / Brewpub
Beer rating: 3.64 out of 5 with 444 ratings
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