Ebenezer Ale | BridgePort Brewing Co. / Brewpub

Ebenezer AleEbenezer Ale
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Ebenezer AleEbenezer Ale

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BridgePort Brewing Co. / Brewpub
Oregon, United States

Style: Winter Warmer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.40%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by BeerAdvocate on 12-20-2001

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Ratings: 444 |  Reviews: 249
Photo of seanthornton152
3/5  rDev -17.6%

Photo of Beerandraiderfan
3.08/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours out, a sturdy brown color, with good clarity for how dark it is. Cream colored head. Aroma was mostly muted, nutty if you look for it. No alcohol heat, nothing warming sensed yet.

Nutty, decent hopping, substantial bitter sting, mild warmth, can't tell whether its exacerbated by the bitterness being high or not. Its a decent beer, but I don't know what makes this a winter warmer as opposed to say a PacNW brown ale (read: hoppier). Usually, when one mentions the word aftertaste, its usually a negative connotation, but here, there is no aftertaste, and its a disappointment, because there wasn't much taste frankly. Didn't pick up any spice notes either. Really, the only flavor left was the metallic bitterness that is too high for this style (or any pretty much) of beer.

I dunno, if malty beers without much flavor behind them are your thing, then I would recommend. At least there are no off flavors really.

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Photo of bump8628
3.45/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Decent English-style Winter Warmer. Balanced between a biscuit, fruit cake, and treacle malt body and a brief flash of earthy hop bitterness. More of either would be appreciated, but I can still find plenty to like from a balanced, easy-drinking, value-priced ale. The fullness and mouthfeel is the only major detriment - way too thin for anything meant to fortify one in cold weather.

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Photo of Anew
4/5  rDev +9.9%

Photo of Redrover
3.41/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz brown bottle with a festive label. Poured into a SA perfect pint glass, the beer is a hazy brown with amber highlights. It has a thick and clingy tan head.

The beer has an aroma of grains and a bit of brown sugar.

The taste is a mix of dark malt, brown sugar, toffee and a bit of plum. There is more than a touch of alcohol heat which is surprising considering the ABV.

The mouth is pleasantly thick and may be my favorite part of the beer as the brewer nailed it.

If it had a bit more of a nose and bit less alcohol heat, this would be a serial repeater.

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Photo of crobinso
3/5  rDev -17.6%

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4/5  rDev +9.9%

Photo of jh1982
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of RichH55
4/5  rDev +9.9%

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4/5  rDev +9.9%

Photo of rinhaak
4/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle poured into tulip glass. Purchased at the "Made in Oregon" store in PDX.

Pours a very muddy brown, vaguely similar to dense apple cider. A nice one finger of head graces the top, but the color is quite unappealing.

A pleasant nose with hops, brown sugar, caramel, and toffee, and as it sits, it opens up to reveal a lot of cinnamon.

Like the nose, this beer opened up nicely as it sat in the glass. Very complex, I tasted rich black cherries, hints of blackberry, mulled wine, orange zest, cloves, and the citron found in fruitcake. As it sat, flavors of coffee, chocolate, and banana became noticeable as well. A surprisingly hoppy finish rounded it out.

Overall a very pleasant and well made Christmas Ale, though I feel it would benefit a lot from aging. I appreciated the low ABV; it drinks like a much stronger beer. Certainly worth a taste.

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Photo of Sargully
4/5  rDev +9.9%

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4/5  rDev +9.9%

Photo of champ103
4.1/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours a bright and clear reddish/brown color. At first a two finger white head forms, but recedes to a ring that sticks throughout. Plenty of lace is left behind.
S: Very subtle, but nice. Light toasted malt, sweet caramel. Spice, cinnamon, even a light minty aroma. I like it.
T: Toasted malts and a light sweetness again. A light spice and and minty flavor. Very subtle, but I like it.
M/D: A medium body and carbonation. Fairly smooth and clean. So easy to drink. A great beer for the holiday parties.

This is very simple, subtle, but all around enjoyable. I will be buying more. Something I would recommend.

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Photo of twelveinches
4/5  rDev +9.9%

Photo of drop6301
4/5  rDev +9.9%

Photo of harrymel
1.84/5  rDev -49.5%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Bottled: unk

A: diaphanous rusty copper ale with a sheet of off-white centralized cap. Spot lace.
S: some spice, some metal, some pizza sauce smells. Weird.
T: Some acetone and acetyl notes with sweet and vegetal flavors.
M: Moderate body and hi carb. Slick finish.
O: No thanks.

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Photo of barnzy78
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

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4/5  rDev +9.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +3%

Photo of hoesweizen
4/5  rDev +9.9%

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4/5  rDev +9.9%

Photo of dexterk1
4.05/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Has good color and nice smell. Smell is actually very good. Not too heavy or overbearing. You can taste the hops but they are subtle. Malt is present as well and is more pronounced than the hops are. Over all it is nice seasonal beer for winter. Not top of that category but definitely worth a try.

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Photo of JAXSON
3.92/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a mostly clear copper brown with a medium head. Nose is pretty heavily spiced: cardamom, coriander seed, nutmeg. Some dark fruits. Flavor is nicely dry highlighted by those holiday spices, faintly Indian. A slight malty sweetness swells up, and the finish is long and spicy. Not my favorite style, but pretty nice.

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Photo of MadTown1000
3.48/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

From notes.

Appearance: Dark brown-copper-gold, little foam around the edges

Taste: Sweet with malt on the back of the tongue, floral hops obvious. Not much alcohol evident, or carbonation. Alcohol appears in aftertaste.

Mouthfeel: Not much body, floral aftertaste holds on a long while.

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Ebenezer Ale from BridgePort Brewing Co. / Brewpub
Beer rating: 47.7% out of 100 with 444 ratings
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