Bridgeport ESB | BridgePort Brewing Co. / Brewpub

very good
161 Ratings

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

Style: Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.10%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 08-14-1998

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 161 |  Reviews: 142
Photo of rodbeermunch
3.78/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

One of the more orange colored offerings in the ESB department. Comes in at a full one inch in height, the retention is phenomenal. Not only was the color orange, but the aroma was citrus orange like as well.

Taste had good bitterness, but caramel also helping to give the orange appearance from those malts here. A little thicker and more bitter than a traditional esb.

I'm plenty fine with this beer, good price, good format, would bang again.

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Photo of OKCNittany
3.87/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

from old notes

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Photo of jrob21
2.75/5  rDev -29.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

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3/5  rDev -23.3%

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4/5  rDev +2.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

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4/5  rDev +2.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

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4/5  rDev +2.3%

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4/5  rDev +2.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

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4/5  rDev +2.3%

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2.5/5  rDev -36.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

Photo of cdwil
4/5  rDev +2.3%

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4/5  rDev +2.3%

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4/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of mixedbrewer
4.1/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

An all around great beer.

Its hard for me to find something I didn't like about this one. It was a nice gold color just as I expected. Its smelled and tasted like a well balanced ESB, slightly sweet and bitter enough to want more. This was very drinkable, and I will have it again.

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Photo of falloutsnow
3.88/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A hard pour produces a tall, thick, fluffy, off-white head of dense bubbles of varying sizes. Leaves satisfactory lacing along the sides of the glass. Beer itself is a semi-transparent bronze or copper color.

Scent is of vague sweet malt with amidst a more dominant floral hop backdrop.

The taste is a nicely balanced, smooth affair. Caramel and crystal malt sweetness with spicy and bittering hops that intertwine nicely. Secondary metabolites are interesting, and I pick up some spices like cumin with mild alcohol and esters in the background.

Mouthfeel is medium, with moderate, non-aggressive carbonation. Finish is relatively dry. Satisfying.

Quite a nice beer, very sessionable, and a solid interpretation of the style.

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Photo of Rickdiggity
4.01/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Well balanced like an ESB should be. flavor is

crisp without being all over the place. Finishes

smooth. My Light beer drinking friends can enjoy

more than one!

Can taste the hop hints, but it is not

overpowering. Prefer the tap highly over the

bottle. Great session Beer overall.

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Photo of soju6
4.3/5  rDev +10%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours a nice copper color with a small head that fades to some lacing.

S: Aroma of fresh grain with citrus and bit of malt sweetness mixed in.

T: Has a mild malt sweetness & citrus taste with a nice bitterness and a quite dry finish.

F: medium body, nice carbonation crisp & clean, very smooth. Very well balanced.

D: Excellant ESB. Good any time any place.

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Photo of DCon
3.74/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bought Beer from Lukas Liquor in a Mix-A-Six. (2nd Beer of Night)

Appearance:Has a cloudy base with partials throughout? strange.

Smell: I smell the ale, freshness of the beer

Taste: Malt upfront with tons of sweetness. Can taste a banana/nut after taste, and get all the way through. AWESOME!

Mouthfeel: Full Bodied and love the spectrum of tastes

Drinkability: Wonderful if you are trying out beers from a wide variety. I would recommend to this beer to anyone!

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Bridgeport ESB from BridgePort Brewing Co. / Brewpub
3.91 out of 5 based on 161 ratings.
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