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Bridgeport ESB | BridgePort Brewing Co. / Brewpub

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

Style: Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.10%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 08-14-1998

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 162 |  Reviews: 143
Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.5/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into an English pint glass, the appearance was a hazy burnt orange almost light brown color with a cap of a little white foamy head. Sly roaming speckled lace. The aroma had the Fuggles sweet to estery floral/herbal qualities coming across the malts somewhat in an acceptable "soapy" fashion. Biscuit sweet malts plead their case for the balance. The flavor blends all of the previously aromas together mostly sweet with that smooth soapiness coming into flow in the aftertaste and finish. The palate was almost medium bodied with a fair sessionability about it. Carbonation felt fine. ABV felt fine. Pretty smooth all around. Overall, as an ESB, it works, I get it and don’t mind it.

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Photo of rodbeermunch
3.78/5  rDev -3.6%
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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3.87/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

from old notes

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2.75/5  rDev -29.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

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3/5  rDev -23.5%

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4/5  rDev +2%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

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4/5  rDev +2%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

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4/5  rDev +2%

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4/5  rDev +2%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

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4/5  rDev +2%

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2.5/5  rDev -36.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

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4/5  rDev +2%

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4/5  rDev +2%

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4/5  rDev +2%

Photo of mixedbrewer
4.1/5  rDev +4.6%
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 -1%
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 +2.3%
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 +9.7%
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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Bridgeport ESB from BridgePort Brewing Co. / Brewpub
Beer rating: 3.92 out of 5 with 162 ratings
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