ESB | Boundary Bay Brewery & Bistro

BA SCORE
85
very good
47 Ratings
ESBESB
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Boundary Bay Brewery & Bistro
Washington, United States
bbaybrewery.com

Style: Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by PatandDavid on 02-28-2004

BEER STATS
Ratings:
47
Reviews:
20
Avg:
3.8
pDev:
11.05%
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
3
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 47 |  Reviews: 20
Photo of DoctorEvil65
3.85/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jhartley
3.76/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from a 22 oz. bottle into a shaker style pint. No dating on bottle.

Appearance: Beautiful golden-amber colored body. High clarity. Very thin cap of head formed and disappeared quickly. No lacing.

Aroma: All malts here, minimal amount of hop presence, as is in line with the style. Also, picking up on some mild toffee.

Taste: Yep, it's all about the malts here, imo. Sweet up front with a little bitterness on the end, finishes nice and clean. Super refreshing. Hops are there

Mouthfeel: Medium mouthfeel. Malty and juicy with a nice lingering bitterness along the outside edges of the tongue. Low carbonation.

Overall: A beer you can drink a lot of, easily! Not one of my favorite styles, but this was easy to drink and the whole bomber disappeared before I knew it! Delicious malty beer.

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Photo of DamienI
3.25/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of jhavs
4.06/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of gouettn
3.65/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Moose90
3.22/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Served On-Tap

A — Pours a translucent and bright caramel amber color with an off-white colored head leaving behind some nice spots of lacing along the inside of the glass.

S — Smell is mild and malty with a little bit of supporting noble hop bitterness, little bit of toast and grain.

T — Mild but semi bitter and focused on malts, not a whole lot going on.

M — Light-Medium bodied, refreshing enough.

O — Good overall, just not a whole lot going on.

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Photo of evergreen_machine
3.94/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mactrail
3.88/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Very attractive clear coppery amber color with a decent foam in the Troubadour tulip. Sudsy and mouth filling. There is just a little sweetness and something like a touch of orange marmalade, that bitter-sweet citrus tang. Clean flavor. A dark fruity note emerges along with the hoppy bitter edge for the finish.

There is some of the mineral taste I associate with British styles. This is a milder and gentler sort of brew, even with the distinct zip of the hops. A pleasant and highly drinkable brew that makes a good example of the category, American style. From the 22 oz bottle purchased at Haggen's Market in Burlington.

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Photo of Noooddle
4.05/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of CoryR
3.68/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of will4738
3.93/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of RenzoD
3.72/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Pretty good ESB. Amber color. Very weak head, quickly dissipates. Somewhat of a red flag.

Taste is malty upfront with a back end finish of bitterness. Very well balanced IMO.
Mouthfeel left something to be desired. Sort of flat. Could use a bit more carbonation.
Overall a decent brew that I would gladly have again.

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Photo of Erik-P
4/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of KStark
3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

Photo of Donkster46
4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

Photo of powdersoldier
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of Howlader
2.5/5  rDev -34.2%

Photo of mdaschaf
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of jellikit
3.87/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Orange. Mostly clear. Slight haze. Medium head. Thin, persistent lacing.
S: Slight floral. Small citrus. Mellow. Almos non detectable.
T: light grain. A little bread note. Medium hop bitterness at end. Small pine hints with the bittering hops.
M: medium carbonation. Nice, medium body.
O: Classic example of an ESB. Nothing stands out as deviating from the style. Easy drinking. Not too bitter. Just right.

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Photo of BillRoth
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of Lazaro
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of Gaffattack
3/5  rDev -21.1%

Photo of Kopfschuss
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of djre4orm
4/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of Sokool
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

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ESB from Boundary Bay Brewery & Bistro
3.8 out of 5 based on 47 ratings.
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