Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Tuesday Taste 9.22.09

Tuesday's Taste will be 3 Northwest ESB's. A classic english style known as the premium version of a Bitter, the American Extra Special Bitter is a nice balance of sweet maltiness and bitter hoppiness. We will be tasting Harmon's Browns Point ESB (WAS), Elysian The Wise ESB (WAS), and Bridgeport's ESB.

Harmon's Brown's Point ESB: Two time GABF Bronze Medal winner. Hopped exclusively with fuggles.

Elysian's The Wise ESB: A malty, reddish-copper-colored ale with strong hop character, allusive to the goddess Athena, patroness of warriors, weaving and wisdom. Bittered with Chinook and finished with Cascade and Columbus hops. Gold Medal Winner 2003 & 2004 GABF ESB Category.

Bridgeport's ESB: Abounds with Imported English Goldings hops at a weight of one pound per barrel. It has the assertiveness, aroma and unbanished flavor beer used to have before the cost-cutters started.