Review: Ebenezer, BridgePort Brewing Co.

Ebenezer Ale
BridgePort Brewing Co. — Portland, OR

  • Style:  Winter Warmer
  • Bitterness: 40 IBU
  • ABV: 6.4%
  • Malts:  Not provided
  • Hops:  Not provided
  • Sampled: 12 oz. bottle

Description:  "Our special Holiday brew, Ebenezer Ale is a smooth ale with a complex palate derived from four different roasted malts and a blend of local and imported hops. Deep mahogany in color, its malty first taste and full body is balanced with a light hop aroma, leading to a caramel finish. It’s a festive elixir that can transform the mood of any scrooge! So forget the egg-nog and have a pint of Ebenezer."  — BridgePort Brewing Co.

Random thoughts:   This is the fifth of my winter seasonal reviews.  I also tasted Nightcap, which is a bourbon barrel-aged version of Ebeneezer.  I'll post my review of that shortly.

The tasting:  Poured a golden orange with an off-white head that lingered for most of the drink.  Nice lacing on the glass.  Aroma is not very strong, but I'm picking up some malts.  Flavor is mostly caramel malts.  Hops take a backseat this this beer as it has little hop flavor or bitterness.  Light to medium bodied, nice carbonation, and very drinkable.  Personally, I would like it to be a touch heavier.
Rating:  4 star.  Really good!  I want this again.  I've been drinking Ebenezer throughout the years.  It's a great winter brew.  Try it out if you want something with a rich flavor, but without the heaviness.
Have you tried Ebeneezer or any other winter seasonals?   What do you think of it?

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  1. I didn't really care for it. It had flavor but the finish was too thin for what i'm craving. I've been looking for something as of late that is as good as the W'll Imperial Stout from Widmer.

    1. Southern Oregon Brewing just released a new Imperial Stout called Black Heart. I bought a bottle yesterday and review it soon. Stay tuned!


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