Breckenridge Brewery – Part 2
About a month ago I did a review of several of Breckenridge’s offerings, and was a little harsh on the brewery as a whole. I recently picked up a bottle of one of Breck’s 471 small batch series Extra Special Bitter. I now feel like I owe Breck a bit of an apology, because this was a phenomenal beer.
As an ESB the beer doesn’t offer a massive range of diversity or any particularly extreme flavours, but it does an ESB really, really, really well. A light copper colour with a reasonable head, it gives a great biscuit smell. The taste is principally a mixture of baked light malts and strong bready malts. There’s a decided lack of any sweetness at all, but the beer finishes nice and crisp. At 7.8% it’s that perfect everyday beer.