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Boundary Bay Ski To Sea ESB

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Boundary Bay finally bottled a new beer. I was super excited about this, and glad the brewery still had it by the time I got up there. Ski to Sea is a huge event in Bellingham, and this beer commemorates 100 years of racing. The label is fantastic with a illustration of the City of Bellingham.

Stats:
Extra Special Bitter. 5.5% ABV. Washington

Orangeish color, not too much lasting head, but there is some nice lacing.

The first thing I notice about the nose is this musty/dusty sort of thing. There is a nice citrus thing that I like as well. Not really getting any diacetyl, like I would often expect for the style.

Mouthfeel is alright. It does seem a tad too light.

That dusty thing comes through on the palate as well and has the citrus. Definitely has some hops which are mainly evident on the finish with bitterness. I am getting some peaches and black pepper that I’m liking a lot, too.

Nothing spectacular, but it’s a decent beer and worth a purchase if you are in the area. 85 points.

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