Brew Review: Bridgeport Brewing Trilogy 3 {Brewers’ Class}

by Kelli H. on October 8, 2014


Beer: Bridgeport Brewing Trilogy 3
Date: 10-2-14
Location: Portland, OR
Type: Brown Ale
Availability: Limited
Alcohol: 5%
IBU: 30

Appearance: Clear, dark red, amberish brown, very little bubbles

Aroma: Hops, malts, nutty. When it heats up a tad it starts to take on an alcohol aroma.

Body & Texture: Smooth — incredibly smooth, upfront has a little bit of tingles from the hops

Aftertaste: Mostly malts, after a few more sips the hops come through

“Brewed with the passion of a new generation of brewers, Trilogy 3 is the brainchild of students from the fermentation science program at Oregon State University and veteran Bridgeport brewmaster Jeff Edgerton, their all-nighters created Brewers Class, a session-style-dry-hopped brown ale with nutty characteristics and piney hop notes. Thank you to the students who made this special brew possible – you aced it”. – Bridgeport


Overall Impressions: 
This is the third release in the trilogy series for Bridgeport’s 30th anniversary celebration. Immediately upon pouring Brewers’ Class I knew this brew was special. I’d never seen such a beautifully colored beer. I think what really sets this beer apart is the beautiful color. The head was pretty thin and dissipated more quickly then I would have liked. I liked the aroma and this beer went down smooth. It was a very easy drinkin’ beer. I totally think anyone could enjoy this beer. It’s not hoppy at all, so that shouldn’t be a concern to anyone. It has a great balance between hops and malts. I think it’s the perfect beer for fall. I used to love Sierra Nevada’s Tumbler, though I didn’t see it last year and haven’t seen it this year. Brewers’ Class could easily replace Tumbler for me. I was very happy with Brewers Class. I’d definitely buy a six pack of it in the fall anytime!

Trilogy 1 – Reminded me of a hoppy saison
Trilogy 2 – so much bitterness and an amazing aroma
Trilogy 3 – Most beautiful color and super drinkable
Out of Bridgeport’s Trilogy Series I went ahead and voted for Brewers’ Class. It was a beer that really stood apart for me. Thanks to Bridgeport Brewing for sending me each beer to taste and review. It’s been quite fun tasting what they come up with. Cheers to another 30 years of brewing great beer! 

{ 3 comments… read them below or add one }

Made in Sonoma October 8, 2014 at 9:14 pm

Wait wait wait – aren’t you doing the Whole30?? 😉

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Made in Sonoma October 8, 2014 at 10:04 pm

Yes! I still am, but I drank this last week. I had two beers last week so I could still have a couple brew reviews for the ole blog. 🙂

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Made in Sonoma October 9, 2014 at 12:35 am

Oh I see! 🙂 Nice thinkin’!

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