Porkslap Pale Ale - Butternuts Beer & Ale
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Reviews by jlindros:
3.98/5 rDev +24.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Another awesome canned beer up for review. Poured it into an oversized snifter for the hell of it. Kkkkksssttt. OOoh, the delicious sound of a can opening.
A: Delicious looking 1.5 finger head with frothy bubbles all over. A semi clear almost pig looking pale orange pinkish color gazes in at you. You size it up, thinking about how to attack it, but all you can think of is the two pigs doing a belly smack to each other on the label of the can, but now it's in your glass. A slight haze ices over as it frosts the outside of the glass. The color is almost as if the ground up pure pig and added it to the beer. The head leaves a thick lacing over the sides of the glass.
N: The nose is pure malt with a touch of pale hops. A delicious crystal malt aroma billows out, followed closely with some nice lightly paled hops. A slight fruit aroma, almost banana with a touch of yeast sneaks out through all the malt and pale hops. I also get some fresh wort aromas of brewing fresh beer, oh man I love that smell.
T: The taste starts with some sweet brown sugar and malt flavors. I get some strange malt flavors I can't put a finger on. Wow this is really different. A slight pale hop flavor comes through with some earthy tones and slight spice, but its really just a strange malt flavor. Perhaps they grind up some pork bones and... er nevermind. Some slight crystal malt flavors also smash your mouth, and add a touch of fruit and yeast. I get some juicy hop flavors too, somewhat surprisingly. I still get some fresh wort flavors that leave an unfermented beer dream in your mouth, of what could be to come, but it is already there, so it adds the character of both awesome worlds.
M: Semi thick and semi thin, lots of carbonation, and pretty refreshing.
F: Finishes pretty bitter actually. It bitters up pretty well on the finish, and dries off quite a bit too. A nice earthy hop flavor really shines through the finish as it dries, and a slight citrus flavor also touches itself. The heavy carbonation really pulls off the tongue and lets you ready your mouth for more. A malty earthy toasty flavor keeps the great beer flavor going for minutes after the swallow, with lots of help from the bittering hops of course.
Serving type: can
11-11-2009 03:28:36 | More by jlindros
More User Reviews:
3.14/5 rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3
Pours a hazy honey orange with a foamy beige head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Foamy swaths of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, earth, floral, and herbal hop aromas. Taste is much the same with earth and herbal hop flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is an average beer with a super malty presence that overpowers the hops in this one.
Serving type: can
07-10-2014 07:05:25 | More by UCLABrewN84
4.11/5 rDev +28.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Unmarked can at 40 degrees into Duvel snifter
Aroma slightly grainy.
Head large (6.5 cm), white, creamy, slowly diminishing to
Lacing excellent – thick rings and islands of small bubbles
Body medium yellow, slight chill haze
Flavor good – odd taste of ginger which overpowers any hops, begins with an even odder taste of squash as part of the graininess but maybe the squashiness is just suggestion from the brewery name. No hops, no alcohol, no diacetyl.
Palate light to medium, watery, soft carbonation.
This meets the definition of American Pale Ale (sort of) with the maltiness more prevalent than the hops. For me, this is just so odd that I find it crushable. What I define as the squash flavor probably isn’t; more likely what I notice is the graininess. The appearance, head, lacing, and palate are all more typical of an APA than is the flavor. This beer is just weird enough to be really good.
Serving type: can
07-02-2014 01:21:15 | More by Ozzylizard
4.09/5 rDev +28.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
12 oz. can poured into a pilsner glass.
Appearance: Pours a slightly hazy amber with a pillowy white head with good retention. Carbonation is heavy.
Aroma: Slightly floral in nature, with a big malt presence.
Taste: Malt, malt, malt. This beer has a nice big malty flavor up front with some breadiness and floralness in the background. They aren't kidding with the little emblem on the can that say "all malt." Also some slight spiciness, especially on the finish.
Mouthfeel: This is a pleasure to drink - the depth and balance are just right.
Overall: Pretty terrific pale ale in a can. Hard to say "no" to this. A great all purpose ale; I paired it with lentil tacos and guacamole and it was perfect. I venture it'd be a great match for most meals.
Serving type: can
05-31-2014 00:40:20 | More by illpass78
Porkslap Pale Ale from Butternuts Beer & Ale
74 out of 100 based on 705 ratings.