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Stegmaier Porter - Lion Brewery, Inc.

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BA SCORE
83
good

144 Ratings
THE BROS
86
very good

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Ratings: 144
Reviews: 108
rAvg: 3.67
pDev: 13.08%
Wants: 3
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Lion Brewery, Inc. visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  5.40% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: UnionMade on 09-10-2001)
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4.2/5  rDev +14.4%

I must admit it: this is a fine porter. Porter is my favorite style and this is a full flavored example of the style from one of my least favorite Pennsylvania brewers.

The porter provides all the porter attributes: a rich tan head (that I wish stuck around longer), notes of coffee and chocolate with a medium mouthfeel. I would not call this a robust beer but it it is fully flavored and impenitrably dark. Coupled with its modest price per case and you have a winner. Whatever Stegmaier did with this ale it should do across its lineup. Very solid.

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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

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3/5  rDev -18.3%

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4/5  rDev +9%

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2.75/5  rDev -25.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +15.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

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4/5  rDev +9%

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3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

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3/5  rDev -18.3%

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3.56/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle into tulip.

A - Black as night with a thick tan head.

S - Coffee, roasted malt, slight milk chocolate.

T - Subtle but tasty blend of roasted malt, chocolate, coffee, and charred wood.

M - Light-medium mouthfeel, smooth, creamy. Lots of carbonation, chalky grainy finish.

O - This is a fairly decent, pleasant porter. The flavor is light but makes the beer very easy to drink.

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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of wattoclone
4.68/5  rDev +27.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Of the 25 American porters I have tried this one is my favorite. Easy to drink, affordable and loaded with roasted malt and dark chocolate taste. Although it is brewed locally it is hard to find in Southeastern PA, unfortunately. I am willing to drive an hour to pick up a case in Wilkes-Barre area because I am so fond of it. The other commonly available craft porters are a bit harsh or too weak and too high priced for every day drinking. Stegmaier is perfect for any occasion and goes well with any food.

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2.75/5  rDev -25.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

Photo of KYGunner
3.86/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Jet black with no light around the edge this Porter had all the components of a good stout. The head was thick in the middle and sat above a layer of carbonation.

The aromas were dark, dried fruits like prune date and raisin. A touch of chocolate and small bit of roasted coffee comes neatly tucked away.

The flavor is rich with the dried fruits and raisin seems dominant. Slight touches of prune and date mix with a dark chocolate. I did at times detect some malt, coffee and a smokey char but it was rare.

The feel is slightly thin with a higher level of carbonation than perhaps should be with the style.

Overall, at $1.50 a bottle in my local single shop, I'd rate this as one of the best bargains in craft beer.

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Stegmaier Porter from Lion Brewery, Inc.
83 out of 100 based on 144 ratings.