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Saint Bridget's Porter - Great Divide Brewing Company

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Saint Bridget's PorterSaint Bridget's Porter

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BA SCORE
85
very good

572 Ratings
THE BROS
91
outstanding

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Ratings: 572
Reviews: 499
rAvg: 3.75
pDev: 11.47%
Wants: 16
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Great Divide Brewing Company visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  5.90% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 03-12-2002)
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Reviews by Josievan:
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Josievan

Iowa

4.15/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: Kind of a reddish siena brown. Somewhat thin looking.

Smell: Sweet roasted malts.

Taste: Definitely on the sweeter side for a porter, but this works well.

Mouthfeel: On the thin side for the style, but not too thin that it lacks a nice texture.

Drinkability: Yes, it's robust. But not to the extent that it doesn't go down easily.

Notes: Some porters go overboard with the robust characteristics. This one has the robust flavors without the rough texture that often accompanies such beers. It was rather thin, but I enjoyed the taste, so I'm pleased overall.

Serving type: bottle

12-27-2009 18:33:18 | More by Josievan
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a pretty good porter here, very much in the english style. i found it to be a bit sweet and a bit under carbonated for my tastes, but otherwise its quite good. medium brown, crystal clear, with a ruby red glow in the light. not much head on it. the nose and taste both are chocolate malty and sweet, amber beer sweetness, an odd sensation in a porter, which i usually look at as being dryer and more clean. it has a slightly watered down texture too, which surprises me in this dark colored brew with so much residual sugar. its a little generic overall, a beer i have tasted a thousand times, nothing super distinct about it at all. that said, the flavors work well together and its a rather true to style porter. more carbonation would make it outstanding, but it drinks a little heavy without it. one and done for me.

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Saint Bridget's Porter from Great Divide Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 572 ratings.