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Saint Bridget's Porter - Great Divide Brewing Company

Saint Bridget's PorterSaint Bridget's Porter

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BA SCORE
85
very good

563 Ratings
THE BROS
91
outstanding

(view ratings)
Ratings: 563
Reviews: 498
rAvg: 3.75
pDev: 11.47%


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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Jason

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4.08/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Presentation: 12 oz brown with the "month and week bottled" notch on the side for freshness.

Appearance: Deep dark brown, nearly black with a whispy tan lace on top.

Smell: Hints of coffee and carob with a touch of overcaramelized sugar.

Taste: Rich and smooth with a full bodied malty palate. Lots of robust coffee and unsweetness chocolate flavours that help balance the roasted bitterness as well as the hops. More roasted bitterness linger into the after taste.

Notes: Big and bold, balanced and straight lined which optomizes the drinkability for me. A remarkable brew.

Serving type: bottle

03-12-2002 10:35:57 | More by Jason
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Saint Bridget's Porter from Great Divide Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 563 ratings.