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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

564 Ratings
THE BROS
91
outstanding

(view ratings)
Ratings: 564
Reviews: 499
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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Reviews by jcalabre:
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jcalabre

California

3.33/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Appearance: This pours Dark brown with reddish bricking.
Mouthfeel: This is a medium bodied beer with a slightly watery texture. It starts out a bit bitter and finishes surprisingly smoothly. Not bad, not great. If it had a bit more body I would be more impressed, oh well.

Serving type: bottle

09-26-2003 03:24:15 | More by jcalabre
More User Reviews:
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StonedTrippin

Colorado

3.56/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: on-tap

04-23-2014 15:35:24 | More by StonedTrippin
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BDeibs

Colorado

3.25/5  rDev -13.3%

04-10-2014 16:46:20 | More by BDeibs
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afsdan

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev +13.3%

03-21-2014 03:10:50 | More by afsdan
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rorjets

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev +13.3%

12-06-2013 23:22:10 | More by rorjets
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jaydoc

Kansas

4/5  rDev +6.7%

11-23-2013 20:11:39 | More by jaydoc
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LXIXME

New Mexico

4/5  rDev +6.7%

11-19-2013 04:42:33 | More by LXIXME
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famous_mortimur

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev 0%

09-28-2013 06:28:00 | More by famous_mortimur
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BillRoth

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev 0%

09-26-2013 00:49:04 | More by BillRoth
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Brenden

Ohio

3.84/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

It looks right for a porter, though it's got some lightness to the body and doesn't appear to have quite so much texture as the typical American-style, more robust porter. The tan head is retained fairly well after reaching one finger's height, though it gets a little wispy, and it manages a goodly amount of sticky lacing in patches.
Some chocolate is firm on the nose, on the sweeter side of bittersweet with some creaminess. There's an interesting near-tartness hiding. Roast is there, though not as prominent as it is in many of the style, and there's something like nuttiness underneath.
The taste is a little sweeter, a little creamier, and a little richer, all while allowing the roast to carry it without any acrid edge. There's a bit of coffee, and some earthiness comes into the finish even as a touch of balancing hops come out.
Despite the question in the look, this is a nice, full, rich porter with a full body and a smooth flow.

Serving type: bottle

08-30-2013 13:29:08 | More by Brenden
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csfcmitchell

Texas

3.75/5  rDev 0%

08-22-2013 04:23:18 | More by csfcmitchell
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Hopheadjeffery

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev 0%

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Alabama

3.75/5  rDev 0%

08-01-2013 19:22:02 | More by harpus
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GABrew

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev 0%

07-07-2013 20:48:39 | More by GABrew
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Texas

3.75/5  rDev 0%

06-30-2013 17:49:41 | More by JamLand
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jaxon53

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +6.7%

06-18-2013 08:14:20 | More by jaxon53
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bconsidine

Maryland

4/5  rDev +6.7%

06-10-2013 19:16:28 | More by bconsidine
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Pegasus

Texas

4/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Deep, almost opaque brown color with a massive, dense, and persistent light brown head. The head notably roils, even with a gentle pour. Patchy, sticky lacing adorns the glass walls.

Aroma: Coffee, chocolate, and roasted malt are prominent in the aroma.

Taste: Strong coffee and bitter chocolate flavors fuse with smoky undertones for a very smooth, rich taste. The hops are quite subtle and understated.

Mouth feel: Smooth, soft, almost creamy, very pleasant.

Drinkability/notes: Well-made and very drinkable.

Presentation: Packaged in a standard twelve-ounce brown long-neck glass bottle, served in a Sam Adams Boston Lager sensory glass.

Serving type: bottle

05-26-2013 09:54:13 | More by Pegasus
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MinorThreat

Colorado

4/5  rDev +6.7%

05-16-2013 02:27:42 | More by MinorThreat
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Kelp

New Hampshire

3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

04-15-2013 06:14:09 | More by Kelp
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bulldogg915

Wyoming

4.25/5  rDev +13.3%

04-02-2013 21:37:03 | More by bulldogg915
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brheuer

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

03-24-2013 15:30:23 | More by brheuer
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uturn

Florida

3.75/5  rDev 0%

01-16-2013 03:34:15 | More by uturn
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Ispeakforthetrees

Colorado

3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

01-09-2013 06:01:50 | More by Ispeakforthetrees
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cliff1066

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev 0%

12-17-2012 00:45:09 | More by cliff1066
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Saint Bridget's Porter from Great Divide Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 564 ratings.