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Rye Porter - Peace Tree Brewing Co.

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Rye PorterRye Porter

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79
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80 Ratings
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Ratings: 80
Reviews: 41
rAvg: 3.45
pDev: 14.49%
Wants: 6
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Peace Tree Brewing Co. visit their website
Iowa, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
High quality pale, caramel, chocolate and Munich malts get a boost with roasted and chocolate rye. Dark and Light Belgian Candy Sugar is added to the kettle during the boil for smoothness and flavor. Belgian yeast gives off some fruity esters and the brew is delicately hopped so as to not overpower the malt flavors.

(Beer added by: daledeee on 05-21-2010)
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1/5  rDev -71%

Herky21, Jun 13, 2012
Photo of beagle75
2.23/5  rDev -35.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a tulip glass.

A: Slightly hazy, dark brown color with no head. Scant lacing remains on the glass.

S: Rustic and husky grain splits between roast and toast. Slightly sulfurous fermented plant is detracting, but overall smell is diluted due to carbon dioxide.

T: Begins off-dry, with early acidity and weak scorched malt. Vanilla is suggested into the middle where lesser acidity persists in the absence of other flavors. A whiff of burnt coffee clings to the palate late but otherwise the finish is mildly bitter and slightly herbaceous.

M: Thin viscosity, watery and acidic on the palate, with moderate carbonation.

D/O: This unsatisfying porter applies rye to a style that never really asked for it. Grain qualities become thinner where they should be full and satisfying--while it is probably possible to craft an appealing rye-focused porter, this isn't it. Qualities are discordant and one-dimensional when the whole product is considered.

beagle75, Feb 07, 2012
Photo of Beerlover
2.25/5  rDev -34.8%

Beerlover, Jan 10, 2014
Photo of alcstradamus
2.48/5  rDev -28.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Reviewed from notes

Pours a deep near-black color with a half finger of head that dies down to a persistent collar. The rye is immediately noticeable in the aroma, as well as some toasted malt, nail polish, and waxiness. The flavor is a bit watery, there just isn't much here to even describe. The rye is the main flavor component, without a supporting cast. The body is medium to light and carbonation is medium and makes it feel watered down. Overall this beer wasn't terrible thanks to the lack of off-flavors, but it wasn't good either thanks to the lack of on-flavors.

alcstradamus, Jan 20, 2011
Photo of bashiba
2.7/5  rDev -21.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

It pours a dark cola brown, very clear with a thin ring of tan head.

The smell is a strange mix of roasted barley and tinny metallic oxidization.

The flavor is very rye, dry and grainy a bit of spice and a big shot of smokey and roasted barley, not much else going on here. Needs a bit of sweetness to even it out a bit, feels very hollow in the middle.

The mouthfeel is very thin and dry for a porter, feels and taste like a complete lack of any crystal malts which is a bit strange for a beer like this.

Below average to average at best, nothing to get excited about.

bashiba, Feb 06, 2012
Photo of MFauver35
3/5  rDev -13%

MFauver35, Aug 13, 2012
Photo of zoolou
3/5  rDev -13%

zoolou, Mar 23, 2014
Photo of MN_Beerticker
3/5  rDev -13%

MN_Beerticker, Jul 15, 2012
Photo of Wetenkamp
3/5  rDev -13%

Wetenkamp, Dec 05, 2013
Photo of shawnp
3/5  rDev -13%

shawnp, Nov 23, 2011
Photo of tommyguz
3/5  rDev -13%

tommyguz, May 09, 2013
Photo of Localdrinklax
3/5  rDev -13%

Localdrinklax, Aug 22, 2012
Photo of zeledonia
3.04/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

A brewery I've never had before. Tasted 18 March 2014.

Appearance is fine. Pours a very dark coffee brown, clear at the edges. Half-finger of medium brown-tan head, okay retention and lacing.

Smell is nice. The rye spice and coffee notes from the malts bring depth and variety. I like it.

Taste goes astray. It's not really bad, but it's not really good either. Hard to pinpoint exactly what I don't like. It's like under-brewed coffee, or chewing on roasted wood. Lacking fullness, and lacking flavors. Something is not quite right, though I can't put my finger on it.

Feel is okay. Kinda flat, watery. Meh.

Mediocre porter. The rye is a nice touch in the nose, but the taste falls flat.

zeledonia, Mar 19, 2014
Photo of BeerWithMike
3.11/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a black with just a 1-finger of a tan head with good lacing. The aroma is of chocolate, malt but no rye was detected. Taste was roasted chocolate with a bitter finish with a hint of rye. I liked the taste but didn't the bitter finish. Overall it was just "OK".

BeerWithMike, Jul 25, 2013
Photo of Mattamue
3.15/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle into a pint glass. No expiration/bottle date. '1118' printed over end of the surgeon general's warning.

a Aggressive pour formed a finger's worth of tan head that quickly dissipated. Dark black with a dark brown hue at the edges. Modest lacing that slipped down the glass during tasting.

s Smoky malt. Barely noticeable rye at the back of the nose after a long smell. Cellar.

t Malt on the sides of the tongue and a smoky aftertaste on the back. Searching for rye spice/boldness and only finding weak caramel.

m Somewhat watery. Smooth in the middle. Flat is the final impression as the taste finishes.

o Tried with some Hershey's dark chocolate after searching the label for an expiration date and reading Peacetree's recommendation to pair the two. Brought out some sweet/bitter chocolate flavors in the beer as expected and did enhance my overall rating by 0.5, but still let down on the promise of rye.

Mattamue, Jan 11, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

lionnusmb, Jan 24, 2013
Photo of schoon
3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

schoon, May 24, 2013
Photo of Oboogie
3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

Oboogie, Jun 10, 2013
Photo of Kubrickx
3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

Kubrickx, Jul 05, 2014
Photo of sethcroisant
3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

sethcroisant, Jan 11, 2013
Photo of nakedninjaturtle
3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

nakedninjaturtle, Apr 06, 2013
Photo of pascilla
3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

pascilla, Jun 25, 2013
Photo of THECPJ
3.25/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Reviewed from notes:

appearance: dark brown black with a 1 finger mocha head

smell: roast, malts, coffee, black patent

taste: coffee, roast, malts,

mouthfeel: mild carbonation, medium body

overall: pretty average porter. glad I got to try it.

Cheers,
The CPJ

THECPJ, May 25, 2011
Photo of redblacks75
3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

redblacks75, Jul 02, 2012
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Rye Porter from Peace Tree Brewing Co.
79 out of 100 based on 80 ratings.