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Rye Porter - Peace Tree Brewing Co.

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Rye PorterRye Porter

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BA SCORE
80
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86 Ratings
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Ratings: 86
Reviews: 43
rAvg: 3.5
pDev: 12%
Wants: 6
Gots: 6 | 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:
Beer added by: daledeee on 05-21-2010

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.
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Ratings: 86 | Reviews: 43 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of BeerWithMike
3.14/5  rDev -10.3%
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".

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3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

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3/5  rDev -14.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

Photo of Hawkharvs
3.4/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A - Dark, black, no light comes through, typical to what I'd expect.

S - Chocolate and malt definitely come through strong initially, with very little rye present.

T - Directly opposite from the nose, a muddled, earthy taste with subtle hints of chocolate come through with a strong rye finish.

M - Very light and thin, not really what I would expect from the appearance.

O - A different take on the style. The nose is most appealing, but an easy drinker and one I will have again.

Photo of Chucker17
3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

Photo of msubulldog25
3.8/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A 12 oz bottle (love the stubby-ish shape), picked up on a Labor Day trip to Iowa; it's been in the fridge ever since I returned with it (and many other Midwest beers) to Oregon. Poured to a pint glass (HopLeaf Bar) after a few warming minutes.

Eye-catching label: "Get your own bags, this is no ordinary porter! Peace Tree Rye Porter gets a boost from malted rye and chocolate rye as well as Belgian candy sugar for a smooth and complex flavor. Belgian yeast is added to complement the chocolate and rye character and the brew is delicately hopped so as not to overpower the maltiness. Pair it with chocolate for a special treat!"

IN HEAVEN THERE IS NO BEER
[say it ain't so!]

A: Plenty dark enough, aptly 'porter'-ish - the darkness is virtually impenetrable. Head is pretty small, a stumpy light tan skim that doesn't even reach a half-finger. Good lacing, sticking in melting ribbons.

S: Pleasant scent of cocoa and musty/kilned malt - sorta muddy and earthy. Hints of spice, vanilla and a touch of flowers (I swear I smell some lavender). Am I crazy?

T: Oooh, I like the chocolate here! Dark and bitingly bitter, with a fleeting lemony tank. Lots of mineral/chalky flavors, sooty, dirty, coffee bean-roast. Those don't sound like good descriptors, but all work well here. To balance, there's just enough caramel sweetness and a little fruit (apple?) to balance that 'rye' (wry?) spicy tang. A sipper, one to mull over and enjoy the nuances within.

M: Generally smooth, medium-bodied. A long-lasting ashy bitterness and a thin sheen of grit (maybe I should have heeded the label's admonishment "LEAVE SEDIMENT IN BOTTLE" (in my defense, these 'instructions' are near the bottom of the label, in a thinner and unremarkable typeface...)

O: A bit better than the sum of its parts, it's a 'good' porter - easy to sip, well-flavored and -balanced... with nice, subtle hints at 'Belgium' that show up more as it warms. I'm very glad to have bought one of these (@ John's in Iowa City); if I lived in the area, it would probably be a staple.

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4.75/5  rDev +35.7%

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4/5  rDev +14.3%

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3.5/5  rDev 0%

Photo of CHADMC3
3.45/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a chocoloate colored brown body beneath from frothy mocha head that patiently dissolves to leave a loose lacing around the glass.

The aroma deceives the senses with faint chocolate malt and spicy rye. Not your typical porter aroma. Seems to be some earthy hops hidden in there as well.

The flavor also offers chocolate malt and spicy rye but as it warms the smokiness appears as well.

Medium in body and carbonation with a lightly spicy finish.

Certainly a different porter. Tasty and unique, I can see what the brewery was going for. Perhaps a bit lighter than your traditional porter.

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3/5  rDev -14.3%

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3/5  rDev -14.3%

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3/5  rDev -14.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

Photo of Herky21
2.5/5  rDev -28.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Some nice chocolate here, but it is clashing with Rye and with a mouthfeel that lacks the body and caramel lusciousness a porter should deliver. The dryness from the rye and the expected sweetness of the style do not work well together, nor does the belgian yeast here, which adds some unwanted esters.

Photo of TheManiacalOne
4/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Acquired via trade from cpolking so a big “Thank You” goes out to him. Poured from a 12oz bottle into a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a deep dark brown color, with a large beige head that fades very slowly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains coffee, chocolate, roasted malts and a touch of hops.

T: The taste starts out with a creamy and hearty roasted malt character and sweet flavors of coffee and chocolate. There are background flavors of dark fruit and spices along with a mild but complementary hops presence that creates a good balance. The after-taste is slightly sweet.

M: Crisp and smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

O: Tasty, goes down easily, not too filling, decent kick, good representation of style, it’s a very solid porter but there are others in the style that I would choose first.

Photo of beagle75
2.27/5  rDev -35.1%
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.

Photo of bashiba
2.68/5  rDev -23.4%
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.

Rye Porter from Peace Tree Brewing Co.
80 out of 100 based on 86 ratings.