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Hersbrucker - The Porterhouse Brewing Company

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Ratings: 20
Reviews: 9
rAvg: 3.06
pDev: 16.34%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
The Porterhouse Brewing Company visit their website

Style | ABV
Euro Pale Lager |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: wl0307 on 01-05-2008)
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Reviews by kojevergas:
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3.48/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

On draught at the Porterhouse temple bar. Served into a pint glass.

A: One finger head of fair cream and poor retention, but decent thickness. Transparent copper colour.

Sm: Malted barley. A very light aroma.

T: Malt, hops. A body built strangely for the style. Nice cream on the finish, joined by a pleasant sort of bitterness. Nutty body. Some vanilla, some caramel. Balanced well for the style.

Mf: Nicely smooth and coarse.

Dr: Pricey but good. 4.50 Euro is too steep, but not bad for Dublin prices.

Serving type: on-tap

03-07-2011 13:46:59 | More by kojevergas
More User Reviews:
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3.25/5  rDev +6.2%

07-16-2014 17:18:53 | More by Eramen
Photo of metter98

New York

3.61/5  rDev +18%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On-tap at Porterhouse Central, Dublin, Ireland

A: The beer is clear deep yellow in color and has a slight amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a short bright white head that died down and left a collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Light aromas of bready malts are present in the nose along with faint hints of floral hops.
T: Similar to the smell, the taste has flavors of bready malts along with a light to moderate amount of hop bitterness.
M: It feels medium-bodied and a bit clean on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This pilsener is quite easy to drink and has a good balance between the malts and the hops.

Serving type: on-tap

06-23-2014 22:11:39 | More by metter98
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Russian Federation

3.5/5  rDev +14.4%

06-04-2014 18:27:39 | More by Iaido
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Russian Federation

3/5  rDev -2%

04-11-2014 17:18:11 | More by Vsarmatov
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New Jersey

2.75/5  rDev -10.1%

10-01-2013 23:03:19 | More by Ang_Olive
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3/5  rDev -2%

11-28-2012 18:57:24 | More by innominat
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United Kingdom (England)

3.75/5  rDev +22.5%

11-18-2012 18:26:36 | More by kgmm77
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2.25/5  rDev -26.5%

08-29-2012 22:08:59 | More by BogBoyJD
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2.5/5  rDev -18.3%

06-24-2012 12:07:37 | More by Polasiuss
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3/5  rDev -2%

06-19-2012 21:49:26 | More by fionn13
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South Carolina

4/5  rDev +30.7%

03-20-2012 21:39:19 | More by MyKroberts237
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3/5  rDev -2%

11-19-2011 19:12:09 | More by mnixon86
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2.55/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Had on tap at the Porterhouose in Dublin.

A - Pours a light gold w/ a one finger head. Looks fairly typical for this type of beer.

S - smells like cereal grains with some malt sweetness. Again, typical of the style.

T - not a ton of flavor, but ok. Malt/grain along w/ a bit of hop bite.

M - medium bodied, nice carbonation pop to it.

D - overall, nothing terribly impressive. When I got to the bottom of the glass, I wasn't too crazy about it.

Serving type: on-tap

03-29-2011 23:11:10 | More by lawlerj
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2.83/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Served in a pint glass at the brewpub in Dublin.

A: Unpleasantly pale, light yellow. Transparent with lots of bubbles and a thin head.

S: Smells like an adjunct lager, despite claims to the contrary. Very grainy and corn-sweet.

T: Very sweet -- lagery indeed -- but not as bad as I expected. Though purported to be a pilsner, it certainly doesn't taste like one (I think the Euro Pale Lager classification much more appropriate). Hersbrucker is not as floral, bitter, or complex as I would have liked, though there is some perceived spiciness in the foretaste (this may just be carbonation) before the over-sweet maintaste of malted grain slams in. The aftertaste is clean but grainy.

M: Lots of carbonation saves the mouthfeel. It feels nice.

D: Drinkable -- maybe -- but I don't like it. Not recommended.

Grain -- Lager and Cara malt
Hops -- Galena, Nugget, Hersbrucker

Serving type: on-tap

02-01-2011 11:11:50 | More by AgentMunky
Photo of StJamesGate

New York

3.88/5  rDev +26.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours pale straw with loose white head that disappears completely. Bright grassy nose with maybe some red apple. Fresh pear and golden syrup malts backed by pungent spicy hops, a touch of herbal spearmint, and some pure chalk bitterness. Finishes dry with a sweet return. Lively, light to medium, some cling.

Filed under the wrong style, and unfairly maligned below. This is meant to be the "continental"/German Pilsener in PH's lineup, and it does quite well in that job with up front noble hops.

Then again, maybe it's just much better in bottles.

Serving type: bottle

05-13-2010 20:06:47 | More by StJamesGate
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New York

2.83/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Described as a Pilsner at the Porterhouse in Temple Bar, but on here it sounds more on target...

Pours light brown, no head, moderate carbonation. Mild hoppy nose with some wheatiness. Clean, slightly bitter hops taste, not very pilsy. Easy drinking beer, but not really a good pilsner, is definitely more of a Euro lager.

Serving type: on-tap

09-16-2009 01:14:37 | More by aquatonex
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United Kingdom (England)

3.18/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Tasted by half-pint on tap at the London Covent Garden branch of the Porterhouse pub.

A: dark golden colour, a thin but foamy head and gently carbonated--looking healthy.
S: ashy/dusty and resinous hoppy smell piercing through the foamy cap, on top of a very light malty backbone; as it warms up a more assertive green-apple-ish and lightly strawberry fruity aroma from the hops expands. Very straight forward and mild.
T: refreshingly bitter-sweet and lightly spicy hops rest on a bed of toasted maltiness; lingering hops in the aftertaste, turing increasingly bitter until the end.
M&D: right carbonation condition for a light-bodied and hoppy lager. The pretty dry ending touch makes it a good thirst-quencher, but nothing more interesting than that.

Serving type: on-tap

01-05-2008 17:20:18 | More by wl0307
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2.33/5  rDev -23.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Full yellow colour, with a foam scarcely persistant, not even compact...
Smell: nothing particular, just some herbaceous hop, fresh.
The taste has the hop in evidence, but with a note of sweet (malt).
A very strong bitter in the aftertaste, with a medium body.
After a while, in the smell you can fell some orange-citron hints.

Serving type: on-tap

08-19-2003 19:26:16 | More by stcules
Photo of rastaman

United Kingdom (England)

2.5/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Light tasting, easy drinking, sort of German style lager, nothing special. I beat you can't guess what hops they put in it? Anyway, it wasn't too bad some light floral, softly grassy hops, nothing offensive, but unexciting, am i a harsh rater? i dunno.

Serving type: bottle

06-06-2003 02:21:15 | More by rastaman
Hersbrucker from The Porterhouse Brewing Company
75 out of 100 based on 20 ratings.