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Porterhouse Red - The Porterhouse Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
83
good

141 Ratings
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Ratings: 141
Reviews: 64
rAvg: 3.66
pDev: 14.48%
Wants: 3
Gots: 10 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
The Porterhouse Brewing Company visit their website
Ireland

Style | ABV
Irish Red Ale |  4.40% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Todd on 06-06-2003)
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Ratings: 141 | Reviews: 64 | Display Reviews Only:
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3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

Ang_Olive, Oct 02, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

smithj4, Sep 18, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

samEBC, Sep 10, 2013
Photo of Murrhey
3.39/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Poured from a 11.2oz peel-cap bottle into a pint glass. Reviewed live in high elevation Kalispell, Mont.

A- One-finger white head with very minimal retention. Walnut color body, moderate clarity.

S- Chocolate, toffee and roast malts. Slightly spicy. Warm aroma.

T- Roasty, slightly sweet, slightly dry flavor. Chocolate flavor.

M- Dry and clean finish.

O- Above average, roasty and tasty. Otherwise just OK.

Murrhey, Sep 02, 2013
Photo of thierrynantes
3.48/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Beer bottle (33 cl.) purchased from V&B, and tasted in 2013.

Appearance : red amber color with white foamy head.
Smell : malty an fruity aromas.
Taste & mouthfeel : malt caramel flavour leads to a little bitter finish.
Drinkability : an average beer in the style Irish Red Ale.

thierrynantes, Aug 31, 2013
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3/5  rDev -18%

ROGUE16, Aug 14, 2013
Photo of DrDemento456
3.81/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A - A nice 1/2 inch of opaque head atop of a deep amber red beer, very clear and bubbly.
S - Smell is great toasted malt, caramel sweetness, and a touch of drying yeast. Very little hops.
T - A bit drying which is nice for an Irish ale. Caramel malt sweetness, a bit of toasted malts, and very little hops. As expected.
M - Light to medium bodied, a bit heavy for the ABV but its nice.

Overall this is a very good red ale, smell and taste is spot on, very clean and flavorful especially for the low ABV. Worth picking up for $1.75.

DrDemento456, Aug 03, 2013
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3/5  rDev -18%

ejimhof, Jul 24, 2013
Photo of Samp01
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a dark clear rusty brown, a medium slowly fading beige head, light lacing. Aroma and Taste of toasted caramel malt and grains, yeast and fruity notes with some earthy hops bitter notes. A medium body, crisp, good carbonation. Finishes with toasted caramel malt and grains, fruity, some yeast, with an earthy hops ending for balance and mild nutty flavor. A good beer for the style, has the typical Irish Ale characteristics. A good drinking brew.

Samp01, Jul 18, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +16.1%

pathman, Jul 13, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

jzlyo, Jul 08, 2013
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4/5  rDev +9.3%

Hayden182, Jun 18, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

JohnBender, May 28, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

touchmeimsac, May 23, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

gtermi, May 20, 2013
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4/5  rDev +9.3%

TripelMark, May 17, 2013
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4/5  rDev +9.3%

pixels, May 14, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

skaboom420, May 01, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +16.1%

JackRB, Apr 06, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

jewellrunner, Mar 24, 2013
Photo of popery
3.83/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a dull reddish brown. Nice, warm color. Some cloudiness. A couple fingers of off-white head. Good retention. Rich malty aroma. Lots of sweet bready malt and toasty caramel. Mild spicy hop character. Fairly simple aroma, but for a 4.4% abv beer, it's relatively big and rich. Taste is similar. Considering the strength of the beer, there's lots of sweet caramel malt flavor and a good undercurrent of hops in the background. Carbonation is pretty low. Just a bit of prickliness. Kinda soapy. Finish is a bit mineral-ish, and the beer mostly dries out. It's a nice, low abv red ale with a mild hop character and rich malt. Easy to drink.

popery, Mar 21, 2013
Photo of wordemupg
4.01/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

330ml pull tab bottle poured into tulip 10/3/13

A clear reddish amber with lots of tiny bubbles throughout floating up to a well retained two fingers of foam that leaves lots of random lace

S malty with some earthy hops, dry cereal, fruity nut bar and a hint of coco with a slight metallic aspect

T more of the same really, slightly more cereals and the handful of pennies I was smelling is toned down in the mouth

M pin prick bubbles, lighter side of medium bodied and a earthy fruity finish

O pretty solid Irish Red that's a nice blend of nutty fruity malt and earthy tones, lots of flavor in a low alcohol brew

pretty solid example of the style and I like a flavorful brew that I can drink several of without getting buzzed

wordemupg, Mar 11, 2013
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3/5  rDev -18%

Eucrid, Mar 10, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +23%

Millerf1127, Mar 07, 2013
Photo of ryan1788a5
4.03/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12oz bottle poured into a pint glass. Odd peel-off cap in the place of a traditional crown.

A: Deep red-orange with great clarity. The off-white head is very creamy looking and displays excellent retention. A thick, foamy coating of lacing paints the walls of the glass. Impressive.

S: Caramel and toffee. Fruity with aromas of plum and maybe even grape skin. Subdued roast impressions of coffee beans, brown cocoa, and some woody/nutty smells. Extremely faint hint of acidity. Subtle grassy hops.

T: Caramel, toffee, and hints of cola. Slight acidity. Roasted coffee beans on the mid-palate. Light, vague fruity presence. Much cleaner than the nose suggested. Nutty yeast. Slight balancing grassy hop presence. Very toasty, slightly buttery. Bone dry finish with a light, lingering coffee roast.

M: Medium bodied. Very creamy and almost velvety. Filling in the mouth, but with a very light and airy quality. Strong, seltzery carbonation scrubs the palate. Great mouthfeel.

O: Porterhouse did a great job staying true to style with this one. This is a textbook Irish Red, and the body/mouthfeel is truly great. Highly sessionable to boot. I could see it pairing very nicely with a grassy Irish cheddar. Unfortunately, the American palate tends to only appreciate sweeter, hoppier "Americanized" reds. I can see this gem slipping through the cracks in our market. The high price tag doesn't help.

ryan1788a5, Mar 03, 2013
Porterhouse Red from The Porterhouse Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 141 ratings.