Porterhouse Red - The Porterhouse Brewing Company
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3.39/5 rDev -7.4%
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.
09-02-2013 21:42:21 | More by Murrhey
3.48/5 rDev -4.9%
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.
08-31-2013 16:58:54 | More by thierrynantes
3.81/5 rDev +4.1%
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.
08-03-2013 01:34:39 | More by DrDemento456
3.5/5 rDev -4.4%
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.
07-18-2013 19:10:25 | More by Samp01
3.83/5 rDev +4.6%
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.
03-21-2013 05:19:35 | More by popery
4.01/5 rDev +9.6%
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
03-11-2013 01:26:50 | More by wordemupg
4.03/5 rDev +10.1%
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.
03-03-2013 20:16:55 | More by ryan1788a5
Porterhouse Red from The Porterhouse Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 138 ratings.