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Porterhouse Red - The Porterhouse Brewing Company

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Ratings: 138
Reviews: 64
rAvg: 3.66
pDev: 14.48%
Wants: 2
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
The Porterhouse Brewing Company visit their website

Style | ABV
Irish Red Ale |  4.40% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: Todd on 06-06-2003)
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Photo of Murrhey


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
Photo of thierrynantes


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
Photo of ROGUE16


3/5  rDev -18%

08-14-2013 00:02:54 | More by ROGUE16
Photo of DrDemento456


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
Photo of ejimhof


3/5  rDev -18%

07-24-2013 01:21:30 | More by ejimhof
Photo of Samp01

New Jersey

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
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4.25/5  rDev +16.1%

07-13-2013 21:01:26 | More by pathman
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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

07-08-2013 02:19:51 | More by jzlyo
Photo of Hayden182


4/5  rDev +9.3%

06-18-2013 06:04:26 | More by Hayden182
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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

05-28-2013 19:20:50 | More by JohnBender
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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

05-23-2013 13:15:38 | More by touchmeimsac
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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

05-20-2013 19:14:38 | More by gtermi
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4/5  rDev +9.3%

05-17-2013 16:46:28 | More by TripelMark
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New York

4/5  rDev +9.3%

05-14-2013 21:25:42 | More by pixels
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3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

04-30-2013 23:12:17 | More by skaboom420
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4.25/5  rDev +16.1%

04-06-2013 00:30:33 | More by JackRB
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3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

03-24-2013 15:33:29 | More by jewellrunner
Photo of popery


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
Photo of wordemupg

Alberta (Canada)

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
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3/5  rDev -18%

03-10-2013 18:45:15 | More by Eucrid
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4.5/5  rDev +23%

03-07-2013 12:30:22 | More by Millerf1127
Photo of ryan1788a5


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
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3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

03-02-2013 23:16:31 | More by t0rin0
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District of Columbia

4/5  rDev +9.3%

02-16-2013 03:30:13 | More by Beerstorian
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New York

4/5  rDev +9.3%

02-06-2013 01:47:21 | More by JLapadura
Porterhouse Red from The Porterhouse Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 138 ratings.