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Tidings - Port City Brewing

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BA SCORE
82
good

80 Ratings
THE BROS
86
very good

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Ratings: 80
Reviews: 31
rAvg: 3.62
pDev: 13.26%
Wants: 2
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Port City Brewing visit their website
Virginia, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Pale Ale |  7.80% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: WMEugene on 11-19-2011)
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Oasis

District of Columbia

2.5/5  rDev -30.9%

06-11-2013 15:27:42 | More by Oasis
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navin

Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

06-05-2013 19:32:58 | More by navin
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Novabrewer

Virginia

3/5  rDev -17.1%

05-22-2013 20:49:52 | More by Novabrewer
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dexterk1

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

04-28-2013 23:36:15 | More by dexterk1
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blackie

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

single from WF, brewed with Virginia red winter wheat and Maryland honey

a: served in a unibroue tulip, the beer is a hazy golden hay in color, the pour producing a small head that recedes to a thin ring in short order

s: coriander and cardamom occupy the nose with complex perfumes - underneath is a honey sweetness, phenolic, ginger and white pepper, clean wheat grain, fruity bubblegum esters, white flower nectar, and a slew of yeast output, benign papery hops, the spicing is a bit strong for my nose, but it's a nice spice blend, and kinda creeps on me after a bit

m: carbonation light-moderate, smooth, light bodied

t: spice again takes center on the palate - big coriander and cardamom with ginger, phenols, cleanly sweet flavors of wheat and honey, suggestions of pepper after the swallow, hops mildly flavored with a slight bitterness, spices lingering very long, good but an unbalanced mess of spice at times

o: my gripe here is not with the spice itself, but the fact that a large majority of the character of this beer seems to be derived from the spice bill, a combination of the mild structure of the beer and sheer volume of spice, not to say it's all bad of course - I'm a fan of these spices, and they provide a warm aroma and while creating an interesting drink

Serving type: bottle

04-09-2013 04:24:09 | More by blackie
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biteme398

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

02-13-2013 01:58:38 | More by biteme398
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vtn

District of Columbia

4/5  rDev +10.5%

01-21-2013 22:59:21 | More by vtn
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nwatson

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

01-20-2013 10:26:33 | More by nwatson
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bigred89

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

01-01-2013 16:55:31 | More by bigred89
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archerdc

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +17.4%

12-21-2012 21:46:03 | More by archerdc
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cuy50

Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

12-11-2012 05:35:44 | More by cuy50
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oriolesfan4

Maryland

4/5  rDev +10.5%

12-02-2012 12:45:31 | More by oriolesfan4
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novamau5


5/5  rDev +38.1%

12-02-2012 02:57:20 | More by novamau5
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tassell1

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +24.3%

11-25-2012 05:01:28 | More by tassell1
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comfortablynirm

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +17.4%

09-19-2012 14:08:37 | More by comfortablynirm
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BourbonDork

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

09-03-2012 23:41:21 | More by BourbonDork
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Bigtimmy

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

05-14-2012 15:12:28 | More by Bigtimmy
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avisong

Virginia

3/5  rDev -17.1%

04-19-2012 03:26:48 | More by avisong
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whitecluster69

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

04-07-2012 00:27:49 | More by whitecluster69
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C20Percent

Virginia

3.93/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

*Review taken from notes*

A: Cloudy light orange color with a bright white head that disappeared a bit too quickly.

S: Honey. Period. And, some holiday spices -- cloves, maybe?

T: Taste a lot like mead. Heavy honey flavor. Spicy. Warm. A very unique finish.

M: Smooth, medium body.

O: I'm not a huge mead fan, and this comes very close to that. But, Port City deserves credit for a risky take on a winter seasonal. This is a good selection. I think a couple of tweaks, and this is a great beer. As it is, a bit too much honey for me.

Serving type: bottle

03-19-2012 23:14:52 | More by C20Percent
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Jason

Massachusetts

3.83/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz brown bottle with no freshness date.

LOOK: Good amount of lacing on the glass, mild haze in the pale golden color

SMELL: Ginger, coriander, earthy spice, mild honey, grassy, estery, bready

TASTE: Crisp, smooth, medium body, warming alcohol, peppery, ginger, faint but bitter coriander, earthy hops, pineapple, nutty yeast, finishes semi-sweet and spicy

Love the angle (brewers intention) on what a winter seasonal can be. Enough spicing to say "holiday brew" but not enough to take over, love the level of alcohol as well ... warming but not something that will make you say goodnight.

Serving type: bottle

03-15-2012 02:31:41 | More by Jason
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CarpalTunnell

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

02-20-2012 10:41:50 | More by CarpalTunnell
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clayrock81

Virginia

3.6/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured a clearish gold with minimal head on top of a light, citric and spicy aroma that is complete w/ some yeast twang and a sturdy malt base. This beer is light and simple, and yet real easy to relax with. Passes over easy and smooth, but not watery, and has a nice citric zip as well as a good wheat/yaest twang. The beer is rounded out with a spicy, peppery edge and some candi sugar sweetness. Wish I could say more but that's about it, but like first said, this is a beer you can just relax with at the bar b/c it's light and simple and beats the shit out of a bud light (no caps on purpose).

Serving type: on-tap

02-14-2012 23:25:22 | More by clayrock81
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heelsn02

North Carolina

3.4/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

props to my buddy ASUGeog for dropping this off in my freakin' mailbox last night. gotta love those random sunday night mailbox drive-bys

pretty cool label - love the strands of christmas tree lights dancing around the blue diamond. poured 12 oz bottle into my trusty busy bee cafe tulip. pours golden yellow... very cloudy... hardly any head. murky, dusty. not very pretty. zero lacing.

very strong belgian smell. banana, coriander, clove... and lots of spice coming thru too

I'm getting alot of of lemon flavor... some peppery notes... average/slightly above average taste for the style I suppose. a bit of sweetness coming thru from the honey

mouthfeel - hardly any carbonation whatsoever. not flat, but doesn't seem right

not a bad belgian pale, but not a great one either. probably wouldn't seek this one out to be honest. might give it another shot on draught though. thanks lewt.

Serving type: bottle

01-31-2012 02:15:20 | More by heelsn02
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jskennedy

Virginia

3/5  rDev -17.1%

01-27-2012 03:53:05 | More by jskennedy
Tidings from Port City Brewing
82 out of 100 based on 80 ratings.