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Windlass - New Republic Brewing Company

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18 Ratings
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Ratings: 18
Reviews: 2
rAvg: 3.68
pDev: 12.77%
Wants: 0
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
New Republic Brewing Company visit their website
Texas, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: kjkinsey on 01-03-2014)
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L: black but lets light through; clear; almost no head, very tan foam; the color is dark brown, 100% clear with very little amber in it; no stick or lace

S: pumpkin ale like to start, very earthy sweet. Not as much dark/burnt to it as the taste, dark/bitter notes are much softer. Definitely a bit of the pumpkin ale bland dirt. The sweet potatoes are doing something to take a bit of the darker edge off the porter notes; caramel toffee near the end; also some sweet bread malt, almost like a fruitcake ... candied bread, fig

T: dark malt, oak, slight burnt wood, some sweetness ... standard American porter/stout/brown ale tastes of sweet but burnt malt with a hop presence very american, almost black ipa. Like the nose has some very bland dirt/earth notes

F: solid, very light and easy to handle. Plenty of carbonation despite the flat look

O: would love to try the base beer. Not sure what the sweet potato adds, but the porter here is solid. It's simple, nothing overdone ... just roasted malt with a little american hop bitterness bouncing off plenty of sweetness. Kind of a dark pumpkin ale. Decent brew and plenty good enough that I'll give anything New Republic puts out a try.

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Windlass from New Republic Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 18 ratings.