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Wasatch Polygamy Porter - Utah Brewers Cooperative

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Wasatch Polygamy PorterWasatch Polygamy Porter

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BA SCORE
75
okay

424 Ratings
THE BROS
75
okay

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Ratings: 424
Reviews: 212
rAvg: 3.27
pDev: 15.9%
Wants: 10
Gots: 20 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Utah Brewers Cooperative visit their website


Style | ABV
American Porter |  4.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Todd on 10-11-2001)
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California

2.93/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Presentation: Brass colored crown cap has the word ‘Wasatch Beers’ on it. Main and neck label are color coded. Dark green label has an orange colored edging/ Picture of a rather biblical looking dude with many nymph like chicks and the words ‘Why have just one!’ – a reference to Utah and its supposed Polygamy laws I guess.

Appearance: Lucid ruby mahogany body with some dark brown to bolster the apparent black body when at rest on the desk. Tanned head rises quickly but settles to a thin covering with a thick halo ring around the edges.

Nose: Roasted malts and some dark chocolate with chestnuts and a coconut shy hairy edge. Smells like a thousand other run-of-the-mill dark Brewpubs beers that I have had.

Taste: Heavily biased on the roasted malts and caramel. Sadly there is no bitterness to balance this so it becomes a one-sided affair. Nutty finish with a gentle woody hint. Nice enough flavors but they seem short lived and the body struggles hard to support them, what is here is decent enough but the flavors are one-dimensional and very “dark” in nature. This really needs some bitterness to balance things out a little.

Mouthfeel: Thin body, by far the biggest weakness of this beer is the weak body. It is, simply put, just too damned thin and wishy-washy.

Drinkability: The thin aspect makes this one easy going, and a “Porter” that is more of a sessionable dark brew than you would think. Sadly the heavy accent on the darker flavors makes it a beer that I have had enough of after only 355ml...next.

Overall: It clearly suffers from the 4% alcohol and a very weak body, but this is a decent enough beer with plenty of flavor considering the low strength. However, the flavor is not Porter-esque at all, it lacks bitterness and it just resembles any other average dark lager or ale out there. Nice enough, but it just wanes too much unfortunately for this to be anything more than a one off sample try based on intrigue.

Serving type: bottle

12-25-2006 03:51:58 | More by TheLongBeachBum
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Wasatch Polygamy Porter from Utah Brewers Cooperative
75 out of 100 based on 424 ratings.