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Sap Sucker Maple Porter - The Vineyard and Brewery at Hershey

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Sap Sucker Maple Porter
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BA SCORE
84
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17 Ratings
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Ratings: 17
Reviews: 1
rAvg: 3.68
pDev: 9.51%
Wants: 0
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
The Vineyard and Brewery at Hershey visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: orangesol on 10-20-2013)
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Reviews by sulldaddy:
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3.89/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I poured a cold growler into a pint glass after picking up some growlers for sunday football.
The beer pours a deep mahogany with rich garnet highlights. Beige head of about 1 cm foams up and sticks around for a little bit.
The maple aroma is HUGE right on the pour. Lots of maple dominates the nose, like syrup on pancakes in the morning. I dont get any roasted malt or chocolate like I expect from a porter, but the maple is there and its appealing.
Firsts sip reveals a smooth textured average body with fine yet tingly carbonation.
Flavor is maple right away, not sweet maple, but more of the rich deep character from real maple syrup. I dont get too much malt quality here, maybe a little roasted notes but this is a maple beer through and through.
No hints of booze and I dont find hops in there either.
It is a very drinkable beer and the maple is good, not just a sweetner.
I would like to see a little more complexity on the beer but I do enjoy drinking this one. Some roast or chocolate or some other porter notes would balance the beer a little. A good one, but dont expect a typical porter going into the beer.

sulldaddy, Dec 24, 2013
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Sap Sucker Maple Porter from The Vineyard and Brewery at Hershey
84 out of 100 based on 17 ratings.