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Piedmont Porter - Minhas Craft Brewery

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Piedmont PorterPiedmont Porter

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86 Ratings
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Ratings: 86
Reviews: 75
rAvg: 2.8
pDev: 18.57%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Minhas Craft Brewery visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: TastyTaste on 12-04-2004)
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Reviews by schoolcb:
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schoolcb

Texas

2.83/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Another selection from the Beer's of America specialty package.

Pours a very dark brown, with a light tan head that quickly receded. Beer is very clear. First whiff is of roasted malt. I can detect no hop aroma. First taste is again malty, primarily roasted malt flavors. Has a sharp character to it, and a sweetness you would expect from a beer brewed with extract, and it detracts from this beer.

Serving type: bottle

04-26-2006 00:28:51 | More by schoolcb
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3/5  rDev +7.1%

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2/5  rDev -28.6%

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lwootton

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3.08/5  rDev +10%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a white wine glass for tasting.

Appearance: Thick, creamy head with large bubbles. Pours a dark, pellucid brown.

Aroma: Sweet malt smell with an earthy roasty presence and hints of caramel.

Taste: Some dark roasted flavor and a lightly sweet malt taste. Overall mild for a porter.

Mouthfeel: Smooth, much lighterbodied than I would expect of a porter.

Drinkability: Good, added complexity would help here but you could drink this all night if you didn't have any other good beers.

Serving type: bottle

01-14-2011 22:02:03 | More by lwootton
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ncfranklin

Alabama

1.85/5  rDev -33.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 1

Part of some beer gift pack given to me.

A: Dark, ruby color. Some bubbles, no head.

S: Feint roasty, not alot going on here.

T: Eh. A little molasses, not much else. Not a flavor burst.

M: Hard to call this one a porter. Medium bodied, if that.

D: Avoid.

Serving type: bottle

12-27-2010 20:30:50 | More by ncfranklin
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Krishob

Florida

2.83/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

This was one of the samplings from a gift pack for american beers. Glad that it was a gift.

Appearance - nice brown color, low carbonation & head is gone before you know it. It has a clear appearance & looks good enough to bring you in for a taste.

Smell - This is more malts then hops. Sweet smelling, chocolaty and roasty.

Taste - The flavor is sweet, but not overly sweet. Definitely needs more buttering, but not horrible. The sweetness from the brown sugar & the malts comes throughout and that is well balanced, but the lack of the bitter at the end of the sip makes the beer seem to fall flat .

Mouthfeel - The beer has a watery yet smooth body. It does feel flat due to lack of carbonation and wateriness, but would be constant with the feel of this era brewing (1799 AD).

Drinkability - The beer is a easy drink from start to finish. Would I search this beer out, no, but depending on choices or if I was gifted this pack again I know that I would drink this first.

Serving type: bottle

09-18-2010 03:52:17 | More by Krishob
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magnj

New Jersey

3.03/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

My brother hooked me up with the Beer's of America set...

A - Nice creamy head from an aggressive pour into a Guinness glass. A clear deep brown body lies beneath.

S - Aroma is...beery. Mild chocolate nose, smells more like a brown ale than a porter at least by today's standards.

T - Thin body but reasonably good chocolate and coffee flavor, again more in line with an American Brown than a porter to me.

M/D - Thin body but not watery. Easy to drink, not the most complex, innovative, or style accurate brew but not bad. It may reflect what a porter was like at the time, in the area.

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06-28-2010 21:23:31 | More by magnj
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biggred1

Indiana

2.55/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Clear russet with amber highlights, pretty light colored for a porter. Creamy light tan head that quickly fades to a skim and leaves little lace behind on the glass. Light toasted grain and brown sugar are detected in the mild nose. Brown sugar, bubblegum and a touch of toasted malt. This beer is way undermalted for the style, it's more Oktoberfest than porter. Light, watery and fizzy. This beer is just not very good.

Serving type: bottle

04-15-2010 01:38:14 | More by biggred1
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DmanGTR

Florida

2.17/5  rDev -22.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Review from notes on 9/15/09

A - poured very dark brown with a clear garnet hue in the light. Nice foamy beige head of 1.5" in the tulip. Decent rings of lace. 3.5

S - very faint, light roasted malts and a hint of caramel. Not much improvement after warming up. 2.0

T - caramel, toasted biscuits, hint of coffee aftertaste, otherwise quite clean. A bit lacking all around. 2.0

M - Thin for a porter. Highly carbonated. 2.0

D - decent, I probably won't get this again but it has its place at a bbq... 3.0

Overall - This is a bland, fizzy, and all around useless beer. Pretty sad when it's the best one out of the entire mix pack of "History of American Beer".

Serving type: bottle

04-07-2010 19:05:45 | More by DmanGTR
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Brettster

Indiana

3.8/5  rDev +35.7%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass. Pours a very dark ruby red almost brown with a one finger tan foamy head. This porter has a pretty decent head retention and good lacing. I pick up some malt and a slight sweet smell. It has a very similar smell to many of the other Minhas beers. None of the flavors in this beer are overwhelming. It has very good balance. Has some roasted flavors and just a little hop flavor. It has a pretty smooth medium bodied mouthfeel. For the most part, I like this beer. I would have it again.

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darklordlager

Wisconsin

2.78/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

A: Pours a dark chestnut brown, with a small head of off white/grey bubbles.

S: Pale malt, caramel malt, and a bit of roasted malt. Acidic sourness can also be noticed.

T: Fruity (yeast?) flavour, with a light malt backbone, finishing dry. Slightly sour, light nuttiness.

M: Very watery, low carbonation.

D: This was very interesting to try once.

Serving type: bottle

01-30-2010 03:52:04 | More by darklordlager
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number1bum

Pennsylvania

2.17/5  rDev -22.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

5th of 6th beers from this Historical Beers of America pack.

Pours a clear copper color with about one finger of light tan head. This is a porter? Very light color for a porter. Only keeps a thin lace and not much more.

Smells of sweet, buttery caramel and toffee. No roasted aroma to speak of, nor any hops. It's not offensive, although it's not very appealing either.

Taste is even less appealing. It's sweet and not much else, with buttery caramel and a touch of honey. Nose smelled more like toffee but I don't get that here. Also a touch of grain and a metallic quality. Bleh.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied and the sweetness is a bit cloying, a bit sticky. Carbonation is advanced enough to keep it from being too much of a trainwreck.

I often think that porter is a style that's hard to screw up. It's dark enough that you can hide flaws relatively easily, and doesn't demand a ton of flavor or complexity. This, however, is a lousy one. In keeping with my thoughts about the other beers from this box, I'm glad that beer in America has progressed to where we are now.

Serving type: bottle

01-27-2010 03:26:59 | More by number1bum
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vdread

Texas

2.38/5  rDev -15%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 3

Piedmont Porter

poured from a very interesting bottle with a parchment style label with a weird looking bird announcing that 'freedom is brewing'.

tis light red with amber at the bottom, this doesn't look too much like a porter. a tiny little head came up with some aggressive pouring but faded out quickly.

smell of light roasts and dirty water. and that's pretty much it.

tastes of slightly roasted nuts, taste is followed by the dirty water/metal/diacetyl taste that seems to be the theme in the beers of america pack. overall this is a dull beer. the slight roasted notes are the only thing similar to a porter i can detect, but it's ruined by its other qualities.

mouthfeel slick and watery, not much carbonation. not satisfying at all. drinkability okay i guess. it's not completely horrible, it's bearable. but it's nowhere near a porter. reminds me of a coca-cola, really.

i would use the words 'watery' 'roasty' and 'indistinguished' for this beer.

Serving type: bottle

01-08-2010 22:17:49 | More by vdread
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thekanna

Maryland

2.98/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

One of the beers from the Beers of America Historical Beer Collection.

A: Pours a somewhat clear tannish color leaning towards light orange-red. Not much head except for a thin, white ring.

S: Generally fresh with hints of roasted sweet malts.

T: Strong sweet malt flavor with some diacetyl, citrusy hops and a faint roasted character. This would serve as a nice, heavier American Wheat ale, but this is definitely not a Porter in the conventional sense of the style.

M: Somewhat thin with medium carbonation.

D: It was drinkable enough, but nothing about this beer said Porter to me.

Serving type: bottle

12-01-2009 09:55:13 | More by thekanna
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generallee

New York

2.1/5  rDev -25%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Presentation: This is one of six beers from an eighteen pack labeled Beer of America, Historical Collection. The 18 pack also came with a nice book titled, The History of Beer in America. It was poured from a brown 12oz bottle into a pint glass. There appears to be no freshness date on the bottle.

Appearance: The body has a medium brownish/red color with a very clear appearance and visible carbonation. This seems very odd to me for the style. On top is a thin white head that quickly fades out to just a wispy thin ring of bubbles that makes no lacing at all.

Smell: Its aroma has hints of lightly roasted sweet malt and metallic/salty minerals with a touch of leafy hops.

Taste/Palate: There is a big buttery grain flavor with some lighter hints of roasted malt. The malt up front has modest sweetness is lightly balanced by some mineral/leafy hop flavor and mild bitterness. Into the finish there are some citrus orange peel and salty metallic notes. The body is light to medium with a slick fizzy texture.

Notes: There is nothing about this beer that reminds me of porter. The color seems to light, the flavor is to light and boring. There is no head retention at all and it has that same salty/metallic/diacetyl taste I found in all the others beers in this mixed pack. The best part of this 18 pack is the book that came with it.

Serving type: bottle

10-12-2009 21:16:00 | More by generallee
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joepais

Maine

2.8/5  rDev 0%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle poured into a pint glass produced a finger worth of tan that than disappears to almost no lace. The body of the brew was the typical black for a porter.

Aromas' of roasted malts and a light coffee smell filled my nose. The flavor is rather subdued too a little watery not to much in the way of roasted malt flavor. The mouthfeel is rather light for a porter as well, good carbonation though.

It is drinkable it goes down really fast not what I expect in a porter as well. Really not to impressed with this brewery. Oh well live and learn

Serving type: bottle

09-20-2009 20:25:02 | More by joepais
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