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Winterland - Hinterland Brewery Restaurant

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92 Ratings
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Ratings: 92
Reviews: 39
rAvg: 3.6
pDev: 19.44%
Wants: 2
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Hinterland Brewery Restaurant visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  7.50% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerFMAndy on 11-11-2010)
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Photo of matjack85
3.6/5  rDev 0%

I picked up this pint bottle at the Binny's store in Bloomingdale, IL for 99¢. No freshness date.

The beer poured a dark brown color with a 1-finger dark mocha head. The head lasted for about a minute and it left some decent lacing.

It smelled very malty and very fruity.

Very bitter coffee flavor along with lots of berries and a touch of raisin. Somewhat sour as well.

Medium bodied with moderate to medium carbonation.

This is a very unique tasting beer. Can't say it tastes like anything I've tried before. Kind of a cross between a porter and a winter warmer.

matjack85, Thursday at 06:32 AM
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2.5/5  rDev -30.6%

livingtodie, Aug 20, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

MattSharpless, Jul 17, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

Canada_Dan, Jul 01, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

Jho3325, May 04, 2014
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2/5  rDev -44.4%

RCLOHR267, Apr 19, 2014
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1.5/5  rDev -58.3%

chet1215, Mar 14, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

IPAchris, Feb 24, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

Jim_W, Feb 22, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

zimmee66, Feb 03, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

madtowndmb1, Jan 29, 2014
Photo of DrDemento456
3.6/5  rDev 0%

Picked up a 12oz single for $2.79. Into a pint glass
A - Can't knock the color deep dark black brown, can't see through it with a 1/4 inch of mocha head that sticks around for a bit.
S - Smells like a decent porter a bit sour probably from the berries. Mostly hops and smokey ash.
T - Slightly bitter some coffee bitterness, and a touch of drying berries/ashy smoke.
M - Pretty smooth mostly medium bodied not very silky. Bitter.

Overall I don't think Juniper berries was a great addition to this porter. Left it very dry, herbal, and somewhat sour. Not bad overall but still not great.

DrDemento456, Jan 20, 2014
Photo of buschbeer
3.39/5  rDev -5.8%

ONE PINT bottle
Served in a tumbler

A - This beer pours dark. No light penetrates the body. It is topped with four inches of mocha head.

S - The aroma is roasted malt and cocoa.

T - The taste is much the same. I get some roasted malt and cocoa. I also notice a burnt flavor. The juniper adds a lingering bitterness.

M - Full

O - It is average. I got this as an extra in a trade. I probably would not buy it.

buschbeer, Jan 17, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

jkd03c, Jan 01, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

mic718, Dec 29, 2013
Photo of PorterLambic
2.41/5  rDev -33.1%

Arrives the color of roasted chestnuts (tis the season), clear with some slight light penetration around the edges. Head is espresso foam colored and decently retained, becoming a clumpy film. Great lace.
Smell is toasted, almost burnt, malt, coffee, cardboard, ashy. Well balanced but I'm a little concerned of what the taste will bring.
Taste is ashy, with a pine note underlying it. Malts are burnt, period. Off-putting.
Medium bodied, lighter effervescence, slight drying in the finish. Stop overcooking the malts and this could be a really good brew. Ain't there as it stands.

PorterLambic, Dec 29, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

kylehay2004, Dec 18, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

XmnwildX12, Dec 05, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

Cynic-ale, Aug 01, 2013
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4/5  rDev +11.1%

redleg411, Jun 28, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +25%

BurnMeInMyBar, May 20, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

AmandaSchaefer, May 13, 2013
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1.5/5  rDev -58.3%

greggy1972, May 12, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

BigMikie, Mar 21, 2013
Photo of RblWthACoz
3.93/5  rDev +9.2%

This strikes me as quite a Scandinavian porter. There is a mild bit of molasses in the mix there and the juniper does get in on the party. But what's there is not overly intrusive and is slightly past being subtle. I like it. Carbonation is a bit high. Very pleasant drinker. I bet this would be pretty interesting on cask.

RblWthACoz, Mar 08, 2013
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Winterland from Hinterland Brewery Restaurant
82 out of 100 based on 92 ratings.