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Winterland - Hinterland Brewery Restaurant

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BA SCORE
82
good

86 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 86
Reviews: 38
rAvg: 3.63
pDev: 19.01%


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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Reviews by mountdew1:
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mountdew1

New Hampshire

3.55/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured a dark brown that was slightly translucent. A solid 2 finger head, a bit reddish light brown, lasted about 5 minutes. One of the best pours I have seen for a while. Aroma definitely reminded me of a dark milk chocolate. A bit of sweetness, a bit of bitterness, with some cocoa aromas. A small hint of smoke as it mellowed. Taste was a bit bitter, a small hint of chocolate hiding in the back. A hint of spice, but mostly seemed like a brown wheat bread. Fairly mellow with hints of flavor that poked out. A bit of tingle to the tongue, and a tad watery. Not quite as thick as I normally expect a porter to be. Overall, a reasonable porter. However, seemed to be a strange choice for a winter beer.

Serving type: bottle

01-27-2012 23:09:46 | More by mountdew1
More User Reviews:
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chet1215

Wisconsin

1.5/5  rDev -58.7%

03-14-2014 13:10:23 | More by chet1215
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IPAchris

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

02-24-2014 14:53:51 | More by IPAchris
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Jim_W

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

02-22-2014 22:09:54 | More by Jim_W
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zimmee66

Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

02-03-2014 01:44:06 | More by zimmee66
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madtowndmb1

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

01-29-2014 23:41:18 | More by madtowndmb1
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DrDemento456

Pennsylvania

3.6/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

01-20-2014 06:32:32 | More by DrDemento456
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buschbeer

Ohio

3.39/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

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.

Serving type: bottle

01-17-2014 06:42:16 | More by buschbeer
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jkd03c

Florida

3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

01-01-2014 19:36:16 | More by jkd03c
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mic718

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

12-29-2013 02:15:04 | More by mic718
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PorterLambic

Florida

2.41/5  rDev -33.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.25

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.

Serving type: on-tap

12-29-2013 02:02:58 | More by PorterLambic
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kylehay2004

Florida

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

12-18-2013 02:04:13 | More by kylehay2004
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XmnwildX12

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

12-05-2013 03:08:53 | More by XmnwildX12
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Cynic-ale

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

08-01-2013 02:31:33 | More by Cynic-ale
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redleg411

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +10.2%

06-28-2013 19:41:37 | More by redleg411
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BurnMeInMyBar

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +24%

05-20-2013 14:44:53 | More by BurnMeInMyBar
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AmandaSchaefer

Wisconsin

3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

05-13-2013 22:58:37 | More by AmandaSchaefer
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greggy1972

Ohio

1.5/5  rDev -58.7%

05-12-2013 17:53:44 | More by greggy1972
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BigMikie

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

03-21-2013 01:45:26 | More by BigMikie
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RblWthACoz

Pennsylvania

3.93/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

03-08-2013 04:49:04 | More by RblWthACoz
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Hopheadjeffery

Illinois

4/5  rDev +10.2%

02-20-2013 00:56:20 | More by Hopheadjeffery
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Rhettroactive

District of Columbia

3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

02-08-2013 03:28:53 | More by Rhettroactive
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tourdot

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +10.2%

01-25-2013 00:25:57 | More by tourdot
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DukeX13

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

01-24-2013 22:03:36 | More by DukeX13
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garymuchow

Minnesota

3.65/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured into large Old Style glass.
Pours with smallish head, even with some aggressive dispensing. Slightly roast, slightly smoke but a nice berry like quality to the juniper. A neutral yeast quality. Very dark with no real highlights.
Pretty heavy body with a chewy after drink quality. Flavors are much more aggressive than the aroma with a full roast and hints of coffee. Roast is quite drying and lingering. Less juniper noted here.
This certainly fills the bill as a winter beer. Semi-rich, heavy and robust (esp. in the flavor).
Figured it a reasonable beer during the Packers play-off game against the 49er's.

Serving type: bottle

01-13-2013 02:20:25 | More by garymuchow
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Winterland from Hinterland Brewery Restaurant
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