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Porticus - Gasthaus & Gosebrauerei Bayerischer Bahnhof

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71 Ratings
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Ratings: 71
Reviews: 42
rAvg: 3.59
pDev: 22.28%
Wants: 5
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Gasthaus & Gosebrauerei Bayerischer Bahnhof visit their website

Style | ABV
Baltic Porter |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: jslot38 on 12-30-2010)
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Reviews by 7ways:
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4.22/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The only information I've been able to find on this beer is that it is a strong porter brewed to mimic an old style. It is finished with brettanomyces. Porter was probably a little "sour" 250 years ago, deliberate or not. I think it's cool that someone is recreating an old school London brown ale, though it's weird that it is a German brewery and not a British one.

Begins with a colossal light brown head that requires the bottle to be poured in increments. Think Jolly Pumpkin or Westmalle Tripel. Thick belts of lace cling even at the top of the glass, and the body is almost black.

Very interesting spice and funk on the nose, followed by coffee, salt, and esters. It just smells old, like an antique store or a disused log cabin.

I can see how the taste would throw some people off, but taken in the traditional context with an open mind, I think it's great. The Brett and leather overwhelm at first, but give way to sweet brown malt, bitter chocolate/coffee, cream, and earth. The bitter quality is like an aperitif, and leaves me wanting more. The barnyard element is restrained.

This is a beer I would order several rounds of at a pub amongst friends.

Also, I think incredible things would happen if this were paired with the right chocolates.

Serving type: bottle

02-10-2011 00:44:12 | More by 7ways
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New York

3.75/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

The beer comes in a dark brown, black color.

The aroma has roasted malt and chocolate, but then also a strong amount of Brett and funk.

The flavor follows of sweet caramel, roasted dark malts, molasses, and coffee. Then there's some yeasty notes along with a dry funky Brett finish. Light to medium body.

A quite interesting brew.

Serving type: on-tap

02-26-2014 00:47:20 | More by dar482
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4/5  rDev +11.4%

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3/5  rDev -16.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

10-10-2013 02:04:49 | More by MacQ32
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3/5  rDev -16.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

09-20-2013 19:27:20 | More by AngusOg
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3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

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Quebec (Canada)

3.95/5  rDev +10%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle: Poured a pitch-black color porter with a large bright brown color head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma consists of roasted malt with loads of black chocolate notes. Taste is dominated by dry roasted malt with loads of rich black chocolates notes with very light Brett notes also noticeable. Body is full with really nice creamy texture with great carbonation and no apparent alcohol. I really enjoyed that one with nice creamy black chocolate notes but I can’t say that the Brett notes were very intense or easily identifiable.

Serving type: bottle

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New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

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4/5  rDev +11.4%

09-19-2012 23:18:21 | More by danthehopslamman
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4.03/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a massive chocolate malt colored all head which took a long time to settle down. The body is dark as coffee, even held to the light. Not much smell to it, even as it warmed, mainly malt. The taste is divine though with rich double malt, cola, and even a touch of sour to it. Long, fairly sour finish. "Doppel-Porter" indeed.

Serving type: bottle

09-02-2012 11:07:40 | More by MoreThanWine
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1/5  rDev -72.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

This oddity is a Baltic porter brewed with brettanomyces. Served at Belmont Station in Portland.

Dark but thin-looking — fairly clear and watery at the edges, with black fading into lighter oak. An expansive, creamy head of beach sand-colored froth plants itself for a long time, only leaving after painting the sides of the glass in full sheets of lace.

Odd aroma. It’s almost like a chocolate-covered raisin — or a raisin-covered chocolate. Big dark fruits merge: sweet raisin, strawberry, bubble gum. Touches of bitter dark chocolate and mild funk.

Smoky, dry flavor. Clean and mildly smoky in the front, though the swallow brings a subtle sweet dark fruit note and even more smooth smoke. A touch of sweetness and funk from the brett, along with a weird, almost Belgian yeast note. A hint of raisin and oats. Spicy black pepper lingers on the tongue after the swallow.

The creamy medium body holds together very well as it moves. Just a touch of tingly carbonation.

An odd beer. Mild but drinkable.

Serving type: on-tap

07-25-2012 17:57:13 | More by Phelps
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New Hampshire

3.63/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On tap at The Lion's Pride.
Came to the table a solid black color with a small bubbly tan head that dissipates to a cap. Smells of roast and chocolate with an earthy spicy edge to it. I can't find very much funk in the nose. Flavors of roast, caramel, and chocolate with hints of tart cherry and an earthy menthol thing going on in the background. Medium body with a moderate level of carbonation and a roasty chalky mouthfeel. Its a decent enough porter with a hint of funk that hides in the background but you know its there. I almost wanted more funk or none at all, its in a weird middle ground.

Serving type: on-tap

07-17-2012 21:52:08 | More by johnnnniee
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3.95/5  rDev +10%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - Pours a fairly dark brown with a big two fingers of frothy khaki-chocolate head. The head fades down very slowly leaving behind some good lacing.

S - Aroma is a mix of roasted chocolate malts with some dark caramel malts, dark fruits, Brett, bready malts, with some smoke, vanilla, molasses, and earthy hops.

T - Starts off with some roasted chocolate malts with some cherry, raisin, and other dark fruits and some candi sugar. Through the middle, some funky Brett comes through with some earthy hops, smoke, vanilla, Belgian yeast, and molasses. The finish is a mix of roasted chocolate and other dark malts, with some dark fruit, funky Brett, smoke, and some earthy hops.

M - Medium-light bodied with moderate-plus carbonation. Feels smooth with a sweet, roasty, and funky finish.

D - Very drinkable. The beer is a bit over carbonated so it comes off a bit thin. Otherwise, there are a lot of really great flavors in this one.

Serving type: bottle

07-10-2012 06:35:18 | More by ngeunit1
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2.15/5  rDev -40.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Not a gusher but the bottle opened with a loud hiss and 3/4 of the glass is immediately filled with a dark beige head that takes forever to settle. After I finally decanted the whole bottle it looks decent with the exception of the chunky, fizzy head.

Funky, musty aroma with a really strong Brett presence that overpowers most of the other elements. Grassy barnyard funk and sour acidity with subtle roasted malt notes buried underneath. Malts become stronger as it warms with subtle smoke but the brett still dominates.

On the thinner side of medium bodied with really tight carbonation and a tart, musty brett presence that lingers over the roasted/smokey malt notes into a bone dry finish. Slightly tart/acetic with a very prominent dry brett character that again overpowers most of the other flavors. As it warms, the malt flavor comes a bit more to the forefront but it's still heavily masked by all of the dry, bratty funk. Too one dimensional for my liking and not pleasant at all. I like bretted beers but it just doesn't work here.

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06-20-2012 06:10:36 | More by corby112
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