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Portsmouth Kentucky Common - Portsmouth Brewery

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Portsmouth Kentucky Common
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Ratings: 5
Reviews: 2
rAvg: 3.15
pDev: 24.44%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
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New Hampshire, United States

Style | ABV
Cream Ale |  4.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: beergoot on 10-12-2013)
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DrStiffington

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +27%

11-10-2013 00:36:21 | More by DrStiffington
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wonothesane42

New Jersey

2.5/5  rDev -20.6%

12-26-2013 18:28:21 | More by wonothesane42
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lordofthewiens

Maine

3.76/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

In an imperial pint glass the beer was a dark brown color with some hints of red. It had a light tan head with a bit of lace.

Aroma was sweet brown sugar with some herbal/piney hops.

Taste followed form. Sweet brown sugar and a kiss of hops. A tad on the sour side.

A pleasant beer, easy to drink. Sessionable.

Serving type: on-tap

10-14-2013 22:27:56 | More by lordofthewiens
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SlickestWilly

New Hampshire

2/5  rDev -36.5%

10-13-2013 12:50:03 | More by SlickestWilly
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beergoot

Colorado

3.5/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A difficult beer to review since I only had it once (earlier this evening) but didn't have any note taking tools to record my impressions right there.

Still, the beer list board had it's ABV listed at 4.5% and the server did say it was one of three beer styles to have originated in the US (although the current Wikipedia listing for Kentucky Common states it's one of two original US styles). He also mentioned it was aged in oak barrels.

It arrived with a robust dark color and thin head. Fairly light nose. Flavor had some dark grain notes with a light hint of woodiness. It was relatively light bodied.

I wish I had more details on my tasting experience and something else to compare it to, but I do know it was tasty enough for a relatively low alcohol content beer, and if it's a fair representation of a largely forgotten style, then perhaps other brewers need to give this one a shot as I think the style has potential for revival.

Serving type: on-tap

10-12-2013 01:41:50 | More by beergoot
Portsmouth Kentucky Common from Portsmouth Brewery
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