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Portsmouth Rye Bock - Portsmouth Brewery

Portsmouth Rye Bock
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10 Ratings
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Ratings: 10
Reviews: 4
rAvg: 3.72
pDev: 8.06%


Brewed by:
Portsmouth Brewery visit their website
New Hampshire, United States

Style | ABV
Maibock / Helles Bock |  6.70% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: Bierman9 on 02-02-2013)
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BeerKangaroo

Alaska

3.61/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Best by May 2013:

Into a pilsener:

A: somewhat clear but somewhat hazy orange/brown colored body with three finger white head that sustains for a good three to four minutes, once it dies, it concaves to leave some clingy foamy lacing in the wake

S: sweet malt with some light tones of caramel

T: starts sweet again and as it warms, gradually gets slightly spicy as the rye comes out a bit, spicy aftertaste, quick dry finish

M: light to medium, sessionable, adequate carbonation

O: this is a good Maibock / Helles Bock and I like the fact that Portsmouth adds in that rye to make it slightly different others of its style, however, I'm slightly wishing there was some rye coming out in the smell, I'd still have this one again

Serving type: bottle

04-18-2013 00:05:33 | More by BeerKangaroo
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deltatauhobbit

Maine

3.8/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Best by May 2013 on the bottle.

Pours a clear golden orange color with a good sized head, fades slowly yet doesn't leave any lacing on the glass.

Smell is dominated by sweet malt with hints of caramel and a light floral fruity aroma.

Taste starts out with a strong rye spiciness, balanced out by the sweet malt and decent caramel flavor, good and proper carbonation, decent body, finishes slightly dry and bitter.

Serving type: bottle

03-09-2013 02:55:02 | More by deltatauhobbit
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Rifugium

Pennsylvania

3.29/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

First had: on tap at Portsmouth

Clear coppery pour with a foamy white head that sank to a thin layer, leaving a few speckles of lacing on the glass. Aroma of pale malts, toasted grains, light herbal hops. Taste of toasted rye, a little pale malt sweetness, herbal and floral hop notes, a bit bland and cardboardy, but nothing really offensive going on. Light-medium body. Pretty basic stuff, but not too bad overall.

Serving type: on-tap

02-23-2013 23:06:27 | More by Rifugium
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Bierman9

New Hampshire

4.26/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Stopped into the Brewpub today with Alewife for lunch. Rye Bock? Rye not?! Imperial pint, for $4.75... (x2!!)

Glass held a somewhat cloudy brew; color was medium copper, and carbo was fine and steady. Topping the bier was a thin layer of fine, light beige bubbles, with some decent lacing clinging to the sides. Aroma was a little light, but caramel was noticed, along with some floral hopping. Really liked the mouthfeel; body was medium-plus, and it felt quite smooth on the tongue.

More caramel and some toffee hit the palate, accompanied by a distinct rye-based spiciness. Malt action was solid all the way. Floral hops really blended in nicely, and this had a super Maibock lean to it. The rye added a different quality to a great style, and this one really hit the spot. Really? Yeah... grabbed a growler for home tonight! Prosit!!

4.26/5 rDev 0%look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

1560

Serving type: on-tap

02-02-2013 22:39:25 | More by Bierman9
Portsmouth Rye Bock from Portsmouth Brewery
84 out of 100 based on 10 ratings.