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He Said (Baltic Porter) - 21st Amendment Brewery

He Said (Baltic Porter)He Said (Baltic Porter)

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239 Ratings
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Ratings: 239
Reviews: 69
rAvg: 3.71
pDev: 11.59%


Brewed by:
21st Amendment Brewery visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Fruit / Vegetable Beer |  8.20% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Beerlover on 10-03-2013)
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Reviews by Beerlover:
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Beerlover

Minnesota

4.85/5  rDev +30.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

A: pours with a medium light body, crimson black in color with a 2 inch thick quickly dissipating khaki head
S: has depth of aromas, the pumpkin spices definitely come out more abundantly with this one, along with some strong roast malt to help with the balance.
T: I like when a beer taste like it smells when its something with a more substantial flavor and complexity, I also like when a beer surprises me with pleasant flavors, which this one does greatly .The taste is spot on with the aromas, pumpkin spiciness with some allspice, nutmeg, cardamom but not overpowering by any means, balanced perfectly by the roasted malts (i'm not a big fan of pumpkin beers either) but then there is an awesomely surprising slight but apparent smokiness!? reminds me of a perfect fall night around a campfire with friends which would be wonderfully glorious while drinking this liquid gold. awesome.
M: same as the "he said" tripel, pleasant, low carbonation medium body.
O.A. definitely like the Baltic porter much more than the tripel in this four pack but like I said, I love the idea of two completely different beers in a single four pack, its like a mini sampler! love it!

Serving type: can

10-03-2013 22:52:40 | More by Beerlover
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mpenning13

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

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dwtyler

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HardTarget

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3.54/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Black glass holds a thin tan head that leaves loops of lace. No light comes through, even at the edges.

Smell: Spice note is up front, pumpkin pie, pear skin, slightly vegatal but not to a flaw. No raosted barley, or any real malt or beer smell comes through save maybe a slight yeasty note.

Taste: Deep, under the pumpkin pie spice (clove? nutmeg? cinnamon?), under the cola sweet base malt, there is a slight ribbon of something dark and malty. But it is deep under the mountain.

Mouthfeel: Odd creamy texture that evaporates too quickly into a very light bodied beer. Very high carbonation has it go frothy in the mouth more than fizzy, the body isn't heavy enough to support it so it ends up being dried out and empty.

Overall: Over spiced, not heavy enough to cellar to let it settle down, a bit of a train wreck, but a good evening sipper, a pumpkin, or pumpkin pie spice beer that's better than most.

Thanks to Illudium for the sample!

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Rojada1988

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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

04-11-2014 05:58:15 | More by Rojada1988
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04-11-2014 02:55:02 | More by leinie13
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4/5  rDev +7.8%

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voxhumana

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4.53/5  rDev +22.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.75

This beer is awesome!

It has a medium/light body with a non-overbearing pumpkin taste, preferable to some of the more mainstream beers with strong, syrupy pumpkin flavors. Followed up by a subtle but crisp spice after taste.

picked this up at a liquor store in the boonies while traveling cross-country, and I'm sad to say I cant find it anywhere else now. Great stuff.

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JayQue

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I liked it. As much a pumpkin ale as it is a porter, but it works. Poured from a 12 oz cn into a pint glass. Dense brown color, just a little light coming through at the bottom of the glass. Big light tan head with good retention and lacing.

Smell is roasted malt, pumpkin and pumpkin spices. Pleasant aroma.

Taste is more of the same. A malty beer with strong pumpkin and pumpkin spices overtones.

Mouthfeel is rich and creamy. No hint of alcohol.

A tasaty and imaginative brew.

Serving type: can

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3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

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3/5  rDev -19.1%

03-06-2014 04:55:31 | More by Mphis
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vkv822

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12oz : tulip

Pours black with a foamy light brown head and spotty lacing.

The caraway and cinnamon come through initially, as more of a general allspice character, with hints of the pumpkin and a pleasant dark, roasty, faintly cocoa backbone. The spices certainly lend a distinct Pumpkin Ale character.

Medium body, finishes a bit thin for my liking, but I've found that to be typical with the lager yeast used for Baltic Porters so I can't really knock it. Foamy carbonation.

A well done take on a Baltic Porter, though it is certainly just as equally a Pumpkin Ale in taste in my opinion. Happy to have another can to enjoy.

Serving type: can

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Texasfan549

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asaharyev

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3.55/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Pour: Black with some dark brown edging, and a great fluffy head.

Aroma: Cinnamon and pumpkin with sweet chocolate malts and a bit of saltiness. A strange aroma, with the pumpkin and spice taking over.

Taste: Again, the pumpkin and cinnamon are right up front, but now more of the chocolate comes through, with a touch of coffee. There is a certain bitterness to the flavor, which comes in at the end nicely. Still, the pumpkin is the focus, as it should be.

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A: Pours nearly black and nearly opaque, with lots of tan head. The foam subsides to a thin but solid layer, leaving lots of lacing.

S: Sweet and roasty, with possibly a touch of heat from the booze.

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He Said (Baltic Porter) from 21st Amendment Brewery
84 out of 100 based on 239 ratings.