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Shoo-Fly Pie Porter - Lancaster Brewing Company

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Shoo-Fly Pie Porter
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66 Ratings
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Ratings: 66
Reviews: 26
rAvg: 3.74
pDev: 9.89%
Wants: 1
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Lancaster Brewing Company visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
English Porter |  6.20% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
Made with eight different malts, four types of hops and a touch of Lancaster County molasses, this tasty brew has a rich brown hue with a medium to full body flavor.

(Beer added by: hopdog on 02-01-2009)
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3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

Barnsley, Jul 30, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

jp312, Jan 06, 2013
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4/5  rDev +7%

Sipchue, Dec 29, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

OriolesFan1008, Dec 19, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

Rojada1988, Oct 05, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +13.6%

jagada, Oct 05, 2012
Photo of stakem
3.28/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

During a recent visit to LBC harrisburg, I couldnt resist ordering this. I am surprised I dont already have a review for this because I vividly recall this beers release in 2009 and my drive with friends to the Lancaster location to try it.

Served in a pint, the brew appears a dark amber to mahogany color. It is quite clear and lighter in color than expected for a porter. A finger of yellowish stained tan cap sits atop. Pretty solid retention that leaves a wall of lacing effect on the glass.

The aroma consists of caramel to toasty toffee sweetness. Some mineral aspect with mild fruit and citrus hops are an afterthought. At times, the darker faint sweetness suggests molasses but never quite gets there.

The taste is quite mineral filled with fruity to floral notes from a mild hop inclusion. Mild toasty grain somewhat like toffee is evident. The aftertaste is very weak with the faintest hint if molasses and chocolate grain. This brew is somewhat nutty actually more than anything.

This is a medium bodied brew with a modest amount of carbonation. It is crisp almost like a baltic porter but lacking a bit across the board. I didnt care for the mineral quality at all that seemed to dominate the brew. Overall a good idea but it just didnt pan out the way it could if the recipe was revisited.

stakem, Sep 27, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +13.6%

GaryMarkle84, Sep 03, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

DLS168, Sep 03, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +13.6%

JimmytheSaintPSU, Aug 19, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

lobos62, Jul 22, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

jbaker67, Jul 06, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -13.1%

zoso1967, Mar 25, 2012
Photo of chefhatt
3.83/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Review from notse
I had this beer on tap at pardidise by the slice in wernserville,pa. The appearance was a dark brown color body, with a thin creamy lace round the top of the body. The smell was of roasted malts and some molasses. The taste had some choclolate notes but the malts and the molasses was the dominate flavor. The mouth feel was great nice and smooth and not thick like a regular porter. Over all i enjoyed this one and wish they bottled it.

chefhatt, Jan 17, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -33.2%

acurtis, Jan 08, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

jpd7374, Jan 01, 2012
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4/5  rDev +7%

awholtzapple, Dec 31, 2011
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4/5  rDev +7%

ROGUE16, Dec 07, 2011
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4/5  rDev +7%

oline73, Nov 16, 2011
Photo of Knapp85
3.33/5  rDev -11%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours out as a transparent dark brown color, with almost no head at all on it. This has a surprising appearance for a porter, the color to me should have been much darker. The smell of dark roasted malts and just a little bit of molasses on the nose. The taste is pretty weak, I really hoped for this beer to be much more flavorful but to me it seemed as though they were forgetting something. The mouthfeel was watery and kind of boring. Not really sure about this one.

Knapp85, May 19, 2011
Photo of tempest
3.63/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Had a pint on cask at Tap and Table. It appears a murky dark brown with a short tan head. The beer is smooth and drinkable, but a bit strong for the flavor impact. It sounds silly, but a 6% beer should be richer. This had a pleasant chocolate and coffee roast flavor, but not much else. I'd have expected it to be only about 4.5%. Anyways, it's a simple but tasty beer. Certainly worth drinking a pint.

tempest, May 14, 2010
Photo of regspeir
3.68/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

on tap @ Capone's
Dark tan with a thick two-finger, mocha head. Nose is molasses, brown sugar, roasted barley, malt and chocolate. Taste is what I should have expected, having had shoo-fly pie - molasses and brown sugar with some bread and chocolate. Very sweet. No false advertising at work here! Finish included a welcome slight bitterness. All together a decent beer, but not one I could drink a lot of.

regspeir, Apr 29, 2010
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3.15/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Served on tap at the Harrisburg location into my giant mug of doom and destruction.

A- Pours a very dark brown, nearly black. Light cream colored head that fades nearly instantly.

S- Hardly any aroma, but I get a little molasses. Typical LBC with the weak scent.

T- Very creamy with a bite of molasses at the end. Its...interesting. I guess thats a good word for it

M- Kind of thick, and not in a good way. The molasses really isn't a good thing at the end.

D- Not much of a porter of molasses fan, but I wasn't too impressed overall with this. Felt a little bland. Hopefully this falls off tap soon and the pub gets something a little better up.

bigfnjoe, Mar 23, 2010
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4/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Served on-tap at Frisco Grille in Columbia, MD into a shaker pint glass at the appropriate temperature (01/11/10).

A: Pours a deep and dark mahogany brown with some slight ruby hues capped off with one finger on an off-white heard that left some ringed lace.

S: Aroma is a little weak, but contains very nice tones of roasted malt, sweet malt, coffee, and some chocolate as well as being peppered with dark fruit.

T: Quite balanced with a very fresh flavor profile consisting of molasses, raisins, dark chocolate, and roasted malt. Layer of dark fruit are found as well.

M: Medium-bodied with smooth and somewhat creamy carbonation.

D: There is not a hint of the 6% abv. and with it balanced a fresh flavor, this a a rather sessionable American Porter.

Overall this was a very solid American Porter, that contains nothing really unique in its flavor, but it is quite solid and very balanced. Recommended.

Lunch, Jan 11, 2010
Photo of Gavage
3.9/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: hazy brown in color with a short 1" head. No lace develops.

Smell: malt sweetness is most dominant here but it is a little hard to pull from the glass.

Taste: caramel, molasses, bitter chocolate, and raisins create an enjoyable flavor. Bitterness is mild. Malt level is a bit thinner which is appropriate for the style.

Mouthfeel: medium bodied. Lightly crisp throughout. Short lived aftertaste.

Drinkability: this is a very sessionable porter that is easy to quaff and hits the spot when looking for a beer in the style. Worth trying this.

Gavage, Dec 23, 2009
Shoo-Fly Pie Porter from Lancaster Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 66 ratings.