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Butte Creek Organic Porter - Butte Creek Brewing Company

Butte Creek Organic PorterButte Creek Organic Porter

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BA SCORE
81
good

170 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

(view ratings)
Ratings: 170
Reviews: 142
rAvg: 3.55
pDev: 14.37%


Brewed by:
Butte Creek Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  6.10% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: UnionMade on 12-18-2001)
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stouty1

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3.35/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Dark brown full two finger malty head.
Smell: Malty brewery. It smells like my favorite brewery.I think they put some pecans in there...
Taste: Nutty..roasted, small hint of root beer?
Mouthfeel: Soda like.
Drinkability: Easy, not much alcohol. Not overpowerful roasty.

Serving type: bottle

12-14-2008 03:54:34 | More by stouty1
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Butte Creek Organic Porter from Butte Creek Brewing Company
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