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Steel Bridge Porter - Widmer Brothers Brewing Company

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Steel Bridge PorterSteel Bridge Porter

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7 Ratings
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Ratings: 7
Reviews: 2
rAvg: 3.71
pDev: 9.16%
Wants: 1
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Widmer Brothers Brewing Company visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  5.60% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: artoolemomo on 11-09-2013)
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4/5  rDev +7.8%

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Photo of vkv822
3.55/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

22oz into a tulip.

Pours black, with a thick, foamy tan head head. Great retention.

Roasty, cocoa malts. Light espresso notes.

Medium+ body, foamy carbonation. A well done Porter.

Photo of RHVC59
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

Photo of artoolemomo
3.65/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance- Pours up a good amount of head that seems to have pretty good retention. The head is a medium beige/light mocha while the body is an opaque, dark chocolate brown. So far, the lacing is really good and is mostly perforated sheeting. Retention proves to be excellent.

Nose- Simplistic but rich. Pretty much what you would expect from a porter. Large roasted notes, lots of coffee. This is much more apparent from the bottle. The glass shows only mild roasted notes and none of the mild chocolate you get from the bottle. The glass does show a bit of creaminess and milk. Swirling shows a very sour coffee smell.

Taste- Pretty reflective of the nose. Nice rounded roasted malts which have faint hints of coffee and chocolate. Not a lot of complexity (as with the nose). Some chalkiness on the finish but this is something I tend to find with all of Widmer's beers. Very rich in roasted malts. Slight woody bitterness. May not be complex but it does make up for that with its balance and integration. The presence may be slight but it is a very smooth beer. The chalk and dryness of the finish accentuate one another too much. No real flaws and very accessible for a “dark” beer. Above average to good. Slight sweet/sour notes start to appear as it opens up. Slight cherry, red fruit. Almost below the radar.

Mouthfeel- A little bit more than medium bodied. I really appreciate that this isn't watery and has some structure. A bit of grittiness helps as well. The dry finish may be too dry.

Drinkability- A very easygoing and inviting porter. Doesn't challenge the palate but it is interesting and robust enough to keep me drinking. The 3+ dollar price tag for a bomber isn't too shabby either.

Overall- Much better than expected. This is a pretty good, run of the mill porter. It won't amaze you but it is worth a try. It could surprise you though.

Photo of PKS
4/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of CoryR
4/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of sharpski
3/5  rDev -19.1%

Steel Bridge Porter from Widmer Brothers Brewing Company
- out of 100 based on 7 ratings.