Niagara's Best Portage Premium Pale Ale | Syndicate Restaurant & Brewery

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Niagara's Best Portage Premium Pale AleNiagara's Best Portage Premium Pale Ale

Brewed by:
Syndicate Restaurant & Brewery
Ontario, Canada

Style: English Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.80%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by Sammy on 07-05-2009

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 4 |  Reviews: 3
Reviews by galluch:
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3.5/5  rDev +14%

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2.83/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Bullion and Fuggles hops making 35 IBU, a serviceable pale had at the new brewpub in Niagara Falls. This one was served at a good temperature and not overcarbonated. No smell, and a little red colour with a Caesar head, and some lace. Above-average carbonation and a tad watery.

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Photo of pootz
2.95/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

On Tap

Taps an orange amber, smallish off white cap does not last. Light carbonation.

Aroma is standard : citrus tones some light fruity esters, caramel and some earthy yeast notes.

Thinnish on the palate, good balance of malts with hop bittering, finishes with fruity notes and hop bittering in control.

Has some holes and rough edges to shake out of the process and recipe.

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Photo of bobsy
3.02/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A cask delivered to Volo for the 6th Annual Cask Days. Niagara are new to the whole cask business, and I'm not 100% sure they have the hang of it yet, but I'm sure this will improve over time. I had a pint of this, and while it was far from the best beer in the world it was palatable.

Pours a very murky orange with a small white head of bubbles, which the cask conditioning cannot sustain. Peach and citrus peel in the aroma along with a light breadiness. The flavour is highly hopped in a bitter citrus kind of way... almost like unsweetened grapefruit juice. Combining with this, there's also a strong yeast character which muddies the beer a little in the absence of a true malt background. Everything seems a little confused and the hopping brings a harshness to the experience, though the beer is by no means a drain pour. The mouthfeel is on the high side of medium, and the lack of carbonation doesn't do the flavours and favours.

I can't help but wonder if the flavours are cleaner on tap, and whether a bit more carbonation would actually help this beer out. Like the other cask I've had from the brewery its a decent try that falls short. I do see some promise here, though, and I do look forward to future attempts.

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Niagara's Best Portage Premium Pale Ale from Syndicate Restaurant & Brewery
Beer rating: 3.07 out of 5 with 4 ratings