Revelations | Pizza Port Solana Beach

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Pizza Port Solana Beach
California, United States

Style: Belgian Strong Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.50%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by Billolick on 09-10-2006

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Photo of GarrettB
3.33/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

April 1st, 2015 - Pizza Port (Carlsbad's) Revelations has a very familiar smell, but I can't quite seem to pin it down. I'm dancing around the idea of lemon chicken or sesame chicken, and probably from a very specific Chinese restaurant, but the exact meat and recipe eludes me. But this dark golden brew smells like that dish, consumed long ago, and apparently forgotten to memory. The flavor is much the same too, but sweeter than the smell suggests, and much too sweet for me. Though this is only a taster, I leave a couple ounces in the glass and move on.

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4/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

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4.5/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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3.83/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.92/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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4.54/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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4.25/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev +0.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -6%

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3.75/5  rDev -6%

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4/5  rDev +0.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -6%

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4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

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3.96/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

On tap at Pizza Port in Carlsbad, CA.

Pours a clear gold with a foamy off-white head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Foamy streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, honey, spices, fruit, and yeast. Taste is much the same with a fruity flavor and an alcohol kick on the finish. There is a mild amount of spice bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer that is tasty but fairly boozy and strong.

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3.75/5  rDev -6%

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4/5  rDev +0.3%

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4/5  rDev +0.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

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4/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of Kshock
4.2/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Bright golden color, good retention, sticky lacing on the lip of the tulip.

S- Banana, bubblegum, malt sweetness. great belgian characteristics.

T- Bubblegum is very apparent, little bit of banana, and some malt sweetness on the back end. drys out nicely.

M- Light to med body. dry finish. very clean beer.

O- great belgian beer.

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Photo of ehammond1
4.18/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On Tap

Pizza Port
Carlsbad, CA

Glowing golden orange and yellow with a thin white cap that leaves spiderwebs of lace down the glass. Gorgeous!

A sweet aroma with a mild tang from the Belgian yeast. There's a lot of sweet banana, earthy and floral hops, white fruit (pear and apple), and a bit of pepper.

The flavor is dominated by sweet white fruits (apple, pears, bananas), a mild cracker malt, and a bit of Belgian yeast flavor, though it's not at all dominant.

Light to medium mouthfeel, even airy and light and incredibly drinkable--marvelous for such a "big" BSPA.

A fantastic, incredibly drinkable, flavorful BSPA. The mouthfeel and ease of drinkability send this one over the top.

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Photo of HopHead84
4.3/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5


On tap at Pizza Port Carlsbad.

A: Pellucid yellow with a big creamy white head. Great looking beer.

S: Perfumy floral hop notes blend with a light pepper-like phenolic quality. Apple, orange, and pear are evident. Great.

T: Sweet malt notes blend with pronounced fruity esters which appear as apple and pear with a little orange. Lightly bitter with soft alcohol and lightly spicy phenols. Alcohol is well hidden.

M: Lower medium body with upper moderate carbonation.

Overall: A damn fine Golden Strong.

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Photo of FosterJM
3.68/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

784th Review on BA
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App- A great looking golden yellow with a ton of foamy head to it. Faded rather slowly and left great sticky legs and cling.

Smell- A really nice soft Belgian yeast not with a little bitter hops and some smallish malts. More trailing notes include a little early damp grass and a little cracker.

Taste- This was pretty good. It retained most of the smell notes and added a little citrus to the backend. A little more yeast and grass than I wouldve liked but the dampness feel adds to its character.

Mouth- A little leaning towards being light bodied with a high carbonated feel. A little dampness remains.

Drink- This was tasty but a little to crackery for me. I know the yeast and malts play together but this seemed just a tweek to far for my tastes.

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Beer rating: 3.99 out of 5 with 32 ratings