A. Le Coq Jõuluporter | AS Tartu Õlletehas

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A. Le Coq JõuluporterA. Le Coq Jõuluporter

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AS Tartu Õlletehas

Style: Baltic Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.50%

Availability: Winter

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Added by Sigmund on 11-25-2003

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Ratings: 6 |  Reviews: 5
Photo of Weli
2.96/5  rDev -21.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A- Deep copper color with good clarity and thick dark tan head

S-A slight coca-cola aroma maybe a hint of vanilla, light and bready malt, some roast or toast character

T-a bit sweet and caramel vanilla upfront but with an assertively dry and bitter finish. Actually bordering on astringent, although this flavor mellows as the beer flattens. For as dark as the beer is it doesn't have much malt complexity going on.

M-medium to light bodied, medium carbonation,

O-Certainly not a bad beer, but for a porter of its considerable gravity it should have more complexity and smoothness. This one is sort of harsh and astringent, like a discordant symphony. Probably too bitter for a Baltic porter

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Photo of Olavi
3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of atis
3.69/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

500 ml bottle from Tallinn.

Pours dark brown/almost black with tan head that is strangely fizzy at first, but then very slowly fades to thin layer; tan patchy lacing. Aroma is rich and sweetish malt, hints of caramel, light toasted, some spice.

Taste is similar to aroma, albeit flavour is not very pronounced, dry and bittery finish, short sweetish aftertaste. Smooth light mouthfeel, average carbonation.

Very nice and light Porter.

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Photo of MPLS
3.74/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This bottle was brought back from my one and only Estonian friend.

First thing I noticed upon writing this review iis that ABV is listed as 7.5%, the bottle listed the ABV as 6.5%

A: Dark brown, meager head, tolerable lacing.

S: The best component of this beer, gratifying spices on top of a light roasted malt.

T: The taste holds up to half the smell. Still enjoyable, but tastes were not exhibited as I thought. Mellow coffee-like roast, with a softhearted spice and sweetness afterwards.

M: Light bodied, low carbonation, but easy drinking.

D: Good smell and its light make for easy drinking, but I would prefer more commanding flavors and spices.

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Photo of ernie
4.32/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Very dark brown with a purple strain. Low carbonation level, modest head, healthy lace.

Smell exciting: raisins and figs, burnt toffee and roasted malt, spices and black country bread...

Start sharp, changing into a warming sweetness. Body big, round, oily. Plenty of yeasty-fruity tones, not overshadowing the roasted flavor. Hops in the finish, together with herbs and more spices.

Best product of the Tartu brewery.

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Photo of Sigmund
4.35/5  rDev +16%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

(0,5 liter bottle.) Whooa... an Estonian Christmas porter, available in Norway, even! This one is 1% stronger and more spicy than their ordinary porter , to obtain a "real" Christmas character. Dark brown colour, low head, lightly roasted spicy coffee aroma and flavour, decent bitterness in the aftertaste. Lots of delicious flavour and sufficient alcohol here, still a slightly thinner mouthfeel than some other porters (probably because it's bottom fermented) - which, however, will not stop me from buying this goody again. I had it on its own, must also be a great accompaniment with Nordic Christmas fare in the rougher end of the scale. Sweet, but not too much. All in all a Christmas beer to be recommended.

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A. Le Coq Jõuluporter from AS Tartu Õlletehas
3.75 out of 5 based on 6 ratings.
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