S:t Eriks Porter | Galatea AB

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S:t Eriks PorterS:t Eriks Porter
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S:t Eriks PorterS:t Eriks Porter

Brewed by:
Galatea AB

Style: English Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.90%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Malt: Pale Ale, Caramunich and Chocolate – Hop: Fuggles

Added by bark on 01-14-2012

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Ratings: 8 |  Reviews: 4
Photo of olradetbalder
3/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of florianfloc
3.5/5  rDev +10.8%

Photo of jisak74
3/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of aztraz
2.5/5  rDev -20.9%

Photo of Evil_Pidde
3.87/5  rDev +22.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: Pours dark brown, almost black with a small pale brown head that sinks into very faint lacings.

S: Heavyliy roasted dark malts, almost a bit burnt (perhaps even a bit smoked). Oak/vanilla well hidden but still obvious.Dark dried fruits. Smoked ham and sausages.

T: Follows the smell, but more complex. Some liquorice and strong black coffee makes it more complex. Bitter hops. Faint chocolate in the back.

M: Long lovely bitter and slightly burnt aftertaste. Body is medium to full while carbonation is held back in a nice way.

O: I usually don’t understand the hype in Sweden regarding this brewer and brewery, but this is pretty darn nice!

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Photo of somestranger
3.23/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Testing this beer well chilled, poured from a bottle into a tulip glass.

A: A very dark brown, almost black until you hold it up against a light. Poured from the bottle into a glass, a small airy foam head is created that quickly shrinks and almost disappears.

S: The smell has both sweet and roasted tones from the malt. You can also sense a little sour tone in the end that reminds of wine/vinegar which i would not expect from a porter holding "only" 5.9% ABV.

T: The taste is nice and clean, giving you pleasant and pretty sweet tones at first. The sweet malty tones starts to evolve into more and more roasted tones which is very nice. At the end the dry roasted tones stay for a long while which is real nice. Just as many brews from Jessica Heidrich @ St:Eriks, it is well balanced and "safe" as i like to put it, no extemities to be found. I personally like a little more "oomph" to a porter.

M: The mouthfeel is just as the taste, clean, pleasant and nice. No extremities to be found around here as well. The dry roasted and bitter feel at the end is very pleasant.

O: A nice and "safe" porter without any surprises. The only downside i can find in this porter is that it might be a little to safe not giving you any "wows".

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Photo of rarbring
3.32/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

The beer is dark brown, seems clear, has a small off-white head leaving little lacing and small curtains.

Some smoke and wood smells, ground dark coffee and a sweet vanilla touch. Some dried yellow peas as well.

Sweet dark sugar, ground coffee, dark chocolate and vanilla with lemon peel.

Low carbonation, slightly sticky, a short rather sharp bitterness.

Not bad, but a bit heavy on the roasted malt. Could it improve by storage me thinks.

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Photo of bark
2.87/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

The colour is almost black (90 EBC), the liquid is clear (the beer is bottle conditioned). The finger thick head is beige; it sinks slowly leaving some lacing. I got the impression of low carbonation when pouring the beer.

The smell got some fine Porter-tart notes. Roasted malt and red berries. Some burned hints. It is quite dry and a bit stiff.

The taste is dry. Roasted malts and hints of coal and chalk. Light notes of apples and red berries. Some tart hints of green fruits. The aftertaste got hints of smooth alcohol, toffee and raspberries.

The carbonation is light; the fresh small bubbles are fresh and short lasting. The liquid is a bit dry and mid-smooth.

I am disappointed. There is nothing technically wrong here, but the beer gives an impersonal and distant expression.

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S:t Eriks Porter from Galatea AB
Beer rating: 3.16 out of 5 with 8 ratings