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American Three Threads (Red God Version) | Cambridge Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Cambridge Brewing Company
Massachusetts, United States

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by goodbyeohio on 07-03-2005

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 5 |  Reviews: 4
Reviews by animal69:
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3.75/5  rDev -11.3%

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Photo of goodbyeohio
4.73/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

this new version on tap at the brewpub replaces the Belgian-style third ingredient with their newest hop monster, Red God IPA.

porterish appearance, dense lingering eggy foam of a beautiful tan color

aroma bursts with burnt caramel, nuttiness and mild hints of chocolate

taste is (no surprise) dominated by the sour cherries, but brings a nice, roasty bitterness along for the ride.. say hello to notes of coffee and cocoa to balance the strong fruit. my palate is confused and excited by this chaotic yet balanced porter. red god's hops contribute more to backing up the fruit than the bitter brown. post-swallow, im left with a dry, chestnutty bitter. body is perfect, medium and crisp with threats of heavy substance.

drinkable.. well, except for the urge to stop and savour it. absolutely fabulous brew that needs to be commended for its dedication to beer tradition and at the same time, its experimentation and pushing of said envelope.

a beer that will not be soon forgotten by this reviewer.

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Photo of taez555
4.1/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Served rather warm in a 14oz snifter

Poured a dark brown/black body with a small tan head.

Interesting taste. Medium bodied with a slight graininess. Dark malts, chocolate, very porter like, with this constant sour/tart fruit undercurrent. Not an overly apparent sour cherry flavor, more of just a nice, almost lambic sour touch. The red god hop touch brings a nice balance of bitterness without an overpowering hop flavor. Really just a great kitchen sink of beer flavors all perfectly balanced.

A very unique and tasty beer. I had a tough time not ordering a second one these (the honey-ginger was calling too). The blend of the three beers all balance perfectly creating a very tasty and not to be missed brew.

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Photo of PatandDavid
3.88/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had on tap last weekend at CBC. Of course, I had to start singing: Gimme three threads, gimme three threads mister, gimme three threads when I walk in the door", etc. On to the beer: CBC had a very nice full sheet of explanation as to the origins of threaded, or blended beers, plus more details on this particular brew. This version was a mix of a roasty oak-aged brown ale, a six months in wood Cerisse, and a splash of the Red God IPA. My glass when served was deep chocolate brown in color, topped with a thin clingy tan head. The aroma was complex with some chocolatey notes, some yeastiness, and some woodiness coming across as well. Mouthfeel was of the chewy variety. Tastewise, there was some sweetness, some brown malty notes, and some woodiness. Very interesting to try.

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Photo of ViveLaChouffe
4.69/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a dark brown with a creamy tan head. Lots of tiny lacing all the way down the glass. Smell is sour with a tart fruitiness, herbal hops and some nutty malt.

Taste up front is sour and lightly vinegary but that soon fades a couple sips in. The sourness that remains is followed quickly by a bitter herbal hop taste and then finishes to a nice roasted coffee bittereness. Smoky. The flavors are all very distinct at first and then begin the mesh and blend into each other as you drink. The aftertaste is bitter, half hops and half roasted coffee and lingers for several minutes on the palate. Smooth drinkin'. An amazing beer, one of the coolest brews I ever had the pleasure to drink. Bravo!

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American Three Threads (Red God Version) from Cambridge Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.23 out of 5 with 5 ratings
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