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Patricia Porter | Fabricas Nacionales De Cerveza

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Fabricas Nacionales De Cerveza

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.80%

Availability: Winter

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Added by spycow on 02-01-2011

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Ratings: 21 |  Reviews: 8
Reviews by flagmantho:
Photo of flagmantho
3.35/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from 300mL bottle into a goblet.

Appearance: very dark, rich brown; not quite black. Body is free of haze. Head is a finger of frothy tan foam with a not-so-great retention. Not bad; more of an English-looking porter.

Smell: caramel malt aroma with a hint of chocolatey roast. More like a super-dark Munich lager than a porter, but still quite good.

Taste: caramelly and roasty with a hint of chocolate. Unfortunately, there's also a hint of plastic in there; not sure what is up with this. It comes through too strong for the beer to be really enjoyable, but too weak to really make it undrinkable. So the beer is OK, but not so great.

Mouthfeel: medium-light body with a great level of well-integrated carbonation. I actually really like the mouthfeel.

Overall: this beer is not too bad. It has a lot of things going for it, but for one kind-of major flavor flaw. Could just be the bottle; I look forward to trying this again. Unfortunately, I've only seen it for sale here in Mexico.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of IgnacioFeito
4.24/5  rDev +19.4%

Photo of davidtarantino
3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

Photo of CKzo55
4.01/5  rDev +13%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of morfius85
3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

Photo of mpazmvd
3/5  rDev -15.5%

Photo of AgentZero
3.13/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Kudo's to Chris for hooking this up.

A - Dark brown, decent looking porter. Brownish head that rose up, not much in the way of retention, little bit of stick.

S - Smells pretty sweet, lighter, definately has that South American quality to it that I just can't quite put a finger on. Malty.

T - Really sweet, kind of thin, but not bad. It's a pretty light tasting porter, although one of the better south-of-the-border beers I've had.

M - Thin for the style, little water, moderate carbonation.

D - This is easy to get down, it's not horrible, but definately not great.

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Photo of mklisz
3.23/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Orsi550
4/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jaimenavarrog
3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

Photo of spycow
2.91/5  rDev -18%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

330 ml bottle purchased in Mexico City. Served in a hotel glass tumbler.

A dark brown beer that pours with a foamy light brown head. A little more carbonated for my liking for a porter. The smell is light with a faint hint of maybe some coffee or chocolate notes. It could use more of something just kind of bland. The taste is a light, watery, somewhat bitter but just not much going on in the taste department as you expect from a decent porter. It feels thin in your mouth but it is easy to drink. Just not much going on here. Overall, at $1.75 a bottle easy on the pocket book although I wouldn't seek it out even in Mexico but if its on the shelf next to the typical adjunct lagers I would definitely choose it first.

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Photo of Franck
3/5  rDev -15.5%

Good porter with a strong taste of treacle and roasted malts. Very light in mouth.
Do not reinvent the style but quite drinkable.

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Photo of Mike_Aguirre
4.27/5  rDev +20.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Este estilo Porter se creó en la región de Reino Unido, se caracteriza por tener un color negro y notas de sabor a maltas tostadas, café, chocolate y frutos oscuros. Producida en Uruguay 5.8 ABV.

Apariencia: Muy bonita botella con diseño que destaca en el anaquel, pero el diseño castiga la cantidad de líquido, sólo 300 ml. Color oscuro, corona delgada color marfil de muy baja retención.

Aroma: Aroma a malta tostada, café espresso, chocolate, caramelo, azúcar quemada, notas muy sutiles a lúpulo, ciruela, pasas, muy agradable.

Sabor: Sabor ahumado, intenso. Acidez propia de las maltas tostadas. Notas chocolate, café, frutos oscuros. Retrogusto a chocolate y frutas bastante agradable. Seco con notas de caramelo.

Sensación: Cuerpo medio, con carbonatación media-baja.

General: Una cerveza agradable, que usa químicos y adjuntos para mantener su sabor. La nota ahumada es muy predominante, recomendable para quien le agrada este tipo de sabores.

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Photo of wordemupg
3.45/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

300ml bottle poured into pint glass 29/8/12

A dark cola with some ruby highlights when held too the light, short lived beige finger of foam leaves a few random patches of lace

S burnt brown sugar, molasses, faint coffee, and just a little licorice, smells decent but a little sweet

T some cola and its a little nutty compared to the smell, again its pretty basic but tastes decent

M a little thin in this department but has a good level of carbonation too give it some life, quite sticky on the lips

O its a basic porter but at least it has some flavor unlike most of the beers I´ve come across in Mexico

perhaps I´m being a little generous due to my complete lack of decent beers this week in PV. its pretty basic but quite drinkable compared too what I´ve been forced to drink this week

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Photo of hopsolutely
3.21/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

The best Uruguayan porter that I have enjoyed while in Mexico?

Looks very promising, clear and dark with hint of amber highlights. Decent mocha head and pleasant carbonation.

Unfortunately there is almost no aroma, and the taste is far less inspiring than hoped. Hints of coffee and subtle roasted malts, with a warming alcohol finish.

Not offensive, but overall a weak porter.

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Photo of Ingles1989
3.94/5  rDev +11%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Charvaka
3.51/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of SirDirtJoe
3.71/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jorgezapatag
3.99/5  rDev +12.4%

Photo of Qrstuv
3.65/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

I have been to the great country of Uruguay, and I did plenty of drinking while int the country. I had this at a bar in Montevideo, and on tap. Served in a plain clear chalice type glass the beer was obviously a dark brown as it is a porter, but It had a heavy almost blackish hue. The smell was not extremely present nor complex, but still decent. I tasted light hints of caramel or chocolates, sweet, but not lingering, and easy enough mouth-feel, and drink-ability. Overall this is a beer I would like having again, In Uruguay or in America.

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Photo of jrallen34
3.2/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4.5

330 ml bottle poured into my HF glass. Thanks to Chris for this rare Uruguayian tick... Dark brown body, bid light tan head at first but it fades quickly.... Aroma is decent, lager yeast with light sweet chocolate, ok, not a ton going on... Taste is a super light lager and totally boring. Light coffee, bad mouthfeel. If I was Chris I would crush this in Mexico, wouldn't drink otherwise.

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Patricia Porter from Fabricas Nacionales De Cerveza
Beer rating: 3.55 out of 5 with 21 ratings
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