Canard Noir | Greenport Harbor Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Greenport Harbor Brewing Company
New York, United States
harborbrewing.com

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.70%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Identical in malt and hops to Black Duck Porter, Canard Noir is roasty at it foundation. The addition of French Saison yeast transforms the beer. While recognizable as the original, the dry and pepper-like spiciness and tropical fruitiness of the Farmhouse yeast turn the beer into something truly special. What started as a variation on an existing beer emerges as something completely new.

Added by SkunkWorks on 05-18-2011

BEER STATS
Ratings:
33
Reviews:
12
Avg:
3.63
pDev:
11.57%
 
 
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0
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2
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3.64/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.44/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.52/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.67/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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4/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.52/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.82/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of SpicyHippo73
3.71/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.6/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.53/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of chefjohn15
4/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Very good brew....mouth feel and nose of a porter, but the finish of a saison

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3/5  rDev -17.4%

09/19/12 On tap at Rattle n Hum, NYC. Whoa! This stuff jumps out the gate w/sour. As dark & opaque as any ale I've seen.

On the wild & wooly scale, this shades way to the wooly side. I get the fruit...or let me put it another way...the fruit got me.

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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

Photo of dar482
3.57/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

The beer pours out in a near black, dark brown color.

The aroma has some gentle roast, chocolate, pepper, spice.

The flavor is very much like a porter, but then there’s also that spicey flavor that uplifts it a bit. It has a good amount of chocolate and roast like a porter. It’s interesting with that uplifting Belgian characteristic, but it’s subtle.

Without knowing, it may just be another porter for some. This didn’t really pop out to be, but was still a well made porter.

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4.5/5  rDev +24%

Photo of joefuzz
4.17/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

poured off the tap into my growler looking like yoo-hoo...let it settle for about 48 hours, about 1/8th of the growler was taken up by a giant light brown sediment. Pours into my glass a deep brown with a red tint when held up to the light with a 2 finger brownish head. Smells like a roasty saison. Taste is brilliant...huge amounts of belgian candi sugar upfront and roasty chocolate, ends with a almost dry yeast flavor..very belgian tasting. Mouthfeel is on the lighter side with pretty soft carbonation. Overall completely different from the regular black duck porter but very good in its own right.

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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

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4/5  rDev +10.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

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2.5/5  rDev -31.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

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3.86/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On-tap at Coopers Craft & Kitchen Bar, New York, NY

A: The beer is very dark brownish amber in color—close to near black. It poured with a thin yet dense beige head that has very good retention properties and consistently left a thin head covering the surface.
S: There are light aromas of roasted malts in the nose; these become stronger as the beer warms up.
T: The taste has seemingly intense flavors of roasted malts akin to a rauchbier or a smoked beer. There are also some notes of peppery spices towards the finish.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: I found this beer to be very unique since it is a porter made with French Saison yeast. The body is rather light making it easy to drink and also intensifying the flavors. I would definitely try this beer again.

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Canard Noir from Greenport Harbor Brewing Company
3.63 out of 5 based on 33 ratings.
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