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Port Republic Light | World Brews

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Brewed by:
World Brews
California, United States

Style: Light Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 3.90%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by tdm168 on 08-04-2011

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Reviews: 9 | Ratings: 12
Reviews by Stinkypuss:
Photo of Stinkypuss
2.36/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

APPEARANCE: 24oz can into a oversized pint glass. Clear pale yellow, short lived soapy, fizzy foam head and no lace.

SMELL: Light corny lager, mineral water, faint husky hop.

TASTE: Very light and watery, with a mineral touch, flat malts and little yeast. Little to no hops, faint watery green apple. Grain, stale weak bitterness, finishes with a bit of dirty penny.

FEEL: Light bodied, grainy, not too thin, just devoid of much flavor. High level of carbonation and finishes with a dry cardboard note.

OVERALL: Below average but fair for the price, 24 ounces for $1.30. This is a very simple light lager, made by mega conglomerate World Brews.

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Photo of WVbeergeek
2.06/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Another contract brewed random label generic beer from this company based out of Navato CA. Brewed by Genesee in Rochester NY. Appears a pale fizzy yellow with streaming bubbles. Light speckled lacing. Aroma has a cooked veggie aroma with corn/rice generic watery sweetness. Flavor is pretty light overall flavor, pretty nonoffensive except for some chemical like flavors in the background, semi sweet mineral water slightly metallic. I could drink this if on a desert island but why does some big corporation sell these contract brewed beers to Kroger and other large chains...I just don't get the logic. Mouthfeel is like carbonated water overall a beer that didn't offend please or even inspire a real opinion.

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Photo of tdm168
2.08/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Pours a pale yellow gold with a good deal of head but no retention. Smell is incredibly faint, there's very little here, maybe some grains but nothing else. Taste is grainy and bitter but mellow. This beer is heavily carbonated and a little watery; light and thin.

There's probably more flavor here than in most light lagers, but the problem is...it's not a good flavor.

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Photo of buschbeer
2.18/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

24oz can
Served in a pilsner glass

A - Pale yellow with three to four inches of fluffy, white head.

S - Not much on the nose. Some pale malt.

T - There is even less taste. I swear I taste water. Some grains. Crisp finish.

M - Thin and watery

O - It's cheap($.99). I'll give it that.

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Photo of daliandragon
2.23/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Yeah, this is Port Republic Light. The regular was palatable macrononsense but this is likely to be even more plain and flavorless. Appearance is light golden with slightly more head, although not much more. Nose is almost nonexistent.

Flavor is corn sweet and has almost no hops. Everything is weak and thin. Texture is a bit grainy and will probably haunt me tomorrow. Certainly nothing special but I've had worse.

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Photo of SometimesIfart
1.27/5  rDev -48.4%
look: 2 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1

A - Drank from the can so I don't know.

S - Grains husks, grapes, Aluminum.

T - Basically the same as the nose. Grapes up front, husky grainy middle and aluminum in the finish.

M - Medium bodied with heavy carbonation.

O - Overall My local foodtown has about 500 of these in large metal bins for $1 a piece. And they're the 24oz cans too. I ended up pouring most of this down the drain though. If you like stale white grapes and aluminum, go for it. I would not have again.

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Photo of SlaughteredWolf
2/5  rDev -18.7%

Photo of bmjivi221
3/5  rDev +22%

Photo of XxNitExX
3.04/5  rDev +23.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from 24 oz can into Pilsner glass

A - Light straw yellow with a nice frothy white head that doesn't stay around for long. For the style, exactly what you would expect.

S - Smells of a bit of pale malt along with some of that good cheap beer smell that you get with alot of the big names.

T - Little bit of bitterness hits me first, following up with some pale maltiness. Nothing spectacular at the start, nothing awful. However there is a lingering "cheap" taste almost metallic flavored. Finishes with a bit of an alcohol bite that goes along with the cheap taste. Again nothing to write home about but for the style, not awful. I do get the watery taste which is what gives this the lower marks.

M - Not as highly carbonated as I would like, could have just been a bad can. Doesn't stay around the mouth for long, easy drinking would be a good descriptor.

O - For the style I would honestly say this doesn't deserve as bad of a grade as it has. Not that great, but better than alot of the other "Lite" beers out there. Plus as 1 buck for 24 oz you cant beat it for watching a game with some friends.

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Photo of Nerudamann
3.3/5  rDev +34.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a can into a pint glass.

Look – golden color, clear, with about a finger’s worth of off-white colored foam that dissipates quickly.

Smell – typical grainy/cereal smell of a light beer. Nothing else in it that I can tell.

Taste – not a whole lot of taste to it period, but what’s there at least isn’t a typical acrid taste that is often noticed in light beers.

Mouthfeel - Texture is typical and light, leaning more toward the watery side.

Overall – For what it is, it actually is quite passable and palatable.

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Photo of ChainGangGuy
2.96/5  rDev +20.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Appearance: Pours a clear, golden body with a couple inches of fizzy, white suds.

Smell: Not too much going on here, not that it was ever expected, with only a small whiff of faintly sweet malted basic barley.

Taste: Husky barley grains yielding little sweetness. Very faint hop character with a very low amount of incorporated bitterness. Dry, slightly fizzy finish.

Mouthfeel: Light-bodied. Medium carbonation.

Overall: It's cheap, it's a lite lager, though I'd still rather take a Sam Adams Light over it any day.

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Photo of Nyskizy
3.25/5  rDev +32.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Cheep,easy drinking ok beer.

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Port Republic Light from World Brews
2.46 out of 5 based on 12 ratings.
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