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Rye Porter | Peace Tree Brewing Co.

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3.52/5
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94 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Peace Tree Brewing Co.
Iowa, United States
peacetreebrewing.com

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
High quality pale, caramel, chocolate and Munich malts get a boost with roasted and chocolate rye. Dark and Light Belgian Candy Sugar is added to the kettle during the boil for smoothness and flavor. Belgian yeast gives off some fruity esters and the brew is delicately hopped so as to not overpower the malt flavors.

Added by daledeee on 05-21-2010

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#39,198
Reviews:
46
Ratings:
94
pDev:
12.22%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
6
Gots:
7
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 94 |  Reviews: 46
Photo of MonDak_Joe1953
3.58/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Poured from 12oz bottle into glass.
Very dark brown body, with crimson highlights when viewed against the light. Light brown, thin ring and interrupted cap, just a couple of spots of lacing.
Roasted malt and coffee on the nose, with a rye zing, and a touch of vanilla.
Charred, roasty taste, some chocolate, bittering hops at the end. Has the spicy zest from the rye.
Medium mouth feel.
The rye adds a different aspect to this decent porter.

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Photo of Kazahkstan
3.45/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured at cellar temperature from a keg into a 20 Oz glass.
Look: Standard porter. Thin tan head, no lacing, opaque dark brown body.
Smell: A little earthy, smoky campfire, and sweet chocolate.
Taste: Pretty light in flavor. Midly bitter, earthiness, light coffee aftertaste. Hints of bittersweet dark chocolate. Overall pretty watery, especially for a porter.
Feel: Flat. Not very full-bodied. Warms the body by the end of the glass.
Overall: Mediocre porter. Not a lot of taste. Good for Fall/Spring but not heavy or strong enough to be a good winter beer.

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Photo of ctylinebeer
3.36/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Photo of DevilsAvocado
4.75/5  rDev +34.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of BikingDutchman
3.71/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Rammed96
3.79/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dcotom
3.98/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured from 12-ounce bottle into a mug. Looks like root beer in the glass, almost black with a fluffy head of light tan foam. Roasted malts and chocolate up front, rather sweet with a silky mouthfeel. A pleasant bitterness on the finish that became more pronounced as the beer warmed in the glass. Very nice offering from this Iowa brewery.

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Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
3.86/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Served in a snifter.

A : This beer pours an appreciable amount of khaki colored head. The body is chocolate mocha colored and is almost fully opaque. The khaki lace sticks to the sides of the glass in etchings.

S : Lots of chocolate, vanilla, cocoa, and a slight butterscotch whiff as well. There's some faint earthiness behind the nose that compliments nicely. Not much for hop in the smell.

T : A bit dirty tasting, with lots of earth and charred malts, but it's not overly bad. I'd say that this is what Portage SHOULD have been, as it's fairly similar in flavor but much smoother overall. Some smooth caramel and a slight nip of bitter hop fill out the finish, complete with ground coffee.

F : A slight buzz of carbonation underneath an otherwise mild creaminess. There's a watery threshold underneath the current of creaminess...it's actually feeling like it mimics what a beer looks like - the body, and then the creaminess. It ends with a dusty bite of powder.

O : This is a decent porter. It's fairly unique, although I didn't taste the rye. It's what New Belgium's Portage "should have" been, as it's similar in taste but much smoother and more refined. I do like it, just not absolutely wild about it.

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Photo of jpuetz
3.5/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Garvey
3.38/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of megamick
4.27/5  rDev +21.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Good taste, little carbonation - very dark - a bit watery

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Photo of rbrandt22
3.92/5  rDev +11.4%

Photo of Doeden23
3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

Photo of jzlyo
4/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of KAF
3.25/5  rDev -7.7%

Photo of LukeGude
4/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Kubrickx
3.25/5  rDev -7.7%

Photo of bpkrippner
4/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of jadenmiller
3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

Photo of LambicPentameter
3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

Photo of Kahlerbock
3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

Photo of Beestin
3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

Photo of JuicesFlowing
4.01/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a balloon glass.

Look: Black as espresso beans with a cream colored head that recedes to a thick ring around the glass, light foamy lacing.

Aroma: Dark roasted malts, semi-sweet chocolate, coffee, malts.

Taste: There's an immediate dry rye backbone, then bitter coffee and dark chocolates come in. A bitter finish displays the hop bill.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied, dry.

Overall: This is pretty tasty, and I like the rye component.

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Photo of zoolou
3/5  rDev -14.8%

Photo of zeledonia
3.09/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

A brewery I've never had before. Tasted 18 March 2014.

Appearance is fine. Pours a very dark coffee brown, clear at the edges. Half-finger of medium brown-tan head, okay retention and lacing.

Smell is nice. The rye spice and coffee notes from the malts bring depth and variety. I like it.

Taste goes astray. It's not really bad, but it's not really good either. Hard to pinpoint exactly what I don't like. It's like under-brewed coffee, or chewing on roasted wood. Lacking fullness, and lacking flavors. Something is not quite right, though I can't put my finger on it.

Feel is okay. Kinda flat, watery. Meh.

Mediocre porter. The rye is a nice touch in the nose, but the taste falls flat.

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Rye Porter from Peace Tree Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.52 out of 5 with 94 ratings
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