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An Brain Blásta | The Porterhouse Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
The Porterhouse Brewing Company
Ireland
porterhousebrewco.com

Style: English Strong Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by BeerAdvocate on 10-20-2001

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#38,746
Reviews:
51
Ratings:
128
pDev:
12.43%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
10
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 128 |  Reviews: 51
Photo of captaincoffee
3.57/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

On tap at the Porterhouse in Dublin. Pours amber with a thin head from the pour and leaves a few bits of lace. Nose is very little...just a touch of earthy hops and some fruity malts. Taste is a bit larger, but still muted for the style. Fruity malts and some alcohol. Overall just okay. Noticing a trend here with these beers.

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Photo of LJWalker
3.34/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Gkruszewski
3.75/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Sk8sean86
3.02/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of josanguapo
2.69/5  rDev -24%
look: 1.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

At Cerveceria Internacional. Lunch with David. With russian salad + bratwurst + chorizo picante with rochefort montadito. In tulip glass. Some caramel but a very boring and flat brew. Served too cold. Had no foam, was it in good shape?

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Photo of MTKATL
3.75/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of phishgator
3.73/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Had this at the Porterhouse Pub. From a bottle poured into a snifter. Depp amber hue with little head and carbonation. The nose is of rich malt. The taste is sticky sweet, comparatively to a Belgian Dubbel but lacking the Belgian yeast flavor. it is instead replaced with slight tea like hops. This is definitely a beer that showcases the malt throughout.

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Photo of XsoldoutX
3/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of psoriasaurus
4/5  rDev +13%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jbexphys
3.52/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Rihup
4.25/5  rDev +20.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Beginner2
3.65/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Reviewed in Roger Protz' "300 More Beers To Try Before You Die."
MJ's 1999 "Buide" gave it 2.5 of 4 stars and called it a "smoky, powerful ale."

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Photo of bnes09
4.03/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is actually pretty descent. Hazy, fig color with lots of creamy lacing. Dense caramel and dark fruit malts paired against an aggressive earthy, herbal hop. Well balanced.

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Photo of NateMac13
3.78/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Trosevear
3.82/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

L: Dark red, almost brown with a nice white head that stayed for a little bit and then left leaving lacing down the side that also disappeared almost to nothing.

S: Almost sickly sweet with a slight maltyNess to it. Almost smells like I'm just spelling melted caramel or toffee.

T: Also very sweet, almost a little bit of caramel, but I can't really get past the sweetness.

F: Lowly carbinationated with a full body mouth feel and leaves the taste in your mouth for a while.

O: Quite nice actually but a little to sweet for me.

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Photo of ordybill
4.19/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from an 11.2 OZ bottle into a pint glass. The appearance is an amber color with a small off-white head. The aroma is made up of toffee, hops and sweet fruit with a strong alcohol smell. The taste is mostly hops and sweet malt. A really good English Strong Ale.

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Photo of qrazvan
3.66/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of plaid75
3.77/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Ciocanelu
3.45/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Clear mahogany color with beige head. Aroma is malty with dark sugar and caramel notes. Taste is bittersweet and roasty. Body is quite light and fizzy. Not bad but there's not much going on.

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Photo of dcmchew
3.79/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Beerasaurus
3.46/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Bruno74200
3.92/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Branlott42
3.74/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of somalley26
3.69/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of OCMutt
2.99/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

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An Brain Blásta from The Porterhouse Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.54 out of 5 with 128 ratings
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