Alt | The Porterhouse Brewing Company

no score
Awaiting More Ratings
no score
Send samples

Brewed by:
The Porterhouse Brewing Company

Style: Märzen / Oktoberfest

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by wl0307 on 02-23-2009

For Trade:
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
Ratings: 2 |  Reviews: 2
Reviews by StJamesGate:
Photo of StJamesGate
3.8/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On tap at Porterhouse Central, Oktoberfest.

Pours rusty brown with thin white head that leaves some lace. Smoke and licorice on the nose. Marmite maltiness plus cinnamon, with cellar earthiness, and leafy hops hit at the end. Light, lively, round, with some stickiness.

Fresh, bright flavors and still easy-drinking.

But why is this listed as a Marzen and not an Alt?

 370 characters

More User Reviews:
Photo of wl0307
3.68/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

(Notes of 29/12/08) Tasted on tap at the Covent Garden branch of Porterhouse. This is probably the chain's special beer, as no specially-designed tap-clip was on display apart from a temporary round-shaped paper clip.

A: bright dark reddish golden in colour, coming with a foamy white head leaving good lace behind, on top of constant streams of tiny fizz.
S: dusty notes precede a "focused" edge of juicy prunes, caramelised berries, clean sourness of doughy lager - soothing. A swirl gives rise to rich pure malt aroma. Not bad.
T: honey-ish pure malts plus a sour-sweet prune-ish fruitiness, ensued by quickly expanding herbal and grassy bitterness on top of a lingering malt aroma that finishes dry with a lightly spicy bite. The very good level of bitterness shows a decent hop backbone, though not as "old" as the original German version.
M&D: slightly too spritzy overall due to the lively fizz, but overall the flavour is decent and the bitter level comes fairly good. A quaffable, dry, malty/fruity brew this is.

 1,022 characters

Alt from The Porterhouse Brewing Company
3.74 out of 5 based on 2 ratings.
  • About Us

    Founded in Boston in 1996, BeerAdvocate (BA) is your go-to resource for beer powered by an independent community of enthusiasts and professionals dedicated to supporting and promoting better beer.

    Learn More
  • Our Community

    Comprised of consumers and industry professionals, many of whom started as members of this site, our community is one of the oldest, largest, and most respected beer communities online.
  • Our Events

    Since 2003 we've hosted over 60 world-class beer festivals to bring awareness to independent brewers and educate attendees.
  • Our Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.