Porterhouse Red | The Porterhouse Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
The Porterhouse Brewing Company
Ireland
porterhousebrewco.com

Style: Irish Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.40%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by Todd on 06-06-2003

BEER STATS
Ratings:
167
Reviews:
68
Avg:
3.64
pDev:
13.74%
 
 
Wants:
7
Gots:
18
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 167 |  Reviews: 68
Photo of drunkenmess
3.22/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of psoriasaurus
4/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Rihup
3.37/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of toscanoigor
3.91/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of BobbyOlson
3.17/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Giggy
3.36/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Beerasaurus
4.13/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of cshaffer
3.63/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tdm168
3.28/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of pat61
3.9/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Aroma: almost an irish whiskey nose at first, something a little odd going on, malt and a little odd fruit or spice – the fruit almost has an old or almost rotten, almost garbagey smell to it, not much hop, malt and esters. Appearance: Rich rocky head, cream colored, multi-sized bubbles, excellent lacing, brownish white head, brilliant red brown, cathedral window lacing, leaves shelves of foam and ledges of lace: Flavor: Slight sweetness at the start and then a dry finish with a little hop that lingers into the after taste, a little roast in the background and some caramel – more flavor comes out as it warms – more caramel, malt and almost a touch of chocolate. Mouthfeel: very creamy and dry, smooth, medium-low carbonation, no astringency. Overall Impression: The odd initial aroma goes away and results in a very drinkable beer – it could use a little more malt but is easy drinking with initial sweetness that finishes dry. Balanced to the malt but it has a little hop accent.

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Photo of rosenkrantzz
3.75/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of flyingpig
3.34/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Pint at The Porterhouse, Covent Garden, London (£4.10):
Not a bad tasting beer, pretty much as you would expect from the style and the brewery without it truly excelling or standing out from the crowd. The beer had quite a good balance and a nice, easy-going flavour with some good earthy malts and sweetness but it’s probably not one I’d seek out again.

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Photo of AlbertVogler
3.44/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of somalley26
3.69/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of harpus
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of IBUQT
3.47/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of IronTom
4.01/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of OCMutt
3.32/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BoljaBoy52
4.15/5  rDev +14%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.47/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Pours a clear dark copper with a foamy khaki head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Thin streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of raisin bread, raisin, and caramel aromas. Taste is much the same with toast, raisin, caramel, and earth flavors on the finish. There is a medium amount of toast and earth bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and dry mouthfeel. Overall, this is an above average beer with a great smell, but there is an astringency in the flavors that diminishes the drinkability for me.

Serving type: bottle.

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Photo of Pens1967
3.67/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of CalgaryFMC
3.64/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Single 330 ml bottle poured into a tulip. A rather dark ruddy brown with a huge frothy beige head that initially filled two-thirds of my glass before settling to leave a few dollops of lacing here and there. Aroma quite sweet and malty with a clear fruity overtone: Brown sugar, apples, apricot, faintly woody yeast. Less sweet on the palate and by my reckoning features less of a toffee pudding or cookie flavor than do many other Irish reds. More sour fruit, nut, and molasses character with some citrus iced tea and herb notes. Medium thin pale ale-like body with a dryish herbal finish in which I can detect some leafy hop. More hop character than is typical for the style. Quite crisp and refreshing if on the fizzy side.

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Photo of CraigMcD
4.41/5  rDev +21.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

My "gateway" craft beer. Still good anytime I have it.

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4/5  rDev +9.9%

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4.24/5  rDev +16.5%

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3.64 out of 5 based on 167 ratings.
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