Portée D'or
Karbach Brewing Co.

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Style:
Tripel
ABV:
11.5%
Score:
86
Avg:
3.91 | pDev: 12.79%
Reviews:
5
Ratings:
37
From:
Karbach Brewing Co.
 
Texas, United States
Avail:
Retired (no longer brewed)
Wants
  3
Gots
  11
SCORE
86
Very Good
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ilikebeer03 from Texas

3.72/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

pours a deep yellow / copper with a half finger of off white head. little retention.

bourbon is dominant on the nose

bourbon is the initial taste. soft, oaky, vanilla. a bit of spice, close. the 'tripel' flavors are not as noticeable, but become more so as it warms.

M: thin and crisp.

O: pretty good.

Jul 25, 2015
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HipCzech from Texas

3.9/5  rDev -0.3%

Serving Type: 22 oz bottle poured into a stemmed pilsener (beer tulip) glass.

Appearance: Clear gold towards amber. Rocky, frothy head with limited lacing.

Smell: Sweet butterscotch, vanilla, dried fruits and nuts, some oak and Bourbon.

Taste: Malty, sweet and complex with dark fruits, peppery spice and mild tartness. Slightly bitter, alcoholic and almost abrasive towards the end.

Mouthfeel: Relatively light bodied for such big flavors.

Overall: A bit rough around the edges, but a lot of good Bourbon character shines through a decent Tripel base.

Aug 30, 2014
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champ103 from Texas

2.8/5  rDev -28.4%

A: Pours a fairly clear copper/orange color. A two finger white head forms with good retention and lace.
S: A big malty sweetness in the nose. Maybe some wood, and vanilla. A hint of nondescript fruits. Kind of a butterscotch aroma as well.
T: Malty sweetness, some oak and vanilla. Stone fruits and apple cider like. That butterscotch flavor is there as well. As this warms, peppery spice comes out. Really odd, and kind of a mess.
M/D: A medium body with soft carbonation. Not as crisp as I would like. Plenty of booze here, and it really kicks in the back of the throat. Add to it the odd character of the beer itself, and not something I am coming back to often.

Not a fan of this one. All over the place with no definition. Far from the best FUN release, and really a poor offering overall IMO.

Aug 16, 2014
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zander4dawin from Texas

3.2/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.5

FUN Seires 11. Butter scotch colored beer with a peraly white head. Smell is straight boozy alcohol mostly with slight woody oak. Taste is peachy, nectrine, apricot, sweetness, vanilla notes, oak and lots of heat. Body is pretty thin and sharp. Overall decent taste but little too much malt liquor boozy sweetness on a thin body to make it a great beer.

Aug 13, 2014
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Wayne17 from Texas

4.5/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

What a beer. Spicy and sweet Belgian golden goodness. The barrel provides an amazing vanilla/whiskey/oak character that marries well with the hot apple pie notes from the base beer.

Aug 12, 2014
Portée D'or from Karbach Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 86 out of 100 with 37 ratings