Blonde Porter
Perrin Brewing Co.

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Style:
American Porter
Ranked #970
ABV:
5.8%
Score:
84
Ranked #36,648
Avg:
3.5 | pDev: 10.86%
Reviews:
1
Ratings:
11
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Perrin Brewing Co.
 
Michigan, United States
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Gots
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SCORE
84
Good
Notes: A new take on a classic style creating a light blonde-colored, full flavored beer.
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4/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ounce can into pint glass, canned on 12/4/2018. Pours lightly hazy/cloudy medium golden/amber color with a 1 finger dense and rocky white head with great retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a light amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of big milk/white chocolate, cocoa, coffee, honey, caramel, vanilla, cream, nuttiness, white bread dough, lightly toasted biscuit, pepper, and herbal/floral/grassy earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of chocolate, coffee, bready malts, and light-moderate earthy hop notes; with great strength. Taste of big milk/white chocolate, cocoa, coffee, honey, caramel, vanilla, cream, nuttiness, white bread dough, lightly toasted biscuit, pepper, and herbal/floral/grassy earthiness. Light-moderate pine, herbal, floral, grassy, peppery hop; and roasted coffee bitterness on the finish. Lingering notes of milk/white chocolate, cocoa, coffee, honey, caramel, vanilla, cream, nuttiness, white bread dough, lightly toasted biscuit, pepper, and herbal/floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Great complexity, robustness, and balance of chocolate, coffee, bready malts, and light-moderate earthy hop flavors; with a great malt/bitterness balance, and no cloying/astringent flavors after the finish. Light-moderate increasing dryness from lingering bitterness. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, creamy/bready/grainy, fairly sticky, and lightly chalky mouthfeel that is great. Minimal warming alcohol for 5.8%. Overall this is an excellent white American porter! All around great complexity, robustness, and balance of chocolate, coffee, bready malts, and light-moderate earthy hop flavors; very smooth and easy to drink with the modestly bitter/drying finish. Great balance of rich malts/oats, chocolate, and coffee flavors; with nice earthy hop presence/balance against sweetness. A very enjoyable offering, and awesome style attempt. Tastes really close to a true American porter.

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Blonde Porter from Perrin Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 84 out of 100 with 11 ratings