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Sap Sucker Maple Porter | The Vineyard and Brewery at Hershey

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Brewed by:
The Vineyard and Brewery at Hershey
Pennsylvania, United States

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by orangesol on 10-20-2013

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Reviews: 1 | Ratings: 20
Reviews by sulldaddy:
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3.94/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I poured a cold growler into a pint glass after picking up some growlers for sunday football.
The beer pours a deep mahogany with rich garnet highlights. Beige head of about 1 cm foams up and sticks around for a little bit.
The maple aroma is HUGE right on the pour. Lots of maple dominates the nose, like syrup on pancakes in the morning. I dont get any roasted malt or chocolate like I expect from a porter, but the maple is there and its appealing.
Firsts sip reveals a smooth textured average body with fine yet tingly carbonation.
Flavor is maple right away, not sweet maple, but more of the rich deep character from real maple syrup. I dont get too much malt quality here, maybe a little roasted notes but this is a maple beer through and through.
No hints of booze and I dont find hops in there either.
It is a very drinkable beer and the maple is good, not just a sweetner.
I would like to see a little more complexity on the beer but I do enjoy drinking this one. Some roast or chocolate or some other porter notes would balance the beer a little. A good one, but dont expect a typical porter going into the beer.

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Sap Sucker Maple Porter from The Vineyard and Brewery at Hershey
3.88 out of 5 based on 20 ratings.
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