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Porter 39 | Brasserie Heineken

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Brewed by:
Brasserie Heineken

Style: English Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Year-round

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Added by hunteraw on 07-11-2007

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Photo of hoegaardenhero
3.28/5  rDev n/a
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

i had this beer almost certainly at the same hong kong vietnamese restaurant as hunteraw but my feeling about the beer was much different

a: a reddish black w/ a 1/4 inch of off-white head that dissipates quickly but leaves a lot of sticky lace coating the bell glass

s: a little bit of coffee and chocolate malts; some alcohol;

t: first what comes to the tongue is a nice nuttiness followed by some warm and sweet caramel malt smoothness followed by some sweet chocolate and sweet coffee

m: this is the big weakness of this beer; it is very thin for a porter; however, i see that if you were a french colonial in hot ass vietnam you might want a porter with a lighter body; carb is still on the light side

d: i think overall a decent beer but a good darker beer to have with spicey asian food and a good darker beer for the tropics; perhaps the labeling of porter is a little misleading but overall ok

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Photo of hunteraw
2.25/5  rDev n/a
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Had one of these yesterday at a Vietnamese restaurant in Shatian, HK.

Pours out of a 25cl green bottle shaped like a miniature red stripe bottle. Looks like coca cola, except less carbonated and with less of a head. No retention or lacing. Aroma is of artificial-smelling caramel. A glance at the labeling reveals this beer contains maize, caramel, and coloring in addition to the traditional ingredients. Great. Flavor is underwhelming, to say the least. Adjuncty corn, lots of cola-like caramel, and a somewhat harsh bitterness. Mouthfeel is medium body, decent carbonation. Drinkability is low.

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Porter 39 from Brasserie Heineken
2.76 out of 5 based on 2 ratings.
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