Brewer's Cut Dry-Hopped Porter | Real Ale Brewing Company

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Brewer's Cut Dry-Hopped PorterBrewer's Cut Dry-Hopped Porter
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Real Ale Brewing Company
Texas, United States
realalebrewing.com

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.40%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by LittleDon on 01-20-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
72
Reviews:
11
Avg:
3.79
pDev:
12.66%
 
 
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2
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Ratings: 72 |  Reviews: 11
Photo of Sammy
3.82/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Initially some smoke and hop aroma. Citrus taste, the hops came through. A nice tasty hopped porter, well integrated with a hoppy finish. A few weeks after best date but it was just fine. A very nice porter, thanks Steve S. Middling mouthfeel. Nicely drinkable.

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Photo of Texasfan549
4/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of kjkinsey
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of dmorgan310
4/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of mactrail
2.99/5  rDev -21.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

Reddish brown in the Duvel tulip with a nice foam rising and lots of lacing in the glass. Adequate carbonation with a lighter body, though some oily sensation. Rather sharp and winey with dark roasted malt as the main feature. Rather sweet with some mango and pineapple, for some reason.

This is certainly not very hoppy, so I'm not sure why they're bragging about the dry hopping. There is just a little bitterness to finish out each sip, but it's more malty and fruity with some molasses. There is a peculiar sweet and sour taste that cloys before long. This is an odd one and I'm glad to pour the last couple fingers out. From the 12 oz bottle bought at Texas Wine Cellars in Fredericksburg.

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of greenspointexas
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

Photo of iL0VEbeer
4/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of champ103
3.37/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A: Pours a burnt reddish/brown color. A two finger beige head forms with good retention initially. The foam gently recedes to a ring that leaves some lace.
S: Tropical fruits, grassy, lightly floral. Some caramel malt sweetness. Not bad at all, jut no real porter aromas that I can tell.
T: Follows the nose up front. Big juicy tropical fruits. Very grassy as well. Lots of sweetness here. Caramel malts and brown sugar. A slightly metallic tiny flavor as well. Where is the porter?
M/D: A medium body and carbonation. A bit on the thin side though. Easy enough to drink. I could put a few away if I wanted to.

Not bad for an American Black Ale or God forbid, Black IPA. Lots of hops and black patent malt. Though I am disappointed overall. There does not seem to be any porter base, or the hops just cover up any porter there happens to be.

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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of twiggamortis420
3.93/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle pours pretty much black with a decent cap of tan head. Retention and lacing are average.

Nose is about equal parts tropical/grassy hop and roasty malt. Smells like it might have some much needed sweetness to offset the hops and roast. It smells great, although I am skeptical of mixing amarillo (a typically tropical hop) with a porter.

Not bad, the juiciness stays up front for the most part while the roasty malt holds back for the middle/end. It is definitely an interesting experiment and the full-ish, finely carbonated mouthfeel certainly helps. Pretty low on sweetness and initially I thought that might be bad, but now I am not so sure...it kinda plays to the beers strengths. I’m digging it; I think Real Ale is batting 1.000 with this Brewers' Cut series. This may be my least favorite so far, but it is still easily worth a sixer purchase or two.

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Photo of Jame515
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of JohnBender
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of BKotch
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

Photo of Pegasus
3.92/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Appearance: The body is a deep mahogany brown, crowned with a massive, dense , coarse tan head, whic retains superbly. The lacing is of the Belgian style. There are numerous columns of fast-rising bubbles, which serve to buttress the head.

Aroma: Abundant leafy and grassy herbal hops dominate the aroma. There are also notes of coffee, earth, and particularly roasted malt.

Taste: Opens with solid, balanced herbal hops and classic roasted malt. The hops dominate the taste, although not to the extent of diminishing the malt. As the taste progresses, the hops ascend a bit, but the roasted malt remains. Finishes with a mild, lingering herbal hop bitterness.

Mouth feel: Smooth, soft, pleasant, with a hint of carbonation.

Drinkability/notes: Rather hoppy for my taste, but well made, and easy to appreciate.

Presentation: Packaged in a twelve-ounce brown glass long-neck bottle with a pry-off crown, served in a Samuel Adams Boston Lager glass.

Sourcing: Purchased at HEB in Texas in April, 2013, for $8.99/six-pack.

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Photo of Tiernan
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

Photo of Magery
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

Photo of archero
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

Photo of duff247
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

Photo of MaddDogg84
5/5  rDev +31.9%

Photo of pmarlowe
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

Photo of AlCaponeJunior
3.65/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Dark brown with reddish notes and clear, head and lace were pretty good.

Aroma is a little odd, quite hoppy yet still with roasty and toasty notes.

The flavor follows the nose and isn't too far off from a typical porter, but with more hops character. Bitterness is about spot on tho, it's not a porter-IPA mix or anything.

Body is medium with medium carbonation and a roasty finish.

It's pretty enjoyable. Maybe not my favorite porter, but certainly someone put some effort into this beer.

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Photo of ldhughes3
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

Photo of StArnoldFan
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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Brewer's Cut Dry-Hopped Porter from Real Ale Brewing Company
3.79 out of 5 based on 72 ratings.
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