Yukon Porter | Yukon Brewing Company

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Yukon Brewing Company
Yukon, Canada | website

Style: English Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by biboergosum on 08-09-2012

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3.85
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2.34%
 
 
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3.88/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

After a cliche of a hard day at the salt mines, a pint at Edmonton's Urban Diner southside location, apparently the only place in town to get this stuff, or so sez their sign outside.

This beer apppears a clear, very dark golden chestnut brown hue, with two fingers of dense foamy, somewhat creamy beige head, which leaves a fine sedimentary rock crossface pattern of solid lace around the glass as it slowly sinks away.

It smells lightly of roasted caramel malt, a thin milky sourness, and soft leafy, earthy hops. The taste is semi-sweet toasted caramelized malt, a soothing oily nuttiness, some dry, flinty chocolate, an understated, kind of generically fruity tanginess, and dusty, earthy hops.

The bubbles are a tad punchy, but more in a fine frizzy manner, the body a sturdy, somewhat palate-clingy medium weight, yet quite agreeably smooth. It finishes off-dry, the chocolate creeping up to take charge over the now limpid caramel, with the waning sour edge and lingering hops providing the proverbial yang.

A rather enjoyable old-school version of the style, done up dead-on by the good folks up in Whitehorse, who seem to have a predilection for these kinds of beers. The malts are big and flavourful (piss off, Yankee spellcheck - I want that extra 'u'), and the sour undertones and supporting hops don't overstep their bounds, nor even strain at them, and yet it is somehow a-ok, eh?

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Yukon Porter from Yukon Brewing Company
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