Portsmouth Brewery

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Portsmouth Brewery
New Hampshire, United States
3.92 | pDev: 11.22%
Apr 29, 2015
Jun 11, 2010
Very Good
Notes: 16 IBU
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Rated: 3.96 by Faxmesomehalibut from New Hampshire

Apr 29, 2015
Rated: 4.04 by irishevans from California

Nov 30, 2014
Rated: 3.5 by XmnwildX12 from Minnesota

Nov 04, 2014
Rated: 4.75 by afsdan from Colorado

Sep 02, 2014
Rated: 3.75 by NHhomebrewguy from New Hampshire

Jul 08, 2014
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Reviewed by johnnnniee from New Hampshire

3.81/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Bottle from the source
Pours a lightly hazy deep straw color with a huge bubbly white head that dissipates rather quickly. Aromas of spiced bread with some earth salty hints and some yeast derived phenols. Salty spicy bread with hints of lemon and a bit of spicy earthy yeast character. Medium body with a moderate level of carbonation. Might be a bit salty for my tastes, but it sure did disappear rather quickly.
Jun 24, 2014
Rated: 3.75 by Texasfan549 from Texas

Jun 01, 2014
Rated: 4.5 by trxxpaxxs from New York

Apr 01, 2014
Rated: 4 by ajcormier from New Hampshire

Oct 31, 2013
Rated: 3.25 by tom10101 from Canada (QC)

Sep 02, 2013
Rated: 3.75 by ComRock12 from Massachusetts

Aug 22, 2013
Rated: 3 by GrindFatherBob from New York

Aug 08, 2013
Rated: 4 by pjs234 from Connecticut

Jul 06, 2013
Rated: 3.5 by beernads from Florida

Jul 02, 2013
Rated: 3.75 by JAHMUR from Connecticut

Jun 28, 2013
Rated: 4 by ElGallo from New Hampshire

Jun 28, 2013
Rated: 4 by mklisz from New Hampshire

Jun 27, 2013
Rated: 4.25 by REVZEB from Illinois

Jun 01, 2013
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Reviewed by HattedClassic from Virginia

4.42/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
The beer pours a pale golden straw. The head is white and lasts quite a while.

A strong scent of coriander but not overwhelming. A smell of what appears to be pare with an undercurrent of orange exists.

Delicious. The coriander dominates most of the pallet but it doesn't destroy it and works well the orange flavor and slight hop taste. Additionally, the salt does wonders for the aftertaste. Regarding the salt, as the beer warms, the salt becomes more noticeable and compliments the coriander very well.

Light bodied bordering on medium bodied with very little carbonation that is almost unnoticeable. The beer itself feels very smooth and goes down quickly.

A damn fine Gose. I can't help but feel refreshed after finishing the growler at the end of a very hot day. My only criticism is that I have to go all the way during early summer to NH to get it.
Jun 01, 2013
Rated: 3.75 by irs from New Jersey

May 22, 2013
Rated: 4.75 by Kelp from New Hampshire

Apr 23, 2013
Rated: 3.75 by ChrisL24481 from New Hampshire

Jan 27, 2013
Rated: 3.75 by anewlanguage from Massachusetts

Nov 27, 2012
Rated: 3.25 by oldp0rt from Canada (QC)

Jul 28, 2012
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Reviewed by ThePorterSorter from Oregon

3.93/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
The beer pours a hazy golden yellow with a thin halo of white foam. The nose is yeasty, but sweet. The taste is similar to a saison, but different. There is a lot of yeast, but it's balanced by all the beer has going on. It's slightly tart, salty, and a slight B.O., but well balanced by the fruit from the yeast and sweetness from the malt. Very drinkable, summery ale and it completely hits the spot. There is NO bitterness, but it still balances out nicely. Great beer to grab a togo bottle of.
Jun 28, 2012
Rated: 3.5 by hiphopj5 from Colorado

Jun 21, 2012
Rated: 4.75 by BaconCheeseburg from Maine

Jun 09, 2012
Rated: 4 by andylipp from Massachusetts

May 18, 2012
Rated: 4.5 by Miamilice from Virginia

May 11, 2012
Rated: 4 by CoryR from Oregon

May 09, 2012
Rated: 4.5 by dunix from Vermont

Feb 11, 2012
Rated: 4.5 by phingdong from New Hampshire

Feb 01, 2012
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Reviewed by Kegatron from Pennsylvania

3.9/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
22 oz bomber into a couple of glasses.

Pours a clear copper, with a ½ finger of bright white foamy head. This maintains a light looking frothiness, which leaves back a gentle cascade of spotty lacing. The aroma smells of spice, fruit, crisp wheat, and some more herbal accents.

The taste opens up a bit more, with a crisp snap of wheat, fruity green apple, spices, and an underlying salt-like mineral feel, which picks up considerably as this warms. The mouthfeel is medium bodied and sharp on the tongue, with a smooth firm creaminess to it that rides along the back. This feels just right.

This was a pretty solid take on a Gose, with an interesting flavor profile that was much more quenching feeling and drinkable then you would think at first. I’ve had a couple of these now and I will continue to seek more out. It’s definitely a style that has my attention.
Jan 25, 2012
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Reviewed by stakem from Pennsylvania

3.73/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
Thanks to Kegatron for sharing this bomber with me. Poured into a matching Portsmouth snifter, this brew appears a clear golden color with a white frothy head. There is some yellowish coloration around the sides and a light swirl revives a finger of head.

The smell is fruity with almost a bubblegum candy sweetness. There is a very light note of apple vinegar and some minerals (sea salt?) The taste gets progressively more salty with every sip but never gets overbearing. Some minor fruit accents are evident a bit like apple blended with the previously described candy bubblegum notes.

This is a light bodied brew with a moderate amount of carbonation. There is seemingly no alcohol inclusion throughout. This was fairly easy drinking with the salt addition really coming out as it warms. I have not had a ton of Gose offering but of the ones I've tried, this one had the best saltiness factor but lacked a little bit in overall depth.
Jan 23, 2012
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Reviewed by HosP from Indiana

3.75/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
First time trying this style. Poured 22oz into pint glass.

A- Pours straw yellow. Very slight haze. Lots of carbonating bubbles. Fluffy white head that leaves nice lacing on the glass.

S- Smells a little musky throughout. Sweetness starts to come through with some citrus and lemon notes. Maybe a bit of spice at the end.

T- Lemon, citrus flavors up front. Sweet with a wheat undertone to it. Seems to have a little bit of funk taste mixed in somewhere. Does have a bit of a salt taste at the very end but is pretty mild.

M- Light body. Lots of carbonation. Get a mild salty aftertaste.

O- Very interesting style. Lots of good flavors with a weird salt taste thrown in. Still everything blends nicely for a good drink. Very refreshing for sure.
Jan 02, 2012
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Reviewed by oline73 from Maryland

3.48/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3
Poured from the bottle into a Chimay goblet.

Appearance: Pours a slightly cloudy yellow/golden color with a finger of fluffy white head that fades to a ring around the edge of the glass.

Smell: Light and crisp, some fruity notes along with a mild herbal quality. Slightly sweet, the fruit dominates the smell.

Taste: Very light and crisp with some bready malt. The fruit from the smell doesn't really show up here. There is a very mild herbal taste with a slight bitterness in the finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium body with aggressive, tingly carbonation and a very dry finish.

Overall: This one could have used a little bit more flavor. The herbal notes weren't strong enough. Nice and refreshing, but I'm not sure I'd have it again.
Dec 28, 2011
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Reviewed by BeerAdvocate from California

4.47/5  rDev +14%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Review from BeerAdvocate Magazine Issue #55 (August 2011):

Gose is a rather rare German style of beer, similar to other Weissbiers, which focus on a large portion of wheat; how- ever, a standout difference is the addition of spices and salt. Portsmouth’s starts with a cloudy yellow straw body and creamy lacing, and a wheaty nose with green banana, sweet herbal notes and a dusting of spice. Crisp up front, creamy mouthfeel beneath. Light bodied. Big smack of lemon bite, sweet malts, soft coriander and an underlying saltiness. Mild green apple, too. Fairly dry overall, but really dries up in the finish. Moreish. Delicious. Insanely drink- able. One of the best examples of the style we’ve had to date.
Dec 15, 2011
Rated: 5 by FrankLloydMike from Massachusetts

Dec 08, 2011
Rated: 4 by patreely12 from Maryland

Dec 03, 2011
Rated: 4 by rab53 from Washington

Dec 02, 2011
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