Dismiss Notice
We're celebrating 10 years of BeerAdvocate magazine with $10 print subscriptions for US residents.

Subscribe now!

Portsmouth Rye Bock | Portsmouth Brewery

Log in or Sign up to start rating.
BA SCORE
-
no score
Awaiting 10 Reviews
THE BROS
-
no score
Send samples
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Portsmouth Brewery
New Hampshire, United States
portsmouthbrewery.com

Style: Maibock / Helles Bock

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.70%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Bierman9 on 02-02-2013

BEER STATS
Reviews:
3
Ratings:
9
Avg:
3.76
pDev:
8.24%
 
 
Wants:
0
Gots:
0
For Trade:
0
User Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
Reviews: 3 | Ratings: 9
Photo of deltatauhobbit
3.81/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Best by May 2013 on the bottle.

Pours a clear golden orange color with a good sized head, fades slowly yet doesn't leave any lacing on the glass.

Smell is dominated by sweet malt with hints of caramel and a light floral fruity aroma.

Taste starts out with a strong rye spiciness, balanced out by the sweet malt and decent caramel flavor, good and proper carbonation, decent body, finishes slightly dry and bitter.

 416 characters

Photo of Rifugium
3.29/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

First had: on tap at Portsmouth

Clear coppery pour with a foamy white head that sank to a thin layer, leaving a few speckles of lacing on the glass. Aroma of pale malts, toasted grains, light herbal hops. Taste of toasted rye, a little pale malt sweetness, herbal and floral hop notes, a bit bland and cardboardy, but nothing really offensive going on. Light-medium body. Pretty basic stuff, but not too bad overall.

 417 characters

Photo of Bierman9
4.22/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Stopped into the Brewpub today with Alewife for lunch. Rye Bock? Rye not?! Imperial pint, for $4.75... (x2!!)

Glass held a somewhat cloudy brew; color was medium copper, and carbo was fine and steady. Topping the bier was a thin layer of fine, light beige bubbles, with some decent lacing clinging to the sides. Aroma was a little light, but caramel was noticed, along with some floral hopping. Really liked the mouthfeel; body was medium-plus, and it felt quite smooth on the tongue.

More caramel and some toffee hit the palate, accompanied by a distinct rye-based spiciness. Malt action was solid all the way. Floral hops really blended in nicely, and this had a super Maibock lean to it. The rye added a different quality to a great style, and this one really hit the spot. Really? Yeah... grabbed a growler for home tonight! Prosit!!

4.26/5 rDev 0%look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

1560

 925 characters

Portsmouth Rye Bock from Portsmouth Brewery
3.76 out of 5 based on 9 ratings.
  • About Us

    Your go-to website for beer (since 1996), publishers of BeerAdvocate magazine (since 2006) and hosts of world-class beer events (since 2003). Respect Beer.
  • BeerAdvocate Microbrew Invitational

    Join us June 2-3, 2017 in Boston, Mass. for beer, cider, mead, kombucha and sake from over 70 small producers.

    Learn More
  • 10 Years of BeerAdvocate Magazine

    We're celebrating 10 years of BA mag with $10 print subscriptions for US residents!

    Subscribe