Shoo-Fly Pie Porter | Lancaster Brewing Company

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Shoo-Fly Pie PorterShoo-Fly Pie Porter
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Lancaster Brewing Company
Pennsylvania, United States
lancasterbrewing.com

Style: English Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.20%

Availability: Fall

Notes / Commercial Description:
Made with eight different malts, four types of hops and a touch of Lancaster County molasses, this tasty brew has a rich brown hue with a medium to full body flavor.

Added by hopdog on 02-01-2009

BEER STATS
Ratings:
148
Reviews:
38
Avg:
3.72
pDev:
11.56%
 
 
Wants:
6
Gots:
25
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 148 |  Reviews: 38
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2.16/5  rDev -41.9%

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2.5/5  rDev -32.8%

Photo of saison90
2.5/5  rDev -32.8%

Photo of themind
3/5  rDev -19.4%

Not bad, I prefer a thicker more robust porter but this was decent non the less.

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3/5  rDev -19.4%

Photo of billbeers
3/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3/5  rDev -19.4%

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3.11/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Served on tap at the Harrisburg location into my giant mug of doom and destruction.

A- Pours a very dark brown, nearly black. Light cream colored head that fades nearly instantly.

S- Hardly any aroma, but I get a little molasses. Typical LBC with the weak scent.

T- Very creamy with a bite of molasses at the end. Its...interesting. I guess thats a good word for it

M- Kind of thick, and not in a good way. The molasses really isn't a good thing at the end.

D- Not much of a porter of molasses fan, but I wasn't too impressed overall with this. Felt a little bland. Hopefully this falls off tap soon and the pub gets something a little better up.

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Photo of CharlesK
3.12/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Drunkie
3.21/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of zoso1967
3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

Photo of ctylinebeer
3.29/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

12 oz bottle poured into a tumbler glass. Sold in a 4-pack and is a limited release. Shoo-Fly pie is a Pennsylvania Dutch dessert that is very famous in Lancaster, PA.

L - amber and brown in color. Two finger white head with some spotty lacing.

S - wide variety of dark malts is prevalent. Molasses and vanilla smooths it out, but mostly dark beer aroma

T - Pilsner malt comes to mind. Chocolate, vanilla, no roast. Flavor is very smooth and pleasant like eating some pie.

F - light-medium body, smooth like glass all the way through, nice malt finish

O - I'll have to have shoo-fly pie to get my head around it, but overall it seems like it's missing a hefty body and more complex taste. Cheers!

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3.3/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

During a recent visit to LBC harrisburg, I couldnt resist ordering this. I am surprised I dont already have a review for this because I vividly recall this beers release in 2009 and my drive with friends to the Lancaster location to try it.

Served in a pint, the brew appears a dark amber to mahogany color. It is quite clear and lighter in color than expected for a porter. A finger of yellowish stained tan cap sits atop. Pretty solid retention that leaves a wall of lacing effect on the glass.

The aroma consists of caramel to toasty toffee sweetness. Some mineral aspect with mild fruit and citrus hops are an afterthought. At times, the darker faint sweetness suggests molasses but never quite gets there.

The taste is quite mineral filled with fruity to floral notes from a mild hop inclusion. Mild toasty grain somewhat like toffee is evident. The aftertaste is very weak with the faintest hint if molasses and chocolate grain. This brew is somewhat nutty actually more than anything.

This is a medium bodied brew with a modest amount of carbonation. It is crisp almost like a baltic porter but lacking a bit across the board. I didnt care for the mineral quality at all that seemed to dominate the brew. Overall a good idea but it just didnt pan out the way it could if the recipe was revisited.

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3.33/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

12 oz bottle poured into a pub-style pint glass.

Appearance
Deep mahogany with 1 finger of off-white head. Excellent clarity with moderate carbonation.

Nose
Root beer, molasses, licorice, and milk chocolate.

Taste
Black licorice, molasses, and Birch beer. Light caramel and milk chocolate. Hints of spruce.

Mouthfeel
Medium bodied, crisp, and semi-dry with a light bitterness.

Overall
Imperialize this and then we'll talk. ;)

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Photo of Brew_ski
3.35/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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3.36/5  rDev -9.7%

Photo of Knapp85
3.37/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours out as a transparent dark brown color, with almost no head at all on it. This has a surprising appearance for a porter, the color to me should have been much darker. The smell of dark roasted malts and just a little bit of molasses on the nose. The taste is pretty weak, I really hoped for this beer to be much more flavorful but to me it seemed as though they were forgetting something. The mouthfeel was watery and kind of boring. Not really sure about this one.

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3.41/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of hopdog
3.42/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Capones. Poured a dark brown color with a smaller sized off white head. Aromas of chocloate, lighter roastiness, and caramel. Tastes of chocolate, molasses, roast, and caramel. Some lacing left on the glass. I love Shoo-fly pie, but just didn't see it in this one.

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3.44/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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3.46/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Had on-tap at the Main Street Pub in Bally, PA. Served in a snifter.

L: Dark brown pour with thick tannish head. Reasonable lacing.

S: Toasted grains and gingerbread. Molasses and spice.

T/F: Taste is sweet, a bit cloying with strong presence of molasses and brown sugar. Gingerbready and full bodied.

O: A bit sweet for my taste but as a homage to shoo-fly pie it's about what you would expect. Molasses dominates the flavor profile. Not one I can get into but glad I tried it.

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3.49/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

a: This was a very dark, slightly murky, brown. It was served to me with a perfect one inch with froth. Beautiful.

s: I couldn't find much here. Mild toasty malts and doughy bread, no molasses.

t: This was a pretty good porter, but the molasses was very mild to me. The porter aspects were strong, roasty, doughy malts. I think the molasses tasted like caramel to me. Very good overall, but I wanted more molasses.

m: Luscious, creamy cask, yum!

d: I liked this more than the score would indicate, I was just hoping something more diferent I suppose. If you have the chance, definitely try this one.

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Shoo-Fly Pie Porter from Lancaster Brewing Company
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