Shoo-Fly Pie Porter | Lancaster Brewing Company

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3.79/5
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156 Ratings
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
Ranking:
#18,677
Reviews:
41
Ratings:
156
pDev:
11.35%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
7
Gots:
28
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 156 |  Reviews: 41
Photo of mvanaskie13
3.82/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a narrow pint glass: color is dark brown, head is lighter tan with fine bubbles, head presents at least 1/2 inch thick and lingers exceptionally well with good head lacing down the sides of the glass.

Smell is takes quite some time to enhance the subtle vanilla and molasses notes but its worth the wait, light but noticeable and good roast and light chocolate malt as well.

Taste is similar with light roast, chocolate, then some hints of vanilla and light neutral sweetness.

Mouthfeel is crisp, a bit dry for the proposed style rendition.

Overall a good variation on the porter style with subtle vanilla and enhanced sweetness from molasses.

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Photo of Erikschrody
5/5  rDev +31.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

They nailed it. Didnt even hear of it until today. Just finished my first, it was delicious, and scrumptious.

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Photo of Genx
3.79/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of lastmango
3.81/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured black with a thin tan head that reduced to none within seconds. Very little lacing. Aroma is molasses and vanilla. Taste is light malt, molasses and vanilla followed by light piney hops and earthiness on the tail. Medium body and light carbonation. This is a nice porter with a unique taste.

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Photo of JamieDuncan
3.7/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of GeorgianBayPackr
3.79/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of parkwood
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rickklein9
4.25/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of KTCamm
3.81/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

11/10/17...pours a dark brown that borders on black. And with tan foam. Coffee/chocolate nose. Smooth creamy taste. Dark chocolate with a smooth creamy mouthfeel. Slightly roasted edge. Straightforward tasty english porter/

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Photo of Ryften
3.88/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rolltide8425
3.76/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Irishman_Scott
5/5  rDev +31.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Brew_ski
3.35/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of ctylinebeer
3.29/5  rDev -13.2%
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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Photo of BeerCon5
3.77/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of PhineasMcClintock
3.44/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of tone77
3.68/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a brown 12 oz. bottle. Has a cola color with a 1 inch head. Smell is of molasses, light chocolate. Taste is chocolate, much more pronounced than the aroma, vanilla, molasses, some roasted malts. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is a unique and enjoyable beer.

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Photo of bigred89
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Stofko1992
3.87/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MMOSNN
3.53/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Look - pours a dark reddish-brown color with a decent off-white head and some spotty lacing.
Smell - roasted malts, molasses, vanilla, and sweet bread.
Taste - roasted malts, vanilla, some molasses, but the taste is slightly muted.
Feel - mostly flat, almost like drinking water, but it has a smooth finish.
Overall, this porter is sweet and somewhat rich, but I would like more complexity in the taste and it would benefit from a chewier body.

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Photo of CaptDavyJones
3.77/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MacMalt
3.78/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured into tulip glass. It pours a deep ruby-brown color with a thin, mocha-colored head and extensive lacing. It smells of molasses, vanilla, maple syrup, nuts, and roasted malt. It's a unique and pleasant smell. The taste is molasses and vanilla forward - quite sweet at first, but followed with a solid backbone of roasted malt, char, nuts, and a slight bitterness at the finish. It is a unique taste. This porter is medium-bodied, rather light in carbonation, and easy to drink with an ABV of 6.2% Overall, this is a really unique tasting porter that is pleasant to drink. I wish I had had it fresher. I'll look for it next Fall to see whether it makes a difference. Like many other beers, I suspect that this would be better fresh and on draught.

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Photo of therica
4.5/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of CHickman
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours very hazy copper to reddish brown color with a 1-2 finger foamy light tan head that was full of tiny bubbles and faded slowly, fading on the slow side and leaving good foamy lacing coating the sides.

Smells nutty up front with maple syrup and vanilla hitting first, followed by toasted grains, brown sugar, cocoa powder, wheat bread, light char, coffee grinds and a hint of piney hops. No clue what a Shoo-Fly Pie smells like, but this smelled like a nut brown ale with a lot of toasted grains. Hides the ABV very well.

Tastes just like it smells, with toasted nuts, maple syrup and vanilla starting it off, then toasted grains, molasses, brown sugar, cocoa powder, wheat bread, light char, coffee grinds, earthy notes and mild hints of piney hops. The molasses comes out more as it warms up, with the vanilla trailing for a nice finish. It almost tastes like a cream soda, which was pretty enjoyable.

Mouthfeel is smooth and almost slick, with a medium body, little to no carbonation and almost a flat, watery feel. Seems like hard mineral water was used and the result is like a glass of cream soda that sat out for a few hours and lost all it's carbonation. In spite of those slightly negative qualities, I liked this beer overall and it grew on me when I drank it. Wouldn't seek it out, but glad I tried it.

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Photo of cyber_phoenix
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Shoo-Fly Pie Porter from Lancaster Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.79 out of 5 with 156 ratings
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