Kirsch Porter | Bergquell Brauerei Löbau

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Kirsch PorterKirsch Porter

Brewed by:
Bergquell Brauerei Löbau

Style: Schwarzbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.20%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by paterlodie on 11-12-2006

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Ratings: 31 |  Reviews: 12
Photo of BenBreeg
3.12/5  rDev +22.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of georgegabriel
3.76/5  rDev +48%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A nice looking dark and rich color, but the beer is a little too heavy on the sweetness of cherry for a porter. I lose some of the malty flavours, but it's a good fall drink.

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Photo of kojevergas
2.62/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Medicinal cherry and dark malts. Definitely a hypermarket beer.


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Photo of windowside
2.17/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2

Photo of JamesLeung
2.5/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Cherry coke

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Photo of vauxhaulastra
1.23/5  rDev -51.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.25

Bought enthusiasticlly in a Berlin supermarket. No, just no. It tastes like fake cherries and sadness. There is no beer taste. I cannot finish it.

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Photo of ghirsh
2.16/5  rDev -15%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.25

Photo of Svingjo
2.8/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

As you may expect this pours a dark chocolate colour with a finger width head the goes away quickly. The nose is sweet, almost cherry cola like. I can almost get a little chocolate on the nose but really have to fight past the cherry which is almost overpowering. It actually tastes like cherry pop, you could put this down for a blind taste test and I bet most would think it is a soda pop. I've had cherry porters before, but usually the cherry is more in the background and the chocolaty porter flavour is more up front. Almost the opposite here. Looks like pop, smells like pop, and tastes like pop. Almost want to add Amaretto and make a Dr. Pepper shooter.

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Photo of rodzm14
3/5  rDev +18.1%

Starts off with a sweet cherry flavor, finishes off with a slight medicinal taste. Not bar for abrew from a Advent Calendar

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1.5/5  rDev -40.9%

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2/5  rDev -21.3%

Photo of R_Kole
4/5  rDev +57.5%

I personally don't like over flavoured beer but for some reason I liked this...

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2.75/5  rDev +8.3%

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3.25/5  rDev +28%

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3/5  rDev +18.1%

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2.5/5  rDev -1.6%

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3.25/5  rDev +28%

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1.25/5  rDev -50.8%

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3/5  rDev +18.1%

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2/5  rDev -21.3%

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2.75/5  rDev +8.3%

Photo of Cookeeman
2.77/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

This is beer 18 from the Rieder advent calendar. Pours a very dark, but thin, black colour. The head doesn't last more than a few seconds, and there is no lacing to speak of. The aroma is intensely fruity, lots of cherry, raspberry, cranberry, cassis and grape. It has a sour twist that is very reminiscent of lambic fruit beer. The body is thin and slippery, and the jarring lack of carbonation leaves one thinking of fruit juice. The flavour is potent, and is also dominated by fruit flavours inherent to the small round red and small round purple variety. However, there is a distinct sour finish and a very small bubbly sensation on the tongue, both of which are traits that I naturally associate with lambics. Other than the colour, there doesn't seem to be any sign of the porter portion of this brew, namely any malty roastiness or thickness. A very interesting brew for sure, one that would be sure to delight anyone with a sweet tooth. And lambic fans, of course. Porter fans, not so much... This gets a low score because we rate relative to style, so this does not do well at all. In a different category it might get at least a modicum of respect.

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Photo of Derek
3.72/5  rDev +46.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

a-black with ruby highlights, light tan head, hints of leg.

s-brown sugar, raspberry buds, fruit bread.

t-chocolate covered cherries, fruit bread, light sweetness, very mild bitterness.

m-moderate body has a light residual sweetness.

o-starts to taste a bit medicinal as it warms, but it's an interesting brew.

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Photo of biboergosum
2.43/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

330ml bottle, day 18 of the 2012 Craft Beer Advent calendar. If my extremely limited German is correct, this is 95% porter, and 5% cherry cordial.

This beer pours a clear, dark bronzed amber hue, with two fingers of thinly foamy, puffy beige head, which leaves nothing but a low ebbing wash of lace around the glass as it quickly bails.

It smells of sweet, sugary cherry extract, kind of like maraschino liqueur mixed with Robitussin, a hard to discern, but still hefty roasted malt, medium dark chocolate, a seemingly stand-alone sour fruitiness, and some low-lying earthy hop bitterness. The taste fronts with a saccharine-sweet cherry and raspberry fruitiness, before an overwhelmed nutty chocolate character tries to intercede, and a musty, dead leaf hoppiness weirds things up even further.

The bubbles are quite sedate, or stuck to the floor, or something, the body a tacky medium weight, and generally smooth, I guess. It finishes with a growing astringent sourness, one borne of artificial fruit additives, as the malt starts to give up in futility.

Gah. There may be something here to recommend this as a decent old-world porter, replete with chocolate, nuts, and an unassuming sourness. Too bad it's buried up to the chin under this crappy fake cherry syrup nonsense. The low ABV keeps the cough syrup associations to a minimum, but that can't help the cherry Coke ones.

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Photo of wordemupg
2.62/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

330ml bottle poured into tulip 27/9/12

A looks like cola but has a ruby glow once held to the light, a noisy cola like head that fizzes out in seconds and leaves no lace

S cherry cola, with some hazelnut, chambord and maraschino liqueur, smells sweet, real sweet and synthetic

T see above but with a strange chemical flavor, just fake flavoring and sugar

M pop like, foams up then your left with a flat thin liquid in your mouth

O more of a pop then a beer, tastes fake and I'm sure it is

Porter? not so much, perhaps as a alco pop but I don't think that's a beer style on BA. Too sweet and overwhelmed by a "cherry" flavoring

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Kirsch Porter from Bergquell Brauerei Löbau
Beer rating: 2.54 out of 5 with 31 ratings