Kirsch Porter | Bergquell Brauerei Löbau

Kirsch PorterKirsch Porter
BA SCORE
6.7%
Liked This Beer
2.53 w/ 30 ratings
Kirsch PorterKirsch Porter
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Bergquell Brauerei Löbau
Germany
bergquell-loebau.de

Style: Schwarzbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.20%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by paterlodie on 11-12-2006

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#42,965
Reviews:
12
Ratings:
30
Liked:
2
Avg:
2.53/5
pDev:
27.67%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
3
Trade:
0
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Photo of biboergosum
2.43/5  rDev -4%
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 kojevergas
2.62/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Medicinal cherry and dark malts. Definitely a hypermarket beer.

C- / BELOW AVERAGE

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Photo of olradetbalder
1.5/5  rDev -40.7%

Photo of Derek
3.72/5  rDev +47%
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 Evil_Pidde
2.04/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

A: Pour is dark brown with rich hints of red. White kind of airy white head dissipates into nice lacings.

S: Raspberries and cherries, not much else.

T: Very cherry. Some raspberries. Sweet but, it's almost like lemonade...

M: Long, long aftertaste - but all dry cherries. Body is syrupy medium and carbonation is moderate.

D: For beeing a Schwarzbier this is awful - too much cherries.

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Photo of wordemupg
2.62/5  rDev +3.6%
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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Photo of Kmat10
2.75/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of ZombiesAteMyDog
3/5  rDev +18.6%

Photo of safaricook
3.25/5  rDev +28.5%

Photo of paterlodie
3/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

BB 28-02-07. Beigebrown head and black beercolor. Nose is sweet and malty and cherries IMO not the freshest possible but at least with beercaracter. Taste is sweet and lots of cherries before some maltyness and low bitterness are noticable. IMO overly sweetened and cherriecoke like but to liefmans krieklovers probably something enjoyable

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Photo of Zetcha7x
2/5  rDev -20.9%

Photo of clarknova
1.25/5  rDev -50.6%

Photo of JamesLeung
2.5/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Cherry coke

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Photo of RuudJH
2.47/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

90% porter, 10% cherry soda.
0.5 l bottle.

Looks dark brown, beige head.
Smell is defenately the roasty character you'd expect from a porter. Coffee and nutts. Also a big note of cherry and cherry bubblegum. A bit artificial indeed, but not offensive.
Taste is not nice at all: cherry flavouring, with some bad malts, i would say.
Not much else.

Mouthfeel is light, aftertaste is artificial.

Overall, i would not recommend this either.
Like the previous samplers, I would say the artificial taste of the whole thing is just not pleasant.

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Photo of Svingjo
2.8/5  rDev +10.7%
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 windowside
2.17/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2

Photo of ghirsh
2.16/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.25

Photo of JKG
2.75/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of R_Kole
4/5  rDev +58.1%

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

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Photo of jandadeboer
2/5  rDev -20.9%

Photo of DrBobPierce
3/5  rDev +18.6%

Photo of rodzm14
3/5  rDev +18.6%

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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Photo of todesengel135
3.25/5  rDev +28.5%

Photo of vauxhaulastra
1.23/5  rDev -51.4%
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 Ebichuuu
2.5/5  rDev -1.2%

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Kirsch Porter from Bergquell Brauerei Löbau
Beer rating: 6.7% out of 100 with 30 ratings
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