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Brewed by Brasseurs du Monde / Le Picoleur
Style: Porter
Saint-Hyacinthe, Canada

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RATINGS: 69   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.31/5   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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Porter anglais

Les patrons des pubs près du port et des gares de Londres servaient jadis aux porteurs de bagages un mélange de deux ou trois bières issues de barils ne trouvant pas preneur. Les brasseurs développèrent alors une bière nommée Entire, intégrant les attributs du mélange : brune, maltée, caramélisée, un peu sucrée, à peine brûlée et pas trop forte en alcool. Idéale pour faire le plein d’énergie à peu de frais sans s’arrêter longtemps pour manger, elle devint la Porter’s Beer. En souvenir de cette ère, nous avons créé le Big Ben Porter, modérément sec et aux saveurs de malts caramélisés un peu brûlés. Les houblons anglais lui ajoutent une légère amertume, ce qui équilibre le tout.

A few hundred years ago, pub owners near the London port and train stations were known to serve local porters a cheap blend of beer comprised of the remains of two or three brews that they could not sell. An ideal, inexpensive beverage to replenish one’s energy, it became known as “Porter’s Beer.” As its popularity grew, brewers then developed a beer called Entire Butt, incorporating various attributes of the original mixture to create a slightly sweet, malty brown beer with lightly burnt caramel notes. It is in homage to this era that our Big Ben Porter was created. Moderately dry with flavors of slightly burnt caramel malts and English hops to bring a light bitterness and balance it all.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
robinvboyer (3994) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 27, 2014
Good roast, subtle cocoa, and coffee notes. Mouth feel is thinner than i expected, carb is quite low. Finish is lowon the bitterness, with more solid roast. Hops are there, but quite earthy, and there is a metallic flavor in the end that i cant shake. Good, not great.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sic1314 (4775) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - JUL 22, 2014
Poured deep reddish brown with a frothy beige head. Aroma of roast malt, coffee beans, dark chocolate. Smooth, medium body, flavour as the aroma, light liquorice,

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
serjaymz (159) - Istanbul, TURKEY - JUN 27, 2014
Şişe @ istanbul. Bardakta simsiyah bir renk kalıcı olmayan kahverengi köpük. Orta gövdeli. Kokuda karamel baskın, ardından kavrulmuş malt ve tatlılık hakim. Tadım dolgun, gazlı, yine karamel kavrulmuş ve arpa tatları ön planda.. Kalıcılık çok uzun değil. Başarılı ancak harika değil..

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
GonZoBeeR (3048) - ste-catherine, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 1, 2014
Aroma:chocolate,light oxydation... Appearance:dark brown,good beige head... Flavor:rosted malt,light chocolate,high carbonation for a stout...

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
swoopjones (7021) - Buffalo, New York, USA - APR 15, 2014
bottle, lighter bodied black pour, roasted malts, chocolate notes in both aroma & flavor. chalky notes. OK

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Randy4Beer (459) - - APR 13, 2014
Pours very dark brown with cherry red hi-lights. Off-white head. Very little lacing On the nose, dark bitter chocolate and burnt coffee. The palate is surprisingly light, liquidy, and less creamy than anticipated. Sweeter than some Porters I have had, but not overpoweringly so. A hard one to categorize and a bit of a mish-mash of styles, but I guess that is what they were going for after reading the label. A quality brew definitely worth trying.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
YanIpa (144) - Quebec, CANADA - FEB 14, 2014
Noire-Brune au col crémeux et beige. Arôme de céréal, café et chocolat. La saveur est malté, chocolat-cacao. Amertume toute en douceur et amertume légère

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
stytheduke (33) - Quebec, CANADA - FEB 1, 2014
Une bière noire qui se veut très rafraîchissante et qui prend même le rôle de plusieurs bières d’été. Elle est douce et descend bien dans la gorge, sans anicroches. Les arômes de malts grillés, torréfiés ainsi que de caramel chaud sont présentes. Des odeurs qui donnent l’eau à la bouche. Une belle couleur noire et même des teintes de bois d’acajou mis à la lumière. La bière a peu d’effervescence, mais cela aide à sa facilité à la boire. Une bière avec un bon goût torréfié, brûlé, fumé un peu même. Les saveurs de houblons anglais sont un peu présentes et n’amène pas grand amertume. L’amertume semble plutôt apportée par le côté chocolaté. Une bière qui me rappelle des noix dans le chocolat! :)

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
sanselmo (5) - - JAN 10, 2014 does not count
Grand fan de porter mais trop d’amertume, bon au départ mais un arrière goût moyen, belle couleur et col

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Metalchopz (3014) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 8, 2014
Pours a dark brown with ruby highlights. The head is creamy, beige, has good retention and leaves lots of dirty-sticky lacing. Aromas of roasted malts with notes of coffee and chocolate. The mouthfeel is wet with a little creaminess to it. The taste is mild as well, so goes down nicely and not too heavy. Mostly roasted malts with the burnt aspect lingering a bit in the aftertaste. Hints of dark fruits and coffee. Not sure about the porter style, other than being light in the mouth. Seems more like a watered-down stout.


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