SuIIy (1983) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - FEB 1, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can. A hazy peachy color with a small white head. Nose is sweet syrupy malt with some light grass notes. Palate is slick with a light tingle but a weird crispness in the end; like a cider. Flavors of light fruit, grassy hops, sticky syrupy malt notes.
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Chad9976 (1141) - Albany, New York, USA - AUG 1, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
I poured a 12oz can into a mug. There was no freshness date and it cost $2.29 ($0.19 per ounce).
Appearance: An ugly shade of rusted orange/tarnished gold over a hazy body. Pours to a two-finger, off-white, foamy head which retains and laces well.
Smell: Strong ginger aroma, a hint of clove or some other spice.
Taste: This is actually one of the most popular craft beers on the market mostly due to its name and label (Iíve gotta admit, it cracks me up every time I see it). However, the beer inside the can is a bit strange. Pork Slap is an English pale ale at the core, though the recipe has recently been modified to include a ginger seasoning to make it more distinctive. In that aspect it works, as itís a fairly boring brew otherwise. But unless youíre a big fan of ginger youíre probably not going to find this beer all that delectable.
The ginger is noticeable right away, though itís light and slightly sweet Ė almost like a sucker candy. Through the middle I taste the pale ale and itís pretty standard. Some caramel flavor and a general amber maltiness coupled with just a touch of dry bitterness from the hops. Thankfully thereís no diacetyl character from the yeast strain. But the finish is what kills it, as the ginger re-emerges from nowhere and overwhelms the palette with an almost medicinal taste. Itís a flavor combination of herbal tea, mint and ginger. Iím sure some people can enjoy this, but for me itís difficult to enjoy. That being said, this beer is at the very least tolerable. A few tweaks to the recipe and it could be more than solid.
Drinkability: I was actually surprised to find that Butternuts Pork Slap Pale Ale is only 4.3% ABV as itís fairly strongly-flavored for an otherwise traditional session beer. Drinking it is no challenge whatsoever. The carbonation is consistent with a mouthfeel thatís not overtly thin or watery. Though I wouldnít consider it refreshing, I could see drinkers of a certain experience level enjoying this in large quantities in any season or setting.
pricey290483 (213) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 24, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
beer was ok but the ginger taste was a bit to much for me it was ok just not great might be for you but not for me
hockeybeerguy (1721) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - JUL 21, 2014
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Reviewed from notes.
This was poured into a pint glass.
The appearance was a hazy burnt orange color with a one finger white foamy head that quickly subsided and barely left any lacing.
The smell had some light English malts with light caramel and toffee notes and left out the normal "soapiness" found in most EPAís.
The taste was mainly sweet through the malts.
On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a decent sessionability about it.
Overall, I am glad to be ending my Butternuts beers on a better note than the first two. Luckily, this one was more balanced and acceptable of having again.
mkel07 (3150) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JUL 6, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
330ml can while in New York in September 2013. Awesome looking can and as a bonus the beer was pretty good as well.
czar (4159) - Quťbec, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 2, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
can - also labelled as farmhouse (!). pours hazy nicely golden orange with a small off-white cap, some retention and lacing. soft and faint citrus and pine, fruity - tad awkward - slightly rotten small red and yellow fruits - cherries perhaps, sweetish toasted malts and spicy sweet graininess, caramel, brett infection, spices. moderate carboantion, light body, very lightly tart, semi-sweet and short grassy-spicy-piney-citrusy finish. calling it farmhouse to camouflage and confirm lack of control? or maybe iím misunderstanding.. blah.
JFGrind (1839) - Glenside, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 22, 2014
2.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Dark golden thin malt bodied Pale Ale with faint aroma. English ale tendencies in this session beer. Why the beer is named íPorkslapí or label says íFarmhouse Aleí is a mystery to me.
Nephilium (1328) - Ohio, USA - JUN 22, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Very faint malt aroma, pours a clear amber with a finger of white head. Some roasted malt flavor, with minimal hop notes. Light bodied, with a crisp finish. Itís drinkable, and beer, but thereís not much going on here.
brianairb85 (71) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 11, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Can- reminds me of honey nut Cheerios and throw in some malt. Light amber in color. Overall very unique to the pale ale family.
TappanGordo (70) - New York, USA - MAY 31, 2014
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bought this one on name alone. From a can. Light amber in color. I think someone else said the aroma was like cherrios. I smelled that too. Somewhat bland in taste. Not a favorite.
Hidden_Pooch (276) - Stratford, Prince Edward Island, CANADA - MAY 23, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Can. I tried this because of the can. It was a nice a little quaff. With hints of honey, butter, and roasted malt, but all the just in the faintest. I wish I could have tasted the ginger more, but I guess that might ruin the style. It went well with the big greasy burger I had, very refreshing.