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Great Lakes Alberta Clipper



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RATINGS: 165   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52/5   SEASONAL: Spring   IBU: 40   EST. CALORIES: 234   ABV: 7.8%
Bid farewell to winter’s cruel tyranny with the creamy, bittersweet dark chocolate flavors and fresh raspberry tartness of Alberta Clipper Porter. Named for the intense winter storms that sweep the Midwest and Great Lakes Regions, making us all a little tougher (and a lot colder), Alberta Clipper is the perfect treat to celebrate the return of milder weather and kiss those wintry winds goodbye… at least for a little while.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
weihenweizen (2626) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - FEB 1, 2016
Refrigerated 12 oz brown bottle, best by July 13, 2016, poured into an English pint glass. Black with dark brown highlights and small beige head. Aroma is roasted malt, medium body, some carbonation, and some lacing. Taste is roasted malt and a little raspberry.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sammy (10317) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 30, 2016
Mild raspberry in finish, not significantly tart. Also after best due day. Decent drinkable porter. From Capones.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
AdamT (264) - North Carolina, USA - JAN 8, 2016
12oz bottle from ? Dark brown hue (with reddish tint when held to light), zero visibility with mostly last frothy dark khaki head. Some lacing. Aromas of dark fruit, raspberry and some chocolate malt. This had a bitter raspberry flavor on the first sip with more of a chocolate malt finish. The bitterness died down after the first sip and was a pleasant experience all the way through to the end. Great mouthfeel, crisp on the tongue with a creamy texture. I really liked this one.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
edgallow (3190) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 23, 2015
12 oz bottle pours black with a tan head. Aroma of chocolate, raspberries and grain. Taste is raspberries and chocolate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
patrick767 (3824) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - NOV 22, 2015
bottle - Pours near black with a small tan head. The aroma is mainly of roasted malt and chocolate with maybe a hint of fruit. It tastes sweet, fruity, and chocolatey. Smooth and tasty. Full bodied. Very good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
drsordr (1861) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - NOV 18, 2015
Draft to taster at Fifty West opaque dark brown with thin tan head. Nose light roast, chocolate, minimal dark fruit. Taste initial some chocolate covered orange, and hint of alcohol. Later in palate light roasted malt.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
hayduke (4281) - Eureka, California, USA - NOV 8, 2015
Sampled at GABF2015. In the tasting glass was dark brown with a beige head. Nose of chocolate and dark ripe fruit including raspberry. Medium body. Flavor is chocolate malts, raspberry, maybe other fruit, and a mildly bitter finish. Good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BlackBeerPG (145) - Darien, Illinois, USA - NOV 4, 2015
Taste: Dark semi sweet chocolate, toasted malts, raspberry, tart and tangy. Dark brown and semi opaque. Cocoa semi sweet nose. Medium body. Tan ringed lace to head.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
jgb9348 (5315) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - NOV 1, 2015
Deep dark brown coloured body with a thinnish, single centimetre tall tan head with large bubbles. Aroma of raspberries, cherries, grain, light coffee, earth, malt and a touch of chocolate. Medium-bodied; A touch watery at first with an earthy and nutty flavour that shows some chocolate and a hint of coffee right afterwards, with a thin texture and a rather watery finish. Aftertaste shows some light sugars and mellow fruit, and almost no malt at all to speak of - light. Overall, a decent porter at best. Good intentions all around, and while it smells good, it doesn’t look too great and the watery profile and relatively simple finish make this drinkable if you like the style, but not worth searching for if you don’t - fairly simple here. I sampled this twelve ounce bottle purchased from Whole Foods in Washington (Foggy Bottom, Eye Street NW) on 11-May-2015 for US$3,49 sampled at home in Washington on 31-October-2015.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
rubbishystuff (2149) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 5, 2015
At the Daily. The raspberries I think thinned out the porter a little so that it tempered the rich roastedness, almost like a kind of flemish red that wasn’t all that sour mixed with a porter I"m describing it badly but I thought it was totally delicious. Serving: Tap

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