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Great Lakes Alberta Clipper



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RATINGS: 156   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52   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 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
rubbishystuff (2069) - 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

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
gsmitty80 (2072) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 4, 2015
Intersting porter that had a decent bit of raspberries to it. A little early in the season for me though.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheHopster (945) - Netcong, New Jersey, USA - SEP 26, 2015
(Bottle). Artificial raspberry aroma. Pours a deep brown with decent head retention. Flavor is decent Porter with added raspberry flavor. Smooth palate. Enjoyed after a Saturday night steak dinner for dessert. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Patrickctenchi (5078) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - SEP 26, 2015
Bottle: Nearly black with a small tan head. Chocolate, berry aroma. Taste is chocolate malt, black cherry, raspberry. Sweet....a little weak.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
shrubber85 (9287) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - SEP 16, 2015
Bottle. Fresh hay and chocolate malt aroma. Dark brown with small head. Lightly sweet chocolate malt and mildly bitter hay flavor. Body light - watery.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
N3lson1 (578) - Long Valley, New Jersey, USA - SEP 15, 2015
Drank from a pint glass poured from a twelve ounce bottle. Pours black with decent beige head. Has aromas of roasted malts, chocolate but mostly raspberries. Has good complexity to the taste, nice flavors of raspberries, followed with some chocolate. A good, intresting porter!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
argo0 (12440) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 12, 2015
Draft. Medium beige head atop dark red-brown body. Aroma is moderately sweet, bittersweet/milk chocolate. Taste is moderately sweet, caramel, some milk chocolate, dark fruit, light berry. Medium body, low carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
solidfunk (5667) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - SEP 11, 2015
I appreciate the props to Alberta as a native edmontonian. Some raspberry and light roast. Black pour. Lift sweet and bitter finish. Tap at black squirrel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Leafs93 (1919) - Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 9, 2015
Pours deep dark brown with a small tan head. Aroma is dark chocolate, roast and raspberry. Taste is sweet and tart. Medium bodied, smooth texture and overall very solid.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
mrjaxson (382) - .08 Junction, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 6, 2015
The nose is immediately and overwhelmingly raspberries, with shades of chocolate and smokiness but they’re subdued. The aroma sets you up for tart sourness but it never materializes. Some chocolaty malts seem a likely culprit for the smooth, sweet taste with light sourness around the edges. A delightful beer. Poured from a bottle.

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