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Krinitsa Porter (2014-)

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Brewed by OAO Krinitsa
Style: Baltic Porter
Minsk, Belarus


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RATINGS: 6   MEAN: 2.9/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.82   EST. CALORIES: 204   ABV: 6.8%
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Dark beer with original slightly caramel, bittersweet, wine tastes. 17°

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
waiake (74) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - SEP 19, 2014
500ml bottle pours dark brown & clearish with a brief head, the aroma is licorice & malty, the taste is malty & mildly bitter while the strong alcohol content is not overbearing, first baltic porter I’ve tried & this seems to sum up the description of what a good one should be, I enjoyed it

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Jimthechap (1652) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - AUG 20, 2014
Calling this a porter is a bit of a liberty isn’t it? The colour is several degrees too light, being a dark(ish) caramel with plenty of carbonation contributing to a greenish brown head. Aromas of sweet chocolately malt and those self-same caramel notes. Those malty notes dominate and do so in the flavour with a tingly mouthfeel as well. As it developed on the palate, it became juicy and somewhat astringent. Bittersweet is right, but not in a very pleasant way. What a shame. Oh well, at least it’s another country ticked off.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Cantabrian (823) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - JUN 10, 2014
UPDATED: JUN 11, 2014 Almost surreal to find bottles of this Bielorussian Baltic Porter in an ethnic grocery store in Auckland. The colour is dark coppery, translucent, with a thin, bubbly, beige head. Aroma of malty, sweet lager, with a touch of ovaltine and that lager skunkiness. Flavour starts terribly sweet, syrupy, with malt and vanilla, and almost nothing else but a whisper of bitterness. In time, with every new sip, that bitterness takes a more defined form, but it is not roasty nor hoppy. Just a carbonation type, astringency or what, but it kind of tingles all over. Watery, unexciting, all in all, it is a typical specimen, but one of the bad ones. One major achievement of this motherfucker is that it hides the alcohol superbly. It feels like you’re just drinking some weird juice from a bagged powder. Sorry, the swearing just came out naturally.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
vinivini (388) - BELARUS - MAR 25, 2014
Dark red to brown colour. Thin bubbly head. Smells of caramel. Aroma of caramel, coffee, some alcohol. Tastes medium sweetly. Little bitter notes at finish. Pleasant ending & aftertaste. Not bad indeed.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
alex_leit (51) - Minsk, BELARUS - MAR 22, 2014
Dark reddish-brown with average head. Some fruits and caramel, sweet syrup and candy in aroma. Taste: medium sweetness, caramel, bread, fruits, slightly wine. Devalued porter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dnicolaescu (785) - Chișinău, MOLDOVA - MAR 21, 2014
BOTTLE 50CL. Look: clear ruby-brown with a small beige head. Aroma:: Quite simple. Caramel/burnt sugar, some light licorice. Taste:: Caramel, dark roasted bread, very light roast.

More like a beefed up dunkel, which is pretty sweet and simple, than a baltic porter.

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