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Krinitsa Porter (2014-)

Brewed by OAO Krinitsa
Style: Baltic Porter
Minsk, Belarus


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RATINGS: 10   MEAN: 3.14/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.99   EST. CALORIES: 204   ABV: 6.8%
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Dark beer with original slightly caramel, bittersweet, wine tastes. 17°

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kiwianer (3413) - Otorohanga, NEW ZEALAND - JAN 18, 2015
Nice head, black colour. It smells malty, darkmalty. The taste is darkmalty, bit roasty, ok. Got a stale industrial touch, somehow its still drinkable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sharkydodson (407) - St. Petersburg, RUSSIA - OCT 17, 2014
the aroma is caramel and fruity with notes of flowers... the taste of caramel, apples and plum with some shades of toffee and herbs... dry sweet finish... sorry, but it was much better 3 or 4 years ago...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
tomekk1978 (636) - Ząbki, POLAND - OCT 16, 2014
Barwa: głęboka miedź / rubinowa, klarowna. Piana ecru, średniej wielkości, szybko opadająca. Aromat: typowo słodowy - karmel, melanoidyny, suszone śliwki, wiśnie, wino, lekka nuta alkoholowa. Mało wyrazisty. Smak: umiarkowanie pełny i nieco słodki, z nikłym wysyceniem. Następnie nieco bardziej wytrawne akcenty, trochę winne, karmel, spieczone ciasto. Dość łagodny, praktycznie bez alkoholu. "Książkowy" porter z białoruskiego browaru Krynica, zakupiony dość przypadkowo podczas giełdy kolekcjonerskiej na festiwalu Birofilia w Żywcu, w tym roku. Barwa, jak na porter bałtycki wydaje mi się nieco zbyt jasna, a wysycenie mizerne. Aromat nieco zaskakuje, bowiem nuty winne są niemal porównywalne z piwami leżakowanymi w beczkach po tym trunku. Smak jest również niezły, choć w odniesieniu do stylu jest zbyt łagodny i delikatny. Czy to wada? Trudno powiedzieć, ale trzeba wspomnieć, że uprzednio piwo miało 8% alkoholu i niejako "naszym" wzorcem został on w tym roku zredukowany. Tym samym z pewnością jest to już inne piwo, w stosunku do opisanego w książce, a z poprzedniego pozostało jedynie wspomnienie. Dobre, ale nie wybitne.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
NorthlandBrewr (10) - - SEP 26, 2014
I think many of the people who didn’t like this beer were not familiar with the baltic style, which is not the rich roasty robust porter most are familiar with. While the ABV is quite high, this is a smoother beer. It’s a nice ruby brown, rich in caramel, malt, and licorice. Sweet, but not cloying. A really approachable dark beer that sneaks up on you with it’s 7.8% ABV. Will buy again if I come across it.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
waiake (286) - 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 (1850) - 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 (901) - 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 (539) - BELARUS - MAR 25, 2014
UPDATED: FEB 20, 2015 Dark red to brown colour. Thin bubbly head. 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 (106) - 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 (1029) - 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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