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Brewed by Birrificio Lambrate
Style: Dunkler Bock
Milano, Italy

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RATINGS: 79   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43   EST. CALORIES: 234   ABV: 7.8%
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Porpora is an interesting Bock hopped with Styrian Golding, Perla and Cascade and dry hopped with Styrian Golding.
Lager in the Hopped Bock style. Bright red colour with ruby reflections. On the nose, caramel notes are neat and followed by clear herb notes from hoppers, finally surmounted by winy and dried fruit scents. It tastes of syruped fruit but it never becomes sickly, thanks to the perfect balance ensured by the hopper. As a whole, this beer has an extraordinary balance which makes it extremely easy to drink. 18į


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
daniele (5174) - ITALY - JUN 5, 2008
UPDATED: APR 11, 2010 alla spina schiuma media ambrato carico note fruttate tendente al dolce bilanciata dalla tostatura e luppolo

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
KnutAlbert (6008) - Oslo, NORWAY - OCT 26, 2007
On tap at the brew pub, October 2007. Cloudy red beer, served a bit too cold, but it opens up as it warms up. Fruity, some bittersweet cherries. I donít know if itís an amber ale or an alt. The tasting note on their web site says it is a clear red, that must be a filtered version.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Rastacouere (6119) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 3, 2007
Considering the style, Scores ranging from 1 to 5, 5 being the most intense
Appearance:
Body:   Clear(1)->Murky(5) : 4     Pale Yellow(1)->Dark brown(5) : 4     Still(1)->Sparkling(5) : 2
Head:   None(1)->Large(5) : 3   White(1)->Tan(5) : 2   Lasting: 3   Lacing : 2
Aroma:
Intensity : 3  
Yeast : XX   Bread : 2   Apple : XX   Tropical Fruits : XX   Soap : XX   DMS : XX   Diacetyl : XX Sulfur : XX  
Malt : 4   Biscuity : 2   Hay : XX   Toasty : 3   Caramel : 2   Nuts : 2   Honey : XX   Cereals : 2   Grainy : XX
Hops : 2   Noble(1)->American(5) : 2   Leafy : 3   Spicy : 1   Floral : XX   Lemon/Lime : XX   Grapefruit : XX   Orange : XX   Herbal : 2   Grassy : XX   Pine/Spruce/Resin : XX  
Notes :   Peach/Apricot : XX   Earth : XX   Mint : XX   Butterscotch : XX   Smoke : XX
Flavor:
Initial Flavor : Dry(1)->Sweet(5) : 4   Finish Dry(1)->Sweet(5) : 3   Sourness : XX   Bitterness : 1   Complex : XX   Length : XX
Palate:
Light(1)->Full(5) : 3   Flat(1)->Fizzy(5) : 3   Clean : XX   Sharp : XX   Watery : XX   Oily : XX   Chalk : XX   Astringent : XX   Alcohol : XX   Mineral : XX   Oxidation : XX   Metallic : XX

Comments: Quite sweet amber ale with darker malts than most. Just a leafy kiss. Well-brewed as is usual for the house, but Iím surprised to see this as one of their highest rated offering.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tomciccateri (995) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - AUG 26, 2007
750ml capped bottle, labeled 5%. Slightly malty aroma, tan head, medium body with moderate carbonation. Slightly dry malty flavor matched with effervescence (bottle-conditioned?) Clean and tasty.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JorisPPattyn (7772) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - NOV 20, 2006
Draught Huge topped-up, brownish head, over dark chestnut beer with, indeed, a purple shine. Lots of caramel, toffee, liqueurish, sweet bread, like a Bock. Warming up, I get more dark candi sugar. First dry taste, leafy, then sweet-bready, going over again to dry, rather toasted taste. Caramel seeps in, making up for a very malty beer indeed. A bit of Valerian retronasal. Gives a probably exaggerated full bodied impression, slick, viscous nearly, but in fact, the beer is a bit thin, really. Good amber ale, for lovers of a good malt dose.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Keeper (252) - Milano, ITALY - OCT 3, 2006
Milanís beer. Amber color,creamy head, cherry aroma. Fantastic body structure, very balanced.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
CamdenD (1059) - Madrid, SPAIN - MAR 27, 2006
A nice birra rossa -- altbier? I can see that. Unfortunately this beer does suffer, a bit, from "doppio malto" disease here in italy where anything thatís more than 5% and dark needs to be sugared, or so it seems. Porpora does succeed in remaining somewhat dry and even a bit hopped so as to begin to fight back against the overwhelming tide of caramel and sticky sugar. Good beer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dorqui (2081) - Brescia, ITALY - DEC 6, 2005
UPDATED: SEP 13, 2007 Draught at the brewpub. Brown-amber color, enough dark and bubbly. Creamy and long-lasting head. Bitter and decided aroma of malty and wood. Medium prickly taste, structured and lightly dry. Overbearing and long-lasting bitter.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
fiulijn (14290) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 28, 2003
Red-amber color, creamy head. Light malt and cherry aroma. Good body structure, enough malty, a bit yeasty.


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