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RATINGS: 12   MEAN: 3.22/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.15/5   EST. CALORIES: 141   ABV: 4.7%
Port Huron Alt beer is a German-style amber ale. Brewed with roasted and amber malts, along with German hops, this malty ale has a clean finish with just the right amount of bitterness. a traditional German ale that is just right for any occasion.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Brigadier (3550) - Chagrin Falls, Ohio, USA - AUG 24, 2015
12 ounce bottle
Knowing that future trips to the Dells are likely I picked up a single of this average session beer to get a sense of what Port Huron offers. The results, while not earth shattering, convinced me that I do have other options than Moosejaw or stocking up in Madison en route. That said I would probably not want to hoard too much given the abundance of great beers in Wisconsin that are easily available even around Baraboo.

Aroma / Appearance - A chestnut brown base holds up a slowly collapsing sandy head. Rusty pennies, Red Vines, and creamy malts offer the typical experience of an alt with a little bit of American enthusiasm thrown in for free.

Flavor / Palate - The first taste of malt encrusted Red Vines and caramel toffee finds its way into the corners of the mouth. A dry chewy transition cedes to a clean candy finish as if Halloween had come a few months early. The toffee outlasts other flavors and manages to persist until a glass of water rinsed away the remains minutes later. Based on this release I’d give Port Huron a second chance if the price was right.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
BrewHaMeister (428) - Wisconsin, USA - AUG 22, 2015
Flight sample poured clear copper a little head and no lacing. Aromas of roasted malt, dried fruit, and hints of hop. Mild bitterness. Tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
shrubber85 (10756) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - JUL 9, 2015
Draft. Orange peel and toffee malt aroma. Amber with small head. Sweet toffee malt and light astringent alcohol flavor. Light body. Pretty good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
DrSilverworm (9671) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 7, 2014
Taster on tap at Old Fashioned in Madison, Wisconsin. Clear orange, slight red color. Thin off-white head. Leaves good thicker ropes of lace. Kind of a boring flavor though. Fruity malts, caramel, mild toastiness. Medium body. Smooth, kind of soft, lighter carbonation. Light slick finish. Moderate sweet taste, light bitter. OK Alt at best. Nothing really shijnes about it.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
dekester1 (355) - Neenah, Wisconsin, USA - APR 26, 2014
Poured a dark amber/red with a light had which faded to minimal lacing. Aroma is slightly sweet of malts with a slight odd hue of mushrooms. Taste is malty up front with a slight caramel middle and slight tangy twinge and light hop finish. Palate is decent. Overall, a decent Alt for the folks.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
esjaygee (3904) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 26, 2013
Hazy copper with a medium slowly fading tan topper. Aroma is cardboardy (best by Feb 2014) with graham, grains, earthy notes and toasted Munich malt. Taste is rather whole-grainy with barley, German malts, vegetal stalks, seeds and a zippy finish. The grain bill was a touch young or off and it seemed that way in several of their beers.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
RobertDale (5518) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - JUL 29, 2013
On tap at the Old Fashioned in Madison. Comes a clear reddish brown with a decent biege head. Aroma of malt, fruit, and caramel. Taste is caramel malt, lemon, dark fruits, and grass. Decent.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
BVery (9662) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - JUL 23, 2013
Bottle from Woodman’s Foods in Onalaska, WI. Clear copper pour with a quickly fading head. A bit of stale caramel malt stank on the nose. Taste isn’t bad - slight hop, sweet malts.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
islay (2276) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAR 10, 2013
Port Huron Alt Bier. 12 oz. bottle, consumed on 3-10-13. Plum, red grape, raisin, toffee, sweet cigar tobacco, caramel, and apricot scents. Reminiscent in smell of an English dessert. Complex aroma is also dry with some tartness. Pours a dull but attractive copper with pleasant effervescence and a moderate amount of light taupe / cream-colored head. Dry taste features biscuit, cracker, caramel, toffee, and lemon flavors with a fruity sweetness. Coffee-bitter aftertaste. Medium body. Smooth and somewhat lively in the palate. Unremarkable palate effects. Port Huron Alt Bier is decent, drinkable, and more complex than I expected although not spectacular. 7/4/7/3/14=>3.5

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JAN 18, 2013
Bottle thanks to nuplastikk: Pours a clear bright copper amber with a spotty-lacing froth of off-white head. Has a lightly sweet toasted malty nose with fresh noble hops. Starts with average fullness and appropriate carbonation with a light malty sweetness and good bittering hop balance before a drier, toasty finish. Pretty true to style and quite drinkable.

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