Hops Haven Brew Haus/Port Washington Brewing Co. Reviews


nuplastikk
Port Washington Raspberry Wheat 3.3
Sample at Hops Haven. Hyper filtered, pale yellow tan. Thin white head. Sweet, artificial raspberry aroma. Light to medium bodied, rather insipid but enjoyable enough for what it is.
Monday, May 30, 2011

nuplastikk
Port Washington Black Cherry Porter 3.6
Sample at Hops Haven. Sweet, pronounced sugary, chewy aroma. opaque brown black with a thin. oily beige head. Mellow carbonation, some cough syrup tones. Mellow vanilla chocolate tones. OK.
Monday, May 30, 2011

nuplastikk
Port Washington Hefe Weiss 3.2
Sample at Hops Haven. Orange-tan with a slight, thin haze. A decent Hefe, with some orange-banana tones. Mild clove as well. A little sugary.
Monday, May 30, 2011

nuplastikk
Port Washington Old Port Porter 3.5
Sample at Hops Haven. Stained-glass brown-red-black. Steady beige head. A roasty session porter. Minimal, subtle hopping. A tad thin. Chocolate, vanilla tones. Nice.
Monday, May 30, 2011

nuplastikk
Port Washington Hop-2-It IPA 3.4
Sample at Hops Haven. Hazy orange tan. Thin oily off-white head. Some mild, gentle hoppiness. Thin bodied but a nice hop character.
Monday, May 30, 2011

nuplastikk
Port Washington Pier 96 Lager 3.7
Sample at Hops Haven. Filtered orange-tan, creamy-white head. Mellow, mild lemony noble hop tones. Solid malt tones as well, no off flavors. A pretty nice thirst quenching lager.
Monday, May 30, 2011

thegreenrooster
Port Washington Black Cherry Porter 4
Pour is a dark brown with a small tan head. Aroma is as advertised. Lots of chcolate and cherry. Flavor is a nice dark cherry mixed with a very thick dark chocolate. Reminded me of the cherry cordial’s you would get in the Whitman’s sampler. This was a very tasty beer and prob my fav at GTMW 2010.
Monday, August 16, 2010

kitschy
Port Washington Black Cherry Porter 3.7
Sampled on our Great Lakes beer tour. At the first sip, I was doubtful, but by the time I was finished, I was sold. Tastes like a dark chocolate-dipped cherry cordial. Aroma is cherries, roasted malt and hops.
Saturday, February 13, 2010

kitschy
Port Washington Raspberry Wheat 2.9
Sampled on our Great Lakes beer tour. Pale light gold. Smells likes raspberries. Reminds me of raspberry zotz from the late 70s, which is probably not a good thing. There’s a honey sweetness, but the raspberry flavor isn’t quite right.
Saturday, February 13, 2010

DavidP
Port Washington Hop-2-It IPA 2.4
Thin, dry, and not terribly bitter. And what bitterness there is has a grassy, bland note. Very hazy, too. Pass on this one.
Saturday, January 09, 2010

JPDIPSO
Port Washington Two Headed Monk Doppelbock 3.6
Dark brown color with hints of umber when held to the light. Sweet malt aromas, with some grain, dark fruit, caramel and hint of spice. Not knowing the style I assumed dubbel. Flavors of sweet toasted malt, dark currants, floral hops and hints of dried grass. Fairly clean and cleaner than I expected from a dubbel. Had to rethink after seeing it is actually a doppel. Perhaps a bit too sweet and at times a bit too much yeast, but a decent dubbel/doppel.
Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Ungstrup
Port Washington Amber Ale 1.5
Bottled. An unclear amber beer with a thin orangey head. The aroma is buttery with strong notes of diacethyl as well as some caramel. The flavor is sour with notes of butter, diacethyl, and citrus. Thanks Papsoe for sharing.
Monday, August 31, 2009

badgerben
Port Washington Amber Ale 1.4
"Courtesy" of Skyview. Murky amber color with a thin head. Buttery and toffee filled aroma. Not too bad... until the taste. Oh god the taste. Sour and tangy apple mixed with spoiled wheat that has been siting in a drainage ditch for a year. Bleargh.
Thursday, March 12, 2009

esjaygee
Port Washington Black Cherry Porter 3.4
On tap at Hops Haven Brew Haus. Dark brown with a thin tan head. Aroma of chocolate covered cherry, perhaps a chocolate covered black cherry. Funny the deScription says a hint of cherry but that’s pretty much all the aroma is. Somewhat of a let down when I get to tasting it, but this isn’t a very good brewery so it’s to be expected. Taste of choclate, cherry and dark malt. Over carbonated as are most of their beers.
Sunday, October 12, 2008

esjaygee
Port Washington Old Port Porter 3.2
On tap at Hops Haven Brew Haus. Dark brown, thin tan head. Aroma of dark malts, chocolate and some caramel. Over carbonated body tastes of chocolate, roasted malt, dark malt and caramel. Mild bitter finish.
Sunday, October 12, 2008

esjaygee
Port Washington Pumpkin Smashing Ale 2.9
On tap at Hops Haven Brew Haus. Amber with no head. Aroma of pumpkin, spice, nutmeg and clove. Taste of allspice, nutmeg, clove, not much else as the spices overpower. Mild pumpkin flavor in mine… looks like last years batch was beter.
Sunday, October 12, 2008

esjaygee
Port Washington Hop-2-It IPA 3.2
On tap at Hops Haven Brew Haus. Clear dark yellow with small white head. Aroma of pine, resin and mild citrus. Taste of pine, spruce, resin, and Amarillo? Hops (the ones I usually smell in some FFF beer). It’s decent but I agree with JPDIPSO that it needs more malt to help balance it out a bit.
Sunday, October 12, 2008

esjaygee
Port Washington Hefe Weiss 3.3
On tap at Hops Haven Brew Haus as Triple H. Unfiltered yellow with a medium white head. Aroma of vanilla, banana and yeast. Taste of lemon, banana and clove. Over carbonated body that has some astringent qualities and finishes with some banana and clove on the back end. An ok beer that’s about the best the brewpub has to offer.
Sunday, October 12, 2008

esjaygee
Port Washington Amber Ale 2.9
On tap at Hops Haven Brew Haus. Copper with no head. Aroma of caramel and mild funk. Taste of caramel, mild toasted malts and mild fruit, but mostly tasteless with a somewhat peppery finish.
Sunday, October 12, 2008

esjaygee
Port Washington Raspberry Wheat 2.6
Mildly hazy lifeless straw yellow with a thin white head. Aroma of raspberry and some sweet malt. Body is over carbonated and tastes mainly of raspberry with some bitterness and burnt qualities to it. Somewhat astringent.
Sunday, October 12, 2008

esjaygee
Port Washington Pier 96 Lager 2.3
On tap at Hops Haven Brew Haus. Clear yellow-amber with a thin white head. Aroma of sweet malt, mild fruit and corn. Taste of sweet malt, nuts and corn. Somewhat astringent, nothing exciting.
Saturday, October 11, 2008

Papsoe
Port Washington Amber Ale 2.2
(Bottle 35,5 cl) Courtesy of Skyview. Pours a hazy deep amber with a rough off-white head. Classic American aroma of caramel and overripe fruit. Medium body with caramel and overripe fruit, somewhat oxidized and then killed by a very distinct underlying acidity and a bad chemical tang. Sour rather than bitter finish. Clearly infected - what a shame. 180808
Wednesday, September 24, 2008

joergen
Port Washington Amber Ale 2.6
Bottle. Hazy orange coloured with a small off white ehad. Sweet aroma of malts and caramel with notes of dried fruits and oxidized notes. Light acidic flavour of caramel and fruits with notes of dried fruits. Tart finish.
Wednesday, August 20, 2008

yespr
Port Washington Amber Ale 2.7
12 fl oz bottle. Pours hazy to murky brown/orange with a lacing off-white head. Mild butterish and light fruity to toasted malty aroma. Flavour is mild breadish and light caramel malty. Shows a distinct tart citric note following with a fruity note. Doesn’t go to well together - obvious infection.
Tuesday, August 19, 2008

IlanMan
Port Washington Two Headed Monk Doppelbock 3.7
Pour was deep amber with an off white head. Aroma of sweet caramel, light fruit, some spice, and floral characters. Brew was smooth with sweet caramel malt flavors accompanied by light fruit and a slightly bitter finish. Very nice brew. Would buy again.
Sunday, June 15, 2008

phishpond417
Port Washington Hefe Weiss 3.1
Pours with a cloudy bright golden body. Head is fairly large and fluff. Packs lots of citrusy and other tropical fruit flavors. it has a beautiful aroma and soft sweet taste all the way through.
Wednesday, May 28, 2008

phishpond417
Port Washington Two Headed Monk Doppelbock 3.3
Pours a dark copper colour with a large fluffy brown head. Significant roasted malt character. Chocolatey, very heavy and rich, the head is enormous and no matter how much you take down in each sip, it keeps coming back.
Wednesday, May 28, 2008

phishpond417
Port Washington Raspberry Wheat 2.3
This beer was very similar to a Smirnoff raspberry, or something like that, except it was more wheaty and noticeable hops in the finish. Pours a light golden colour with a pinkish hue. Small barely noticeable white head. Taste is lighter, sweet and somewhat watered down.
Wednesday, May 28, 2008

phishpond417
Port Washington Pier 96 Lager 2.6
Pours a bright, clear golden colour with a small white head. Aroma is faint of tropical fruit and grain. Taste is light, clean and refreshing with hint of pear in the finish.
Wednesday, May 28, 2008

phishpond417
Port Washington Old Port Porter 3.1
sampled on draught, this beer porus a dark rich colour. lots of dark chocolatey flavors as well as aromas. remiscent to a cafe mocha in beer form. except not as sweet.
Wednesday, May 28, 2008

phishpond417
Port Washington Black Cherry Porter 3.2
A nice full bodied brew with plenty of flava. Tons of black cherry aroma hovering above the glass. pours a brownish black colour with a full brown head. semi rich, semi sweet. very smooth and rich on the palate.
Wednesday, May 28, 2008

phishpond417
Port Washington Amber Ale 3
A nice medium bodied brew, pours a dark but clear amber colour with a full head. Sporatic bursts of hops in each sip. Aroma is pleasent with lightly roasted biscuit malts.
Wednesday, May 28, 2008

phishpond417
Port Washington Hop-2-It IPA 3.1
Nice IPA, coppery colour, maybe a little more golden actually. lots of hoppyiness, and classic floral aromas on the aroma. the hoppier the better i say, and this one suited me well.
Wednesday, May 28, 2008

RAYBOY01
Port Washington Pier 96 Lager 2.6
Attractive beading/bright golden pour/fluffy white head all contribute to the good looks of this brew. Flavor though was thin, weak, timid and disappointing...even for a pale lager. There was a very light herbal hop not in the finish...and the finish was the best part of this drink.
Sunday, March 16, 2008

RAYBOY01
Port Washington Hop-2-It IPA 2.9
The nose lured me in here, pine and citrus, but the flavors after that were thin and lacking in balance. This one needs a really beefed-up grain bill.
Sunday, March 16, 2008

RAYBOY01
Port Washington Hefe Weiss 3.4
Very attractive hazy golden pour, releasing a pretty potent typical banana and cut grass aroma. The flavors were spot on to style, bananas/cloves/grassiness/yeasty fruitiness, etc. Quite nicely brewed and refreshing.
Sunday, March 16, 2008

RAYBOY01
Port Washington Raspberry Wheat 2.2
Light wheat beer overly infused with a slighly artificial raspberry juice flavor that seemed to overwhelm everything else here. Some hop bite (floral in nature) seemed to redeem things slightly.
Sunday, March 16, 2008

RAYBOY01
Port Washington Black Cherry Porter 3.2
Roasty chocolate/coffee/toffee porter-like flavors mixed with sweet b;lack cherries. First few sips were fine, but I began to obsess with the notion that I was tasting a Smith Bros. cough drop in my beer. Not really a bad beer, yet not one I’d reorder.
Sunday, March 16, 2008

RAYBOY01
Port Washington Amber Ale 2.8
Somewhat tame rendition of a rather bland style to begin with. The lightly roasted caramel malt is there along with a relatively timid hop bite (which is to say, to style) but there are so many other (better) choices available.
Sunday, March 16, 2008

RAYBOY01
Port Washington Old Port Porter 3.6
Rich roasted aroma and flavor. Chocolate, nuts, cocoa, dark malt, coffee, and a hint of smoke. The body seemed a tad thin to me...but a minor flaw. This is a really fine sessionable brew.
Sunday, March 16, 2008

Skyview
Port Washington Pumpkin Smashing Ale 3.6
On draught at the brewpub in Sheboygan, Wisconsin as "Pumpkin Smashing Ale." Pours a clear amber brew with a fast dissolving white head. Aroma of typical pumpkin pie filling with some earthy herbs/spices of nutmeg, clove and a touch of cinnamon with light caramel malt. Taste is medium bodied, very light carbonation with a malty bread character with a decent pumpkin pie filling flavors. Finish is semi-sweet, with a lingering nutmeg and pumpkin skin aftertaste.
Saturday, November 24, 2007

Skyview
Port Washington Masliftin Oktoberfest 2.7
On draught at the brewpub in Sheboygan, Wisconsin. Pours a clear coppery amber brew with a fast dissolving off-white head that disipates clean. Aroma of sweet biscuit malt, almost has a corn grits aroma with a touch of flowery hops. Taste is medium bodied, a little extra carbonation with flavors of corn grits character, some toffee and a touch of citrus. Finish is semi-sweet with some multi-grain character that quickly finishes clean cut and crisp. One of the lighter märzens I’ve encountered.
Saturday, November 24, 2007

JPDIPSO
Port Washington Hop-2-It IPA 3
LIghtly hazed dark golden color with a smaller, but thick off-white head. Fresh hop aromas and flavors abound. Mild resin, pine and grapefruit all seem to be present and accounted for. The thing I seem to be missing is the malt. Quite weak in aroma and taste when it comes to the malt. Give me some more malt and I really like this one. Now it more a hopped up ice tea.
Friday, August 24, 2007

JPDIPSO
Port Washington Black Cherry Porter 3.1
Very dark brown with a touch of rudy when held to the light. Medium dark beige head. Aromas quite similar to the Old Port with dark malt and chocolate, but with a hint of cherry. Dark cherry flavors, akin to kool-aid, mixed with a porter do sum up the start. The later parts have a bitter cherry pit, medicinal quality. Old fashion cough syrup meet porter type brew.
Friday, August 24, 2007

JPDIPSO
Port Washington Raspberry Wheat 3
Cloudy straw color with a light hue of pink. Fresh raspberries in the aroma along with a touch of sweet wheat. Flavors of bananas and raspberries. I have to wonder if they have tweaked the recipe from some of the earlier ratings. While there is a slight sugar raspberry flavor, it is balanced by some banana and pale malts. I found this quite drinkable from a fruit beer standpoint.
Thursday, August 23, 2007

Skyview
Port Washington Two Headed Monk Doppelbock 3.9
On tap at the Hops Haven brewpub in Sheboygan, WI. Pours a clear dark redish amber brew (like cherry cola) with a creamy off white head with slow dissolving. Most excellent lacing of all their beers. Aroma of caramel malt, some sweet apples, a touch of toffee and flowery hops. Taste is carbonated, medium bodied and very sweet. Finish is very sweet and almost getting into the barleywine category. When trying an entire brewery sampler (flight), try this one last.
Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Skyview
Port Washington Old Port Porter 3.6
On tap at the Hops Haven brewpub in Sheboygan, WI. Pours a clear dark brown colored brew with a beige head. Aroma of roasted nuts, light chocolate and caramel. Taste is medium bodied, smooth, with a little metallic aftertaste. Finish is a little watery with a slight powdered cocoa with nuts aftertaste. Talking to the brewmaster, the baatch during June 07 had a little extra water. Will return again to try the batch in September 07.
Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Skyview
Port Washington Black Cherry Porter 3.8
On tap at the Hops Haven brewpub in Sheboygan, WI. Pours a dark cola caramel colored brew with a light tan head. Some spotty lacing. Aroma of black cherry, a slight chocolate and nutty character. Taste is thick full bodied with more black cherry flavor than chocolate roasted malt. Finish is sweet with little hop bite but a cherry aftertaste. An interesting fruit porter and could see this marketed as a terrific Christmas porter.
Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Skyview
Port Washington Hop-2-It IPA 3.2
On tap at the Hops Haven brewpub in Sheboygan, WI. Pours a clear burnt golden brew with an average white head and good lacing. Aroma of slight pine hops with a touch of caramel malt. Taste is smooth, creamy with a delayed bite aftertaste. Not as strong hoppy as most other IPAs but is a good light version of most other IPAs. If a new beer rater is just starting to rate beers, this would be a good starter.
Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Skyview
Port Washington Amber Ale 3.2
On tap at the Hops Haven brewpub in Sheboygan, WI. Pours a clear reddish amber brew with an off-white head that disapates to a fine film and good lacing. Aroma of caramel malt, some toffee and flowery hops. Taste is medium body, a little carbonated, with a metallic buttery finish. A slight dry hoppy aftertaste. As described in the deScription, a good balance beer.
Tuesday, June 12, 2007