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Brewed by Brasseurs du Monde / Le Picoleur
Style: Porter
Saint-Hyacinthe, Canada

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RATINGS: 70   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.31/5   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Porter anglais

Les patrons des pubs prs du port et des gares de Londres servaient jadis aux porteurs de bagages un mlange de deux ou trois bires issues de barils ne trouvant pas preneur. Les brasseurs dvelopprent alors une bire nomme Entire, intgrant les attributs du mlange : brune, malte, caramlise, un peu sucre, peine brle et pas trop forte en alcool. Idale pour faire le plein dnergie peu de frais sans sarrter longtemps pour manger, elle devint la Porters Beer. En souvenir de cette re, nous avons cr le Big Ben Porter, modrment sec et aux saveurs de malts caramliss un peu brls. Les houblons anglais lui ajoutent une lgre amertume, ce qui quilibre le tout.

A few hundred years ago, pub owners near the London port and train stations were known to serve local porters a cheap blend of beer comprised of the remains of two or three brews that they could not sell. An ideal, inexpensive beverage to replenish ones energy, it became known as Porters Beer. As its popularity grew, brewers then developed a beer called Entire Butt, incorporating various attributes of the original mixture to create a slightly sweet, malty brown beer with lightly burnt caramel notes. It is in homage to this era that our Big Ben Porter was created. Moderately dry with flavors of slightly burnt caramel malts and English hops to bring a light bitterness and balance it all.

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3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GRM (3953) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 16, 2013
Sample, brown bottle, 500 ml, bottled on 7/12, purchased at Broue Ha Ha, savoured on March 8 2013; eye: dark brown, opaque, tiny ring of beige head, light lacing; nose: roasted barley, coffee, light dusty, slight cocoa; mouth: roasted barley, light coffee, slight dusty, slight cocoa, finale in roasted barley with dusty presence, medium body, average carbonation, lightly bitter, a bit thin; overall: correct FRANAIS chantillon, bouteille brune, 500 ml, embouteille le 7/12, achete chez Broue Ha Ha, savoure le 8 mars 2013; il : brun fonc, opaque, petit anneau de mousse beige, lgre dentelle; nez : orge torrfie, caf, lger poussire, trs lger cacao; bouche : orge torrfie, lger caf, trs lger poussire, trs lger cacao, finale en orge torrfie avec prsence de poussire, corps moyen, carbonatation moyenne, lgrement amre, un peu mince; en rsum : correct

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
lesifflebiere (1817) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 10, 2013
Armes de fruits et de confitures dans ce liquide rouge-noir surmont dune petite mousse couleur crme. Semble mince. Au got, un brin de grains torrfis (caf), mais ce nest pas eux qui prennent le plus gros de la place : on dnote des fruits confits, des sucres malts plutt doux, et un houblon lgrement amer la fin. Cest une version originale, et probablement plus fidle au style que les porters auxquels nous sommes habitus, mais malgr tout, on nest pas enchant, peut-tre parce quelle cache mal son ct aqueux.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rejtable (2535) - Ontario, CANADA - APR 19, 2013
Nice one! Pours pitch black with light tan head that leaves a ring. Some lacing. Nose is chocolate with some roasted malt. Aromas of light espresso, some chocolate, some dark fruit, burnt toast. Nothing too extreme. Tastes are medium sweet, little bit of bitter. Mouthfeel is medium creamy with lively carbonation. Solid.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
PBoegel (29) - New York, USA - APR 18, 2013
A nice porter with a pleasant mellow roasty character underneath a semi sweet chocolate aroma. Smooth and nicely bittered to style with cocoa and touches of English toffee. Dark brown with shades of red under a nice light brown sugar toned head. Very drinkable worth seeking.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
blankboy (7571) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 17, 2013
Bottle [500ml]. Pours a very dark brown with a large semi-lasting frothy tan head. Some lacing on the glass. Aroma of eggshells, dry and malty, along with some chocolate, light hops, fruit and a hint of metallic notes. Flavour of roasted malt and chocolate followed by light grassy hops, fruit and some coffee. Average to medium bodied. Not great, but pretty good. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lubiere (13525) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 16, 2013
A dark brown porter with a thin mocha head. In aroma, a grassy chocolate malt, lightly powdery. In mouth, a nice grassy bitter chocolate with roasted character, grassy hops, coffee grinds. Shared with GRM, Pushkinwow, and Ian, March 8 2013.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bunget (928) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 11, 2013
500ml bottle. Deep mahogany-brown body, medium mocha head with good retention. Aroma of lightly roasted malts, caramel, a touch of wood, chocolate, maple syrup. Tastes of caramel upfront, then roasted malt, light herbal hops. Dry and light. Intense carbonation.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bretteux (181) - Ste-Julie, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 4, 2013
Un liquide brun trs fonc avec un col mousseux qui demeure.Armes de grains torrfis et de malt.Des saveur de rtis ,de torrfaction et de chocolat noire.Une porter qui se tient bien parmi ses concurrentes qubcoises.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Whatup14 (1874) - Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 22, 2013
Bouteille 500ml. Couleur noire avec des reflets rougetres, mousse moka arienne. Arme mtallique, malt torrfi, herbes?, houblon lger, caf lger. Got de malt torrfi, caf lger en arrire-got, saveurs pratiquement absente. Carbonation leve, corps moyen-mince, un peu aqueuse.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Marheb (5632) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 17, 2013
Meilleure en ft quen bouteille, un peu dastringence en fin de bouche sinon cest exactement sur le style...sans en faire plus.


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