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

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RATINGS: 70   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32/5   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Porter anglais

Les patrons des pubs près du port et des gares de Londres servaient jadis aux porteurs de bagages un mélange de deux ou trois bières issues de barils ne trouvant pas preneur. Les brasseurs développèrent alors une bière nommée Entire, intégrant les attributs du mélange : brune, maltée, caramélisée, un peu sucrée, à peine brûlée et pas trop forte en alcool. Idéale pour faire le plein d’énergie à peu de frais sans s’arrêter longtemps pour manger, elle devint la Porter’s Beer. En souvenir de cette ère, nous avons créé le Big Ben Porter, modérément sec et aux saveurs de malts caramélisés un peu brûlés. Les houblons anglais lui ajoutent une légère amertume, ce qui équilibre 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 one’s energy, it became known as “Porter’s 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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3.6
AirForceHops (7806) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - SEP 22, 2017
Bottle. Dark brown in color, head died fast. Aroma is English ale yeast, chocolate, barley. Flavor is a reflection. Good amount of roast and chocolate. Very flavorful.

3.6
Spab (4081) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 3, 2016
500 ml bottle from Drummondville Metro. Pours a very dark brown with mocha-coloured head that leaves some lace. Aroma is quite roasty with lots of coffee, a little dark chocolate and some sweet toffee. Flavour has a strong roasty character with notes of coffee, sweetish toffee, dark chocolate and a bit of herbal bitterness. Fine carbonation. Good one.

3
Kauge (2124) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUN 4, 2016
Tap at Le Saint-Bock in Montréal. Brown with copper/ruby. Toasty aroma with sourish berries. Leafy, earthy. Tastes toasty and sweet, finishes grainy. Not too bad, but again, not exactly what I’d expect when ordering a Porter.

3.9
paco (576) - Regina, Saskatchewan, CANADA - MAR 29, 2016
Draft at bier markt Montreal. Dark pour with a moderate head. Aromas of light coffee, grains and maybe chocolate. Taste is malt forward.msome grains and a bit of coffee. Lingering burnt finish, maybe a bit of chocolate. Mellow carbonation and a solid body.

3.3
Taboada (1457) - Compostela (Galiza), SPAIN - MAR 9, 2016
Tasted from the tap on the 05/03/2016 at Barcelona Beer Festival. Black opaque colour with medium beige head. Aroma of roasted malts, coffee and cereals. Taste is dry with predominance of the roasted malts and the hops. Next one please!


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