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Negev Beer
Brewed at Alexander Brewery

Style: Porter
Hevel Modi’in Industrial Park, Israel

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RATINGS: 97   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Dark black English style Porter Beer, aged with oak shavings which contributes to its creamy texture and intense rich flavor. Light bitterness and dominant body characterize the beer.

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4.9
BaalTeshuvaBro (1) - - NOV 19, 2013 does not count
My favorite beer! Woody taste, just the right amount of bitterness, complex flavors.

4.8
yishai (5) - - JAN 20, 2015 does not count
what an amazing beer. strong but soft on bitterness. a nice after tast of roast and toast. cant stop drinking this one

4.7
fatfreddy1 (11) - - FEB 23, 2014
A very good robust porter with a strong roasted coffee aroma, a rich and complex palate with notes of chocolate and coffee and well balanced sweetness. the oak chips give the beer its unique character and influence mildly the aroma and the taste.

4.7
tayael (12) - - MAR 24, 2014
Great porter with amzing aromas, of hope, Choclate and wood. Great taste like vanilla and coconut flavors. Some yeast taste wich was abit problematic.

4.7
bladefistx2 (1) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - MAR 12, 2016 does not count
One of the best porters ever! The beer is overflowing with flavor, just the right amount of bitterness, and a real smooth bitter finish. The taste is heavy. Lively to average carbonation A bit woody in a good way, and maybe some hints of clove.

4.6
chicob (9) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - AUG 22, 2012 does not count
A truly great Porter! Strong black appearance, Dark brown foam. The strong roasted barley taste is well balanced by a certain sweetness and the Oak Aromas (mainly Vanilla) are very well noticed.

4.4
chexjc (1) - - FEB 23, 2014 does not count
Aroma: Roasted barley, alcohol, caramel, very inviting. Appearance: Right to style. Pours a very, very dark brown. The light brown head dissipates quickly, but laces well. Taste: Sweet from start to finish. Palate: More carbonation than I prefer in a porter, but it works well. Medium to full body, creaminess. Finish is long and chocolatey. Overall: Really impressed. My brother brought this back from Israel for me to try in New York. With no idea what to expect, this is a great interpretation of the style. Much creamier (oats?) than other porters I’ve had. The oak characteristics make this 5% beer feel more like a 8-10% beer, but I mean that in a good way. There is a unique sweet flavor that I cannot identify, but it’s not a bad one...just puzzling. Sad that I may never try this one again. Cheers!

4.3
Getbetter (1033) - East Palo Alto, California, USA - MAY 19, 2012
From a bottle,Compared to all the other beers in Israel I had this was a beer that I thought was the best I had on this Vacation.It had a thick body,very Chocolate malty flavor to it and was just fantastic!

4.2
eyes_wide_shut (107) - Haifa, ISRAEL - NOV 6, 2010
UPDATED: NOV 26, 2010 At a tiny tasting in my house, bottle, pours very dark brown (almost black) with a nice very light brown espresso head that dissipates slowly, strong chocolate, sweetish, toasted aroma, woody and bitter taste, full and sensed body and coffee aftertaste, and overall my favorite israeli boutique beer.

4.2
kerenmk (4768) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - JAN 17, 2012
Rated a draught sample at Beers 2012 Expo in Tel Aviv. Dark brown, cloudy with some tan foam. Weak roasted aroma. After a xouple of minutes, stronger grain appearance. Bitter taste with strong hints of wood. Long finish with dominant wood, medium carbonated, medium bodied. Very nice.


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