Portland Brewing Company (Cervecería Costa Rica - FIFCO) Reviews




Bill Becker
1.9
Metolius Hares Ear Hefeweisen
From Aug 2006 Poured from 12oz bottle a cloudy light gold with a smallish head of foam that quickly shrunk leaving a broken, fine layer. The smell is quite light but I note some citrus and wheat. The taste is well...where *is* the taste? There's a bit of wheat present and an ever so slight hint of, umm...I'm reaching here....citrus? Man, this is maybe the blandest brew my palate has ever encountered in my years of drinking micros. I mean, it's not offensive, it just doesn't have any character that you can reflect upon after you swallow it. Wow. That being said, it's probably a big seller in the markets that carry it. ;^)
Tuesday, October 17, 2017

inchulk
0.5
Portland Brewing Benchmark Old Ale

Monday, October 16, 2017

monk191
3.3
Portland Brewing Strawberry Rhubarb Blonde Ale
A nice refreshing summer beer. Pours a cloudy orange. Smells of strawberry rhubarb. Taste is crisp, with some very nice strawberry and a bit of tartness. Had on tap at the Portland Brewers Festival.
Thursday, August 31, 2017

TimE
3.4
MacTarnahans Gran Luxe Tripel Ale
Deep golden color. Sweet malty nose with oranges, toffee and brandy through out. Fully body with fairly yeasty mouth, a lot more bubblegum and cloves become apparent. Good, but not great.
Saturday, August 19, 2017

gripweed57
3.7
Saxer Three Finger Jack Stout
From old tasting notes. Brown liquid. Bubbly tan head. Fragrant, roasted malt nose is redolent of cocoa. Tangy, sour roasted malt flavor. Bitter hop finish. Somewhat light body in flavor.
Thursday, August 10, 2017

gripweed57
3.6
Saxer Three Finger Jack Roasted Red Hefedunkel
From old tasting notes. Hazy reddish brown color. Bubbly tan head. Fruity malt nose. Bitter hop and roasted malt flavor. Dry hoppy finish.
Thursday, August 10, 2017

gripweed57
3.5
Saxer JackFrost Winter Doppelbock
From old tasting notes. Copper red color topped by a thick bubbly beige head. Bittersweet roasted malt flavor has an intense maltiness offset by a big spicy hop finish. Long bitter aftertaste.
Thursday, August 10, 2017

gripweed57
3.6
Saxer Three Finger Jack Amber
From old tasting notes. Amber orange color. Rocky beige head. Fruity malt nose. Bittersweet toasted malt flavor. Dry hop finish. Good flavor and balance.
Thursday, August 10, 2017

bhensonb
3.5
Portland Brewing Strawberry Rhubarb Blonde Ale
Tap at OBF 2017. Pours gold with a white head. Strawberry aroma. Flavor fits the description. Interesting.
Thursday, July 27, 2017

monk191
2.6
Portland Brewing Blooming Brilliant
An ok, and refreshing beer, but has a distinct domestic beer taste. Pours a bright clear orange with a white head. Smells of beer, and a hint of citrus. Taste is pale ale, quite boring, with just a hint of citrus and vanilla, and a domestic beer finish. Eh.
Thursday, July 27, 2017

gripweed57
2.5
Saxer Lemon Lager
From old tasting notes. Bright yellow gold color. Huge rocky white head. Intense lemon aroma. Tangy lemon and malt flavor. Little character or depth. More like a shandy.
Friday, July 14, 2017

seehaferb23
3.3
MacTarnahans Amber Ale (Macs Ale)
Our 2nd to last beer we tasted. Tasted by Cannery Row Beer Club. Cheers from us! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Sunday, July 2, 2017

maupie
2.7
Portland Brewing IPA
65cl fles. Helder amber kleur, fijne romige witte schuimkraag. De geur van karamel en kruiden. Smaak is zoet, droog karamel, grapefruit en mango. Medium Lichaam, Veel koolzuur.
Saturday, June 24, 2017

maupie
2.8
Portland Brewing Summer S.M.A.S.H. Pale Ale
65cl fles. Helder goudgeel kleur, middelfijne romige witte schuimkraag. De geur van mout en gras. Smaak is zoet, licht fruitig, gras en mout. Licht Lichaam, Veel koolzuur. Bier lijkt meer pilsener dan en american pale ale.
Saturday, June 24, 2017

gripweed57
3.9
Portland Pale Ale
From old tasting notes. Hazy yellow gold color topped with a thick rocky white head. Perfumy, sweet malty nose. Light fruity malt accented taste. Tasty hop balance comes through in finish.mzesy and full bodied.
Sunday, June 11, 2017

djd07
3.6
Portland Gin Barrel-Aged Spine Tingler
On tap at Denver Rare Beer Tasting 8. Pours a cloudy orange gold with frothy white head that lasts. The aroma is juniper, earth, wood, gin. Medium body, oak, floral, gin, earth, nice sweetness, very good.
Sunday, June 4, 2017

gripweed57
3.8
NorWester Honey Weizen
From old tasting notes. Yellow gold color topped by a creamy beige head. Fragrant sweet wheat malt aroma. Sweet honeyish malt flavor redolent of fruit and wheat. Refreshing and tasty.
Friday, May 26, 2017

gripweed57
3.6
NorWester HefeWeizen
From old tasting notes. Cloudy, honey gold color. Thick, creamy white head. Yeasty, wheat malt aroma. Sharp, yeasty malt flavor hints at grapefruit. Bitter citrus finish.
Friday, May 26, 2017

gripweed57
3.9
NorWester Dunkel Weizen
From old tasting notes. Hazy, reddish brown color. Big rocky beige head. Sweetish wheat malt nose. Crisp, bittersweet toasted malt flavor hints at wheat and citrus. Nice flavor and body. Very refreshing.
Friday, May 26, 2017

gripweed57
4
NorWester Blacksmith Porter
From old tasting notes. Translucent dark brown liquid topped by a rocky beige head. Sweet roasted malt aroma. Delicious roasted malt flavor hints at chocolate and cappuccino.
Friday, May 26, 2017

crispaire
3.5
Portland Brewing Summer S.M.A.S.H. Pale Ale
Fresh aromatics of spicy hops and bread. Lively on the palette. Aftertaste is reminiscent of a pilsner. Clean. Crisp like a lager. Hard to quantify this as a pale ale but tasty nonetheless. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Tuesday, May 23, 2017

JPDIPSO
3.1
MacTarnahans Spine Tingler
Light golden color with a creamy looking white head. Decent lace. Slightly grainy aromas, along with some dough, resin, herbs and spiced pineapple. Sweet start, with some pale malts and then a burst of light fruit. A bit industrial at times (in a strong Euro lager way). Perhaps the alcohol is nipping at the senses. Stomach is warming up. Some decent flavors with bananas, cloves and tropical fruit, but there are some rough components woven in. strong resin and crazy glue come to mind. A touch unrefined for a my type of tripel. 3/12
Sunday, April 30, 2017

crispaire
2.4
Portland Brewing Raise the Roost
overpowering belgian yeast strain. too spicy and left a weird aftertaste. medium body and good carbonation. weak head.
Wednesday, March 8, 2017

stevoj
3.4
MacTarnahans Blackwatch Cream Porter
Bottle on Alaska Airlines. Dark brown with small fluffy head. Rich, roasty, nutty aroma. Taste also is heavy on the roast grains, with some of the nuttiness in the back ground. Chocolate too. A pretty well rounded porter.
Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Headbanger
3.1
Portland Brewing IPA
22oz bottle 8/22/16 (Plaid Pantry Vancouver, WA)-Pours a goldenish amber with a decent sized head. Aroma of hops and malt. Taste of the same. This light bodied brew is not very tasty.
Tuesday, March 7, 2017

djd07
3.1
Portland Brewing Let It Rain
Tap at GABF. Pours a hazy orange gold with small white head that lasts. The aroma is bready malt, nuts, earth. Medium body, sweet malt, biscuit, earth, light finish, good.
Friday, December 30, 2016

Dogbrick
3.7
Portland Gin Barrel-Aged Spine Tingler
Sample at Denver Rare Beer Tasting VIII on 10/07/2016. Cloudy yellow-orange color with a medium white head that diminishes gradually to an outer ring. Partial rings of lace. Oak, gin and yeast aroma. Full-bodied with a botanical gin character and notes of yeast, oak and malt. The finish is woody with a gin barrel aftertaste. Above average overall.
Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Capa
3.5
MacTarnahans Amber Ale (Macs Ale)
Clear amber with a white head. Medium sweet malt with light toast. The malt is well balanced by medium citrus hops. Very easy drinking. Flavorful and enjoyable.
Thursday, October 20, 2016

slowrunner77
3.2
MacTarnahans Spine Tingler
Sweet grain, zesty yeast. Alcohol shows a little too much for an 8 1/2 beer, but not too shabby. Fruit and yeast finish.
Thursday, September 29, 2016

slowrunner77
2.9
Portland Brewing IPA
Semi classic American IPA - floral and spicy with ample bitterness and a little grapefruit. Not very exciting, but it’ll do.
Thursday, September 29, 2016

luttonm
3.1
Portland Brewing IPA
Safeco Field, Seattle. Thin foam, clear amber gold. Sweet malty aroma, not bad. Not a typical nw IPA. Creamy bitter, a little caramel. Ok.
Wednesday, September 7, 2016

mcberko
2.9
MacTarnahans Amber Ale (Macs Ale)
On tap at Portland Brewing, pours a clear golden with a small white head. Aroma brings out dry bready malt and very light restrained hopping. Flavour is identical, very clean and easy-drinking, but uninspiring. Bready malt, a touch of caramel and light hop resins. Decently made.
Friday, August 26, 2016

mcberko
2.8
MacTarnahans Noble Scot
On tap at Portland Brewing, pours a clear golden with a small white head. Aroma brings out toasted caramel and bready malt. Flavour is along the same lines, being more sweet in the carame department than anything, while still retaining a dry biscuity malt backbone. Pleasant enough but uninspiring as this style usually is.
Friday, August 26, 2016

mcberko
3.5
Portland Brewing Porter
On tap at Portland Brewing, pours a deep dark reddish brown with a medium tan head. Aroma brings out toasted malt and bready notes. Flavour is quite robust, with a lovely chocolatey quality upfront and toasted bready malt. Medium-bodied and well-balanced. Very nice.
Friday, August 26, 2016

Reid
4.2
Portland Brewing/ Double Mountain Subcontinental IPA
22 oz bottle , with cool cartoon label. Purchased from Lifesource in Salem OR. $5.99 Good looking ale here. Pours a nice slightly hazy peachy golden colour with a gorgeous thick and creamy off white head. Aromas of citrus like hopping , black pepper and spices. Nice. Taste is similar to the nose. Very balanced very spicy at the same time juicy, fruity hopping. Mouth feel is excellent they managed to get the carbonation to be. A soft small bubbled type with works fantastic with the spices . Great. This is a very good spiced IPA. Actually better than these two breweries have managed separately. Highly recommended. Get it while its here.
Friday, August 5, 2016

chinchill
3.5
MacTarnahans Amber Ale (Macs Ale)
22 oz bottle in Oregon. Deep amber colored body with an excellent head. More hops than malts in both the aroma and the flavor. Mildly bitter. Fruity hops with a faint bready background. Medium-light body.
Thursday, July 28, 2016

teamsale
3.7
Portland Brewing Summer S.M.A.S.H. Pale Ale
Bottle pours a clear deep gold with a huge off-white head and massive lacing. Smells very floral with pine, fruit, berry, and catpiss undertones. Tastes a little less exciting but does contain many similar flavors to the scent. The aftertaste is somewhat medicinal though. Above average.
Friday, July 15, 2016

donandres
3.5
Portland Brewing Summer S.M.A.S.H. Pale Ale
Growler from Pyramid Breweries, Inc. Seattle Alehouse to wine glass Appearance: Light amber golden color, medium off white foam, a little hazy Aroma Fragrant, but too much, smell of hops and malts/grains Taste: low to medium bitterness Feel Palate: lively carbonation, some follow through, bitter aftertaste Overall: good beer, good to repeat, not look for Drank: June 13. 2016 3:00pm
Thursday, June 30, 2016

donandres
3.2
Portland Brewing IPA
Glass from tap @ Pyramid Brewing brewpub at Seattle, WA Appearance: Light amber golden color, small off white foam, a little hazy Aroma: Fragrant, but too much, smell of hops and malts/grains Taste: low to medium bitternes Palate: lively carbonation, some follow through, bitter aftertaste Overall: good beer, good to repeat, not look for Drank: June 13, 2016 8pm
Thursday, June 30, 2016

Listigovers
3.2
Portland Brewing Summer S.M.A.S.H. Pale Ale
Clear golden pour with a slightly spicy hop aroma. Very nice smooth palate and bready malts, slight sweetness, not bad.
Sunday, June 12, 2016

rosskyle
3.1
Portland Pale Ale
Served on tap at the thirsty pig. Cloudy orange color with a white head. Citrus tropical fruit hops aroma. Grain malt hops aroma. Grain up front malt middle with a bitter finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Saturday, May 21, 2016

stevoj
3.1
Portland Brewing Raise the Roost
Bottle from Bi-Mart in Baker City. Pours out amber with thick fluffy head. Aroma of Belgian yeast and candy sugar. Works in aroma, but in taste and finish becomes a bit cloying. Sweet malt underlies the whole beer, making for a sugary experience.
Tuesday, May 3, 2016

BuckeyeBoy
3
Portland Brewing Summer S.M.A.S.H. Pale Ale
On tap at the taphouse pub boise. pours out a crisp golden topped with a white head. nose is grain light floral earthy hop. taste is more of the grainy corn almost grassy and earth hops.
Thursday, April 28, 2016

IndianaRed
2.8
Portland Brewing Summer S.M.A.S.H. Pale Ale
On Tap Clear deep golden. Thin but fine and tight off white head. PLenty of IBU bite but not much fresh hop flavor. Dry and a quick finish. Srange papery bitterness at the end.
Friday, April 22, 2016

tlind2
3.3
Portland Brewing IPA
[email protected] Needle, Seattle. Slightly cloudy amber color, lasting off-white head. Sweet, hoppy aroma. Hoppy flavor with resin, grapefruit and some chalky notes. Medium-full body, medium carbonation. Not bad.
Sunday, April 17, 2016

tatinek
3.2
Portland Brewing Raise the Roost
Just finished the last 12oz bottle of a six pack. I generally don’t prefer Belgian style. This beer has an interesting mildly spicy flavor. I’m not sure what I am tasting, maybe faint coriander with a similar aroma. It pours a great reddish amber which is clear and has a moderate one finger head with minimal lacing. This is a nice pleasant change for an occasional beer.
Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Popoff91
2.8
MacTarnahans Amber Ale (Macs Ale)
22-ounce bottle poured into a pilsner glass. This particular bottle was listed as Portland Brewing MacTarnahan’s Amber Ale, with the Portland Brewing standing out much more than the rest of it.
Friday, April 1, 2016

Squizzle
3.8
Portland Brewing Raise the Roost
The best thing about this beer was the taste. Its a nice flavored red and easy to enjoy. I got it from Ray’s in a 22 oz bottle. Drank it with a buddy at my house after an electronic show.
Monday, March 14, 2016

dnstone
2.8
MacTarnahans Ink Blot Baltic Porter
Coffee-brown in color with some off-white head that settles off. Roasty aroma, with some aging notes. Light roasty flavor.
Thursday, March 10, 2016

brokensail
2.4
The Governator Ale
Bottle @ RBWG 2016. Fucken hell. Thanks for sharing, Bobby. Cloudy orange colored beer with some white foam. A great example of oxidation... A ton of cardboard and just a mess of sugar and old hops. Some sweet orange peel, nut shells, and leaves. Kind of papery and dusty, too. Maybe a little goopy and toasty. Scroll past this one, kids.
Wednesday, March 2, 2016