Portsmouth Brewery Reviews




thornecb
3.8
Portsmouth Night Nurse Black IPA
Pours mahogany tinged black into a tulip. Mocha head with good retention recedes leaving trailing spiders. Chocolate and rye aromas. Creamy and a little sharp with pumpernickel and caramel upfront turning to chocolate and espresso in the medium length finish.
Tuesday, November 29, 2016

thepatrickman
3.8
Portsmouth Surrender to the Flow
On draft at the brewery. Cloudy and soft-bodied -- this is clearly going for a "New England IPA" feel. Itís good, too, with a lot of citrus hop aroma that reminded me of lemons. Moderate to light bitterness at the finish, but it did end a bit abruptly. Another great beer from P Brew.
Tuesday, November 29, 2016

thepatrickman
3.4
Portsmouth ESB
On cask at the brewery. A great example of an ESB, without any real deviation from the style. Itís malt-forward and balanced, with some light fruity esters and caramel sweetness.
Tuesday, November 29, 2016

boto
3.7
Portsmouth Surrender to the Flow
Draught @ Brewpub: this one pours an opaque golden color. There was no head or lacing. Good nose. Pineapple and other tropical notes. The taste is also good. Pineapple and tropical hops, as well as some grassiness. Nice!
Saturday, November 26, 2016

boto
3.7
Portsmouth Belgian Kriek
Draught @ Brewpub: This one pours a milky, reddish hued golden color. There was about no head or lacing. Lighter but good nose. Sour and tart cherries, and some wheat. A touch of funkiness. The taste is quite good. Tart and sour cherries, with some wheat. Faint spices also. Nice!
Saturday, November 26, 2016

snoworsummer
3.5
Portsmouth Surrender to the Flow
Draft at the brewpub. Pours opaque gold with a fizzy white head. Tastes like grapefruit hops, resin, grassy malt, and tropical fruits. Light body and low carbonation. Smells like tropical fruits, grapefruit hops, resin, and grassy malt.
Wednesday, November 23, 2016

snoworsummer
3.7
Portsmouth Belgian Kriek
Draft at the brewpub. Pours opaque golden amber with a fizzy white head. Tastes like tart citrus, lemon, grapefruit, salty cracker malt, and faint coriander. Smells like tart citrus, lemon, grapefruit, yeast, and salty cracker malt.
Wednesday, November 23, 2016

snoworsummer
3.1
Portsmouth Session Rye Ale
Draft at the brewpub. Pours clear amber with a fizzy off white head. Tastes like dried fruits, toasted malt, earthy, and citrus. Light body and low carbonation Smells like toffee, toasted malt, earthy, and citrus.
Wednesday, November 23, 2016

snoworsummer
3.4
Portsmouth ESB
Draft at the brewpub. Pours hazy copper with a fizzy beige head. Tastes like toffee malt, earthy, boozy, and nutty. Light body and low carbonation. Smells like booze, toffee malt, earthy, and nutty.
Wednesday, November 23, 2016

snoworsummer
3
Portsmouth Coffee Milk Stout
Draft at the brewpub. Pours nut brown with a fizzy beige head. Tastes like smokey wood, earthy malt, and chocolate. Light body and low carbonation. Smells like smokey wood, earthy, and chocolate.
Wednesday, November 23, 2016

snoworsummer
3
Portsmouth London Brown Porter
Draft at the brewpub. Pours clear copper brown with a creamy beige head. Tastes like dried fruits, nutty malt, and burnt toast. Light body and low carbonation. Smells like dried fruits, toasted malt, and some nuttiness.
Wednesday, November 23, 2016

snoworsummer
3.1
Portsmouth Old Stub Foot
Draft at the brewpub. Pours nut brown with a creamy beige head and decent lacing. Tastes like very nutty malt, dried fruits, toast, and a hint of chocolate. Light body and low carbonation. Smells like nutty malt and toast.
Wednesday, November 23, 2016

snoworsummer
3.4
Portsmouth Nuts & Berries Brown Ale
Draft at the brewpub. Pours hazy amber with a thick, beige head. Tastes like dried fruits, woody malt, earthy, and nutty. light body and low carbonation. Smells like dried fruits, woody malt, earthy, and nutty.
Wednesday, November 23, 2016

sonnycheeba
3.4
Portsmouth Nuts & Berries Brown Ale
Tap at brewery. Pours hazy copper. Aroma and flavor are toasted and caramel malts, light berries, faint almonds, and some faint spice. Light/medium body.
Wednesday, November 23, 2016

sonnycheeba
3.5
Portsmouth Old Stub Foot
Tap at brewery. Pours clear, light brown. Aroma and flavor are toasted and pale malts, light caramel, some woodiness, and very faint berry notes. Medium body.
Wednesday, November 23, 2016

sonnycheeba
3.5
Portsmouth London Brown Porter
Tap at brewery. Pours clear light brown. Aroma and flavor are chocolate, light roast, toasted malts, light caramel, and faint earthiness. Light/medium body.
Wednesday, November 23, 2016

sonnycheeba
3.5
Portsmouth Belgian Kriek
Tap at brewery. Pours cloudy peach. Aroma and flavor are cherries, pale malt, moderate acidity, faint toast, and some floral notes. Light/medium body.
Wednesday, November 23, 2016

sonnycheeba
3.6
Portsmouth Session Rye Ale
Tap at brewery. Pours clear copper. Aroma and flavor are bready and toasted malts, soft rye character, floral and woody notes, light bitterness, and faint caramel. Medium body.
Wednesday, November 23, 2016

sonnycheeba
3.8
Portsmouth Surrender to the Flow
Tap at brewery. Pours hazy gold. Aroma and flavor are juicy tropical and citrus fruit. Pale malt, faint floral notes, and very faint honey. Medium body.
Wednesday, November 23, 2016

sonnycheeba
3.4
Portsmouth ESB
Tap at brewery. Pours mostly clear dark amber. Aroma and flavor are bready and toasted malts, faint caramel, faint grassy and floral hops, and some woodiness. Medium body.
Wednesday, November 23, 2016

sonnycheeba
3.5
Portsmouth Coffee Milk Stout
Tap at brewery. Pours dark brown. Aroma and flavor are coffee, chocolate, roast, lactose, and faint earthiness. Medium body.
Wednesday, November 23, 2016

thornecb
3.4
Portsmouth Redwood Rye Lager
Pours clear gold into a shaker. Bright white head with medium retention recedes to hug rim. Stale pumpernickel aromas. Crisp with sweet caramel and sour rye upfront turning to mild aspirin before the lasting resin finish.
Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Tessic
2.7
Portsmouth Mamanajo
This one poured a nice amber colour with minimal lacing and a nice, off white head. Scents include bananas, mango and a little corn. First swig was pretty good with lots of fruit flavours such as bananas, mangos and hay. Finish had a med/low bitterness with a small smoke and citrus flavour lingering on the palate. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Monday, November 21, 2016

Westchesterco
3.5
Portsmouth Milk Stout
On cask at the Portsmouth Brewery brewpub. It is a dark brownish black color with a slight head. The aroma is roasted coffee and the taste is strong bitter coffee wthat had a roasted coffee finish
Thursday, November 17, 2016

Westchesterco
3.1
Portsmouth Nuts & Berries Brown Ale
On cask at the Portsmouth Brewery brewpub. It is a light Amber color with a slight head. The aroma is spicy and the taste is tart and thin with hints of cranberries
Thursday, November 17, 2016

Westchesterco
3.7
Portsmouth Surrender to the Flow
On draft at the brewpub it is a cloudy gold enclose with a. Slight head. The aroma is citrus and thE taste is strong bitter flavor of pink grapefruit that finisheson the bitter side
Thursday, November 17, 2016

Westchesterco
3.8
Portsmouth Night Nurse Black IPA
On draft at the brewpub it is a dark brownish black color with a tan head. The aroma is citrus and the taste is a strong bitter flavor of grapefruit zest that finishes Bitter
Thursday, November 17, 2016

Westchesterco
3.1
Portsmouth London Brown Porter
On draft at the brewpub it is a clear lamber color with a slight head. The aroma is slight and the taste is bitter roasted coffee with the same finish
Thursday, November 17, 2016

Iphonephan
3.5
Portsmouth Milk Stout
On cask at the Portsmouth Brewery brewpub. Pours a clear cola with a tan head. Aroma of cocoa. Flavors of milk chocolate and nuts. Mild roast finish.
Thursday, November 17, 2016

Iphonephan
3.4
Portsmouth Nuts & Berries Brown Ale
On cask at the Portsmouth Brewery brewpub. Pours a clear copper with an off white head. Spicy aroma. Flavors of tart cranberry and nuts. Tart finish.
Thursday, November 17, 2016

Westchesterco
3.2
Portsmouth Old Stub Foot
On draft at the brewpub it is a clear Amber color with a slight head. The aroma is malty and the taste is thin bitter of caramel and a bitter roast finish
Thursday, November 17, 2016

Iphonephan
3.6
Portsmouth Surrender to the Flow
On draft at the brewpub. Pours a cloudy gold with an off white head. Light fruity aroma. Flavors of citrus and toast. Bitter finish.
Thursday, November 17, 2016

Iphonephan
3.3
Portsmouth Old Stub Foot
On draft at the brewpub. Pours a clear mahogany with an ecru head. Toffee aroma. Flavors of caramel and bitter almonds. Bitter roast finish.
Thursday, November 17, 2016

Iphonephan
3.7
Portsmouth Night Nurse Black IPA
On draft at the brewpub. Pours black with a tan head. Light citrus aroma. Flavors of roasted nuts and grapefruit zest. Bitter finish.
Thursday, November 17, 2016

Iphonephan
3.6
Portsmouth Coffee Milk Stout
On draft at the brewpub. Pours a clear cola with an off white head. Aroma of toasted grain. Flavors cocoa and a hint of coffee. Smooth roast finish.
Thursday, November 17, 2016

Iphonephan
3.1
Portsmouth London Brown Porter
On draft at the brewpub. Pours a clear mahogany with an ecru head. Nutty nose. Flavors of leather. Light bodied. Thin finish.
Thursday, November 17, 2016

Iphonephan
3.3
Portsmouth ESB
On draft at the brewpub. Pours a clear light mahogany with an off wite head. Nutty aroma. Flavors of toast. Light bitter roast finish.
Thursday, November 17, 2016

Tessic
3.2
Portsmouth Dirty Blonde Ale
This blonde ale poured a cloudy light amber colour with a big, white rocky head. Scents include club soda, hay and corn. First swig was smooth with low carbonation and flavours of nice mild hops, a little honey and some hay. Finish is lightly bitter with smooth malts lingering. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Monday, November 14, 2016

Tessic
3.8
Portsmouth Oatmeal Stout
This stout poured a deep black colour with a soapy, fast dissipating, brown head. Not much lacing. Scents include burnt malts, caramel and molasses. First swig was delicious with flavours of burnt malts and honey? Finish is nice and toasty with some burnt toast flavours lingering. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Sunday, November 13, 2016

Bulk_Carrier
3.8
Portsmouth Bock
Poured into a pilsener glass, the appearance was a deep, dark copper color with a decent transparency and a two finger white foamy head. The aroma takes some raisin, toffee, earthiness, dark fruits and some grassiness. The taste is basically the same with some caramel, and coffee beans added. Dry roasty to malty sweet aftertaste with the same finish. On the palate, this one sat about a medium on the body with a decent sessionability about it. Carbonation feels good for what it is. Overall, good Dunkelbock by Portsmouth. I would have again.
Sunday, November 6, 2016

Bulk_Carrier
3.7
Portsmouth Best Bitter
Poured into a pint glass, the appearance was a ruddy burnt orange color with a bar pourís kind of slim white head. No lacing after dissipation. The aroma has some malty bready/toasty sweetness. Light grassy hop bitterness. The flavor takes the malts and the hops to blend decently with no aftertaste nor finish. On the palate, this one sat about a light on the body with a great crushability about it. Carbonation feels super light all around. Very smooth on my tongue. Overall, really nice as a Bitter and quaffable with some fish níchips.
Sunday, November 6, 2016

Bulk_Carrier
3.3
Portsmouth Altbier
Bottle to stange, the appearance was a deep hazy red/ brown color. One finger white foamy head that dissipated at a decent pace. The aroma takes on some graininess, deep and sweet with some light grassy hops. The flavor has a strong sweet maltiness to it. Grassy hops provide a light bitterness. Light malty aftertaste with the finish. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a nice sessionability about it. Low carbonation allows a nice smoothness rolling all around. Overall, decent as a beer that one just wants to just throw down their throat. Itís not much of an altbier but just decent for what it is.
Sunday, November 6, 2016

Bulk_Carrier
3.7
Portsmouth Bluebeery
Thanks Doug! Poured my portion into a nonic pint glass, the appearance was a ruddy semi-dark brown color with some sly blue hues to the edge of the glass. Fingerís worth of white foamy head dissipated at a nice pace. Sly lacing. The aroma centers around the blueberry with a sly sweet crust like a pie sliding in underneath. The flavor yields the same sort of fruity blueberry sweetness, subtle tartness from it. Sly sweet to tart blueberry aftertaste with finish. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a nice sessionability about it. Gentle smoothness coming from a low carbonation. Overall, nice refreshing blueberry ale, good for the Summer months, probably only have again then.
Sunday, November 6, 2016

tfontana
3.6
Portsmouth Murphys Law Red Ale
Keg pour into taster cup at NH Brewfest. Appearance is hazy dark brown, small off-white head. Aroma is mild smokey malts, caramel, hop balance. Taste is smokey, malty. Palate is medium bodied with thick texture, average-to-lively carbonation and mix of malt/hop finish. Overall, this had good malt flavor with a smokey twist.
Friday, October 28, 2016

tfontana
3.4
Portsmouth Redwood Rye Lager
Keg pour into taster cup at NH Brewfest. Appearance is slightly hazy, minimal sparkle, small white head, with minimal lacing. Aroma is mainly malty. Taste is strong spicy rye, light malts. Palate is light-to-medium bodied with thin texture, lively carbonation and mix of sweet and spicy mild tart finish. Overall, a good beer with a distinctive spicy kick from the rye for extra refreshment.
Friday, October 28, 2016

thepatrickman
3.2
Portsmouth Octoberfest
Considering that they make this every year, Iím a little surprised to be the first reviewer of this beer in 5 years. Straightforward representation of the style -- itís dry and crisp, strongly malty, and with just a bit of hop bitterness at the end. Really traditional, really good.
Friday, October 28, 2016

thepatrickman
3.3
Portsmouth Session Rye Ale
On draft at P Brew. Itís taking the "session" in its name very seriously -- this is one light, dry, restrained beer. The flavor is light, although itís predominately malty rather than hoppy, with a bit of rye graininess that shows up at the end. Good, inoffensive, and a nice accompaniment to nachos.
Friday, October 28, 2016

yespr
3.4
Portsmouth Redwood Rye Lager
1 pint 6 fl oz bottle. Pours clear and golden yellow with a small white head. Aroma is grassy and slight straw note. Toasted malty, slight grassy. Mild straw. Sweet and toasted malty finish.
Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Ungstrup
3.6
Portsmouth Redwood Rye Lager
Bottled. A hazy yellow beer with a yellowish head. The aroma has notes of hops, straw, and malt. The flavor is sweet with notes of malt, hops, wood, and rye, leading to a bitter finish.
Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Desverger
3.4
Portsmouth Redwood Rye Lager
[email protected] - Clear yelllow golden pour with white head. Fruity and malty with some citrus fruity notes, citric spice, sweet malty base, pine needles, grassy herbal hoppy finish.
Tuesday, October 11, 2016