The Craft BeerAdvent Calendar 2014 Day #19
- My Rating: [C], I gave it a (2.9 of 5) on Ratebeer.com
Winterporter – Browerij de Molen, 6.7% ABV – 330ml., (Bodegraven, Netherlands)
- Style: (sour) Porter
- Taste: Big sour tangy roasted barley malt mild coffee
- Do I love this enough to drink it again: no
- Would I recommend this to beer aficionados: no
Visual: Their signature simple label. Pours dark brown with suspended sediment, a large ultra-foamy lasting head, thick sticky lacing, clusters of slow micro streams.
Nose: roasted malt, background sourness, hints of coffee. (lvl-5)-pungency
Attack: acidic sour-crisp
Mid-palate: ongoing building sourness, (lvl-4)-sweetness, (MAIN) roast barley malt, cola, barnyard, sour cherry
Finish: tangy-puckery, chocolate-coffee exhale, subtle hops, sour acidic finish.
Summary: Lots of sourness in this one, too much for my liking. Not my style of porter. At last, a de Molen brew that I didn’t particularly like.