Londen (Belgian-Style English Porter) – Dageraad Brewing (Burnaby, BC, Canada)

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Londen (Belgian-style English Porter) – Dageraad Brewing Inc., 7.0% ABV, 650ml., (Burnaby, BC, Canada) (*local BC craft beer*)


printed on the front-left label:

“Imagine an English porter. Now imagine a Belgian brewer reimagining an English porter. Now imagine a couple of Canadian brewers imagining how a Belgian brewer would reimagine an English porter.  Combining the light roast and rich malt of an English porter with the fruity, spicy mystery of a Belgian fermentation, Londen is your new favourite beer this winter.  Londen is refermented in the bottle, so pour with care to leave the yeast sediment in the bottle.”

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  • Style: Porter
  • Taste: Crisp toasted brown sugar barley malt light root beer spices
  • Where I got it : High Point / Vancouver
  • How much: $7.55 CAD (after 15% off) – 650ml., February 2016
  • Do I love this enough to drink it again: no
  • Would I recommend this to beer aficionados: solid flavour

Visual: Pours slightly cloudy very dark brown with minimal head, island and ringed retention, lots of small bubble singular streams.

Nose: lightly carameled barley malt (lvl-4)-pungency

Attack: crisp, slightly slick thicker-milky

Mid-palate: background subdued tangy alcohol, toasted brown sugar (lvl-6-sweetness), root beer, caramel barley malt, light metallic

Finish: slight tangy, light sweet roast exhale, subtle bitter hops.

Summary: Big sweet balanced roasty malt body with some root beer spices, good potency whilst still retaining a nice drinkability. Great with beer snacks.