Sierra Nevada Porter

Sierra Nevada Porter

Raise your hand if you didn’t want this past weekend to end? *raised hand* Man, here in New England we had just phenomenal weather…out of this world. Today the great weather just kept coming. I’d be lying if I told you I wasn’t thinking about calling into work this morning as I walked the dog this morning in my shorts and flip-flops.

Sierra Nevada Porter

With Memorial Day being yesterday, I’m in for a short work week. AND on top of that, this Saturday is American Craft Beer Festival 2011. How can I complain?

Sierra Nevada Porter

On to tonight’s beer – Sierra Nevada Porter. Recent Sierra Nevada reviews have been the Summerfest (yummy) and the Kellerweis (just OK for me yet a home run for lots of people).

Sierra Nevada Porter

The porter is stiffly bitter at first. You’re going to want to let it warm up some unless you’re really into those punch-you-in-the-mouth roasted flavors. About 20 minutes warming up mellows her out real nice.

The roasted malt flavors mix with a surprising hop character (citrus), which ends up dominating the aftertaste. Intriguing!

I’m trying to focus on the malty aspects to give a better description of them, but that citrus character isn’t having it. I’m finding the beer quite un-porter like because of it. Don’t let me mislead you…the brew is delicious…just not what I expected.

And on a final note, this little puppy is drinkable as can be. Waited 20 minutes to start drinking and finished in under 5 once I started.

-Lost

Sierra Nevada Porter

Author: Joshua Dion

I write about beer in an un-intimidating way, welcoming beer lovers of all experience levels.

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