Tree Brewing Co. – Raspberry Porter Review
The Okanagan knows how to do fruit so it is no surprise that the Tree Brewing Company is widely recognized for their Raspberry Porter. This BC fruit inspired beer pours into the glass a deep and dark brown colour topped with a finger and a half of thick head. The smell coming off this beer is smooth with chocolate and raspberry tones making for a sweet and desert like aroma. The flavour is fairly light on the tongue for a porter starting off with light malted tones. This initial lightness builds into a chocolate flavour before the raspberry kicks in. As the finish approaches a chocolate raspberry desert flavour takes charge making for a delicious and enjoyable beer. The raspberry is not overly sweet and the chocolate adds a delicious aspect to this light and fairly easy drinking porter. As far as fruit beers go this is bang on. The flavour is apparent and well balanced while the sweetness does not take charge leaving room for the other more subtle notes to make themselves known.
Alcohol – 5.0%
IBU – 16
Hops – Perle, Golding
Size – 650ml
Price – $6.50 (Cold Beer and Wine)