Deep Cove Brewers – Freyja-Brau University Brew Off Porter

Deep Cove Brewers – Freyja-Brau University Brew Off Porter

Rating

3.6 out of 5
Aroma
3.8 out of 5
Appearance
4 out of 5
Taste
3.9 out of 5
Palate

Total

3.8
3.8 out of 5

Overview

  • Type: Porter
  • Brand: Deep Cove Brewers & Distillers
  • Pros:

    Toasted malt flavour with chocolate and a hop kick

  • Cons:

    Rather hoppy for a Porter

  • Conclusion:

    A smooth and toasted Porter with a bit of extra hop to it

Deep Cove Brewers - 2015 University Brew Off FreyJa-Brau PorterDeep Cove Brewers – Freyja-Brau University Brew Off Porter Review

This year’s University Brew Off was sponsored by Deep Cove Brewers & Distillers and Hops Connect. UVic took home the top award in November of 2014 with the Freyja-Brau Porter. For winning this home-brew competition Deep Cove worked with the winner to brew the beer in a production batch. The result is this beer! The Freyja-Brau pours from the bottle as a  close to black, deep brown colour with a finger and a half of mocha coloured, quickly settling head. From this brew comes a rather hop-forward porter flavour with a light kick of chocolate on the nose. The body is lightly creamy and fairly light with a flavour of chocolate that is joined by a fairly distinct hop bitterness. A toasted, roasty flavour gives an almost smoke-like flavour along side the hop and chocolate flavours. This beer is traditional with a bit of an extra hop kick for a delicious and enjoyable home-brew-turned-production beer.

Alcohol – 5.5%
Size – 650ml bottles
Price – $6.75 (Craft Retailer)
deepcovecraft.com (not on website)

 

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