Deep 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)
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