Saturday, June 17, 2017

Tasting Bell's Porter

Another beer makes this another beerventure, and I have chosen another one from that great mitten state of Michigan. This is a look at the Porter from Bell’s Brewery. This year-round offering carries an ABV of 5.6% and an unconfirmed IBU of 27 as shown on Untappd. It poured a great dark color in appearance with a one finger or so cream colored head. The aromas easily came out of the glass and I was able to quickly detect the notes of roastiness from the malts. This also kicked over well into the taste making it an easily enjoyable beer. You can see my video for more of the details but for me it proved to be very good, earning a solid 4 out of 5 for my Untappd rating.

Brewer Notes:

Our award winning Porter bridges the gap between malty brown ales and heavily roasted stouts. Notes of chocolate, coffee and roasted barley are offset with just a slight hop bitterness. Enjoy any time of the year.

Alcohol By Volume: 5.60%

Original Gravity: 1.06

Shelf Life: 6 Months

NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION (PER 12 OZ. SERVING)

Calories: 183

Carbs: 17.9

FOOD PAIRINGS

Bell's Porter can be used like Best Brown, but you will also want to consider more earthy, mushroom-like flavors that lend to even richer dishes - ones that utilize cream. Stroganoff is one example. Also try this beer with BBQ, sausage, blackened fish, beef (grilled, roasted, broiled or stew), Cajun food or meatloaf.

Dessert: Chocolate peanut butter cookies, bananas Foster or toasted coconut cookie bars

Cheeses: Blue, smoked Gouda, Gruyere, Tilsit, Cabot smoked cheddar and Camembert

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