Thursday, September 19, 2013

Santa Clara Valley Brewing Peralta Porter

Hello beer lovers and welcome to another edition of the NorCal Beer Blog's brew review.

Tonight’s featured beer is Santa Clara Valley Brewing Peralta Porter.  I picked up this bottle at Caps & Taps in Dublin (here).

From the Santa Clara Brewing website: “It’s 1807 and Luís María Peralta is looking out the window of his small adobe house in Pueblo San José. Little could he have imagined that over 200 years later his home would still be standing.

Our Peralta Porter displays the same hearty character as this resilient landmark. Pouring earthen brown, this ale is built upon a light caramel foundation which firmly supports its chocolate and coffee flavors, finishing with a soft bitterness and earthy hoppiness we know you’ll enjoy.”
Let’s get started!
Appearance: Pours a very dark brown with slight red highlights, a large cream colored head and nice lacing.
Aroma: Caramel, chocolate, coffee and roasted malts.
Taste: Roasted malts, coffee, bitter chocolate, slight caramel malt flavor and earthy hop bitterness. It gets a touch sweeter as it warms.
Overall: Creamy and balanced nicely, Santa Clara Valley Brewing Peralta Porter is an easy drinking Porter.  At 6.2% ABV I would certainly pick this up again and am going to look for it on tap.


Mark Harvey

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