Beer Name: Porter
Brewery: Ancestry, Tualatin, Oregon
Purchase Place: Market Fresh, St. Helens
Style: American Porter
Ale or Lager: Ale
BJCP Ref: 20A
Head Retention: Not bad, poured thin, but it did stay with the ale during the review.
Aroma: Roasty, slight citrus
Strongest Flavor: Chocolate
Finish: Chocolate, and Roasty, with a hint of hop flavor.
Likes: Color, Head, Aroma, and flavor
Dislikes: low ABV
Environment: The flavor and body of this ale immediately places you at the Oregon coast, enjoying the beautiful scenery, salty air, and warmth of a fire.
Recommend: Yes. The ale is heavy but with a low ABV a person can have multiple of these and not feel the effects. The flavor is very balanced, and quite pleasing. This makes it easy to pair with a beef stew, roast beef sandwich, hamburger, or a pot roast. Might even consume with a deep-dish pizza, but once done eating, I’m not sure the person is going to be moving much.