Craft Or Kraphtt: Porter, Michelob Brewing, St Louis, Mo.

I was going to write “wow” or something but that wouldn’t quite capture my surprise at how good this beer is. Poured at a chilly cellar temperature, there is an immediate mass of dry cocoa that sits in such balance with that bit of hop, a little java and that little nod to dark plum that immediately lets you know this is no ordinary budget beer. Chalky soft water makes it particularly moreish. In fact, if I had not bought this as part of a $10.99 12 pack at the A-Bay Mart the other day I could have been quite happy to pay $4.99 or more for a 22 oz bomber of this stuff.

Definitely craft. Nothing near kraphtt. Perhaps the most surprising value in beer that I have come across so far. BAers rate widely.

One thought on “Craft Or Kraphtt: Porter, Michelob Brewing, St Louis, Mo.”

  1. [Original comments…]

    JJ Bagley – November 24, 2008 3:56 PM
    I have been interested to try the new Michelob products. This Porter looked like the best of the bunch and I am glad to hear you enjoyed it. I had the best Stone Smoked Porter with Vanilla Bean at Blue Palms Brewhouse in Hollywood a couple of weeks ago, it blew me away. I will give this one a try. Cheers

    Aisha – November 25, 2008 9:43 AM
    Tried it, not worth it. I think most people are impressed because they had low expectations. Compare it to other porters and you’ll see how light in flavor it really is. Yes, it’s good fro Michelob, but doesn’t pass as craft beer for me.

    Alan – November 25, 2008 10:06 AM
    In terms of a value proposition, though. That is my point – no off flavours, none of the dreaded “Mt. Hood” hopping. I am getting a 2-4 for Christmas newbie guests.

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