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BC Beer – Salt Spring Porter

July 7, 2010

Porters were one of the styles of beer that got me drinking better. From the bottle,

Island Pioneers
Celebrating the people who helped make Salt Spring Island a Gulf Island jewel. William Naukana arrived on Salt Spring in 1875 and was believed to be of royal Hawaiian lineage. The sons and daughters of this pioneer, the Harrises and Rolands still live here today. With the same free spirit, passion and sense of adventure as our Island pioneers, Gulf Islands Brewery crafts its Salt Spring style ales. Learn more about our brewery and the people who inspire us at

Pours beautifully, as a porter should. An aroma of pleasant gentle roasted malts, chocolate and nuts. On the taste I found there to be strong yeast presence imparting a dark fruit flavour. This overly yeasty flavour turned me off on it. An enjoyable porter, just a bit too yeasty in flavour. The bottle had sat in my fridge for a day prior to drinking, so the yeast should have settled down to the bottom. Anyways, it’s nice smooth with a fuller body and a dry finish.

Rating: Average
Style: Porter
ABV: 5.5%
Serving Temp: 8-10ºC
BCL: 735712


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One Comment
  1. When I first tried this beer and other Saltspring Island beers I found them to be atrociously bad, almost off. I’ve heard they are working on their bottling practices and I hope they get it right because I’m really pulling for them.



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