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Manchester Star 1884
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Style: Strong Porter
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Malt Advocate's 2002 Beer of the Year:
Manchester Star Porter, Volume 12, Number 1, 2003, page 55/56


The recipe comes from an 1884 Lees brewing notebook, a hoppy strong porter, brewed in November of that year, called "Star." At 7% ABV, this is more like a Baltic porter in strength but surprisingly light on the palate. There's no caramel malt only pale and roasted malt. Most porters then were brewed with amber malt or brown malt, which hardly exist today, if at all. It is smooth and supple in the mouth, full of chocolate notes and an understated bitterness that only reveals itself fully in the lip-smacking dry finish… with a subtle added background of flavors: cashew, ripe plum, orangey fruit, and just a pubby hint of an open pouch of moist Cavendish tobacco. Manchester Star dries into a long, almost wine-like finish.



Tasting Notes

Appearance:
Black with a nice tan head.

Aroma:
Aroma of sweet malts, molasses, vanilla, cocoa, and dark fruit.

Flavor:
Smooth and supple in the mouth, full of chocolate notes and an understated bitterness that only reveals itself fully in the lip-smacking dry finish… with a subtle background of flavors: cashew, ripe plum, orangey fruit, and just a pubby hint of an open pouch of moist Cavendish tobacco.

Finish:
Manchestar Star dries into a long, almost wine-like finish.



Specifications
Alc./Vol.: 7.0 %


Formats
Version: Type: Size: UPC/EAN:
Case 12 * 16.9 oz. Bottle(s) 0 62067 02881 6
Keg 1 * 13.2 gal. Keg
Firkin Firkin 1 * 10.6 gal. Keg
PA ONLY} Case 24 * 16.9 oz. Bottle(s)
Picture: Manchester Star Ale bottle
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