Niu - Phase Three Brewing


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Overall: 7.92/10 by 1 dude

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Style: American Porter

ABV: 6.50%

Season: Occasional

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  • A: 8.3 | T: 7.6 | L: 9.4 | M: 7.2 | O: 8.0
  • Color: Deep Brown
  • Received as a gift from Sheri and Mike. Thank you!

    Day 23 of 24 beers of Christmas 2021.

    Pours opaque with a finger-and-a-half of light mocha foam. The foam is thick and rich with good retention. Lacing clings but is thin.

    Aroma is toasted coconut and vanilla. There is a an almost milk creaminess to the aroma as if lactose was added to the beer.

    Taste is oddly similar to the aroma. Coconut, vanilla, chocolate, and light roast. The finish lets the coconut oil linger with a sense of milk cream.

    Medium body, maybe in spite of the creaminess. Lighter end of carbonation. Somewhat sweet milk finish that lingers and dries.

    Easily the beer that brings the coconut more than any other beer I have had in the past. The vanilla adds a nice mate. The body of the beer is a bit lacking but that is my only real complaint. I would have this again. Enjoy!
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  • Reviewed: Thursday, December 23, 2021 at 20:45:14
  • Tasted: Thursday, December 23, 2021
  • $0.00 for 16 oz. can
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Beer Notes
  • Re-inspired by a recent trip to Hawaii, came about. The recipe has come full-circle. Over a decade of experience combining coconut and beer and brewing dark beers, we brewed Niu to be sort of a peek behind the curtain at Phase Three. Big, adjuncted, dark beers are extremely labor intensive, involve a lot of planning and unfortunately, don’t offer a lot of drinkability. Niu is 6.5%. It’s not meant to be a big pastry stout/porter, however it’s not small. The base porter is light, but uses full-flavored UK malted grains, including Maris Otter, crystal malts and chocolate malts. It’s rich, but refreshing. It satisfies a dark, adjuncted beer craving but in a way where a pint of it is appropriate.
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