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Beer Review #54: Warsteiner Pilsner

Style: Pilsner

Menu description: Cool & crisp, tangy malts, bread notes.

ABV: 4.8%

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Posted by on June 13, 2020 in Beer

 

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Beer Review #39: Goose Island Beer Grand Prestige Vatgerijpt

Style: Barleywine

ABV: 11.3%

My thoughts: This smells like Grim Bergen! It actually tastes a lot like Grim Bergen as well. Seriously this is a Grim Bergen clone, with a slightly higher ABV. It may have a bit rougher aftertaste. If you like Grim Bergen and want to get drunk faster, this is the way to go.

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Posted by on February 7, 2018 in Beer

 

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Beer Review #38: Captain Lawrence Tears of Green

Style: IPA.

ABV: 7.8%

My thoughts: Strong citrus scent. Interesting fruity flavor. It’s very sweet and the hop flavor is almost nonexistent. It’s very smooth and almost creamy. No indication of its ABV. The finish is clean and there’s an almost fresh taste to it, sort of like a fresh and juicy fruit salad. This is a fantastic beer!

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Posted by on February 6, 2018 in Beer

 

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Beer Review #36: Knee Deep Follow the Liter!

Style: Imperial IPA.

ABV: 8%

My thoughts: Smells like a sickly sweet mess. It tastes… I dunno. Like an IPA but it’s gone bad. The flavor is like a typical mildly hoppy IPA with something sweet mixed in, but that sweet thing was maybe sitting in the sun too long and has maybe turned a bit. Strong carbonation, medium body, and a mild finish can’t save what’s fundamentally a bad beer.

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Posted by on February 4, 2018 in Beer

 

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Beer Review #31: Tsingtao Lager

Website description: Tsingtao Lager offers a crisp and refreshing flavor with a nutty and subtle sweet taste that will complement your choice of cuisine without weighing you down.

ABV: 4.8%

My thoughts: This has a very fresh scent. It reminds me a little of fresh linens, oddly enough. It tastes a bit sweet. There’s a light, malty finish. This beer has some strong carbonation. Amazingly, this has turned out to be one of the few lagers I like! Not only that, but I’d say this is just a really good beer overall. The flavor is mellow without suffering from that watery nonsense most lagers taste like. If I can find this again, I’ll definitely be bringing some home. Something to note here is that the glass they served this beer in was frozen and had a thin layer of ice on the bottom third. While a fun way to keep the beer cold, it actually ends up being too cold and doesn’t do the beer any favors. I’d love to try this again at a more reasonable temperature, but I think my overall opinion won’t change. If it can still taste great when its served way too cold, it’s likely phenomenal under normal circumstances.

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Posted by on June 4, 2016 in Beer

 

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Beer Review #20: Wells Sticky Toffee Pudding Ale

UPDATE: It looks like Wells sold off some of their breweries and beer recipes to Eagle Brewery. This beer is now known as Eagle Brewery Sticky Toffee Pudding Beer.

Website description: Using traditional British desserts as our source of inspiration, we discovered that the natural, rich flavours of Sticky Toffee Pudding could be exquisitely combined with darker malts to create a truly distinctive ale. With toffee and caramel hints and rich fruit aromas, Sticky Toffee Pudding Ale is an intensely satisfying beer.

ABV: 5%

My thoughts: This tastes just like toffee! It’s a lot more like one of those gourmet fancy sodas than it is a beer. The carbonation is pretty strong and its a very sweet beer. It’s aroma is quite sweet as well and is reminiscent of pudding, hence the name I suppose. I like it, but my uncle isn’t a big fan. I don’t think he likes beers that skew towards being sweet or fruity. With these last few beers, I’ve been trying to get him to expand his beer palette. When I got here, he was drinking Bud Light Lime, as if that was the pinnacle of beers! Clearly I had to set him straight, and although this one missed the mark, the misses do help me get a feel for what his preferred tastes are.

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Posted by on January 5, 2016 in Beer

 

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Beer Review #15: Troegs Nugget Nectar

This is one of my early reviews. I knew less and wrote less and generally they are not as detailed as my later reviews. As I go through my tremendous backlog of beer notes, I’ll indicate which reviews are based off of my older notes. They have less info than I’d like, but they still helped me keep my beers straight, so I figured they’d be worth posting.

Menu description: Smooth resin and grapefruit notes balanced by subtle caramel malts.

ABV: 7.5%

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Posted by on July 21, 2015 in Beer

 

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Beer Review #13: Dogfish Head Red & White

This is one of my early reviews. I knew less and wrote less and generally they are not as detailed as my later reviews. As I go through my tremendous backlog of beer notes, I’ll indicate which reviews are based off of my older notes. They have less info than I’d like, but they still helped me keep my beers straight, so I figured they’d be worth posting.

Menu: Orange peel & coriander, hints of sweet & tart fruits.

ABV: 10%

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Posted by on July 7, 2015 in Beer

 

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Beer Review #12: Goose Island Bourbon County Stout

Menu description: Strong bourbon, hint of caramel, smooth sweetness.

ABV: 15%

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Posted by on December 23, 2013 in Beer

 

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Beer Review #3: Angry Orchard Hard Cider – Crisp Apple

From the Angry Orchard website: “A crisp and refreshing cider, its fresh apple aroma and slightly sweet, ripe apple flavor make it hard to resist.”

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Posted by on December 7, 2012 in Beer

 

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