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Beer Review #63: Sixpoint 7th Anniversary Ale

Style: Belgian strong dark ale

Menu description: Strong hops, deep red color, mild fruits.

ABV: 7%

Tasting notes: The description isn’t kidding about strong hops! There’s a very hoppy taste, but absent the bitterness that usually accompanies it. Pretty good, but with a slightly odd aftertaste.

Rating: 3.25/5

Sixpoint Anniversary Ale
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Posted by on June 17, 2020 in Beer


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Beer Review #10: Troegs Mad Elf

I finished my night off with this fine beer. I first had it last November and it really caught my attention. Earlier in the year I had tried Sam Adams Double Chocolate Cherry, a beer that I can only describe as transcendent. Since then, I was looking for a beer with a similar cherry or chocolate flavor. This beer really nailed the cherry flavor.

Menu description: Cherry notes, brown sugar, mix of sweet spices.

ABV: 11%

My thoughts: A Belgian strong dark ale. This is quite good! It’s got a strong cherry taste and the spices really add to the character of the beer. It’s got an aroma reminiscent of bananas, oddly enough. It doesn’t taste like it’s a strong beer, which can be dangerous. Simply delightful!

Number of times I’ve had it: I’ve tried this on 3 separate occasions, most recently tonight, and it’s fantastic each time. This definitely gets a recommendation from me.

Rating: 4/5

Croxley’s Ale House
Farmingdale, NY

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Posted by on December 10, 2013 in Beer


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Beer Review #8: Gulden Draak

So I got diseased but good! I’ve been sick since a couple of days after my last post and have subsequently been cursing every single person I’ve come into close proximity to due to the fact that they are all filthy, disease addled hobos and have spread their pestilence to me. Now that I’m finally better and can think straight, its time to once again get back to the beer reviews. Today’s selection is Gulden Drak, a beer that might be made from distilled rainbows.

The beer menu at Croxley’s states that its a Belgian beer made with banana, brown sugar, caramel, and is lightly spiced. If that sounds pretty awesome to you, that’s because it is. It is SO AWESOME. I’d tell you more about what the beer is made with, or how they make it, or anything else, but all I can tell from the Google translated site of the Dutch brewer is that the beer was named after a dragon on top of a church and it goes on about Irish coffee and some kind of battle or some such. I don’t know, Google translate made a mess of it and I can’t read Dutch, so you’re pretty much on your own here.

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Posted by on January 26, 2013 in Beer


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