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Beer Review #27: Angry Orchard Strawman

Website description: Strawman combines a distinct blend of juices from culinary and bittersweet apples, and is aged on oak, resulting in a complex, wine-like cider with apple and citrus notes and an earthy finish.

ABV: 10%

My thoughts: This has a great cinnamon and nutmeg scent. You’d think it would be sweet given the aroma, but its surprisingly tart! Like a fresh fall apple, it’s crisp and tart with just a bit of sweet juiciness. It’s quite carbonated and feels light on the tongue. It tastes almost like a Granny Smith apple at the very end, which lingers for a bit. Like all great beers and ciders, you don’t get a sense of how strong it is. This is definitely an excellent fall cider that would be great in any occasion.

Number of times I’ve had it: 1 (750 mL bottle)

Rating: 4.5/5

Location: Bought at Bottle Values, drank at home during Thanksgiving with the family.

Angry Orchard Strawman
Angry Orchard Strawman
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Posted by on May 31, 2016 in Beer


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Beer Review #19: Drifter Pale Ale

Menu/bottle/website description: None available, since apparently its no longer in production and Widmer Brothers pulled it from their website!

ABV: 5.7%

My thoughts: An interesting taste. This was recommended to me by the bartender at Black Wolf Sports Bar as being similar to the Long Ireland Celtic Red Ale. It is, but it isn’t. It has a bitterness that isn’t present in the Celtic Ale, and is crisp and clean.

Number of times I’ve had it: 1

Rating: 3/5

Location: Black Wolf Sports Bar
This place was in Syosset, until it closed down. I guess the Drifter Pale Ale isn’t the only thing that’s no longer available.

Drifter Pale Ale
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Posted by on January 4, 2016 in Beer


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