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Bittersweet Lennys R.I.P.A
Smaltz Brewing Company - Saratoga Springs, NY, USA
Aroma: Fruity, plum, raisin, hops,
toffee. Malt notes are complex.
Appearance: Medium dark
reddish/copper. Light carbonation.
Flavor: Spicy, citrusy, bold hop
flavor and bitterness. Toffee, dark fruit malt notes with a touch
of sweetness and alcohol warmth. A delicious beer with a big body
- not cloying at all. Rich and complex.
Dog Imperial Oatmeal Stout
Stoudts Brewing Company - Adamstown, PA, USA
Aroma: Roasty, cocoa notes.
Slight dark fruit hints. Clean, dark malt nose dominates.
Appearance: Black in color with a
dark tan layer of foam on top.
Flavor: Chocolate notes, slightly
sweet with a hint of roasted malt, toasted grain and alcohol.
Dark malts are complex in flavor with licorice notes. There is a
nice hop background (tastes like UK hops). A bold and beautiful
Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown, PA, USA
Helles Bock with single varietal Saphir hop (Hallertau hybrid)
Aroma: Toast, bread and hints of
smoke, honey and sweet malt.
Appearance: Clear. White
foam. Deep gold color with hints of copper.
Flavor: Strong, pleasing flavors of
German malt. Malt flavors are complex. Finish has a nice
malt / hop balance with a hint of alcohol. The noble hop
character of this beer is very elegant. Delicious mouthfeel.
Avery Brewing Company - Boulder, CO, USA
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB)
Aroma: NW American hops, perfumy
wood notes, hints of fruity esters.
Appearance: Attractive layer of
white foam. Light copper color.
Flavor: Tastes very
dry-hopped. Blend of US and UK hops is very nice. There is
also a very pleasing malt presence and balance. A well-made ESB.
Real Ale Brewing Company - Blanco, TX, USA
Specialty Beer - Imperial Belgian White with prickly pear puree
Aroma: Coriander, spice, fruity orange
notes, hints of clove.
Appearance: Dark gold with a light stand
of white foam.
Flavor: Orange notes - slightly
sweet. Phenolic hints, slightly spicy from coriander. Good,
medium mouthfeel - very fruity flavors.
Thomas Hooker Ales & Lagers - Bloomfield, CT, USA
Aroma: Paint, fruit, apple, acetaldehyde,
Appearance: White foam, very clear golden
color. Perfect appearance.
Flavor: Sour, phenolic, apple, oxidation,
plastic. This bottle was obviously infected. Need to try
this beer again in the future.
|Cains Dark Mild
Cains Brewery - Liverpool, UK
Aroma: Cocoa, smoke hint, sherry
Appearance: Dark brown in color,
opaque. Light tan head.
Flavor: Very drinkable, with sweet
caramel and hints of black malt. There is a tiny bit of coffee
and toffee in the flavor with a hint of molasses. Hops are hardly
noticeable (as appropriate for this style).
Baltika Brewer - St. Petersburg, Russia
Premium American-Style Lager
Aroma: Mild, light malt, grain notes with
a hint of hops and honey.
Appearance: Light gold in
color with attractive white head. Very clear.
Flavor: Honey hints. Nice malt notes
that make the lager slightly sweet. There is a hint of butter in
the finish. It has a nice body for the style. There are
German influences in malt and hops. Good beer, but perhaps too
complex for this style?
|Moosbacher Schwarze Weisse
Scheuerer Brewery - Bavaria, Germany
Aroma: Buttermilk, malt vinegar,
acetic acid, butter.
in appearance. Brown in color. Light foam for style.
Flavor: Infected. Sour banana,
light caramel. All pleasant notes are covered by infection.
Try this beer again in the future.
Matt Brewing Company - Utica, NY, USA
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB)
Aroma: Hop and clove-like phenol hints
with a bit of oxidation. Vanilla notes.
Appearance: Copper color with light
Flavor: Fruity, malty with a hint of
paper. Mild flavors (too mild for style). Body is
medium/light. Water seems to have a complex mineraly note.
Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown,
Aroma: Citrus, grapefruit, wood,
tea. Aromas are a bit light for style.
Appearance: Light copper in color.
Good clarity. Medium carbonation.
Flavor: Grapefruit hop flavor. Nice
balance in bittering and aroma hops. Malt is nice. Toffee
hints are present behind the hops. There are also vanilla
Maple Nut Brown Ale
Tommyknocker Brewery - Idaho Springs, CO, USA
Specialty Beer - nut brown ale with maple syrup
Aroma: Sour veggies, soy, vinegar notes.
Appearance: Brown color with light head.
Flavor: All the background flavors are
covered by sour / acetic acid notes. Slightly infected
bottle. No maple flavors are apparent.