Ales and Lagers
Our 11th Mixed Styles Evaluation!
L-R: Jared Bailey, John Gayer, Christian Hampton, Brad Fowler and Owen Ogletree.
Oliver is the master bartender at Highwire Lounge in Athens, GA.
Highwire is owned by the guys from Trappeze Pub.
Ogletree (director of Brewtopia Events LLC) gathered together fellow
beer lovers Jared Bailey, John Gayer, Christian Hampton and Brad Fowler
at Highwire Lounge
in Athens, GA
to sample and comment on several mixed styles of ales and lagers from
commercial and craft breweries from around the world.
This sampling was done as a "best of show" blind tasting where no one
was aware of the brands that were being served. Products were
commented upon and ranked according to Beer
Judge Certification Program (BJCP) style guidelines. First,
third places, and honorable mentions were awarded to the products we
their individual styles in extraordinary fashion. Drop Owen an email to share your
Tom's Pomegranate Wheat
Creek Appalachian Amber
Brew Dog IPA
Fraserburgh, Aberdeenshire - Scotland
Aroma: Earthy; paper note; tannins; hoppy; fruity.
Appearance: Light end of color range for style; gold; slight haze; light carbonation is nice.
Flavor: Fruity; hints of oxidation; hop flavor and bitterness are good; cardboard note; hops are prevalent; metallic hint; long, dry finish of hops; malt background is appropriate.
Aroma: Oktoberfest/bock-like; toffee; malt; Munich malt notes.
Appearance: Light color for a Schwarzbier; medium brown with tan foam.
Flavor: Light German malts; light noble hops; not roasty; light toffee/toasty malt character; slight acidity; very mild flavors; light/medium body with subtle complexity.
Thomas Creek Pumphouse Porter
Greenville, SC - USA
Aroma: Subtle dark malt notes; very mild hops.
Appearance: Light brown head; good carbonation; almost black; opaque.
Flavor: Subdued flavors; dark malts are mild in flavor; could use more chocolate malt; lots of hop flavor (floral/herbal); a bit watery for style; impressive hops; mild dark malt character; very drinkable.
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