Commercial Beers -- Blind Tasting Comments...
More beer destinations on our Brewtopia Events webpage...
- Alpharetta / Cumming, GA
- Amsterdam, Netherlands
- Athens, GA
- Atlanta, GA
- Fort Collins, CO
- Germany 2003: Munich, Kelheim,
- Minneapolis, St. Paul
- Montreal, Canada
- Nashville, TN
- New England - RI, NH, ME
Orleans, LA 1999
- New Orleans Beer Tour
- New Orleans Craft Brewers Conf. 2003
- New York,
- Philadelphia, PA
Munich, Bamberg, Kulmbach, and Berlin
Lake City, UT
|Wild Wing was gracious enough to host our
these beers. Visit the pub soon for a fine selection of beer and
delicious wings and sandwiches.
312 E. Washington St.
Johnnie and Dan consult the style guidelines.
Brasserie Dupont –
Aroma: Earthy, horse-blanket,
musty. Smells of farmhouse, cellar, spice, clove, and complex
malt and yeast aromas. An interesting, appealing nose.
Appearance: Very carbonated and
fizzy. Head retention is wonderful. Pale orange in color
with a beautiful, golden clarity.
Flavor: Good balance of malt and
hops. Very refreshing with fruity, spicy notes. Phenols are
pleasant with earthy tastes and a hint of citrus. An extremely
complex, yet refreshing ale.
Einbecker Brauhaus –
Aroma: Caramel hints with slight
raisin toast aromas.
Appearance: Dark amber with a clear
appearance and good carbonation.
Flavor: A bit bitter for style, but
very delicious. Malt is wonderful with toasty, toffee, caramel
flavors. Very smooth and flavorful. Nice example of a Bock.
Augustiner Brewery –
Aroma: Slight chocolate, dessert
fruit, malt, rum, sherry, alcohol. Complex aroma.
Appearance: Dark brown and slightly
translucent with a mild beige foam.
Flavor: Alcohol, malt, dark fruit,
cherry hints. Complex flavors of pepper, alcohol, spice, and
toast. A very smooth beer for its strength. Wonderful
complexity and richness.
Rogue Imperial Pale
India Pale Ale
Rogue Ales, Newport, OR, USA
Aroma: Mild fruity aroma with a deep,
earthy hop nose.
Appearance: Light yeast sediment and
slight haze. Nice light head with a dark gold color.
Flavor: American hops are nice in
bitterness and flavor. Great rich balance for style between malt
and hops. Hop bitterness is medium/high and hop flavor is very
floral and nice. Complex, fruity flavors add to a rich, intense
beer with good malt and hops.
Aroma: Chocolate, malt, dark fruit, hints
of candy bars, toffee and raisins.
Appearance: Dark with garnet
highlights. Creamy light brown foam.
Flavor: Dark sugar, candy bar,
hazelnuts. Medium/full bodied with deep flavors of German malts
and dark, sweet fruit. A rich lager with deep flavors.
Fruit Beer –
Elderberry Black Ale
Heather Ale Ltd. –
Craigmill, Strathaven, Scotland
Aroma: Sassafras, mild elderberries,
fruit, and malt.
Appearance: Light carbonation with
very low head. Opaque and black.
Flavor: Hint of initial elderberry
and a coffee/roasty aftertaste. Dryer than the aroma would
indicate. Nice, dry, fruity character. Very interesting and
McRogue Scotch Ale
Strong Scotch Ale (Wee
Rogue Ales – Newport, OR,
Aroma: Sweet toffee, alcohol, with hints
of rich sherry.
Appearance: Low carbonation with a clear,
Flavor: White chocolate notes. Not
very sweet. Well balanced with hints of peat, earth, caramel,
nuts, butter, and malt. A warming ale.
Historical Beer - strong
Private Weissbier Brauerei
Georg Schneider & Sohn - Kelheim, Germany
Aroma: Apple, bubblegum, malt and honey.
Appearance: Golden and slightly hazy with
a small white head of foam.
Flavor: Sweet with a slightly spicy
flavor. Somewhat tart and refreshing. A hint of alcohol
warmth is here along with some honey flavors. Not as complex and
flavorful as one might expect.
Moretti La Rossa
Castello Di Udine – Udine,
Aroma: Toast, malt, caramel, and light
chocolate. Very attractive aroma.
Appearance: Amber with light ruby
highlights. Clear and appealing.
Flavor: Hints of alcohol, caramel, and
butter. Slightly sweet and not extremely thick and
tongue-coating. This is a very pleasant, drinkable Double Bock.
Belgian Strong Golden Ale
De Horste Brewery –
Nederhorst Den Berg, Netherlands
Aroma: Butter, honey, fruit and slight
Appearance: Attractive, with a golden
color and lacy foam on the glass.
Flavor: Honey/mead-like with notes of
fruit and mild hops. Candy sugar flavors are here along with a
touch of vanilla. There is no diacetyl (butterscotch). This
is a sweetish ale that is pleasant, but not very three-dimensional.
Dogfish Head Indian
Specialty Ale – hoppy Brown
Ale with brown sugar
Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
– Lewes, DE, USA
Aroma: Solvent, rubber and phenol nose
with hints of caramel.
Appearance: Dark ruby color with a clear
appearance. Very carbonated.
Flavor: Peach, cherry, spice, melon and
hints of phenols. Tastes of soft, ripe fruits and toffee with
undertones of caramel, brown sugar, and yeast. This is an elegant
beer that has detracting phenols - possibly from some wild yeast.
India Pale Ale
Stone Brewing Company – San
Marcos, CA, USA
Aroma: Citrus, resins, pine, and
flowers. Smells like pure, fresh, American hops.
Appearance: Clear with a dark gold color
and nice head retention. Very attractive.
Flavor: Intense hop bitterness. This
flavor is all hop with very little malt character for balance.
This is an intense ale that hop lovers will find appealing -- but hops
are a bit heavy, astringent and medicinal.