BeerCritic


Chimay Bleue

Glass: tulip, trappist, tumbler
Purchased at: Circle Liquors Super Saver, Pennington, NJ
Price: $4.29
Size: 11.2fl oz
ABV: 9%
IBU: who @!#$%^&*() knows
Estimated Calories: 200 C
RateBeer Rating: 99

Aural: opening was boisterous, exciting, and wet. carbonation was overstimulated, but controllable, pour was about average, but with caution.

Aroma 8 out of 10
Intensity: medium
Balance: sweet
Impression: reasonable

Malt Flavor: grain bread sweet toast nut
Hops Flavor:
herbal spice
Other:
fruit
Notes:A very nice scent with a delicious aroma

Appearance 4 out of 5
Color:  dark
Clarity:very hazy
Head Retention: poor
Notes: I wonder if the humidity is affecting the head of these beers. 🙂

Flavor 8 out of 10
Intensity: above average
Balance:  medium
Impression: okay
Malt Flavor: grain bread sweet toast nut
Hops Flavor:
earth floral herbal
Other:
fruit
Notes: A very nice fruit style, but does not feel strong, which is kind of a plus. Or maybe a plooooose.

Palate 4 out of 5
Mouthfeel

Sensation: creamy slick drying warming
Body:  medium
Carbonation: medium
Finish

Length: long
Intensity: medium
Balance: more bitter
Notes: a very tasty beer, with a nice balance and a nice finish.

General Impression: 18 out of 20
Craftmanship: excellent
Freshness: fresh
Personal Taste: loved
Notes: delicious, very hoppy with a long bitter finish, and a very nice color.



Huyghe Delirium Tremens

ABV: 8.5%
RateBeer rating: 88
Calories: estimated at 185 C
Volume: 11.2
Glass: tulip
Purchased at: Circle Liquors Super Saver, Pennington, NJ
Price: %5.50
Consumed at: home

First Impression: banana, fruit, spongey body with nice sweet overtones. Aroma is pure fruit. Visuals are a hazy yellow gold body under no head at all. Taste is a typical hefe with some nice hoppy finish. Palate is well rounded, wet sandy, with a long dark finish. Second Impression – not a bad beer at all: great finish, classic hefe body, and a good color and haze. Aroma is nice, finish is nicer.

Aroma: 8 out of 10

Visuals: 4 out of 5

Taste: 8 out of 10

Palate: 4 out of 5

Overall: 16 out of 20



Weyerbacher Blithering Idiot BWSA
06/04/2008, 3:35 AM
Filed under: Uncategorized

Weyerbacher Blithering Idiot Barley Wine Style Ale
ABV: 11 %
Calories: estimated at 200 C
Volume: 12 fl oz
Glass: 6 oz goblet
Purchased at: Princeton Community Liquors
Price per fl oz: $2.69 / 12 fl oz = $0.22 per fl oz
Consumed at: home

sensory first impression: Amber with a thin but luscious head. Enticing aroma and attention grabbing flavor and taste. Overwhelming in alcohol content.

Aroma/Olfactory: 8 out of 10
Malt flavor is: bread, roasted, burning
Hop flavor is: resin, citrus
Yeast flavor is: dust, dirt, dry
Other flavors include: alcohol, barley, raisin, willow, luxurious and thick with flavor and depth, cherry

Visuals/Appearance: 4 out of 5
Color is: pale, amber, red fiery, ruby
Liquid is: clear, immaculate
Head and lace are: minimal, tan

Taste/Flavor: 10 out of 10
Maltiness or Sweetness level is: heavy
Hoppiness or Bitterness level is: heavy
Sour level is: medium

Palate/Tactile: 4 out of 5
Body or Mouthfeel is: full
Texture is: creamy, sticky, slick, thick, papery
Carbonation is: fizzy, lively
Finish is: astringent, bitter, long, cherry sweet

Overall experience: 18 out of 20. I liked the flavoring, the color,. the depth and complexity. I did not like the lack of head, the overly sweet tones, and the imbalance, but still a very nice brew.



Rogue Imperial Stout

Glass: 4 oz wine glass
Purchased at: Circle Liquors Super Saver, Pennington, NJ
Price: $4.99 on discount
Size: 12 fl oz
ABV: 11.6%
IBU: 87.5
Estimated Calories: 200 C
RateBeer Rating: 99

Aural: quiet, almost silent opening, little poppy carbonation, quiet, beautiful pour

Aroma 10 out of 10
Intensity: strong
Balance: sweet
Impression: wonderful

Malt Flavor: grain bread sweet chocolate syrup
Hops Flavor:
earth herbal
Other:
smoke
Notes: A wonderful chocolate primer – deep smoky overtones.

Appearance 4 out of 5
Color:  black
Clarity: completely opaque
Head Retention: poor
Notes: Much more about the body than the head.

Flavor 8 out of 10
Intensity: strong
Balance:  bitter
Impression: very nice
Malt Flavor: grain bread  toast nut dark chocolate roast espresso
Hops Flavor:
earth resin citrus
Other:
wood, char, grill, smoke
Notes: A beautifully hoppy taste, with very little in the way of sweetness – surprising, but very enjoyable. Reminds me of 85% cacao, or very little sugar mix chocolate.

Palate 4 out of 5
Mouthfeel

Sensation: creamy drying warming
Body:  full
Carbonation: medium
Finish

Length:  long
Intensity: strong
Balance:  bitter
Notes: A little bit chemical in finish, very bitter, and very roasted. delicious.

General Impression: 18 out of 20
Craftmanship: excellent
Freshness: more stale, hence the markdown
Personal Taste: liked quite a bit
Notes: A surprisingly dense and bitter stout, definitely imperial, but not sweet in the least. Quite enjoyable, and worth the fiver.



Triumph Snakebite
06/04/2008, 2:29 AM
Filed under: Fruit beer (flute), Triumph, Uncategorized | Tags: , , ,

On tap at Princeton after PPL Pecha Kucha night. Thanks, Janie, Pete, and the rest! A little bit sour, and a little bit skunky. Interesting, but not delicious. It’s a mix of cider and amber ale, and as far as that goes I think I’ll stick with their Bengal IPA.

Aroma 3 of 10
Appearance 3 of 5
Flavor 4 of 10
Palate 2 of 5

Overall impression 7 of 20