BeerCritic


DuPont Saison

Style and Glass: Saison; tulip
ABV, Volume & Calories: 6.5 % in 12.7fl oz. estimated at 150 C
Purchased at: Canal’s Burlington, NJ for $3.79 after discount

Aroma: nice, hay, fields, wheat, rain, alcohol. 8 out of 10.

Visuals: okay design, brilliant, golden, clear, thin white head, fine lace. 5 out of 5.

Taste: very well balanced, low malt, low hops, low strength, high craft. 8 out of 10.

Palate: high quality, smooth texture, long malty finish. 4 out of 5.

Overall: A very nicely craftedfarmhouse ale — perhaps the best, I’d have it again, not nearly a favorite, medium value, high craft. 16 out of 20.



Captain Lawrence Xtra Gold

Style and Glass: Abbey Tripel; Trappist glass, tulip
ABV, Volume & Calories: 10 % in 25.4 fl oz. estimated at 400 C
Purchased at: Canal’s Burlington, NJ for $13.29 after discount.

Aroma: very nice, fruit, spices, hops, burn, alcohol. 10 out of 10.

Visuals: okay label design, golden, bright, hazy, thin white head, great lace. 5 out of 5.

Taste: well balanced, high malt, medium hops, great strength, master craft. 10 out of 10.

Palate: high quality, smooth texture, long easy finish. 4 out of 5.

Overall: An absolutely delicious beer, easy to drink despite the ABV. I would get it again, but it’s so damn expensive, I doubt I will. Expertly crafted. 18 out of 20.



Mikkeller All Others Pale

Style and Glass: American Pale Ale, Shaker
ABV, Volume & Calories: 6% in 17 fl oz. estimated at 175C
Purchased at: Canal’s Burlington, NJ for $8.54 after discount

Aroma: nice, pine, citrus. 7 out of 10.

Visuals: beautiful, simple design, red golden color, brilliant, persistent white head, great lace. 5 out of 5.

Taste: well balanced, high malt, medium hops, medium strength, high craft. 9 out of 10.

Palate: high quality, medium texture, medium finish. 3 out of 5.

Overall: A fantastic brew, like all Mikkellers, I’d love the opportunity to repeat, but not necessarily a favorite, overtly expensive, superlative craft. 18 out of 20.



Southern Tier Uber Sun Wheat Beer

Style and Glass: American Strong, Trappist, Weizen
ABV, Volume & Calories: 8% in 22 fl oz. estimated at 400 C
Purchased at: Canal’s Burlington, NJ for $5.69 (after discount)

Aroma: nice, pine, hops, citrus. 8 out of 10.

Visuals: nice design, gold, bright, clear, no head, little lace. 3 out of 5.

Taste: well balanced, medium malt, medium hops, low strength, high craft. 8 out of 10.

Palate: high quality, smooth texture, subtle finish. 3 out of 5.

Overall: Not bad at all, but rather dull. I could avoid a repeat, not a favorite, some value, medium craft. 16 out of 20.



Avery Czar Imperial Stout

Style and Glass: Imperial Stout, Snifter
ABV, Volume & Calories: 11.73% in 22 fl oz. estimated at 400C
Purchased at: Canal’s, Burlington, NJ for $6.64 (after discount)

Aroma: impressive, amazing, coffee, chocolate, oak, charcoal, ashes, alcohol, blankets. 10 out of 10.

Visuals: beautifully designed, black, impenetrable, opaque, little head, wispy, minimal lace. 5 out of 5.

Taste: well balanced, enveloping, overwhelms, hefty malt, deep hops, high strength, high craft. 10 out of 10.

Palate: highest quality, soft grained texture, long dark finish. 5 out of 5.

Overall: Simply amazing. Perhaps the best beer in my long bearded journey thus far. I will absolutely repeat, it’s an instant favorite, of the highest possible value, and craft. 20 out of 20.



Southern Tier Oat Imperial Oatmeal Stout

Style and Glass: Imperial Stout, Snifter
ABV, Volume & Calories: 11% in 22 fl oz. estimated at 400 C
Purchased at: Circle Liquors Super Saver, Pennington, NJ for $8.99

Aroma: nice, coffee, roasty, quiet. 9 out of 10.

Visuals: beautiful design, black, opaque, little head, staying lace. 4 out of 5.

Taste: expertly balanced, coffee malt, full hops, very strong, expertly crafted. 10 out of 10.

Palate: highest quality, smooth texture, long dark finish. 5 out of 5.

Overall: A beautiful, rewarding, and expensively crafted brew. An absolute repeat, and a favorite, real value, high craft. 20 out of 20.



Rogue Old Crustacean BWSA 2006

Style and Glass: BWSA, Snifter
ABV, Volume & Calories: 11.5% in 12 fl oz. estimated at 200C
Purchased at: Circle Liquors Super Saver, Pennington, NJ for $4.49

Aroma: amazing, tannins, oak, grapes, wine, alcohol, cherries, sourness. 10 out of 10.

Visuals: well designed, black, thick, opaque, long lasting off white head, persistent lace. 5 out of 5.

Taste: way off balance, hefty malt, some hops, layered, very strong, medium craft. 8 out of 10.

Palate: high quality, smoother texture, rough finish. 4 out of 5.

Overall: A mixed bag. Interesting, but very chemical, and lots of unmasked alcohol. Seems fruity, but also off. Nice to try, but not a repeat, not nearly a favorite, medium value, medium craft. 16 out of 20.