BeerCritic


Okocim Mocne
02/17/2009, 4:49 AM
Filed under: Carlsberg, Okocim

ABV: 7%
Calories: 210 estimated
Volume: 16.9 fl oz
Glass: tulip
Purchased at: Sherwood Liquors, Ewing, NJ
Price per fl oz: $3 / 16.9 fl oz = $.17 per fl oz
Consumed at: home

sensory first impression: Big initial head goes down to nothing quickly. Aroma is nice and has some depth. Wispy but interesting lace and head. Beautifully carbonated and colored with golden, yellow and whitish hues. Taste is surprising, mobile in flavor. Dark, alcoholic, warm, and bold. It wants to be watery, but the alcohol betrays the effort. Knocks you over. Simple but very nice.

Aroma/Olfactory:
Malt flavor is: bread, hay, cereal, toast, and raw sugar.
Hop flavor is: grassy, lightly citrusy.
Yeast flavor is: doughy, moldy, dry
Other flavors include: alcohol, corn, raisin

Visuals/Appearance:
Color is: bright, golden, yellow.
Liquid is: clear, sparkling
Head and lace are: minimal, off-white

Taste/Flavor:
Maltiness or Sweetness level is: medium
Hoppiness or Bitterness level is: light
Sour level is: medium

Palate/Tactile:
Body or Mouthfeel is: full
Texture is: oily, slick, papery
Carbonation is: lively visually, but flat tactile effect.
Finish is: long and blunt.

Overall experience: A very enjoyable malt liquor, if a bit overwhelming in effect. Aroma is omnipresent. Taste is blunt, almost dull, but definitely there. Not crisp or tight, but very heavy. I like it, though not as much as a stout, and nowhere near as much as a very good hoppy ale.



Okocim Jasne Pelne Premium Lager
02/17/2009, 4:29 AM
Filed under: lager (lager glass), Okocim

ABV: 5.5%
Calories: 200
Volume: 16.9 fl oz
Glass: 500 ml pilsner
Purchased at: Sherwood Liquors
Price per fl oz: $3 / 16.9 fl oz = $.17 per fl oz
Consumed at: Home

sensory first impression: Pale and clear to a fault, but a clean, grassy aroma is nice. Head seems artificially stimulated, and looks soapy. Taste is very smooth with a nice crisp aftertaste. Action happens all over the mouth. A bit chemical in taste. Head is kind of rocky, but dissipates quickly. Bright white head on a pale yellow to clear body. Not bad, but not very good either. Too smooth, lacking character.

Aroma/Olfactory:
Malt flavor is: caramel, hay, and grass.
Hop flavor is: lightly floral, dried herbaceous, weak tea.
Yeast flavor is: dusty, leathery, very dry
Other flavors include: vegetables, medicine, corn, soap.

Visuals/Appearance:
Color is: pale, light clear to yellow.
Liquid is: clear, immaculate, clean.
Head and lace are: bumpy, to minimal, white

Taste/Flavor:
Maltiness or Sweetness level is: very light
Hoppiness or Bitterness level is: none.
Sour level is: none.

Palate/Tactile:
Body or Mouthfeel is: light. Swiggable, but not very drinkable.
Texture is: thin, thin, thin.
Carbonation is: soft to flat
Finish is: lightly astringent, and short lived.

Overall experience: Just not a very good beer. Good scent, weak on almost all other counts. No bad flavor, no good flavor, no flavor at all.



North Coast Old Rasputin Russian Imperial Stout 2007

ABV: 9%
Calories: estimated at 200 C
Volume: 12 fl oz
Glass: 4 oz stem goblet
Purchased at: circle liquors, pennington
Price per fl oz: $3 / 12 fl oz = $0.25 per fl oz
Consumed at: Home

sensory first impression: Rich, deep, chocolaty, and nutty. Alcohol comes through, but still drinkable. Impressive darkness, tan head, and aroma. Hoppy finish and malty front end are wonderfully balanced. A great example of the style.

Aroma/Olfactory: 10 out of 10
Malt flavor is: dark caramel, maple syrupy, dark chocolate, bold coffee, almonds, cashews, almost burnt
Hop flavor is: resinous, florid, oregano
Yeast flavor is: rye, floury, feta cheese, dirt, dry
Other flavors include: alcohol, ginger, garlic, licorice, raisin, oak

Visuals/Appearance: 5 out of 5
Color is: black, without highlights except for a light blue tinge
Liquid is: absolutely dark
Head and lace are: nice, brown with sticky lacing

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

Palate/Tactile: 5 out of 5
Body or Mouthfeel is: full
Texture is: oily, creamy, sticky, papery
Carbonation is: soft, flat
Finish is: astringent, bitter, long

Overall experience: A great taste and visual experience. Murky and mysterious, but tastes deep and wonderful. 18 out of 20. I liked the flavor, color, and aroma. I did not like the high price, but I can’t say it wasn’t worth it.

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Newcastle Brown Ale
02/17/2009, 4:06 AM
Filed under: brown ale [bruin] (mug), Newcastle | Tags: , ,

ABV: 5.5%
Calories: estimated at 150 C
Volume: pint
Glass: shaker
Purchased at: Firkin Tavern, Ewing, NJ
Price: $5
Consumed at: Firkin Tavern, Ewing, NJ

Impression: Deep ruby body. Retains its head. Lacing is nice. Served too cold. Nicer after warming. Roasty. Thin. Wet finish. Foamy head. Alcoholic flavors over time.

Aroma: 6 out of 10

Visuals: 4 out of 5

Taste: 6 out of 10

Palate: 3 out of 5

Overall 12/20

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Long Trail Double Bag Ale Altbier Kolsch
02/17/2009, 3:47 AM
Filed under: Altbier, Kolsch (kolsch, altbier), Long Train

ABV: 7.2%
Calories: estimated at 170C
Volume: 12 oz
Glass: wine goblet
Purchased at: Circle liquors
Price per fl oz: $2.00 / 12 fl oz = $.16 per fl oz
Consumed at: home

sensory first impression: nice aroma, taste, and weight,. Wine scent, but nice flavor. color is a beautiful orange depth of color. Great hoppy and malty depth.

Aroma/Olfactory: 9 out of 10
Malt flavor is: caramel, syrupy, cereal, nuts, roasted
Hop flavor is: floral, herbs
Yeast flavor is: doughy, rough, of pretzels, great depth and weight.
Other flavors include: alcohol, bubblegum, butterscotch, licorice, raisin, sulfur

Visuals/Appearance: 4 out of 5
Color is: bright, orange, red, fiery, orange ruby
Liquid is: clear, clean
Head and lace are: minimal, tan

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

Palate/Tactile: 4 out of 5
Body or Mouthfeel is: medium
Texture is: creamy, sticky, slick, thick, oceanic
Carbonation is: average
Finish is: astringent, long

Overall experience: 17 out of 20. I liked the texture, the color, the flavor, and the aroma.

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