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Style; glass: Pale Ale; tumbler
12 fl oz x 5.1% ABV = 61.2 / 60 = 1.02 beers * 150 C = 153 calories (est.)
Purchased at: Super Saver, Pennington, NJ for $1.33
A slightly hoppy, somewhat sour brew with a longer delicious finish of maple, smoke, and nice bitterness.
Filed under: American Pale Ale (lager glass, shaker), Otter Creek Wolaver | Tags: brilliant, clear, crisp, dry, golden, wheat
Aroma: hay, corn, grains, faint
Visuals: templated packaging. Body is bright, brilliant, and pale, staying white head, interesting lace.
Taste: starts with corn and barley, grassy, middle is water, a little chemical, finish is slightly metallic.
Palate: starts thin, middle rounds a bit in the mouth, quick drying effects towards the short slightly acetic finish.
Overall: Not bad for the price, better than your average macro, but I would seek out something else next time, myself.
Filed under: American Pale Ale (lager glass, shaker), Mikkeller | Tags: beautiful, brilliant, citrus, great lace, high craft, high malt, high quality, medium finish, medium hops, medium strength, medium texture, nice, persistent white head, pine, red golden color, simple design, well balanced
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.
Filed under: American Pale Ale (lager glass, shaker), Bells | Tags: bright, corn, fluffy white head, hay, hazy, misty, nice, nice lace, nicely designed packaging, not watery, quiet hoppy finish, rain, respectable, sandy, subtly bitter, thick, well crafted, well done, wheaty, yellow
ABV, Volume & Calories: 5.2% in 12 fl oz. estimated at 150C
Purchased at: Bound’s Beverages, Bensalem, PA for $3.33
Aroma: wheaty, misty, rain. 8 out of 10.
Visuals: nicely designed packaging, bright, yellow, thick, hazy, fluffy white head, nice lace. 5 out of 5.
Taste: corn, hay, nice, subtly bitter, not watery, respectable, well crafted. 8 out of 10.
Palate: well done, sandy, quiet hoppy finish. 4 out of 5.
Overall: mellow but enjoyable. I will have it again, but I’ll pick up something different from this great brewery first. well done, but a bit expensive. 16 out of 20.
Filed under: American Pale Ale (lager glass, shaker), Jim Dundee | Tags: calm, cereal, cirtus, corn, crisp, doughy, dry, dust, Grain, grassy, hay, hops, light, moldy, nice, not great, nuts, orange, smoke, sparkle, sulfur, sunset, wispy head
Volume: 12 fl oz
Purchased at: Joe Canal’s – sampler.
Price per fl oz: $11 / 144 fl oz = $.07 per fl oz
Consumed on/at: Home on March 18th, 2008
sensory first impression: A bit of sparkle, but a calm beer. nice deep sunset color – clear orange red. big head goes to bumpy head goes to wispy head goes to nothing. Suprisingly nice flavor – crisp, a touch of hops. Not entirely disappointing, but not very great. A bit watery, but not undrinkable. Not far off from big pilsners though.
Malt flavor is: hay, grain, cereal, nuts, and dust.
Hop flavor is: grassy, a wee bit citrus.
Yeast flavor is: doughy, moldy, dry
Other flavors include: bubblegum, corn, sulfur, smoke.
Color is: bright, orange, red fiery, sunset.
Liquid is: clear, a bit thin.
Head and lace are: minimal, white.
Maltiness or Sweetness level is: light
Hoppiness or Bitterness level is: very light
Sour level is: none.
Body or Mouthfeel is: thin.
Texture is: slick, papery.
Carbonation is: average
Finish is: slight, and short.
Overall experience: Not a bad beer. Not off putting, but not very good. I don’t think I’d get it again. The price is the best part, and that’s just not a very good reason to choose a beer.
Filed under: American Pale Ale (lager glass, shaker), Sierra Nevada | Tags: amber, clear, grains, grass, great lace, hay, hoppy, salty, sandy, shallow, thin
Volume: 12 oz
Purchased at: Ewing Discount Liquor
Consumed on: Wednesday February 20th, 2008
first impression: No head really at all, a fine pale amber color, very clear. Finest lace and wisps of bubbles. Quiet in terms of carbonation. A nice bite in hops, and a bit malty. Not bad, by any means, but mass produced, perhaps not for the masses.
Malt is oceanic – a bit salty, a bit sandy.
Hops are present.
Yeast/Bacteria hang on the glass, and are the most present component in my tasting.
Other flavors include wind across a field of grass, corn, or hay.
Color a thin, pale orange.
Liquid is golden and brilliant.
Head/Lace is very present.
Bitterness is very light.
Sour not at all.
Salty and might pair well with fast food.
Hoppiness is present, but minimal.
Maltiness is thin and syrupy.
Body/Mouthfeel is quite light.
Texture is cutting. Quite dry.
Carbonation is fairly light.
Finish is quite short, except for the salty seltzer finish. Refreshing in this regard.
Overall – not a bad beer by any means, but not a very deeply crafted beer. It may separate itself (as a mass produced, mass consumed beer) from Budweiser in a far superlative way, but it does not approach the beers produced by Stone, Victory, or Dogfish Head. It is quite desirable where only macros exist.
Filed under: American Pale Ale (lager glass, shaker), Oskar Blues | Tags: active, amber, beautiful, bitter, bright, brown, citrus, clay, clear, coriander, deep, dull, flowery, full, golden, grapefruit, heavy malt, hoppy, long, mold, nicely laced, off white, pine, rippled, sour, spicy, sweet, varied, wonderful
Calories: estimated at 150 C
Volume: 12 fl oz can
Glass: 6 oz goblet
Purchased at: West Trenton Wine and Liquor
Consumed at: Home
sensory first impression: Nice rippled creamy head. Beautiful color — off white head on a golden, amber, brown, varied body. Clear, bright sparkling. Hoppy aroma and wonderful flavor of pine and citrus.
Aroma: 10 out of 10
Spicy, coriander, Pine, Grapefruit, sludgy texture, clay, flowery.
Visuals: 5 out of 5
Amber, brown, golden, variant body with long lasting head of off white. Nicely laced.
Taste: 10 out of 10
heavy malt overtones, slightly sweet aftertaste, very hoppy bitter presence, sour in after taste.
Palate: 4 out of 5
Body is medium-full. Mouthfeel is clay and mold. Texture is dull, but wonderful. Carbonation is visually present, and active. Finish is long, sweet, sour, and deep.
Overall experience: 18 out of 20. I liked the uniquity of the canned delivery, the surprise of the quality, the aroma, the color, and the flavor.