Filed under: Belgian Strong Ale (trappist, tulip, tumbler), Green Flash | Tags: almost balanced, aromatic, copper, delicious, Fruity, golden, great strength, hazy, heavy hops, high craft, high quality, long bright finish, loose lace, medium malt, nice packaging, rippled texture, smooth, spicy, surprising, thin white head, unfiltered, very nice
ABV, Volume & Calories: 9.2 % in 22 fl oz. estimated at 400 C
Purchased at: Super Saver, Pennington, NJ for $8.99
Aroma: very nice, spicy, aromatic, smooth, fruity, delicious. 9 out of 10.
Visuals: nice packaging, copper, golden, hazy, unfiltered, thin white head, loose lace. 4 out of 5.
Taste: almost balanced, medium malt, heavy hops, surprising, great strength, high craft. 9 out of 10.
Palate: high quality, rippled texture, long bright finish. 5 out of 5.
Overall: Done in the tradition of Houblon Chouffe Dobbelen IPA Tripel, where the hops and bananas all get in bed together. Definitely a repeat, though maybe not a favorite, okay value, high craft. 18 out of 20.
Filed under: Amber Ale (pint, shaker), Anheuser Busch | Tags: beautiful, brilliant, caramel, copper, faint, little head, little hops, low craft, low strength, lower quality, quick finish, quiet, smooth texture, some lace, some malt, weak, well designed label
Style and Glass: Amber Ale; shaker
ABV, Volume & Calories: 5.3% in 12 fl oz. estimated at 150 C
Purchased at: Super Saver Pennington, NJ for $1.08
Aroma: quiet, faint, caramel. 5 out of 10.
Visuals: well designed label, beautiful, copper, brilliant, little head, some lace. 4 out of 5.
Taste: weak, some malt, little hops, low strength, low craft. 3 out of 10.
Palate: lower quality, smooth texture, quick finish. 2 out of 5.
Overall: About what you’d expect, but not nearly as bad as American Lager. Will likely repeat, as it is quite affordable and not bad at all, not a favorite, high value, low craft. 13 out of 20.
Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: bad presentation, clear color, copper, flat, flat texture, light, little craft, low quality, no finish, no head, no lace, poor label, simple, some spices, sweet, weak
ABV, Volume & Calories: 5 % in 12 fl oz. estimated at 150 C
Purchased at: Canal’s Lawrenceville, NJ for $1.33
Aroma: light, some spices. 3 out of 10.
Visuals: poor label, bad presentation, simple, clear color, copper, no head, no lace. 2 out of 5.
Taste: sweet, flat, weak, little craft. 4 out of 10.
Palate: low quality, flat texture, no finish. 1 out of 5.
Overall: Watery. A waste. A hated beer. Of very low value. Not well crafted. 5 out of 20.
Filed under: Hacker-Pschorr, Oktoberfest [marzen] (lager glass) | Tags: badly crafted, brilliant, copper, dull, flowery, fully dissipates, low quality, no hops, quick finish, scratchy, thin light lace, weak, wheaty, white head
ABV, Volume & Calories: 5.8 % in 12 fl oz. estimated at 160 C
Purchased at:Canal’s Lawrenceville, NJ for $1.33 as part of an oktoberfest sampler pre fix six
Aroma: dull, flowery. 7 out of 10.
Visuals: copper, brilliant, white head, fully dissipates, thin light lace. 3 out of 5.
Taste: wheaty, no hops, weak, badly crafted. 4 out of 10.
Palate: low quality, scratchy, quick finish. 2 out of 5.
Overall: Not very good. I will not have it again. Shameful. 12 out of 20.
Filed under: IPA (shaker, tulip), Sierra Nevada | Tags: amazing, bitter, commercial, copper, delicious, dust, fantastic, flowery, mold, persistent head, red, sweet, very nice, well done
RateBeer rating: 97
Calories: estimated at 300 C
Volume: 24 fl oz.
Purchased at: Towne Wine and Liquor, Princeton, NJ
Consumed at: home
First Impression: A very nice IPA, if a bit commercial. Aroma is very flowery hops, dust and mold. Visuals are a beautiful red – copper body with a bright white head that is persistent with nice lacing. Taste is sweet with a bitter ending – very well done. Palate is crisp, dry, with a long bitter finish, but not very strong. Second Impression – an amazing value – a fantastic IPA for regular enjoyment. Delicious, and done in the true spirit of the craft.
Aroma: 8 out of 10
Visuals: 5 out of 5
Taste: 9 out of 10
Palate: 4 out of 5
Overall: 17 out of 20