Filed under: Saison [farmhouse ale] (tulip), Weyerbacher | Tags: barley, brilliant at first pour, corn, crisp finish, delicious, dust, flowery, hay, hazy after, light, little hops, loose lace, mold, nice, orange, pale, rice, silky, smooth, subtle, sunset at harvest, tea, unbalanced, wacky label, wheat, wispy head stays
Style and Glass: Saison, Tulip; flute
ABV, Volume & Calories: 6.2 % in 22 fl oz. estimated at 300 C
Purchased at: Canal’s Lawrenceville, NJ for $1.66
Aroma: nice, flowery, wheat, rice, hay, dust, mold, field, grass.
Visuals: wacky label, sunset at harvest, pale, orange, brilliant at first pour, hazy after, wispy head stays, loose lace.
Taste: unbalanced, corn, barley, rice, little hops, subtle, delicious.
Palate: silky, smooth, tea, light, crisp finish.
Overall: A very nice light saison. I’ve had it a few times now, and I enjoy it. I prefer stronger brews, but this is a nice, lighter session brew. Unbelievable value for the price.
Filed under: lager (lager glass) | Tags: artificial sunlight, clear, corn, hay, light finish, little malt, low quality, no hops, no lace, no strength, okay, okay packaging, pale, smoother texture, thin white head, unbalanced, yellow
ABV, Volume & Calories: 5% in 12 fl oz. estimated at 150C
Purchased at: everywhere for $1.00
Aroma: okay, hay, corn.
Visuals: okay packaging, artificial sunlight, yellow, pale, clear, thin white head, no lace.
Taste: unbalanced, little malt, no hops, no strength.
Palate: low quality, smoother texture, light finish.
Overall: not bad, but very much a light beer. sure, it’s a repeat. not a favorite. okay value. no craft.
Filed under: Bear Republic, Imperial Stout (snifter) | Tags: beautiful packaging, black, corn, fort knox, hay, hefty, high hops, high quality, intricate lace, longer finish, low malt, marshmallow, medium strength, opaque, smooth texture, syrup, thin tan head, very nice, well balanced
ABV, Volume & Calories: 8.1 % in 22 fl oz. estimated at 400 C
Purchased at:Canal’s Lawrenceville, NJ for $4.89
Aroma: hefty, hay, corn, marshmallow, syrup, very nice.
Visuals: beautiful packaging, fort knox, black, opaque, thin tan head, intricate lace.
Taste: well balanced, low malt, high hops, medium strength.
Palate: high quality, smooth texture, longer finish.
Overall: Hard to tell what this even tastes like after the Mikkeller Black, but the quality shines through. A repeat, could even be a favorite. high value. Medium high craft.
Filed under: Premium Bitter [ESB] (English pint), Southern Tier | Tags: chalky texture, clear, corn, expertly balanced, golden, good design, hay, high quality, hops, long lasting white head, long medium bitter finish, medium hops, medium malt, medium strength, nice, sticky lace, sugar, well crafted, wheat
ABV, Volume & Calories: 5.7 % in 12 fl oz. estimated at 150 C
Purchased at: Super Saver, Pennington, NJ for $2.00
Aroma: nice, wheat, hay, hops, corn, sugar. 8 out of 10.
Visuals: good design, golden, clear, long lasting white head, sticky lace. 5 out of 5.
Taste: expertly balanced, medium malt, medium hops, medium strength, well crafted. 10 out of 10.
Palate: high quality, chalky texture, long medium bitter finish. 5 out of 5.
Overall: A beautiful example of what an everyday or session brew should be, an absolute repeat, not a favorite, but it’s not my favorite style either, high value, high craft. This is what Budweiser Ale should strive hard to be. 20 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: Starr Hill, Vienna (lager glass) | Tags: average, beery, clear golden, corn, longer bitter finish, mild, okay lace, some light bitterness, sour, sweeter, well crafted, white short head
RateBeer Rating, Style and Glass: 51, Vienna, Lager Glass
ABV, Volume & Calories: 5% in 12 fl oz. estimated at 150 C
Purchased at: Wood River Grill and Wine Shop, Waynesboro, VA, for $1.66
Aroma: mild, average, beery. 6 out of 10.
Visuals: clear golden, white short head, okay lace. 3 out of 5.
Taste: sour, corn, some light bitterness, well crafted for the style. 7 out of 10.
Palate: sweeter, longer bitter finish. 4 out of 5.
Overall: Like a well done macro. I would not seek it out again.It is not a favorite. It was well crafted. 14 out of 20.