Filed under: Amber Ale (pint, shaker), Green Flash | Tags: bitter hops, clear, deep red, effective, good strength, grapefruit, high quality, hops, impressive, long bitter finish, persistent white head, simple, sticky lace, sweet malt, syrupy texture, well balanced, well crafted
ABV, Volume & Calories: 6 % in 12 fl oz. estimated at 160 C
Purchased at: Circle Liquors Super Saver, Pennington, NJ for $2.50
Aroma: impressive, hops, grapefruit. 10 out of 10.
Visuals: simple, effective, deep red, clear, persistent white head, sticky lace. 5 out of 5.
Taste: well balanced, sweet malt, bitter hops, good strength, well crafted. 10 out of 10.
Palate: high quality, syrupy texture, long bitter finish. 5 out of 5.
Overall: a great IPA derivative, I would have it again in a heartbeat, it’s a favorite, high value, well crafted. 20 out of 20.
Filed under: Belgian Strong Ale (trappist, tulip, tumbler), Browerij Het Anker | Tags: acrid, apple, clear, deep red, fruit, funk, leather, long finish, long lasting white head, mold, no hops, plastic, salt, strong, sweet, Syrupy, very lacy
ABV, Volume & Calories: 8.5 % in 11.2 fl oz. estimated at 200 C
Purchased at: Canal’s Lawrenceville, NJ for $3.50 ($13.99 Belgian sampler)
Aroma: syrupy, sweet, funk, mold. 8 out of 10.
Visuals: clear, deep red, long lasting white head, very lacy. 5 out of 5.
Taste: leather, salt, fruit, apple, no hops, strong. 8 out of 10.
Palate: acrid, plastic, long finish. 4 out of 5.
Overall: Seems like a very good brown ale. I’d have it again, and it’s very good. Well crafted, and the best of the three I tried so far. 17 out of 20.
Filed under: American Strong Ale (trappist), Stone | Tags: amazing, attractive, brilliant, clear, coating, deep finish, deep red, delicious, dust, grains, hay, hops, inviting, leathery, leaves, maple syrup, mild, nice lace, off white, present, quiet, roasted grains, sponge, well balanced, well crafted, wispy head
RateBeer Rating, Style and Glass: 98, American Strong, Trappist
22 fl oz x 7.2% ABV = 158.4 / 60 = 2.64 beers * 150 C = 396 calories (est.)
Purchased at: Circle Liquors Super Saver, Pennington, NJ for $4.50
Aroma: mild, inviting, quiet, present, grains. 7 out of 10.
Visuals: attractive, deep red, brilliant, clear, off white, wispy head, nice lace. 5 out of 5.
Taste: hops, roasted grains, maple syrup, leaves, hay, dust, delicious, well balanced, well crafted. 10 out of 10.
Palate: leathery, coating, sponge, amazing, deep finish. 5 out of 5.
Overall: Reminds me of the Oaked Bastard, but I preferred this by a mile, and I liked that one a lot. I’d have it again, and I plan to. One of my go to beers from here on out, since I can get it almost anywhere. Well crafted – a very nice treat. 18 out of 20.