Filed under: Imperial Stout (snifter), Mikkeller | Tags: amazing, beautiful packaging, black, coffee, dark, dirt, fluid, heavy hops, heavy malt, heavy strength, high quality, licorice, long bitter finish, long lasting tan head, melted chocolate, mold, oily, sand, silky, staining, sulfur, the most vibrant lace, well balanced, without light
ABV, Volume & Calories: 13.1% in 12.7fl oz. estimated at 250 C
Purchased at: Canal’s Lawrenceville, NJ for $10.99
Aroma: Amazing, coffee, licorice, dirt, sand, mold, sulfur.
Visuals: beautiful packaging, dark, oily, black, staining, without light, long lasting tan head, the most vibrant lace.
Taste: well balanced, heavy malt, heavy hops, heavy strength.
Palate: high quality, silky, oily, melted chocolate, fluid, long bitter finish.
Overall: Another amazing brew from Mikkeller. An absolute repeat. An instant favorite. High value. High craft.
Filed under: Carlsberg, pale lager (mug, English pint, lager, shaker) | Tags: Add new tag, alcohol, average, band aids, Bread, clear, clear yellow body, corn, dirt, dried herbs, dust, grass, hay, medicine, mold, pale, skunk, skunky, sparkling, thick white head, thin amber, yellow
ABV: 5.5% (12.5 cpfo estimated)
Calories: estimated at 211 C (12.5 cpfo x 16.9)
Volume: 16.9 oz
Purchased at: Sherwood Liquors
Price per fl oz: $2.50 / 16.9 fl oz = $0.14 per fl oz
Consumed at: Home
sensory first impression: Skunky. Pours thin amber stream with thick white head, which dissipates quickly. Almost clear yellow body. Visibly carbonated. Quite active. Taste is disappointingly average. American Pilsner average. Anheuser Busch average. Poor.
Aroma/Olfactory: 3 out of 10
Malt flavor is: bread, hay, grass
Hop flavor is: dried herbs
Yeast flavor is: dust, mold, dirt
Other flavors include: alcohol, corn, medicine, band aids, skunk
Visuals/Appearance: 1 out of 5
Color is: pale, yellow.
Liquid is: clear, sparkling
Head and lace are: none.
Taste/Flavor: 3 out of 10
Maltiness or Sweetness level is: light
Hoppiness or Bitterness level is: none
Sour level is: none to light
Palate/Tactile: 1 out of 5
Body or Mouthfeel is: light
Texture is: thin, nothing
Carbonation is: lively
Finish is: abrupt, sweet.
Overall experience: 4 out of 20. This is the definition of average. I liked the easy drinkability. I did not like the price, the lack of hops, flavor, and color, or much else about this beer.
Filed under: Bells, wheat ale (shaker, weizen) | Tags: amber, apple, aromatic, caramel, cloudy, coriander, creamy, demure, dirt, dust, easy, enjoyable, grass, lawnmower, lemon, light, nice, Nut, orange, peanut, quiet, rind, rye, sugar, sweet, tasty, wheat
Purchased at: Issac Newton’s, Newtown, PA
Size: 12 fl oz
Estimated Calories: 160 C
RateBeer Rating: 82
Aural: quiet opening, little carbonation, easy pour
Aroma 7 out of 10
Malt Aroma: whole wheat flour, nut, light caramel
Hops Aroma: dust, dirt, grass, coriander, lemon
Other Aroma: apple
Notes: A very nice aroma – not overpowering, but enjoyable, sweet, demure.
Appearance 4 out of 5
Head Retention: thin but persistent
Notes: A very nice example of an American wit. Good color, nice yeasty cloudiness, like a sunset. Head is present but thin.
Flavor 8 out of 10
Malt Flavor: wheat, sugar, rye, peanut
Hops Flavor: dust, rind, coriander, lemon, orange
Notes: A very tasty, if light, flavor. What many might call a good lawnmower beer, but by no means a killer beer.
Palate 3 out of 5
Notes: A crisp, quick finish is my least favorite part of this beer – it’s refreshing, but with a short lived refreshment.
General Impression: 16 out of 20
Craftmanship: very nice.
Personal Taste: liked.
Notes: It was enjoyable, delicious and simple, but many other wits and belgian styles would be my choice when spending $5 on a 12 oz bottle.