BeerCritic


Uinta 15th Anniversary Barleywine

I picked up a 6 of this brew on spec at Super Saver Pennington for about $11. It’s 10.4% ABV in 12 oz. I poured it into a snifter as per the style.

Beautiful deep ruby with a static tan head and beautiful lacing. Viscosity seems a bit light, but no worries.

Aroma is wine, oak, whiskey, figs, and cherry. Wonderful to inhale. Sweet on the intake.

Taste has a nice hoppy bite to balance out the very malty base. Acrid, stays on the tongue towards the front and the back. Mold, roses, and peaches. Burnt. Old cherries. Very nice. Very well done, nicely balanced and tasty. Fruit on the palate. Lingers nicely.

Like a sponge. Very dry. A mouthful of flowers. long wonderful finish.

It’s very nice. I’d love to have it again. It’s a bit on the pricey side, but definitely worth it.

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Shmaltz He’brew Rejewvenator

A 22 oz bottle. American Strong Ale in a tumbler. 7.8% ABV est. at 400 calories.

After sampling Lenny’s RIPA from Shmaltz, I knew I had to try some others from this brewery. I was a little reluctant to get beer intended for the chosen people, being raised Catholic and all, but after getting a nice comment from the brewer on my last review, I feel a bit more justified. šŸ˜‰

Rejewvenator is pretty. The label art is always very well done by Shmaltz. The color is a mix of koolaid and instant iced tea. Ruby highlights and red undertones. Although this was a gusher, it quickly settled down and shows a quickly dissipating white head. The viscosity is very nice, but there is no lace whatsoever.

The aroma reminds me of DFH’s Raison D’Etre. Lots of citrus, raisins, prunes, and since figs are the showcased element, this is no surprise. The aroma is very nice, and not muted at all.

The taste is very good with the figs coming through. Some wood flavors emerge. Honey. Lots of natural flavors coming through. Well balanced.

Texture is fairly crisp, drying. Tissue paper. Medium finish, and the hops give way to the malt.

Delicious. I’d definitely have it again. Well crafted, and nice mix of ingredients. L’Chaim!



Rochefort Trappiste 8

ABV: 9.2%
RateBeer rating: 100
Calories: estimated at 200C
Volume: 11.2 fl oz
Glass: trappist
Purchased at: Circle Liquors Super Saver, Pennington, NJ
Price: $4.99 discounted due to 02 09 2008 consume by date.
Consumed at: home

First: Very cluttered deposits, surely due to age. Does not hurt the taste very much if at all. In pouring, the color went from rather clear red, to a ruby, to an impenetrable dark brown. Head was fleeting at best, though hangs on to a thin film. Again, likely due to age. Notes of cherry, alcohol, nuts, yeast, and peach. A very layered set of flavors, and very nice. Hoppy and aromatic. Whiffs of dust and cardboard. Nice lacing. Palate is crisp, sandy, and subtle. Long lasting fruity finish. A very nice beer. I think that a fresher one will do even better.

Aroma 9 out of 10

Visuals 4 out of 5

Taste 8 out of 10

Palate 4 out of 5

Second A very good beer, though a fresher one would do better, Iā€™m sure. Certainly worth its praise.

Overall 17 out of 20