Filed under: American Strong Ale (trappist), Dogfish Head | Tags: beautiful, chocolatey, coating, coffee, deep brown, dust, floral, fruit. almonds, fully opaque, grapes, heady, long roasted bitter finish, mostly roasted malts, oily, smooth, some lingering hops, spicy, sticky intricate lace, thin wispy tan head, unbalanced, wine, wood
12%abv*12 fl oz = 144/60 = 2.4 beers * 150c = 360
Purchased at: Canal’s Burlington, NJ for $3.99Aroma: heady, floral, grapes, wine, wood, dust.
Visuals: typical dfh package, deep brown, oily, fully opaque, thin wispy tan head, sticky intricate lace.
Taste: unbalanced, mostly roasted malts, some lingering hops, beautiful, chocolatey, coffee, fruit. almonds, spicy.
Palate: oily, smooth, coating, long roasted bitter finish.
Overall: A wonderful, beautiful, tasty brew. I’d have it again, and like many DFH, it’s hard to beat. Delicious.
Filed under: Pilsener (flute or footed pilsener), Victory | Tags: beautiful, bologna, Bread, bubblegum, cabbage, cereal, cherry, deep, doughy, floral, ginger, golden, great, leathery, moldy, nice lacing, no head, nuts, oats, pilsner, pork, raisin, resinous, rich, simple, smoke, smoky, thick, Toast, very herbaceous, yellow
Victory Prima Pils
Volume: 12 fl oz
Purchased at: Joe Canal’s
Price per fl oz: $8 / 72 fl oz = $0.11 per fl oz
Consumed on/at: home on March 18th, 2008
sensory first impression: No head but a beautiful yellow golden beer. A pilsner, to be sure – pale, clear, and plain, visually. Aroma is smoky. Aroma is deep and rich. Aroma is hints of pork and cabbage. Taste is delicious, rich and hinting of other flavors. I taste bologna. I taste bread. I taste lettuce. I taste toast. It’s wonderfully balanced, a superlative taste but so very simple and unidimensional. Lacing is nice, but head is minimal. Warm with light alcohol. A great simple beer.
Malt flavor is: bread, cereal, nuts, toast, oats.
Hop flavor is: resinous, floral, very herbaceous
Yeast flavor is: doughy, thick, moldy, leathery, deep.
Other flavors include: bubblegum, lightly cherry, ginger, raisin, smoke
Color is: pale, golden, amber, light, thin, white.
Liquid is: clear, immaculate
Head and lace are: minimal, white
Maltiness or Sweetness level is: medium to heavy
Hoppiness or Bitterness level is: light to medium
Sour level is: none
Body or Mouthfeel is: medium
Texture is: creamy, thick, silky
Carbonation is: lively
Finish is: long and wonderfully balanced.
Overall experience: Visually this is not a stimulating beer, but so rewarding in other ways. It’s delicious in terms of taste, though not overwhelming in any way. It’s feel is enveloping, smooth, and mellow. Its aroma is enticing, but not overwhelming. It’s a wonderful beer, and easily my favorite pilsner.
Filed under: Barleywine Style Ale (snifter), Rock Art | Tags: better design, burning, exquisite, floral, hazy, less malt, long lasting thinner white head, longer finish, low quality, medium high strength, more hops, reddish brown, spongy, sticky lace, terricloth texture, well balanced, wonderful
ABV, Volume & Calories: 10 % in 22 fl oz. estimated at 400 C
Purchased at: Canal’s Lawrenceville, NJ for $4.09
Aroma: wonderful, floral, exquisite, burning.
Visuals: better design, reddish brown, hazy, long lasting thinner white head, sticky lace.
Taste: well balanced, less malt, more hops, medium high strength.
Palate: low quality, spongy, terricloth texture, longer finish.
Overall: Immensely better than its ‘younger brother’ Ridge Runner, but that’s not saying very much. Not a repeat, since I could have a great beer in the same volume at an only slightly higher price in Ruination, not a favorite, not very valuable, low craft. It’s a shame really, Rock Art has some very nice and affordable imperial IPAs.
Filed under: Abbey Tripel (trappist), Maredsous | Tags: alcohol, bright white head, clear to hazy, floral, fruit, golden, high craft, high malt, high quality, high strength, long spicy finish, medium design, medium high hops, nice, scratchy texture, spices, sticky lace, well balanced
ABV, Volume & Calories: 10 % in 25.4 fl oz. estimated at 400 C
Purchased at: Trenton Road Take Out, Bristol, PA for $6.99
Aroma: nice, spices, fruit, floral, alcohol. 9 out of 10.
Visuals: medium design, golden, clear to hazy, bright white head, sticky lace. 5 out of 5.
Taste: well balanced, high malt, medium high hops, high strength, high craft. 9 out of 10.
Palate: high quality, scratchy texture, long spicy finish. 4 out of 5.
Overall: A hoppy Belgian style. One of the most beautiful laces I’ve seen. Well done, a repeat, not necessarily a favorite, medium value, medium high craft. 17 out of 20.
Filed under: American Strong Ale (trappist), Rogue | Tags: alcohol, amazingly persistent head, as usual, beautifully crafted, brilliant, brown, denim, floral, gold, great quality, long deep finish, Malty, nice hops, no lace, packaging is beautiful, powerful, ruby, rye, sweet, terrycloth, well hidden alcohol, yellow
ABV, Volume & Calories: 9.0 % in 26 fl oz. estimated at 400 C
Purchased at: Canal’s Lawrenceville, NJ for $11.49
Aroma: alcohol, powerful, floral, sweet. 10 out of 10.
Visuals: packaging is beautiful, as usual, yellow, ruby, gold, brown, brilliant, amazingly persistent head, no lace. 5 out of 5.
Taste: rye, malty, nice hops, well hidden alcohol, beautifully crafted. 10 out of 10.
Palate: great quality, denim, terrycloth, long deep finish. 5 out of 5.
Overall: reminds me of a meadow. I love it, and would seek it out. It’s very well done. 20 out of 20.