Filed under: American Strong Ale (trappist), Southern Tier | Tags: bright, citrus, clear, gold, high craft, high quality, hops, little lace, low strength, medium hops, medium malt, nice, nice design, no head, pine, smooth texture, subtle finish, well balanced
ABV, Volume & Calories: 8% in 22 fl oz. estimated at 400 C
Purchased at: Canal’s Burlington, NJ for $5.69 (after discount)
Aroma: nice, pine, hops, citrus. 8 out of 10.
Visuals: nice design, gold, bright, clear, no head, little lace. 3 out of 5.
Taste: well balanced, medium malt, medium hops, low strength, high craft. 8 out of 10.
Palate: high quality, smooth texture, subtle finish. 3 out of 5.
Overall: Not bad at all, but rather dull. I could avoid a repeat, not a favorite, some value, medium craft. 16 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.
Filed under: Dogfish Head, traditional ale/bitter (English pint) | Tags: ancient, barley, bubbling, chives, gold, honey, leather, sand, sawdust, silt, sweet, white
RateBeer rating: 86
Calories: estimated at 200 C
Volume: 12 fl oz.
Glass: Dimpled mug, English pint, Stein, Yard
Purchased at: Circle Liquors Super Saver, Pennington, NJ
Consumed at: home
Tanka beer review:
bubbling gold and white
sand and leather, sawdust sweet
long lasting sweetness
honey, chives, silt and barley
traveled from a thousand years
aroma 8 out of 10
visuals 4 out of 5
taste 8 out of 10
palate 4 out of 5
overall 17 out of 20
Filed under: Belgian Ale (trappist, tulip, tumbler), De Ranke | Tags: belgian, bitter, chemical, crisp, dark, deep, enjoyable, expensive, Fruity, gold, hazy, hoppy, thick head, well crafted, well done
RateBeer rating: 93
Calories: estimated at 150 C
Volume: 11.2 fl oz
Glass: trappist, tulip, tumbler
Purchased at: Circle Liquors super saver, Pennington, NJ
Consumed at: home
First Impression: Aroma is fruity and Belgian styled, but a bit chemical. Visuals are beautiful deep hazy gold with a long lasting thick head. Taste is dark, hoppy, and fruity. Well done. Palate is crisp and with a long dark bitter finish. Second Impression. A well crafted brew. Expensive, but enjoyable. Hoppy and deep, with good texture.
Aroma: 8 out of 10
Visuals: 5 out of 5
Taste: 8 out of 10
Palate: 4 out of 5
Overall: 17 out of 20