Filed under: Allagash, Belgian White Ale [witbier] (tumbler, weizen), Current selections | Tags: banana, cloves, cool, deep, golden, grass, hay, hazy, peach, soft, thick, wheat
On tap at Hulmeville Inn, Hulmeville, PA, for $1.25 as part of a sampler flight. Deep, hazy gold, thick, white foamy head. Aroma is wheat, hay, grass, washy. Some banana, peach, and cloves. In the background. Softer, less warm than most Belgian styles. Lacing and legs are intense and sticky.
Filed under: American Pale Ale (lager glass, shaker), Sierra Nevada | Tags: amber, clear, grains, grass, great lace, hay, hoppy, salty, sandy, shallow, thin
Volume: 12 oz
Purchased at: Ewing Discount Liquor
Consumed on: Wednesday February 20th, 2008
first impression: No head really at all, a fine pale amber color, very clear. Finest lace and wisps of bubbles. Quiet in terms of carbonation. A nice bite in hops, and a bit malty. Not bad, by any means, but mass produced, perhaps not for the masses.
Malt is oceanic – a bit salty, a bit sandy.
Hops are present.
Yeast/Bacteria hang on the glass, and are the most present component in my tasting.
Other flavors include wind across a field of grass, corn, or hay.
Color a thin, pale orange.
Liquid is golden and brilliant.
Head/Lace is very present.
Bitterness is very light.
Sour not at all.
Salty and might pair well with fast food.
Hoppiness is present, but minimal.
Maltiness is thin and syrupy.
Body/Mouthfeel is quite light.
Texture is cutting. Quite dry.
Carbonation is fairly light.
Finish is quite short, except for the salty seltzer finish. Refreshing in this regard.
Overall – not a bad beer by any means, but not a very deeply crafted beer. It may separate itself (as a mass produced, mass consumed beer) from Budweiser in a far superlative way, but it does not approach the beers produced by Stone, Victory, or Dogfish Head. It is quite desirable where only macros exist.
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.