Filed under: Saison [farmhouse ale] (tulip), Weyerbacher | Tags: barley, brilliant at first pour, corn, crisp finish, delicious, dust, flowery, hay, hazy after, light, little hops, loose lace, mold, nice, orange, pale, rice, silky, smooth, subtle, sunset at harvest, tea, unbalanced, wacky label, wheat, wispy head stays
Style and Glass: Saison, Tulip; flute
ABV, Volume & Calories: 6.2 % in 22 fl oz. estimated at 300 C
Purchased at: Canal’s Lawrenceville, NJ for $1.66
Aroma: nice, flowery, wheat, rice, hay, dust, mold, field, grass.
Visuals: wacky label, sunset at harvest, pale, orange, brilliant at first pour, hazy after, wispy head stays, loose lace.
Taste: unbalanced, corn, barley, rice, little hops, subtle, delicious.
Palate: silky, smooth, tea, light, crisp finish.
Overall: A very nice light saison. I’ve had it a few times now, and I enjoy it. I prefer stronger brews, but this is a nice, lighter session brew. Unbelievable value for the price.
Filed under: Belgian Strong Ale (trappist, tulip, tumbler), Green Flash | Tags: almost balanced, aromatic, copper, delicious, Fruity, golden, great strength, hazy, heavy hops, high craft, high quality, long bright finish, loose lace, medium malt, nice packaging, rippled texture, smooth, spicy, surprising, thin white head, unfiltered, very nice
ABV, Volume & Calories: 9.2 % in 22 fl oz. estimated at 400 C
Purchased at: Super Saver, Pennington, NJ for $8.99
Aroma: very nice, spicy, aromatic, smooth, fruity, delicious. 9 out of 10.
Visuals: nice packaging, copper, golden, hazy, unfiltered, thin white head, loose lace. 4 out of 5.
Taste: almost balanced, medium malt, heavy hops, surprising, great strength, high craft. 9 out of 10.
Palate: high quality, rippled texture, long bright finish. 5 out of 5.
Overall: Done in the tradition of Houblon Chouffe Dobbelen IPA Tripel, where the hops and bananas all get in bed together. Definitely a repeat, though maybe not a favorite, okay value, high craft. 18 out of 20.
Filed under: Imperial Stout (snifter), Samuel Smith | Tags: black, chocolate, coffee, dark, deep, delicious finish, heavy, heavy malt flavors, inviting, layered, light bitterness, liquor, long, loose lace, murky, nice, oily, opaque, persistent head, rich, roasted, soda, tan, tannins, well crafted
ABV, Volume & Calories: 7 % in 12 fl oz. estimated at 170 C
Purchased at: Circle Liquors, Pennington, NJ for $2.75
Aroma: tannins, dark, roasted, chocolate, coffee, nice, inviting. 10 out of 10.
Visuals: deep, murky, black, opaque, tan, persistent head, loose lace. 5 out of 5.
Taste: deep, roasted, liquor, light bitterness, heavy malt flavors, layered, rich, well crafted. 9 out of 10.
Palate: soda, heavy, oily, long, deep, delicious finish. 5 out of 5.
Overall: Not quite up there with some other imperials, such as Stone, and not nearly as rich nor deep as something like Mikkeller’s Geek Breakfast, but highly available, and very delicious. I’d have it again in a heartbeat. It’s a great beer, and very well crafted. 18 out of 20.