Filed under: IPA (shaker, tulip), Rogue | Tags: amber, bitter, classic, clean, craft, crisp, deep, delicious, fresh, fun, golden, grapefruit, grassy, great, hazy, hoppy, hops, impressive, inventive, lasting, lingers, long lasting, Malty, mellow, nice, phenomenal, pine, resin, sour, special treat, strong, sweet, tingles, unique, well balanced, white head
Style and Glass: IPA; tulip
ABV, Volume & Calories: 6.2% in 5 liters estimated at 1,000,000 C
Purchased at: Bensalem Beer and Soda for $34.59
Aroma: mellow, sour, grassy. Hops come through nicely.
Visuals: The 5L can is impressive, unique, and a great way to draw beer. Fun, inventive packaging for craft brew. A bit hazy, golden to amber in color, with a long lasting white head that thins but does not disappear. Lace is phenomenal.
Taste: Very well balanced, with a malty, sweet start and a bitter hoppy finish. All the classic flavors you’d expect: pine, grapefruit, and resin. Dark malty finish is delicious. Flavor is deep, strong, and lasting.
Palate: Fresh, clean, and crisp, but lingers nicely on the front and back of the tongue. Tingles throughout the mouth.
Overall: A special treat from a great brewer. As close to the tap as I’ll have at home. I’d love to have it again, but I doubt I’ll ever see it again, after I slowly enjoy these 14 glasses. Delicious.
Filed under: American Strong Ale (trappist), Stone | Tags: amazing, brilliant, clear, crisp, deeply hoppy, earthy, flowery, grassy, heavenly, heavy, hoppy, long bitter finish, Malty, menacing deep red, molasses, mold, nice label design, not syrupy, quality, rigid, rough, sandy, smoke, sticky tight lace, strong, sugary, sweet, thick white head, very malty, what seas might look like in hell, wow
Style and Glass: American Strong Ale, Snifter; trappist
ABV, Volume & Calories: 10.5% in 22 fl oz. estimated at 400 C
Purchased at: Canal’s Lawrenceville, NJ for $7.99
Having this on Christmas night to finish off an amazing day. Merry Christmas and happy holidays to all of you.
Aroma: amazing, sweet, flowery, hoppy, grassy, heavenly, malty, earthy, mold.
Visuals: nice label design, what seas might look like in hell, menacing deep red, brilliant, clear, thick white head, sticky tight lace.
Taste: wow. very malty, deeply hoppy, sugary, not syrupy, crisp, heavy, molasses, smoke, strong.
Palate: Of the highest visual and taste quality, rigid, sandy, rough, long bitter finish.
Overall: An absolutely amazing DIPA, though not classified as such. I’d have it again no question. Perhaps one of my top ten. A favorite. Great value. High craft.
Filed under: Belgian Strong Ale (trappist, tulip, tumbler), St. Bernardus | Tags: amazing, amazingly balanced, banana, bitter hops, Cinnamon, dark body, dark pour, deep finish, deep flavors, fruit juice texture, high quality, high strength, inviting, Malty, nice lace, opaque, overlapping influences, peach, red brown body, sweet, thin head
Sorry people, this was on location, and so no visual media.
Style and Glass: Strong Dark Belgian Ale, Trappist
ABV, Volume & Calories: 10 % in 22 fl oz. estimated at400 C
Purchased at: Issac Newton’s, Newtown, PA for $18.00
Aroma: malty, sweet, inviting.
Visuals: typical St. Bernardus label — neither inviting or not, like visiting an old friend, dark pour, thin head, opaque, dark body, red brown body, nice lace.
Taste: amazingly balanced, deep flavors, overlapping influences, peach, banana, cinnamon, bitter hops, high strength.
Palate: high quality, fruit juice texture, amazing, deep finish.
Overall: delicious. An amazing treat. Beautiful, rich, and deep. A repeat when I can afford it. A high level favorite. medium value. high craft. Paired with a brownie and ice cream dessert — matched well in sweetness and contrast.
Filed under: Avery, English Strong Ale (English pint, trappist) | Tags: beautiful label, cherry, deep, Fruity, good strength, grapes, hazy, heavy barley malt, high quality, honey, long burnt finish, long lasting lace, Malty, nice tan head, peach, ruby, some hops, sticky texture, summer sunset, sweet, tannins, well balanced
No pics, friends, sorry. I was out and about, away from the photostudio.
Style and Glass: Strong English Ale, Pint
ABV, Volume & Calories: 8% in 12 fl oz. estimated at 200 C
Purchased at: Issac Newton’s, Newtown, PA for $5.00
Aroma: tannins, grapes, malty, sweet, honey, fruity
Visuals: beautiful label, summer sunset, deep, ruby, nice tan head, hazy, long lasting lace.
Taste: well balanced, heavy barley malt, cherry, peach, some hops, good strength.
Palate: high quality, sticky texture, long burnt finish.
Overall: Wonderful, delicious, great flavor & finish. I’d love to repeat. It’s a favorite. High value. High craft. I paired it with vegetarian chili and a blackened chicken wrap — absolutely delicious, and a very good pairing.
Filed under: Bells, Porter (English pint, stem glass) | Tags: brown, chocolate, dark, deep, heavy malt, high craft, high quality, I'd have it again, light hops, Malty, medium strength, nice, okay value, opaque, roasted finish, roasty, smooth texture, tan head, tasteful, thick lace.
ABV, Volume & Calories: 5.6% in 12fl oz. estimated at 150 C
Purchased at: Bound Beverages, Bensalem, PA for $3.33
Aroma: nice, chocolate, malty, dark, roasty. 8 out of 10.
Visuals: tasteful, brown, opaque, tan head, thick lace. 5 out of 5.
Taste: heavy malt, light hops, medium strength, high craft. 9 out of 10.
Palate: high quality, smooth texture, roasted finish. 5 out of 5.
Overall: deep, malty, I’d have it again, okay value, high craft. 18 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: Jim Dundee, pale lager (mug, English pint, lager, shaker) | Tags: amber, beautiful, bubblegum, citrus, deep, delicious, dough, golden, Malty, medium, nice head, nuts, orange, red, refreshing, respectable, rocky
JW Dundee’s American Amber Lager
Volume: 12 fl oz
Purchased at: part of sampler
Price per fl oz: $10 / 144 fl oz = $0.069 per fl oz
Consumed on/at: home on March 27th, 2008
sensory first impression: Nice head. Beautiful amber color. Rocky head is refreshing. Good color and temperature.
Malt flavor is: nuts, malty depth.
Hop flavor is: floral, deep citrusy, herbaceous.
Yeast flavor is: doughy, liquid, wet.
Other flavors include: alcohol, bubblegum, soy sauce, vanilla.
Color is: pale, golden, amber, orange, red, fiery.
Liquid is: clear.
Head and lace are: bumpy, tan, nice lace.
Maltiness or Sweetness level is: medium
Hoppiness or Bitterness level is: medium,
Sour level is: light
Body or Mouthfeel is: medium
Texture is: creamy, oceanic,
Carbonation is: lively,
Finish is: long and nice.
Overall experience: A very nice, respectable, beer. Delicious.