Filed under: Imperial/Double IPA (snifter, tulip), Rock Art | Tags: amateur, bitter, bronze, chemical, citrus, cloudy, dark barley, dark copper, good, hoppy, interesting packaging, light, long bitter finish, medium quality, nice, no head, no lace, simple, smoother texture, strong, well crafted
RateBeer Rating, Style and Glass: 68, DIPA, Tulip, snifter
ABV, Volume & Calories: 8 % in 22 fl oz. estimated at 400 C
Purchased at: Canal’s Lawrenceville, NJ for $2.99
Aroma: nice, simple, citrus, light. 8 out of 10.
Visuals: interesting packaging, amateur, simple, dark copper, cloudy, bronze, no head, no lace. 4 out of 5.
Taste: dark barley, bitter, hoppy, good, strong, well crafted, chemical. 9 out of 10.
Palate: medium quality, smoother texture, long bitter finish. 4 out of 5.
Overall: Slightly different IPA flavor. I will be looking for this again, because of the relative value for price. Somewhat well crafted, especially for the cost. 17 out of 20.
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: Amber Ale (pint, shaker), Green Flash | Tags: bitter hops, clear, deep red, effective, good strength, grapefruit, high quality, hops, impressive, long bitter finish, persistent white head, simple, sticky lace, sweet malt, syrupy texture, well balanced, well crafted
ABV, Volume & Calories: 6 % in 12 fl oz. estimated at 160 C
Purchased at: Circle Liquors Super Saver, Pennington, NJ for $2.50
Aroma: impressive, hops, grapefruit. 10 out of 10.
Visuals: simple, effective, deep red, clear, persistent white head, sticky lace. 5 out of 5.
Taste: well balanced, sweet malt, bitter hops, good strength, well crafted. 10 out of 10.
Palate: high quality, syrupy texture, long bitter finish. 5 out of 5.
Overall: a great IPA derivative, I would have it again in a heartbeat, it’s a favorite, high value, well crafted. 20 out of 20.
Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: bad presentation, clear color, copper, flat, flat texture, light, little craft, low quality, no finish, no head, no lace, poor label, simple, some spices, sweet, weak
ABV, Volume & Calories: 5 % in 12 fl oz. estimated at 150 C
Purchased at: Canal’s Lawrenceville, NJ for $1.33
Aroma: light, some spices. 3 out of 10.
Visuals: poor label, bad presentation, simple, clear color, copper, no head, no lace. 2 out of 5.
Taste: sweet, flat, weak, little craft. 4 out of 10.
Palate: low quality, flat texture, no finish. 1 out of 5.
Overall: Watery. A waste. A hated beer. Of very low value. Not well crafted. 5 out of 20.
Filed under: Anchor, Barleywine Style Ale (snifter) | Tags: alcohol, beautiful, bitter, brown, depth, expensive, grapes, great, hazy, hoppy, lovely, nice, persistent head, quiet, roses, ruby, sharp, simple, siren, slick, strong, sweet, warming, well done, wispy, wonderful
Purchased at: Issac Newton’s, Newtown, PA
Size: 12 fl oz
ABV: 9 %
Estimated Calories: 190 C
RateBeer Rating: 97
Aural: quiet opening, little carbonation, simple pour
Aroma 10 out of 10
Malt Aroma: grapes
Hops Aroma: roses
Other Aroma: alcohol
Notes: An inviting and forewarning aroma. Enticing and siren like.
Appearance 5 out of 5
Head Retention: persistent
Notes: ruby body and wispy white head – quite beautiful.
Flavor 10 out of 10
Impression: very nice
Malt Flavor: grain sweet toffee licorice
Hops Flavor: dust cinnamon lemon sugar
Notes: A wonderful flavor, full of wine live depth and flavors. Very sweet, but not cloying.
Palate 5 out of 5
Sensation: slick warming
Notes: A surprisingly deep mix of hoppy bitterness and sugary sweetness. Well done.
General Impression: 18 out of 20
Personal Taste: loved
Notes: A great beer, but hard to find and a bit expensive at $6 a bottle. I hope it comes to Jersey soon.