BeerCritic


Left Hand Rye Bock Lager

Style and Glass: Dunkler Bock, Mug; Snifter
ABV, Volume & Calories: 7.7% in 25.36 fl oz. estimated at 400 C
Purchased at: Canal’s Lawrenceville, NJ for $2.79 (down from $14 ea — I picked up 6 for $15 — madmen there, and they better stay nutso)

Aroma: very nice, inviting, flowery, rye, bready, wheaty, grassy, meadow, rain.

Visuals: interesting label, like an aged iced tea, deep murky brown, cloudy, thick off white head, sticky lace.

Taste: very well balanced, brown ale, sage, onions, rye, roses, tea, chai, some hops, medium strength.

Palate: very nice, smooth oily texture, medium, light, tasty finish.

Overall: A summery brew, refreshing, very enjoyable. A repeat, 6x at least. Maybe my favorite bock so far. Amazing value — makes me wonder why the run on the price. well crafted.



North Coast Rasputin Imperial Russian Stout

Style and Glass: Imperial Stout; snifter
ABV, Volume & Calories: 9% in 12 fl oz. estimated at 200 C
Purchased at: Super Saver, Pennington, NJ

Aroma: So nice, coffee, chocolate, cream. 10 out of 10.

Visuals: beautiful design, black, opaque, thin tan head, little lace. 5 out of 5.

Taste: very well balanced, high malt, high hops, high strength, high craft. 10 out of 10.

Palate: high quality, biting texture, long, dark finish. 5 out of 5.

Overall: Amazing, definitely a repeat, always a favorite, high value, high craft. 20 out of 20.



DuPont Saison

Style and Glass: Saison; tulip
ABV, Volume & Calories: 6.5 % in 12.7fl oz. estimated at 150 C
Purchased at: Canal’s Burlington, NJ for $3.79 after discount

Aroma: nice, hay, fields, wheat, rain, alcohol. 8 out of 10.

Visuals: okay design, brilliant, golden, clear, thin white head, fine lace. 5 out of 5.

Taste: very well balanced, low malt, low hops, low strength, high craft. 8 out of 10.

Palate: high quality, smooth texture, long malty finish. 4 out of 5.

Overall: A very nicely craftedfarmhouse ale — perhaps the best, I’d have it again, not nearly a favorite, medium value, high craft. 16 out of 20.