Harsh and bitter. Which is where I started.
Bottle at Home
Much better than the pFriem. Standard hazy with grapefruit-orange fruit flavors. Mild finish. Not nearly as oily as the hazy beers from last Friday's tasting.
Draft
Hoppy, bitter pale, pine and pith. Coffee is very faint and barely smoothes out the flavor. Pretty exposed alcohol. I couldn't finish it.
Draft
Much milder than I expected. Slightly dry aspect, somewhat cloudy/yeasty. Smooth cereal but also a little ... weak-feeling?
Draft
Maybe it just gets better the older it gets.
Bottle at Home
Puts the syrup in syrupy, oh lord. At this point I'm not sure I have liked any of these maple breakfast stouts; the coffee is just inspidily sweet, but the maple seems tacked-on and thin, not natural. By the end of my glass I was having a real hard time. (FWIW, I really didn't enjoy CBS, either)
Actually quite similar to the Hoof Hearted to the point where I had to take a double taste. The differences were in a slightly oilier character and a more exposed alcohol flavor. Otherwise, pretty much the same.
A fruity, orange-grapefruit hazy beer. Some oily rind bitterness, and an intensity of fruit flavor that makes me think IPA more than pale, but it doesn't finish bitter, which is nice.
Much more bitter than I remember. Otherwise a very solid porter.
Draft at Work
Nice. It's a little more malty than is expect from a Bohemian Pils. But it's pretty clear, and fairly bitter.
Can at Family's
A round, fruity flavor that calls to mind orange peel. Malty and fruity rather than the hops I remember from earlier iterations of this beer.
Very funky, only lightly sour. It tasted... brown. It was fine.
Bottle at Odin Lounge
This beer has now been ten years in the bottle, and it definitely seems like that was too long. This is like the skeletal remains of a great beer - it's there in outline but all of the character has smoothed out to the point where it's just a vaguely empty chalkiness and a pure alcohol flavor. Real uncanny valley stuff.
Bottle at Odin Lounge
Delicious, sour, and beautiful.
Refreshing, slightly tart, though with the dry flat bitterness at the back.
Nice mild, flavorful pale. It's like an IPA that I enjoy drinking. :-)
Vanilla-oak & perfume-resin/frankincense-y. This was quite good and I feel bad to be drinking Mike’s one bottle without Mike. I’ll see if I can replace this bottle next time I’m in Bham. Thank you!
Bottle at Home
Friendship tastes like deliciousness!
Bottle at Home
Fragrance of green apple. Quite sour, puckeringly tart, a bit like a punch of cider vinegar, Not much cereal present, but it's so, so clean.
Draft
Tasty, almost like a hefewiezen.
Can at Home
Nice balance between hops and spicy/tart.
Can at Home
A little bit more like a kolsch than a pils. It's clear, but only slightly bitter.
Coriander's the strongest and most immediate flavor in this beer, which is usually a big negative for me, but it worked really well in this beer. It flowed into a dry, yeasty turn into a strong cereal backbone. I think that bit of savory character made this beer.
Draft
Fresh, slightly grapefruit flavor. A really nice wit.
Can at Home
This is good. Slight hints of dark prunes.
Can at Home
Sweet, medium bodied. Not thin, not soda-like, but not heavy beer either. I've had stouts of this body, but they were more like baker's chocolate. This is sweet. It's okay.
Can at Home
It's a tasty pils. Good with pizza.
Can at Home
Smells very strongly of umami mushroom, like porcini. It tastes more balanced but there's definitely a broth-like quality somewhere in the background. Touch of burnt caramel. Works, but it does start to feel weird over time.
Bottle
Way too tart to enjoy. Lots of qualities you'd like in a gueuze, medium funk, apricot-stonefruit, clear look and flavor and a bit of salt left on the lips. But the sourness was unrelenting and got worse over time. I was more pucker than sip by the end.
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