A straight, crisp lager in the American style but with plenty of flavor. Grassy, clean bitterness. Very refreshing.
Can
Slightly rooty sweetness, slightly herbal bitterness, but otherwise clean lager with some fruit notes. Really nice.
Can
Crisp, clean saison with an effervescent, slightly tart, white winey curl on top, in the vein of a Saison Brett or what I remember the Pour les Oiseaux being. Excellent pick for this style.
Draft
Tastes like a very dry Belgian pale; yeasty with esters that are stopped short by non-sweetness. It's a chewy-yet-light sort of beer. Not exactly refreshing, but pretty tasty.
Bottle
Didn't taste at all like my last review. Acrid, alpha bitterness over everything else, kind of like sucking on an alcoholic tire.
Draft
A light doppelbock; not too spicy but with a dry yeast profile. Thinner than most and less characterful than other examples of this style, but loads more interesting than a standard Moretti.
Bottle
Seems fine, for some random beer from #TheFirstMaggianos. Which is to say I wish they had popped for food here.
Bottle at #TheFirstMaggianos
Chimay Grande Réserve (unknown release)
Bottle
Chimay Grande Réserve (unknown release)
Yuck
Draft at Centennial Crafted Beer
Okay, this is possible the perfect spicy sour. Wow.
Draft at Centennial Crafted Beer
Wonder what this would be like sipped through a straw out of a box...
Draft at Centennial, Chicago
This didn't taste like a beer at all. Unusual in that this was way more like a Moscato d'Asti or other sweet sparkling dessert wine more than other doesn't-taste-like-a-beer-beers. Sometimes I score highly even if a thing doesn't taste beer-like but I'm not feeling so generous today.
Draft
Wow. Smells like sweet chocolate milk, but tastes like dry bakers chocolate. Good.
Draft at Centennial Crafted Beer
A juicy pale; grapefruity-opaque beer with just a touch less fruit and much less thick than the Skookums and Wally's of the world. Slightly dry, slightly bitter. I didn't love it, but I didn't dislike it either.
Draft
This is very like the juicy sort of IPAs, just a little lighter. Actually I think it's pretty good.
Draft at Centennial Crafted Beer
Carmel, sweet and coconut. It's not bad but I really couldn't drink more than a little of this.
Draft at Centennial Crafted Beer
Light and very slightly fruity. It's fine.
Draft at Centennial Crafted Beer
It's actually like a light cider. There are hints of sour, but there is nothing of a pale ale in it. Which honestly might have been a bit better.
Draft at Centennial Crafted Beer
Looks like a porter, but tastes like a slightly thin Stout. Not what I expected from a "Belgian Dark".
Draft at Centennial Crafted Beer
Amber, with the caramel hard candy notes that I associate with barrel aged beers
Draft at Centennial Crafted Beer
Light, not very bitter but the bitter does overwhelm what I presume is notes of spice. I dunno. It's not bad I guess.
Draft at Centennial Crafted Beer
Stouty in a good way. Though a little bitter on the finish.
Draft at Centennial, Chicago
Looks like grapefruit. Tastes like it a bit too, mixed with sherry. It's odd, but pretty good. Edit - Okay, Mike identified the apricot flavor. I was having trouble.
Draft at Centennial Crafted Beer
Amber/caremel. Good, but I don't know what else to say.
Draft at Miller's Ale House
Bitter and brackish.
Draft at Miller's Ale House
A little bitter for my taste but serviceable.
Draft at Aslan Brewery, Bellingham
Draft at Hilton Amsterdam Hotel Schiphol, Schiphol
Bottle at Pasta Chef Monti, Roma
Draft at Doppio Malto, Roma

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