Matchless Brewing Company

Commercial Brewery | Tumwater, WA, United States of America

Vital Statistics

Beers

Overall average: 67 (logged 19 times)
Matchless / Fort George Fancy Stuff Brut IPA: 75 (logged 1 time)
American India Pale Ale / IPA
Matchless / Geaux These Pretzels Are Making Me Thirsty: 67 (logged 2 times)
Märzenbier / Oktoberfestbier
Matchless All Fluff IPA: 67 (logged 1 time)
American India Pale Ale / IPA
Matchless Bar: 83 (logged 1 time)
Stout
Matchless Big Fizz: 8 (logged 1 time)
American Strong Ale
Matchless Dallah: 67 (logged 1 time)
Stout
Matchless Match Bock: 50 (logged 1 time)
European-style Pale Lager
Matchless Melon Session: 67 (logged 1 time)
American India Pale Ale / IPA
Matchless Porter: 83 (logged 1 time)
Porter
Matchless Right Kind of Smoke: 75 (logged 1 time)
European-style Pale Lager
Matchless Stratafresh Fresh Hop IPA: 83 (logged 1 time)
American India Pale Ale / IPA
Matchless The Freshmaker IPA: 67 (logged 1 time)
American India Pale Ale / IPA
Matchless The Jacket: 50 (logged 1 time)
Porter
Matchless Tropic Tease Hoppy Lager: 83 (logged 1 time)
American Pale Lager

Collaborations

Matchless / Chainline It's Ake (collaboration): 72 (logged 3 times)
Japanese Rice Lager

Logs for beers from this brewery

A lightly-sweet Helles, maybe almost watery, with a somewhat strong smoke flavor. Reminded me of a peaty Scotch in smoke character. It took me a few sips before I started to appreicate it but in the end I think this was the clear winner of the flight.
Very different looking and tasting than last time. Pores clean, opens malty, followed by grassy bitterness, finishes clean. Very strong Oktoberfest.
This was the most disgusting beer I've had in a while. It smells nice, lightly ginger, lemony, kind of like a Long Island iced tea. The flavor is acerbic and woody with a lot of oily ginger but no fruit or acid at all. Rooty-not-fruity. If I wanted a beer to taste like Chinese herbal medicine, I wouldn't have grown up Asian.
Can at Home
Sweet, thick, but not overwhelming or syrupy. Just enough roastiness to balance out the flavor. The opening is chocolate and there's recognizable hazelnut but the whisky is the thing that isn't obvious at first, except for the vaporous quality of the finish. That strength really sneaks up on you though, I was wrecked by the end of the can.
Can at Home
Unusually hazy/yeasty for an Oktoberfest. Flavors are decent, but muddy. Suffers greatly in direct comparison to the Black Raven from last night.
Yup. Confirmed. I'm really liking this.
Can at Home
Surprisingly flavorful, with a slight sake-like tang on top of a rich lager flavor. I have a whole can of this stuff at home so I'll be giving it a deeper look soon.
I'd call this a stout more than a porter, based solely on thickness, but who cares? It was delicious. Creamy, roasty dark ale, with light hints of sweet, bitter, coffee, and umami. Nothing pokes out; everything is super well-balanced.
Very light IPA with a flavor that verges on candy-like - though the lightness prevents that from being annoying. Instead it kind of goes down without creating a lasting impression other than that it could have been better balanced.