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2014-10-08: Redhook Pilsner
2014-07-12: Stiegl Radler

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Good robust coffee, a touch hoppier than usual for the style, but that’s normal here.
Draft
Not bad, lightly sour with a generic citrus flavor. Not getting distinct quinine or lactose notes other than a kind of weird minerality to the finish. It was a little off, but it was really the boringness that leaves me not wanting more.
Can
Super-smooth black lager with a kind of buttery caramel undertone - not sweet, but velvety, I guess. Didn't have the kind of lactic tackiness that I remember from other dark lagers in my experience. Very tasty.
Can
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
Medium-light stout/brown ale base, with clean but sharp rye whiskey notes reminding you this is an event beer. I don't think the flavor ever really melded harmoniously for me, which kind of keeps this from being in the top tier; maybe the beer didn't have the body to stand up to the barreling.
Draft
Deeply unpleasant, like when you accidentally buy the unsweetened blueberry juice at the supermarket. There's a tiny bit of a wine cooler note at the end but otherwise there is nothing beer-like about this at all. Do you have a UTI, or want to remember those good times? Maybe, and only then, this might be the beer for you.
Can
Quite tasty, smooth porter with just a hint of smoke in the background.
Can at Home
Just a super solid porter. Roasty, medium bodied, nice, slightly acidic but smooth-finishing coffee on top.
Can at Home
Founders Backwoods Bastard (unknown release)
Bottle at Home
Canned October 2018. This beer smells amazing, smooth pina colada and maybe a hint of cola, but the flavor is quite dense, intensely roasty and umami in a way that ends up being off-putting very quickly. The pineapple and coconut counteract it fairly effectively but the beer still finishes very tacky in the throat.
Can at Home
Quite tart but clean, totally unsurprising from Cascade. Cute, small can that takes some of the bite off of their normal pricing structure. Floral and slightly tropical in flavor.
Can at Home
Normally I find Yeti overbearing, and there've been a lot of good peanut butter stouts, but friends, this one might be the best one yet. Definitely not on the sweet side, this is a roast dark peanut butter beer with just the right intensity of flavor. It's hella strong but doesn't taste that way. Loved it.
Can at Home
I mean, it's the same beer. Hit the spot better this time, I guess.
Can at Home
Chocolate milkshake
Bottle at Home
I don't know if the can makes it worse or if I'm more discerning in captivity, but I found the fakey strawberry jam flavor to be significantly off-putting. The rest of the beer is kind of an insipidly sweet stout, okay enough but sticky in the throat, and the jam puts it over the top into serious "meh" territory.
Can at Home
Rich dark chocolate flavor and an unsweet, pleasant coffee character. Almost savory, but not weird. Finish is lactic-dry, almost tacky, which builds up over time, but the overall stout is actually very nice.
Can at Home
Marshmallows and maple.
Bottle at Home
Opaque, hazy-juicy tropical flavor somewhere between pineapple and passionfruit. There's a bit of pot/herbal undertone to the flavor that gives it just a hint of acrid skunkiness and reduces the overall enjoyability of this beer.
Can at Home