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2018-04-18
Draft at Hugo's Frog Bar and Fish House
Draft at Hugo's Frog Bar and Fish House
The bottle label of this beer implies this is the base of Perennial's other big stouts, and it shows. Almost candy sweet, thick; somehow not crazy overdone but still something that can only be had in small doses. Lots of vanilla.
Draft
Toasty, buttery coconut. Immediately sweet but balanced very quickly with a good (but not overdone) amount of roast. If I had to compare it would be like Maui's Imperial Coconut. Very, very tasty.
Draft
Very fragrant, tasty hops. Solidly bitter on the end, high-alpha without being too pithy. Might as well have been an IPA though, can't detect anything that screams lager here.
Draft
2018-04-17
Draft at Redmond Hop House
Nitro Draft at Redmond Hop House
Dry and yeast-bitter, somewhat flat. That said, this had a very interesting, green-wood flavor to it, and I think overall it was good. I wish it had been more easily drunk.
Draft
2018-04-15
I know somebody who works for Elysian now so of course it’s good.
Draft at Sunset Cafe, Cle Elum
2018-04-14
Bottle at Bilson Eleven, Glasgow, Scotland
2018-04-13
Bottle at Loch Bay, Stein, Isle of Skye, Scotland
2018-04-12
Somehow less resin than the Talk Story but without the interesting grain flavor. Definitely Hop centric but not bad.
Draft
Sweet-roast, creamy and mellow. Really easy to drink although there's something a bit... hollow about the finish? Thin enough that I'd call this a porter.
Draft
A noted step down from the regular pilsner; this isn't bad, per se, but the pineapple-juice quality of the fruit erodes the crispness just enough to subvert the flavor. Not fake or weird, just a touch out of balance.
Draft
A new brewery, charmingly inserted into the old Maui Brewing space in Lahaina. This is a light, tasty German/American pilsner with a hit of tropical fruit on the front of the flavor. Really strong offering.
Draft
Nice with dinner
Draft at Oak,Seattle
Decided to try the new Maui brewery's offering. Some pungent resin to open, very IPA-like, but proceeds to a toasty, exotic grain flavor... Grains of paradise come to mind? Bitter and complex.
Draft
2018-04-10
Unremarkable malty, mild, red ale. Slightly sweet, slightly hoppy.
Bottle
2018-04-09
Lightly tart, peachy, with lots of sweet wheat cereal to finish. Fragrant and refreshing. The server mentioned a bourbon barrel, but I didn't really taste that. A really delicious beer from The Bruery.
Draft
2018-04-08
I don't know what exactly makes this a "German IPA" but the server didn't either. It was a really solid IPA though. I mean, I guess it was maltier than commonly found, but not super-unusually so.
Draft
Perfectly pleasant but not particularly memorable. Fruity, tart saison.
Draft
I had ordered a Mac Nut Brown, but they were out and I got this instead. This was something I'd had before, but still a decent beer; caramel, nutty, mild. The new brewery / restaurant is beautiful!
Draft
2018-04-06
Draft at Whiski Bar Restaurant, Edinburgh, Scotland
Draft at Whiski Bar Restaurant, Edinburgh, Scotland
2018-04-05
Warm Beer, right. Reminds me of a malty beer version of roasted dandelion root tea.
Cask at Grayfriars Bobby, Edinburgh, Scotland
Cask at Greyfriars Bobby, Edinburgh, Scotland
Cask at Greyfriars Bobby, Edinburgh, Scotland
Still agree with my last log.
Bottle at Work
Kind of a brackish pale. Must be all that grave dust.
Bottle at Work
2018-04-02
Better than any of the weird samples Roy is insisting on assaulting me with tonight.
This tastes like beer...mixed with the dried residue of McDonalds BBQ sauce.
Yuck. Cheap malty beer taste with molasses.
A sweet and spicy Hefe. It's actually pretty good as just a drinking beer. Actually, it gets cloying after awhile. I'm dropping the rating.
Bottle at Family
2018-04-01
2018-03-31
Lightly tart, good sweet wheaty cereal. Lots of pear and not much bergamot, I think, but really tasty!
2018-03-30
At first I thought this was the best one, although with some more distance between the beers the tequila is a little wooly here. Wooly in a good way for sure! But some moods might prefer the straightforwardness of the Scotch version.
Bottle at Odin Lounge
Directly after the brandy version this was a bit dry and a lot bitter, but with more separation this really grew on me. I think this may have been the best one in the end.
Bottle at Odin Lounge
Fruity, sweet and very smooth. Really, really tasty. It may not have ended up at the top of the flight, but there's no way to really fault this beer.
Bottle at Odin Lounge
Probably my favorite beer among McMenamins current offerings. Which doesn’t say a lot for it, but a pleasant ESB. Fosho.
2018-03-29
better with dark chocolate for sure
Nitro Can at Home
2018-03-28
A strong banana lager. That's basically my takeaway here. Untappd called this a maibock, which does seem appropriate. Beeradvocate says German Pilsner, which... well, this would be a bad one. Another generic beer from the Costco Advent Calendar box.
This is really good. I agree with Mike that it's like a good red are work coffee overtones.
Draft at Mullens Bar and Grull
2018-03-26
Golden and clear, this tasted like... a really smooth, peanut butter milk stout. I gotta say, this really messed with my head, but also it was delicious!
A light pale ale with plenty of biscuit and strong hints of grassy, floral, citrus. Basically, this was exactly the beer it claimed to be.
2018-03-25
Light, flavors of clove and banana. Really nice, if I'm honest.
Bottle at Home
Bitter, hoppy, sour, slightly spicy. I dunno. Too harsh and bitter for me.
Bottle at Home
What it says on the tin. Light and super bitter, without the clarity of a good pils. Not my thing, but probably a good "extra pale".
Bottle at Home
Dark purple pour, lots of head. Somewhat bitter, dry hoppy sour. Sadly the sour is sort of a fruit sour, rather than the more pure type, so I'm not a big fan.
Bottle at Home
2018-03-24
Nitro Draft at Mcmenamins Pub & Tavern, Mill Creek
2018-03-23
Southern Tier Pumking (unknown release)
Always good. Maybe a little funkier than I remember?
Bottle at Odin Lounge
Excellent, mild, creamy milk stout with very light coffee and pronounced coconut flavors. Mildly sweet, not too thick. None of the metallic aftertaste that Belching Beaver's other stouts can have. This was delicious.
Bottle at Odin Lounge
Amber, thick, bitter, brackish. I think the drink-it-of-free is more a matter of, I'll drink beer, whatever.
2018-03-22
Draft at Bottleneck Lounge, Seattle
2018-03-18
80% for the corned beef, 20% for me.
Bottle at Home
This was for the corned beef, but I "accidentally" drank it first.
Nitro Bottle at Home
2018-03-17
2018-03-16
Very sour, puckeringly so. Tons of peach, with a kind of coconut aftertaste, which may have been an interaction with the floral flavors, but nothing tasted floral outright. A little too sour for me to love.
Bottle at Odin Lounge
Light, fragrant, fruity-hoppy pale ale. Next to the Solid Gold it is a bit thin, but it's still pretty good.
2018-03-15
Opaque, juicy, grapefruit-passion New England-style pale. Not bitter at all.
Unrelentingly sour, with the most intense peach flavor. A lot to deal with.
Sour enough that I think this bottle has turned. If it hasn't, it's unpleasant.
Bottle at Odin Lounge
2018-03-14
Just an excellent lager, rich cereal flavor, slightly sweet, slightly buttery. Delicious.
2018-03-13
2018-03-12
Pruney, smooth, caramel Belgian dark. Prune is not always my favorite flavor in a beer, but the overall effect here is very, very nice.
2018-03-11
Solid but I expect better from Stone IPAs, so this is only decent.
2018-03-10
2018-03-09
Sour. I didn't much like the original Brunch Weasel, but I'm absolutely sure I like this one less.
Bottle at Odin Lounge
2018-03-08
Unexpectedly delicious. I was afraid the peppercorn would mean this was a lots-of-spice saison, but it was mellow, lightly estery, with nice toasted barley flavors. Peppercorn is distinct, perfectly balanced. Light, exotic and warming at the same time. Yum!
2018-03-07
Quite tart, very fruity. Slight salt in the aftertaste. Pretty good but also like a lot of other beers out there.
Dry berry flavor counters the hoppy, base IPA. It's a good balance. But nothing will overcome my natural distaste for boysenberries.
Holy cat this was against expectations. There's quite a lot of hoppy character built into this, like a strong CDA with a little more roast and thickness. Somehow still good (I don't usually enjoy this style) but definitely a surprise.
A smooth, thick stout with the most disturbingly accurate strawberry ice cream flavor I've ever encountered in a beer. All three of the Neapolitan components are definitely here, but this is somehow coherently a beer too. I'm glad it's not colored accurately, though!
2018-03-06
2018-03-05
2018-03-03
2018-03-02
Interesting beer - Yetis have always been a little overwhelming for me, but on nitro it was very much toned down (as was the beer itself, I suppose, at only 5% ABV). Not being a sweet beer helped a lot, resisting the sickly-sweet nitro effect, leaving a kind of very smooth, woody chocolate flavor.
Nitro Draft
A concentrated hop juice IPA, plenty of resin and a lot of pine. Relatively smooth finish for such an intense beer, which puts it a step above most hop bombs. Thanks to Nate for bringing this!
Growler at Odin Lounge
A little less overtly enjoyable than I remember; maybe because the growler wasn't fresh? It was still good though.
Growler at Odin Lounge
Solid as always. Company made it better.
2018-03-01
A great palate cleanser after the stout. Better than I remember, clearly hoppy but also sweet and cereal, finishing cleanly and without overt bitterness.
Bottle at Odin Lounge
Pours dark and thick, super umami and tacky-sour. The comment was made that this tastes like Vegemite. The residue in the throat lasts much longer than is reasonably necessary. At any rate, it wasn't pleasant.
Bottle at Odin Lounge
2018-02-27
Light coconut, dark chocolate roast, tending toward the bitter rather than sweet. Thin body. Just ever-so-slightly sour on the finish. I know it doesn't sound like it, but I did think this was yummy.
Slightly smoky porter, with the dominant flavor being a roastiness that is on the edge of being too bitter. Finishes mild and clean, which rescues this thing and actually puts it on the side of light.
Fruity, caramel, metallic, bready, poky alcohol. Thesaurus me, bro.
An unusual but delicious saison. Spicy from the rye, with a slight, vinous tartness, white pepper, and a rich cereal finish. Yummmmm!
2018-02-26
I would swear this had coconut in it but I know it doesn't. Best coconut beer that contains no coconut ever, I say. I feel like I never got this impression before, but everything else was consistent with previous tastings.
Thin body and on the bitter side. Somewhat cloudy in appearance and flavor. A decent lager that isn't boring, but maybe isn't the most refined either.
2018-02-24
Possibly my favorite in a flight that was uniformly excellent. Light wood smoke opens, with a not-at-all-sour, subtly-chocolate porter finish. Chuckanut definitely seems to be expert at getting clean finishes in all of their beers, and this is one of the cleanest. Bought a squealer for work.
Notwithstanding "Chuckanut Schwarzbier" being the most suggestive phrase I've read in a while, this is a light, dark lager with forward coffee notes and a mellow, lactic finish. No tackiness from that, just cream (ugh, that sounds dirty again). A fantastic schwarzbier.
Doppel the bock in this flight! Nearly identical to the 2017, as one might expect, although it does have a sharper edge to it.
Molasses / gingerbread dark yeast flavors, light, cola like body and a luscious, smooth finish. Nothing pokes out in any way. It's not as profound or as fruity as something like an Aventinus, but it's definitely delicous.
2018-02-23
Much cleaner flavor profile than the Honey lager, with no wet hay character and a rich cereal body. Light, very clean finish. Matched my snapper sandwich perfectly - the food here was excellent too!
2018-02-22
This was mostly a cider, flavor wise. It's dry and slightly funkier than most ciders, probably from the quince, but with a very pleasant flavor. Beer comes through ever so faintly at the end, with some sweet cereal. Interesting!
Lightly fruity pale, with tropical-passionfruit hop flavors. Perfectly drinkable.
2018-02-21
A very dessert-like beer, of a type that usually annoys me. Here it mostly works. Pecan pie, caramel sweetness, no roast or bitterness to speak of early on. Ends with a rooty, yeast funk, which is the main ding.
Light wet hay sweetness, finishes with honey, caramel, cereal. Enough tang to add character but not enough to be cloying. Pretty enjoyable after a long, long drive.
2018-02-20
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2018-02-13
I really like this. Somewhat sweet, but not overly sweet, with this roasted nut shell flavor that I really think complements it.
Smooth, but overly so. It's like cherries blended into some sort of milk cream. Honestly I don't like it
Very light, almost lager like. But with this is bitter after taste, which is really a lot like dirty water.
Harsh, rough. Like they say, a strong ale. There's an almost pucker in there, but it's overwhelmed.
2018-02-12
2018-02-09
2018-02-06
2018-02-05
Rich wood smoke combined with a light, sweet wheat beer with more than a little unusual florality (as in flower, not hop). The overall effect is both pungent and light, like a chrysanthemum tea. I really found this compelling.
Bottle at Odin Lounge
2018-02-04
Interesting hop profile, very clean and clear (as opposed to the hot trend towards hazy IPAs). Hints of apple and guava in the flavor. Bitterness built up a little by the end of the glass.
Draft
Super drinking time. Also, how do you categorize a draft that went into a can?
Draft at Home
2018-02-03
Caramel, smooth, dark lager. Very drinkable.
2018-02-02
Disgusting, I thought. Very sweet lemonade and cold coffee. That combo wouldn't work for me, even before bringing beer into the equation.
If the peasant king was like a Squirt, this was like an Orangina. Bitter citron. Definitely a double IPA in terms of intensity. Pretty good, though!
Flavor is in the same ballpark as the Peasant King, although less intense in every way.
Very New England. Thick, juicy, opaque, like a beer version of a Squirt.
Fresh tasting and intense, pithy. Undoubtedly this is a legendary beer, but it's not my ideal IPA.
Light, non-descript, caramel-hop amber.
Tea I didn't really get at all from this, but a very tasty wee heavy in all respects.
2018-02-01
2018-01-31
Delicious and super-drinkable, slightly fruity-hop with slightly buttery, smooth, cereal finish.
2018-01-30

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