Matthew H.

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Matthew has logged 713 beers a total of 897 times.
Matthew's favorite beer so far seems to be New Glarus Serendipity Happy Accident Fruit Ale: 100 (logged 2 times)
Matthew's most often logged beer so far is Two Brothers Engine No. 1: 77 (logged 9 times)
Matthew's favorite type of beer seems to be Wild Ale.

Matthew's Log

This is really weird. Wheat, strawberry, and this weird hint of Basil. I mean, it's not like it's false advertising. But why would anyone buy this???
Can at Home
Tasty, slightly sweet and almost tart on the tongue.
Draft at Fire it Up
Light, effervescent, very slightly tart.
Bottle at Home
This is a really good sour. The IPA is very much in the background.
Can at Work
Bitter but not brackish. Some sweet notes like some weird fruit that I can't identify. I dunno, it's not bad.
Bottle at Work
Very fruity, like orange juice. But then there is this powerful bitterness underlying everything.
Sweet, but some weird fruit like flavors.
It's fine, sorry if pilsner-like.
Kind of like a low sugar pineapple milkshake. But it's actually good. Not bitter or hoppy, despite the type.
Can at Work
Sparkly on the tongue. More spice than fruit/banana. There's actually a nice but of bitterness contrasting the hefe flavor. Nice
Not bad. Fairly mild, a little brackish but with hints of sharp juice.
Very IPA juicy on the nose. But the flavor is mold, juicy, and not that bitter.
Bitter, slightly brackish. Not much there.
Bitter and brackish. Also feels like it's a headache waiting to happen. I mean, it's not like I'd turn down free beer or anything . . . But I might regret it later.
Bottle at Home
Scent is sweet, apparently peach. I really don't like this either
Can at Work
Weird floral flavor. Yuck.
Can at Work
I mean, if you want an orange creamsicle milkshake beer, this is really good.
Can at Work
Cold refreshing with this of fruity malt flavor that I can't identify.
Draft at Vai's Italian Inspired Kitchen Bar
Draft at Vai's Italian Inspired Kitchen Bar
Bitter, slightly tart, little more like a barleywine than a sour.
Tis a very beery beer.
This is kind of catching me in the back of the throat with some barrel aged caramel flavor. I'm not liking it.
Not bad, a little more malt than a true Czech pils. But clear tasting, somewhat bitter (though apparently I can't taste such things anymore)
Can at Work
This is very Very very very lime. I mean, man!
Bottle at Work
I dunno, sort of fruity tart, I dunno. Not like a real sour.
Can at Work
Amber in color, Amber . . . In . . . Flavor? I never know how to describe country lagers/ales. There's a certain commonality with two brother's Domaine Du Page. But this is lighter, and probably a bit less flavorful. Honestly, I like it best in a mix with Totally Naked.
Bottle at Home
Drinking a beer, Totally Naked, what's not to like! More seriously, light, refreshing, not a lot more to it. It's like a really really light (in bitterness) Czech pilsner. Honestly, better if you pour it between Two Women.
Bottle at Home
This actually tastes somewhat like an American pilsner, clean, not too bitter, with a beery efforvescence. After a while, I start to notice the yeasty flavors of a Belgian, +which I don't remember from previously) which them comes to completely dominate the flavor profile.
Bottle at Home
Easy, refreshing, but with a grapefruit rind bitterness.
Dry, grapefruit, smacking me in the face! Also, only with Jet would I walk into a tap room in 2018 and find "Kiss The Girl" and "Part of Your World" playing.
Strong gose character, undisclosed fruit. :-)
Smells funky. Tastes like nothing with a hint of sour. Honestly, it's fine, if a bit strange.
Still tastes like a fruit soda.
Sweetish, old hard candy taste, like a barrel aged.
Smells kind of skunky. Tastes like a weak MGD. I mean, whatever.
Just a kind of clean, standard beer. Jet suggested zucchini/celery flavors.
Bitter, crackily dry. Scent has some malt though, which is weird.
Light, slightly apricoty flavor with a bit of corriander spice undertone.
Really bitter corriander. This is a bit strange.
Bitter, but bright citrus. On the juicy side, though not overwhelming.
Spicy with a little bit of cucumber water efforvescence. Not terrible, but not a lot of flavor or sourness.
Honestly, this tasted almost watery. Though I was going for something light, since I haven't slept more than four hours in the last five nights, and I really needed to get to bed
Huh, apparently I've had this before, though I was told it was a local beer. Honestly I thought it was pretty good. Maybe because it was chasing an IPA? But it seemed clear and slightly malty. Rather tasty.
Seems fine, for some random beer from #TheFirstMaggianos. Which is to say I wish they had popped for food here.
Okay, this is possible the perfect spicy sour. Wow.
Wow. Smells like sweet chocolate milk, but tastes like dry bakers chocolate. Good.
This is very like the juicy sort of IPAs, just a little lighter. Actually I think it's pretty good.
Carmel, sweet and coconut. It's not bad but I really couldn't drink more than a little of this.
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.
Looks like a porter, but tastes like a slightly thin Stout. Not what I expected from a "Belgian Dark".
Amber, with the caramel hard candy notes that I associate with barrel aged beers
Light, not very bitter but the bitter does overwhelm what I presume is notes of spice. I dunno. It's not bad I guess.
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.
Amber/caremel. Good, but I don't know what else to say.
Bitter and brackish.
It's okay. Pale wheat flavor with Pineapple. I'm not sure I like the bitterness with the other flavors.
Clearly a dark lager, not pale. Tastes like a European dark. Efforvescent, not quite sweet. I often don't like these, but I rather do like this.
Mild, not overly flavorful. But not offensive in any way.
Clear, really dark fruit with a Dunkel dryish bitterness
Bitter for a lager. They bill it as a red lager with grapefruit and pine aromas. So the fact that it's a bit bitter and brackish is perhaps unsurprising. But overall, not too bad.
Bottle at Home
Raising a glass of my favorite to the return of Maltlog.
Bottle at Home
Draft at Hugo's Frog Bar and Fish House
Draft at Hugo's Frog Bar and Fish House
Still agree with my last log.
Bottle at Work
Kind of a brackish pale. Must be all that grave dust.
Bottle at Work
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
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
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
Amber, thick, bitter, brackish. I think the drink-it-of-free is more a matter of, I'll drink beer, whatever.
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.
Spicy, a little bit of hard candy.
It's okay, until a minute later, where there is this weird metallic aftertaste. And this beer is in a glass bottle.
Bottle at Work
This is interesting. There's an even caramel undertone that reminds me of Bourbon barrel aged beers, except that it's not offensive to me. There's some interesting spice and, you guessed it, sweet potato undertones as well. Pretty good.
Bottle at Home
Draft at Board and Barrel
Dark, semi bitter chocolate. Not bad.
Draft at Board and Barrel
Light, slightly bitter marzen. Not bad.
Bottle at Home
Very hoppy with a strong backbone of mango. Odd and interesting.
Bottle at Home
Kind of like a light, bitter, Belgian or Hefeweizen? I don't get any sour, nor very much lime. I dunno. Tastes like mediocre, bitter, brackish water that someone might have dropped a lime rind into.
Can at Home
Light, spicy-sour with watermelon flavor. This is actually quite tasty.
Can at Home
Ugh, awful. Buttery vanilla slathered on a red ale base like too much frosting on a crappy cake. I would like to never dunno this again.
Actually, this time it tastes like a dry hopped sour. Which is what it says on the bottle. So one out of three ain't bad.
Bottle at Home
It's like a very limey kolsch. It's fine and refreshing. I wouldn't really call it sour, so much as lime-flavored.
Can at Home
This is clear. But it is kind of weak sauce as far as bitterness.
Bottle at Work
A light, easy to drink beer
Bottle at Work
A light, spicy hefeweizen.
Bottle at Home
Tasty, sweet and spicy.
Bottle at Home
It just tastes like a normal Pinball with this hint of something like orange/cherry hard candy. I mean, it's fine. But I don't know if it's really interesting.
Can at Home
Tart dry sour with a counterpoint of bitterness. Rather tasty.
Can at Home
Seems like a brackish Pils.
Can at Home
Sour, very efforvescent. Dark cherries and funk.
Bottle at Home
Just seemed like a nice stout.
Bottle at Home
Rather dark and heavy for an Oktoberfest, with a nice hit of bitterness.
Draft at Mullen's Bar
Kind of a mediocre pilsner. Well, at least a mediocre Czech Pilsner. Do, oka
Slightly sour gose. I dunno it's fine. Unlike Sara's beer, which is totally just like Jet's beer even though his is the penultimate, and hers is the ultimate pint.
Like dry roasted Spanish peanuts in a chocolaty stout base. Fascinating and tasty!
Sweet, somewhat boozy stout. It's good for a sweet stout. There's hints of a fruity nut flavor. It's probably interesting for people who are stout lovers.
This is an interestingly bitter wheat. More dry than juicy hopped
It's fine, as a radler. I mean, it's not very beer like, and I would not order it again. Like of like brackish, grapefruit flavored water.
This is good. Sharp bitterness cut through with a sharp sweetness which I guess is the result of the cooking? In any case, really good!
Slightly harsh, noticably hoppy pale.
Refreshing with a pop off bitterness that reminds me of a Pils, except that it's well balanced by maltiness. It's like one of several macrobrews except that it's done right.
This tastes more like a cider than anything I'd expect to be called a cream ale.
Very malty, a little bit spicy-efforvescent. It's not terrible, but it's not great either. It would be better without all the sweet malt.
A very hoppy sort of bitter sour. It's pretty reasonable.
Fairly clear, bitter red. Not as dry as I really think a red ought to be. But pretty good.
A slightly tart Berliner weisse. It's nice.
Kind of watery, somewhat coffee flavored. Sort of like a European dark. I don't really like it.
A sharp sour with a bit of dry bitterness underneath. I like it.
Blech! It's like dirty water that has had a bit of peach flavoring added. Flavoring that might have already expired. That was terrible!
Sour, with a light, open, almost sweet taste. I really like this.
Nice, smooth, milk stout, with the sweetness perfectly balancing the bitterness. I feel like I've I could accidentally drink a lot of this.
Sweet, with some sort of vegetable flavor that I can't place. I don't really like it. There's also a lot of floral flavor, which had to be pointed out to me. I don't think I log well eight beers in.
This is very sweet, more like a shandy than a pilsner with a hint of lime. I think it's fine, so long as you're going in expecting a sweet pseudo-beer.
Open flavor, with a good balance between sweet and bitter. Probably sweeter than a purist would appreciate, but I really like this.
Sour, but with hints of bitterness and funk. And something like rhubarb? This is exceptionally interesting, butt I'm not sure I could drink a lot of it.
Sweet and sour, like a prune. This is very tasty.
Light, slightly spicy, very refreshing.
A fruity but dry stout. Tastes kind of like pure Baker's chocolate.
I actually kind of like it. I agree with the words I used before.
It's like floral with pumpkin, pumpkin spice and cinnamon. This is so weird.
A nice, fairly thick feeling hefe.
More fruity than sour. There is some vinegar taste, but I don't call that "sour".
Sort of like a light Belgian tripel flavor. As I drink a bit more, it gets this somewhat floral flavor.
This smells wonderful, cherry and fruit. The taste is good, though clearly it's a fruit-juice-added bet rather than one that put together a taste the cool way by managing the microflora.
Tasty marzen. Sweet, slightly bitter, perhaps a little bit watery. But not bad.
Interesting. It does have a strong sourdough note mixed with something like a spicy hefeweizen.
Tastes like a wine mixed beer. Efforvescent and slightly sour.
Not bad, slightly spicy or something? I dunno.
Weird. My immediate reaction was that it smells like a jolly rancher. The flavor is like a green apple and melon rind hard candy.
A light beer with a hint of pineapple and coconut. It seems refreshing, but I'm not sure the taste would appeal for a whole glass.
Dark sour, tart and almost prune flavor. Roy says it's a coffee sour, but I couldn't taste it.
Yup, tastes like an IPA. Edit: actually, on further drinking, there are some oddly sweet undertones to the flavor. I don't know what it is.
Bottle at Home
Light and fairly kolsch-ish, but slightly spicy like a wit.
Bottle at Home
It's more like a sweet, slightly cidery drink than a beer.
Bottle at Home
Definitely still spicy rather than sour.
Bottle at Home
It's a pretty boring lager, at a rate guaranteed to break the bank.
Slightly sweet, slightly bitter. Can certainly taste the mango, but it's well balanced.
This is fine. Wheat, slight bitterness, some watermelon, which doesn't seem bad or fake. I don't mind it. Pretty good for a -230 prediction . . .
Mild, dry spice. Hint of brackish. Not really bitter or sweet. It's fine, but not exciting
A lot of head, coming out of this can. But we've had a lot of turbulence. Kind of a plant-y funky bitterness. A little like slightly rotting rutebega roots. It's okay not great, not terrible. I'd be hesitant to actually pay for it though
Can at Flying over the Atlantic.
Honestly this feels somewhat sweet at this point I'm my trip, like a lager/marzen. It's very tasty, clean, refreshing, whatever.
Fresh and light in scent, like a decent prairie sprinkled with fresh lemons. Taste is similar, strong notes of lemon rinds and cold fresh water. I like this a lot as a Summer beer. No out of place fruit additive, just a refreshing beer.
A very smooth red ale. Somewhat dry, neither particularly bitter not malty.
Somewhat bitter for your average Oktoberfest/Marzen, but otherwise has the standard slightly sweet taste.
A darkly bitter roast, like very old coffee beans. There's a hint of make under that, with a tone that reminds me a little off a soft drink
Gold, white headed Pilsner. Upon drinking it I was hot immediately with a bit of a headache. It's moderately clear tasting, but not very bitter, actually almost sweet.
I like it this time. I've been drinking pilsners all week, so this was a nice change of pace. There's still a sweet note, but it certainly doesn't bother me.
A lovely Midwestern end to my Seattle trip.
Bottle at Family
As Gene said, it's like sparkling raspberry water that's gone off. I just feel it's like fake raspberry and water. Bleh.
Caramel and Copper. And I am not referring to the color. This is actually like a marzen except that it is metallic and bitter. Odd. It's not quite awful, but I'd rather have a legitimate marzen.
Tastes more like a light American pale. And I don't note anything of the beet in the flavor
Wow, juicy! Like red grapefruit, with just a hint of bitterness.
Light, somewhat lemony with a strong bitter backbone.
Think mouth feel, but really rather dry and bitter. I don't really get chocolate, but I do taste the Walnut.
Clear, fairly bitter dark. Good as a drink, not super exciting as far as a tasting.
Sharp and bitter, almost like a Pils. Hm, look at that, Pilsner malt. There you go. Still a little brackish, but now clear than most German style pilsners. Really rather tasty.
Okay, I get the Coriander white peppercorn thing that Mike mentions, but I don't believe went fruit or tart. So, it's more like a wheat, except that I get some sweet matrix that reminds me of a marzen.
This is like a very clean kolsh, with this strong core of "buttery" cream and hints of honey. Like that lovely flavor with some sort of huge cream soup that you shouldn't easy because it will give you an instant heart attack.
Wow. It is like nuts. Like those red nuts you get at fairs and carnivals. Dry Spanish peanuts. Actually this is really pretty good.
I rather like this, though it is the sort of sour that makes your stomach hurt. Like that Illinois beer set that I bought a few months back. From Destihl. The Synchopathic Sour, actually.
Fresh, sweet scent. Flavor is spicy sweet. Like nutmeg and coriander combined.

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