Malt & Vine

16851 Redmond Wy

Redmond, WA, United States of America

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Logs for this venue

Very solid, first time on draft. Slightly sour, dry, smooth. Exactly what you'd expect from an English stout.
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Smooth bourbon stout, not too syrupy or thick. Plenty of maple sweetness, although it does feel a bit slippery, extraneous to the flavor rather than a smooth transition. Not sticky, but it lingers. Maybe with age it will meld more.
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Clean, light saison that sits definitely on the fruity, vinous end of the scale (as opposed to spicy or sour). Not too funky, although there is a whiff of horse blanket around the edges if you're really paying attention. A very tasty saison.
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Just slightly off but enough to take it into the uncanny valley (gold). Sweet helles, medium bitterness. But the sweetness lasts a little too long and a bit too sticky.
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Smooth, light-bodied but mellow, a solid, slightly nutty coffee flavor. Decent roast. Ever so slight lactic sweetness on the finish.
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Quite good, but directly after Inferos the body seems a shade hollow in comparison.
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Fragrant and super-flavorful. Decent amount of cereal body. For something with the words "imperial" and "rye" in the name, this was actually refreshingly light and smooth. Then again, I thought the same thing about Fortem and then was totally disappointed the second time. WE'LL SEE.
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Very tasty. Vienna lager? Or like a good helles lager with more caramel. Quite light.
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Biscuity, mellow, lots of caramel. Hops on the grassy side and significant, but not unpleasant. Another really good beer from Chuckanut, who apparently can do no wrong?
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A double IPA? No way! This is super flavorful, with a ton of hop flavor, but also very smooth and slightly sweet; it finishes really mildly. This shared a lot of positive qualities with Stillwater Extra Dry, another sake-based beer, although this went in a different direction. Just as enjoyable and dangerously drinkable.
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Interesting to get a raspberry beer that is decidedly not sour, but still has that mild, funk-salt finish on the lips.
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Definitely better than the Field to Ferment. Similar opening, slightly more round and grapey, but with a much smoother finish. Good malt and a bit of buttery funk.
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Super fragrant, pungent hop-fruity opening. Finish is higher alpha than I wanted, so I couldn't love this. But luckily, this wasn't the only beer I had.
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First fresh hop beer of the season! Super fresh-tasting. You guys, this was so, so bitter. But I actually think I liked it, in spite of. Because, you know, fresh. Also Reuben's. I write good.
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A lightly spicy Belgian saison with more than a little sour funk. Fruity, with a light, clean finish.
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Complex, lightly sour weisse. Funky, aged-cheese character plays with the mind but doesn't really detract from the flavor in the end. Only wished for slightly more carbonation.
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Intense, syrup-thick and sweet, like a reductuon. Every other feature of this beer is very smooth out. A profound experience, even though it's too concentrated to easily enjoy.
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Thin stout, roasty, lots of whiskey character. Very enjoyable.
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Well, this was pretty much as awesome as you'd expect. Definitely smoothed down, although so were the holiday spices. Still, a very well-integrated, delicious glass.
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Unreasonably strong for what it is; a pleasant mix of smooth coconut cookie and some dry hop resin. The result is smooth and definitely cocounutty, although a lingering, dry bitterness and the feeling that it's getting you drunk faster than it's worth are demerits.
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I speak the language now! Richly malty amber lager, good mix of funk and malt sweetness. Definitely not crisp.
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Medium-tart pale sour with a complex, apples and cheese funk. Light, and finishes clean, this is a very sophisticated (and pricy!) pour.
Bottle
Super, super dank. Smells and tastes pungent and herbal, almost contrabandy. The lactose sugar is... like a chalky sweetness that tries to cover up but doesn't defeat the dankness of the opening.
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A delicious IPA, round citrus and pine without being too sweet, super mellow finish. No bitterness at all. Not a surprise, from these two breweries. More like this, please.
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Similar flavors to the Owen, but obviously not sour. The dry, wood-resin finish is the same, and there isn't much juiciness or malt to distract from the hops. Finish isn't bitter at all. A very nice extraction of hop essence if that's what you're after, although the lack of fruit makes it different other IPAs I've had recently.
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A hopped sour; the sourness is not overt but is a dry, woody back-of-the-throat tanginess with some bitter Brett funk. All of that is right at the end. Hints of muscat grape or green apple? Clean and champagne-effervescent. I really, really liked this.
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Just had a splash of this. Plummy, stonefruit tartness with a bit of spiciness on top. I picked the Owen above this, but making a note to try this when I have the chance.
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Very well balanced, somewhat understated, barrel-aged barley wine. Not too boozy, pleasantly caramel-toffee, mildly sweet. Definitely not as hoppy as I'm used to getting from Shmaltz. Delicious.
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This was really good; I was expecting your usual, somewhat blunt first try barrel aged beer, but this was actually really well balanced, and on the subtle side. Not too boozy, sweet, or umami.
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Sweet, malty, cereal, caramel ale. Nitro just reinforces how smooth and light this beer is. My only wish is to have gotten a more assertive salt profile.
Nitro Draft
Thin on flavor, with an equally thin ribbon of sweetness. I'm not sure it was exactly watery, but it was definitely less full in flavor than I like, and with so many exemplary Helles lagers around, this was firmly in the also-rans.
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Good amount of puckery, tart funk. The fruit flavor is... again, not exactly obviously watermelon, although I could certainly imagine it (more than I ever could with regular Hell or High Watermelon). Some buttery notes in the finish poke through after the tartness subsides.
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Cider is very light and lightly sweet, like slightly watery apple juice with some added hop florality. Tasty, but ephemeral.
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First splash of this seemed very sweet, but subsequent sips not so much. Tropical citrus IPA, very milky in clarity. Not too bitter, but definitely has some resin in its backbone.
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Buttery helles lager notes with a sunny, citrus hop character on top. Very refreshing.
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Much nicer than my memory of regular Oatis, although I admit it's been a while. Some raw notes of whiskey, but overall a balanced barrel character, smoothing out some of the rougher edges of the stout.
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Aged a year, this has mellowed a lot, especially in the roasted notes. Medium barrel character, dry nuttiness from the hazelnut. Very tasty.
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Sweetish helles, with a buttery follow through. Maybe not the subtlest of beers, but super easy to drink; very much of a quality as the other Ninkasi lager series releases.
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Inky, black stout, but very tasty - about as good as you can get with a straight Imperial Stout. It's been a while, but I think this is comparable to Dogfish's World Wide Stout.
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Sweet, buttery peach over a medium-tart, but not puckering, sour ale. Sweetish, but clean, finish.
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Aggressively hopped pilsner; not quite as alpha as the Hopfenweisse which made me miss it at first but it came out over time. Bitter leading to bitter, with a bit of fruity hop in between.
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Bubblegum on the scent; flavor is a very weird mix of estery, yeasty German weisse with high alpha bubblegum and grassy hop. I just couldn't make these flavors work together in my mind.
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Just had a taste of this, but liked what I had. On the vinous side.
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Very strong, although the alcohol is masked behind a syrupy sweet, stout. You could probably have poured this over pancakes and had a very good time, but drinking this straight was... difficult.
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Much lighter in flavor than the Sunrise in all respects. Less tangy, much less bitter. More cereal comes out because of that. An easy, refreshing glass, and although it was less distinctive than the Fort George, I enjoyed it more.
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Forward-tart, a halfway between orange and grapefruit citrus flavor. Middle is light and sunny, but the finish is decidedly pithy. Very effervescent and bright.
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Strangely sour for a kolsch, and in a funky way. This was a lot like drinking a loaf of sourdough bread. Very dry finish. This wasn't bad at all, but it was odd. And definitely not a refreshing beer.
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Nice beer to have on a sunny day. It was light and drinkable.
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Yup. 3 ounces is about the right size for this beer.
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I asked for the lightest IPA they had, and got this. Fresh-tasting and light, not bitter or resinous at all but with a fragrant hoppy flavor. Summery for sure.
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I'm a sucker for these clean German pilsners. This is almost as good as I remember the Furstenberg being a couple weeks ago. Slightly fruity, slightly sweet, grassy pilsner finish. Very clean. Great patio beer.
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I kind of like this it reminds me of a Summer shandy. With a very watery bitter lemon juice flavor running through the center.
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Smells sweet, but it tastes almost like an astringent sour. Fascinating.
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Mild not quite tart cranberry. It's fine
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Very grape forward, like a sparkling white wine with a little more fun, a little more tart. Not especially beer-like.
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Smooth cream ale, with some corn-like sweetness, mellow honey, and a bit of buttery diacetyl flavor. Finishes super smooth on nitro; the mild chemically nitro tang works for me in the context of the rest of the beer. Sooo easy to drink.
Nitro Draft
Pretty much exactly what I want in a German Pilsner, with crisp, grassy bitterness, some buttery cereal and just a hint of uric funk. Super-effervescent - you can see it in the photo. I loved this.
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Opens with almost a skunked flavor followed by a ton of blue-cheese funk. Bracing, vinous tart finish and a lingering bitterness. Super unusual but really compelling.
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Still very, very nice. It's been a long time!
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This was a Malt & Vine tenth anniversary beer; clean fragrant wheat opening, with the wheat funk coming across as sweet, vaguely fruity and with a phantom smokiness. Not sure what the infusion was but there was a dry, slightly bitter fragrant citrus quality there... Buddha's Hand? Pommelo? Really tasty.
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Smelled like ketchup with chocolate. Tasted... a little like ketchup. Chocolate less so, probably the vanilla/woody flavor from the rooibos. Finish didn't come clean, instead curling around cloyingly.
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Good, nice little kick.
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Didn't realize this was sour at first, so this was a surprise. Cloudy, wit opening, but never gets sweet, instead there's a somewhat strange dry sourness with an accompanying musty, vegetal flavor. Didn't love it.
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Firestone Walker Feral One (unknown release)
Another really strong sour beer from Firestone Walker; fruity, stone fruity sour with a medium-strong tartness and a super-clean finish.
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Thick, sweet and boozy. Not as purely enjoyable as I've remembered from the past, but the competition was decidedly strong.
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Less overwhelming than Parabola and more nicely balanced for today, I thought. Good barrel overtones, definite whiskey/toffee notes, but in a more medium-bodied porter. Definite roast-smoky character further distinguishes it as its own beer.
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Super-unusual, very nice find. Smooth, of course, from the nitro, with lots of chocolate on the forefront. Underneath is a touch of plummy-cherry-datey fruitiness to give a bit of roundness to the flavor. Booze is masked super-well. Really tasty!
Nitro Draft
Much more robust than most black lagers, very roasty -- not burnt, but to the point of spiciness. In fact, I'd label this as a Baltic Porter more than your typical Euro dark lager. Some lactic tackiness, a twinge of tang. Bitter over time, but still a very good, chewy beer.
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Jibes with my memory of the Combo Breaker, but a little less grapefruit, and some smoother notes, from the honey? I only had a few sips, so I don't have a very developed sense of the taste.
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Yes, this was very nice. Medium-bodied strong stout, not too roasty, not too umami. Good overtone of grape. Very drinkable. I guess this wasn't actually wine-barreled, but made with the wine, and then aged on oak. Yum!
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Hazy, golden beer. Surprisingly fruity, with orange citrus and wine grape-like notes, and a significant sheen of clove on top. Very assertive, which could have been an issue on any other day but with my St. Patrick's Day leftovers was pretty successful.
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A nice, smooth, mildly complex stout with some dry Irish sourness and good coffee flavor. Medium body. The oak smoothens this beer out very well, but I couldn't detect any whiskey presence at all (unfortunately). A good pairing with my corned beef leftovers!
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A lot like the Hive Five from Pike, as far as I remember. Maybe somewhat less hop character present. The key here is some yeast and a really smooth, honey-buttery finish that makes this super-pleasant to drink. I liked this a lot!
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Cloudy, grapefruit-tropical IPA. Some resin on the front but the finish was very clean. I didn't keep more detailed notes, sorry - other than I remember the server said something about there not being a malt backbone and me somewhat disagreeing.
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Pretty delicious; doesn't taste nearly as strong as the Imperial moniker would hint at and with the pretty much perfect balance of hop and malt flavors that you'd expect from Firestone Walker. This might be my favorite IPA of theirs yet.
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Plum, booze, toffee. Very, very smooth, which is a nice surprise for an anniversary ale this young. Otherwise, has a great deal in common with the most recent years of this series.
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Bracingly tart, complex sour ale. Clean, "aged tasting" finish. Really, really delicious. I didn't notice a sweetness in the finish as the previous log entries state, but it may just have been in comparison to the noticeably sweet finish of the Saint Archer Gose.
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Medium-tart with a dry-ish berry flavor offset by sweet wheat cereal notes. There's a bit of a musty, corianderish prelude to the sweet finish, and a decent hint of salt as well. Quite good, although it did definitely pale in comparison to the Firestone.
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They insisted this was unfiltered, although it was crystal clear. They had both varieties so I'll have to try them side by side at some point, if I can. Rich, cereal-uric pilsner flavor, no sweetness, and a bracingly bitter finish. May be the top Czech pilsner I've had so far.
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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.
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This wit leans clearly to the coriander / white pepper side of the flavor spectrum, which means I wouldn't choose it from scratch. That aside, it was perfectly drinkable.
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Poured weirdly opaque, like a grapefruit juice. A really clean, refreshing sour, with just some forward bitterness and a citric sourness. In fact, grapefruit is a good word for this.
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Assertively tart to open, with a funky, crisp, undefined-fruit (cherry x apricot?) sourness. The funk starts with a white wine fruitiness and finishes with a curl, but not quite into the goaty cheese territory of a Cantillon, etc.. In fact, it borders on refreshing, somehow. Some tannic / metallic dryness to finish.
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Tart, round plum flavors (not molassesy at all, so we're talking fresh plums). Finish is notably wheaty and sweet, like breakfast cereal milk. Very pleasant.
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Excellent, mildly funky sour with an undefined yellow stonefruit-ish fruitiness. Clean and dry, and quite tart.
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This is a very nice Imperial Stout, roasty but not bitter, thick but not pungent. There's a really interesting buttery smoothness to the top of the flavor that is very, very pleasant. I could drink a lot of this in a hurry, which is not something I can say about a lot of imperial stouts.
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Moderately sweet, caramel and toffee scotch ale with some strong Bourbon notes. This is not unlike Black Raven's Splinters, although the finish takes a turn towards an herbal / spice note... anise, maybe? A little odd, but quite tasty.
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Smell is like a floral, piney IPA or pale ale, which is decidedly not what you want in a porter. This is followed closely by roast malt notes. Flavor is... basically what you'd expect based on that, although the roast side is more prominent. Not quite a Black IPA, but closer to that than what I'd call a porter.
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A really solid coffee stout, without being sour or over-roasted. Creamy and robust.
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At first sip, this tastes really nice. Sweet bourbon notes, some chocolate, and a really concentrated sweet blueberry flavor. Over time though, the whole combination gets really cloying, and the blueberry starts to taste more and more like candy flavoring, and it sticks to the tongue and lips. I couldn't finish the glass.
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The look of this beer is unpleasantly cloudy and dark brown, and a lot of the time this seems to be connected to rooty, medicinal flavors, and that was true here too. There's an interesting chocolaty black lager in here somewhere but it's got a lot of marks against it.
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Chocolate and cinnamon in a light brown winter ale. Not over-the-top spicy or sweet, this is just a really pleasant confection of a beer. Light enough to get out of the way of a robust dish as well.
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The kumquat gives this beer a hybrid grapefruit-apricot character, with a bit more rounded orange as well. Moderate-strong tartness with buttery funk notes to finish. A little too juicelike for me to really love this as a beer, but this was drinkable and tasty.
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This was really tasty - basically a cloudy Helles lager with some really clean, cereal flavors. Mellow finish.
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Port Older Viscosity Ale (unknown release)
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Port Older Viscosity Ale (unknown release)
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By this point the basic points of VaS are clear: A thick porter with a bitter, highly-roasted finish. This works differently with different flavors; here the peanut butter is a lot less evident than in other PB beers I've had, it's there more as a slightly smooth nuttiness. The rest is just bitterness.
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Unpleasant baseball card bubblegum sheen on top of this one, ruined everything. People seem to call any old weird beer a "Common" these days, when I really just want something like an Anchor Steam.
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Immediately tart; vaguely fruity, exactly what I'd expect from a hibiscus drink. Flavor is slightly cloudy and ends in a sweet wheat funk. I liked the "un-with" version of this beer, and with the added complexity of the hibiscus, this was very nice indeed.
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Did. Not. Take. Notes. I. Suck.
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Hints of sweet pie, but curls into a more funky finish. I originally remembered this as very sweet from four years ago, but it's not nearly as sweet or smooth as the Pumking or other recently had pumpkin beers. I found myself wishing it were smoother.
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Reddish-pink and completely clear. Looks like a raspberry sour, but tastes... very stout-like after all. Not much roast, but a sweet, mellow, chocolatey flavor. Smooth finish. Very much lives up to the name.
Nitro Draft
A really interesting pine-hop-citrus-tart flavor, but strangely empty in terms of body - very little malt backbone to give it a refreshing, beery flavor, this was more like essential oils and a bit of water. It's a shame because this flavor profile would add a lot to a good beer.
Draft
Bracingly tart, almost like "pickle juice," according to the pourer. Neutral sour flavor, with a touch of sweet wheat on the finish. This was really enjoyable, although you had to take it in sips.
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Excellent lager with well-integrated fruity-hoppy notes - like a grapefruit pale ale combined with a pilsner. As refined as you'd expect from this pair of breweries. I think I like this better than the Pivo Pils.
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Estery flavors; vague banana and wheat flavors, but also with some fruity hop overtones. Passionfruit and flowers. An unexpected mix of flavors, but very fresh-tasting and enjoyable. Also, boobs.
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Vegetal pumpkin ale, with cinnamon and more than a little chili bite on top. Pretty good, although maybe the spice could have been toned down.
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Definitely suffers in comparison to the Worthy, although this was arguably objectively good. More alpha, less freshness in the opening flavors.
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Delicious, fresh-tasting, juicy IPA. No noticeable bitterness to the finish.
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Uinta rep Erin convinced me to get this, and it was tasty! A pumpkiny ale with not much sweetness or spice, just a mellow squashy flavor and a really pleasant, cereal funky-but-not-too-much brett finish. Supposedly aged in bourbon barrels but this didn't really come through.
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de Garde Pâle (unknown release)
An assertively tart, gose-like beer with a clean, subtle cereal finish. Don't know if there was added salt but I certainly wouldn't be surprised. Leaves the throat tingling a bit.
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Malt and Vine is open again! First taste there was another winner from Boneyard - a really nice, fresh and tart blood orange opening mixing well with fragrant hops. Very clean, not-bitter-at-all finish. Very tasty!
Bottle
Really odd, basically a Fat Tire mixed with a fresh tasting, dry-hopped IPA. It's an odd mix of crisp and malty. You can tell Firestone is involved; the hop flavors are strong and good. It's just... odd.
Draft
Yum yum. Very drinkable!
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Pleasant barely-there fruit essence with a clean malt taste. Appears unfiltered and I believe this adds to the overall goodness.
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Moderately sour taste, weak body
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I'd have called this an IPL; it's got quite a lot of piney dry-hopped character that frankly overwhelms any pilsner qualities this may have started with. It was still pretty good, I thought. Just misnamed.
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Toffee and light plum Barleywine. Light funk. Sweet aftertaste.
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Deeply tart, thick with cherry and plum flavors.
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Very nice beer I liked it a lot
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Tart but not overbearing sour with a clear, ringing raspberry / cherry finish. Like a drinking vinegar, fruity with just enough carbonation to be pleasantly titillating. Very, very good.
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Buttery toasted coconut, thick bodied porter. Pretty much as enjoyable as I remember from back on Maui. Really glad to see a keg make it over to this side of the ocean.
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Sweet, candied citrus peel opening comes on strong but fades quickly in to a drier midsection, saving it. Pithy bitter finish.
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A stone IPA with a subtle sweet coffee undertone that makes its way upward through the finish. The two flavor phases are weirdly disconnected; both halves are nice on their own, though. A bit more bitter on then end than I would prefer, but this is Stone.
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Nice opening flavor, very much in the vein of better Enjoy By releases. Pretty soon though an overpowering bitterness, like raw tangerine peel, takes over. That pithiness accentuates the resin and high alcohol of the beer. It got hard to enjoy.
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Strong campfire smoke flavor. Maybe a little too much? But it may have worked too. There's a pretty good lager in the back end.
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A nutty old ale with an unusual toasted sesame-like character to the flavor. Pretty sure that was all from the yeast (the brewer was there and seemed puzzled), but it was a pleasant change, and definitely evoked a roaring fire on a cold night.
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Heavy on the bourbon, clear toffee and caramel and alcohol on top of a solid brown. There's some kind of interaction between the hops and the wood here, though, making for a dry pucker and acrid bitterness on the finish. This should have been an easy winner and instead it bordered a bit on unpleasant.
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Hoppy, light-bodied pilsner with a fairly bitter finish. Good, lightly toasted cereal flavor.
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Very on the nose, toffee-chocolate ale with a Southern Tier-like quality. More a light-bodied stout than a brown. A little too blunt for me to love, but enjoyable. Strong!
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Originally thought this was the Hawaiian Speedway, so disappointed not to get coconut. A nice, solid coffee beer, but I don't know that this was among my favorite coffee beers or my favorite Speedways. Still, it's a Speedway, so it was very good. In the direction of Sump but not all the way there.
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Really, really nice, like a baked apple cider. On the sweet side, and the malt from the beer comes in as a kind of streusel character. There's kind of the ghost of a complex funk underneath that makes it slightly unsettled, but otherwise, very strong.
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Dry hopped to hell. Lots of resin, and I couldn't recognize anything of Steam Beer underneath it all.
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Somehow this time the finish seemed really bitter to me, in a way that built and built.
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Tasted like drinking tart saltwater. So salty - couldn't finish!
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Very sweet and homey apple cider - hardly any tartness at all! This reminded me of the baked apple pie cider, and I really enjoyed this one too.
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I think this the Finnriver cider I had? Tart, slightly sweet, nothing out of the ordinary.
Bottle
Gross, musty sour lager flavor. I don't remember it being like this the last time. Maybe it was bad?
Draft
A wheaty, fruity wit with an unusual peach / apricot dominant flavor. Cloudy and pale orange in color. Clean finish. I really enjoyed the unique character of this beer.
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Oatmeal sweet, mellow stout. Smoothed out considerably by nitro but without the chemical/soap flavor that usually hits me with such beers. Not surprising, because the original Merlin was so good, but a really tasty nitro stout.
Nitro Draft
Astringent cucumber in front, with a slightly hoppy fruitiness and dry body. Finish is slightly sour and maybe psychosomatically dilly... I'm just gonna say it, this finished like pickles.
Draft
Simply aged, no barrel, lots of concentrated resin in an otherwise smooth, slightly molassesy ale. Wouldn't call it sweet. And it's so hoppy - on the edge of burning.
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Medium-resin with a grapefruit and pine opening. Very fragrant. Alcohol pokes through at the finish. Too far an IPA for me to love, but it was fine.
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A little too yeasty-tart of a lager with no real redeeming crispness. I was disappointed.
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Very, very Belgian.
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A very, very solid pilsner, German-style and thick on the malt. I do like it as a break from the Czech style, and I'm pretty sure I really like it on its own merits!
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I thought this was much more successful than the Peppermint variant, mostly because the coconut was strong enough (and sweet enough) to counteract and smoothen the heavily roasted nature of the base beer. Very nice.
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Very smoothed out roasted stout flavor with a fair bit of complexity. Hard to identify the side flavors in here, but cacao was probably the dominant one. No detectable sourness. I don't typically like this beer, but aging really helps it.
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