Redhook Brewery & Forecasters Pub
14300 NE 145th St
Woodinville, WA, United States of America
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Light tropical fruitiness on top of a mildly caramel, light-tasting lager. It didn't scream lychee but it wasn't too hard to squint and see it. On this day, and paired with a typically tasty meal at the Redhook Pub, a really nice choice that I'm glad to have tried.
A slight smokiness from a decent amount of roast, this is a porter on the sour side, like a lot of English porters. It has a bit of an empty-feeling body but it does sweeten out. A bit nutty and a finish reminiscent of a malted chocolate milk ball, but not nearly as sweet. Very decent, I'd say?
They said this was barrel aged and 9.2%. This was surprisingly tasty! Malty-sweet with strong butter caramel notes and maybe some estery fruitiness under the covers. Finish hints at being boozy but rounds out with a subtly dry bitterness that recalls malty Scotch Ales.
A bit of skunk on the nose and a clear, rounded berry essence right at the front. It really is more of an essence than anything like juice, and sweet it's not. Fills out well, cereal-wise and finishes with a good bitter tang at the end; that is, a perfectly good if not very crisp Kolsch, and the berry complements it well.
Sweet bourbon presence, sweetish malt finish. A tanginess is more present than any real bitterness. Has a peanut, almost butterscotch finish. The nitro smoothing effect worked well here and isn't strong.
Hoppy and dark brown with dry toasty coffee notes, some deep caramel, and fairly smooth in spite of all that. A nice beer for the cold weather, even if it was just a bit more strongly hopped than I usually like. I haven't liked hoppy porters in the past, but call it something else to change my expectations and I'll probably be more forgiving.
The hops add a really nice fragrance to this cider and the flavor really works, too. I wouldn't have thought it, but something about the bite actually makes the apple flavor more natural. I couldn't help feeling this needed just a tiny bit of adjustment on the sweetness dial -- not sure which way -- but it was nice.