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Still a superb beer. Not profound, I think its lightness prevents that, but so, so smoooooth.
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Despite having plenty of concentrated hop juice, this worked really well. The additional flavors (mint, mango, chili) come through as a brightness and a non-alpha bitterness that round out and balance the flavors very well. No detectable spice, though.
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A very nice German pilsner, a definite step up from the previous two beers.
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Day 4. This had a really strange flavor at the front, that didn't connect to the main flavor of the beer, which was like a light Belgian pale base. The extra flavor was ... sweet hay?
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Day 3 of the Advent calendar. Some really nice foreflavors; a gingerbread/banana bread hybrid. Finishes pretty dry; it certainly felt like it should have been a little sweeter.
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Day 2. Pours a rich amber. Caramel festbier, lightly sweet. Not much toastiness or cereal. Pretty boring Festbier.
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Day 1 of the Advent calendar! A golden lager with wet hay sweetness leading to a firm bitterness which balanced the opening nicely. Not crisp at all.
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At once richly malty, like a holiday-spiced dark banana bread, and also very yeasty-dry. This beer feels like it wants to be sweet but doesn't quite get there. Finishes tacky. I liked the flavors but it stuck in the throat.
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Super, super sour. Almost a savory pineapple. Dries out your mouth almost instantly, although that moment a minute after your sip where all the saliva suddenly comes back is... pretty neat.
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Mounds? Mounds. Rather less sophisticated than I would have expected from this brewery, but... Mounds.
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Yasssss... Super-smooth dark chocolate cake opening. Creamy texture, biscuity sweetness. Habanero's hard to taste at first, just a bit of fruity tingle on the front of the tongue, but builds up into a pleasant warmth after a couple ounces. Pretty darned tasty.
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Rounded orange flavor, like a Satsuma Mandarin, leading into a very front-of-tongue bitter hop-resin flavor. Finishes clean. It was ok.
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I mean... Does it even have to be good with this name? But it was. Oh, yes it was.
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Yeah, this tastes fresh all right, but also very bitter for a pale. Piney rather than fruity. Alcohol pokes through in a way I didn't quite like.
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Thick, syrupy, candy-like, like a liquid Ferrero-Rocher candy. Chocolate, nut-butter, a lot of sweetness. This wouldn't ever hit my top tier as a beer, but as a dessert, it's quite lovely.
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Really strange. Like, this is definitely an IPA, with lots of fragrance and hops, but with a very tropical turn into coconut and pineapple. Manages to stay light instead of nectary. I liked this, weird as it was.
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Pours rich, and thick, and this is BOURBON! above all, but what makes this beer work is that despite the BOURBON! and the clear, rich coconut flavor, this manages not to be cloyingly sweet, or even sweet as a first impression. That's a really delicate thing to accomplish. This was a really, really good beer, you guys.
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Jake brought in a beer! I really liked this. Pretty strong hop presence in the opening, with pungent pineapple notes, hints of grapefruit. Finishes with a malty cereal smoothness. It's been a while since I expored Full Sail's lineup, might be time again.
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Much less sweet than expected; a savory banana cake of a beer, super smooth finish. Just a bit of yeasty tang sticks in the throat. Very nice from this brewery, as usual.
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Sweet banana bread and a lot of yeasty tang to cut through the sweetness at the end.
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Smooth, caramel, light flavored scotch ale with a pleasant but very bourbon-forward flavor.
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What would be a light, banana-clove-white-pepper Belgian pale ale is shot in the face with a huge hit of wet-wood-smoke flavor. It's a little bit (lot bit) like drinking a doused smoke bomb.
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Same great Pumking flavor, but this is enhanced by the rum to give kind of an apple-cider-syrup hit of both fruit and sweet. I liked this a lot, although there is a significantly strong bitterness in the finish.
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Smell and opening flavor are a really nice green apple fruitiness; almost candy-like. Some sweet cereal in the meantime, but very shortly, hops and funk combine for a pretty musty finish. I found myself really wanting this to be brighter.
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Starts with a high roast opening and then smooths out with a sweet, cloudy honey-funk flavor. I actually thought it was too sweet, too mellow; it removed any kind of edge on the finish and I think this beer needed that.
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Yup, this is pretty much what I'd want given a beer with this name. Forward flavor of dark chocolate, with buttery, toasted coconut. Dry, lightly-roasted finish. Tastes exactly like a dark chocolate haystack or truffle. I can't say I picked up a lot of whiskey flavor though.
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The background here is an indistinct acidic fruit flavor, like a bitter tomato, maybe. Still, the main beer is a pleasantly medium-sour beer with a slightly salty aftertaste. I would have liked a little more distinct tomatillo-ness.
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Sweet and dessert-like opening, smooth caramel. Thinner in feel than you'd think given that description, and I thought the saltiness came across as unpleasantly briny. The salt makes the turn from sweet to roasty less appealing.
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Definitely a close relative of the Kristallweiss, so the differences are interesting. First, it's definitely stronger in alcohol. It's also somewhat murkier in flavor - more funk, not as bright. It is, however, still very nice. I don't know why you'd pick this over the other, though, unless you're trying to build up the courage to put on that Drindl.
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Bright, unsweet, banana-spice biscuit flavor, I don't always like banana-spice, but when I do, it's this beer.
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A light, dry lime bitterness at the start which fades into a thinnish, clean, cereal blonde ale finish. Slightly salty.
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Oddly, this tastes more like a pina colada sour (strongly pineapple; coconut impression could believably be a result of honey & diacetyls). Little to no funk. Less floral than I'd have expected. Still, this was interesting and quite tasty.
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Like dark, molassesy zucchini bread, more bready than sweet. V. slightly on the thin side but a really good, smooth, flavor. Tastes like autumn.
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Not as good as Widmer's take on the same subject, but still ok. A lightly sweet, creamy porter with a roastier-than-expected finish. Lots of caramel in the flavor but wispy or nonexistent amounts of nut and coconut flavor. No cherry at all.
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Bubblegum and grapefruit IPA. Fragrant and light, but after some of the remarkable IPAs of the past few days this one is pretty unmemorable.
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Has an herbal, thyme-mixed-with-hops flavor that is an unusual opening. It's not a bad thing, but it does mask the wasabi quite a bit. The wasabi itself come through as an barely detectable spiciness that pokes through at the end, and more in a numbing tingle of the tongue that persists after the flavor.
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Definitely doesn't taste as strong as advertised, and also doesn't have any characteristic Wit spice flavors. Instead, this tastes more like a sweet, creamy... I don't know, "milk blonde?" There isn't much grassiness from the tea, but more of a smooth matcha-latte Kit Kat effect. Tasty, if simplistic.
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Okay, first of all, this smells a little unappetizing, like dish soap. But... it tastes pretty good! A mellow, buttery honey flavor offsets the herbal, surprisingly strong bitterness of the basil very nicely. Flavor borders just a bit on that soapiness but doesn't quite cross over. Science succeeds!
Growler
A strongly caramel / date barleywine, very sweet and boozy, although it finishes more with a smooth, sugary malt than with any harshness. Very much a dessert beer. Medium-thick.
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Wet hay sweetness, slightly cloying. Have not been impressed with this brewery so far.
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Smells of clean tropical fruit; I don't know if I'd say Dragon Fruit but it's less dank than your typical passion-pineapple mix. Flavor is bright and fruity, very mild resin and good effervescence. Finish is clean and not bitter. Very, very tasty!
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And basically perfect, coffee edition.
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Um, basically perfect, as usual.
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So this loses some points just for being misadvertised. This does not taste at all like a Czech pilsner - it's got a lot of bright, dry hopped northwest hop flavors and the cereal is subdued. Moderate to strong bitterness. Decent for what it is, but I wanted something else.
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A quite-tart, but super-balanced, round fruitiness, somewhere between grape and apple. Not too funky, but still complex. It didn't quite taste like other sour beers, but it was definitely sour, and very, very tasty.
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Ugh, totally not my thing. Very yeasty amber; barely any "Belgian" flavor profile despite the label, but a dry, almost sour flavor and a harsh bitterness. Rare Unibroue total miss.
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The lemon tastes weirdly tacked-on, like lemon drop perfume. The beer flavor underneath pokes through in the end and is relatively pleasant, but the progression between the flavors doesn't feel natural.
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The Reserve series continues to outshadow the regular Dragon's Milk. This one is pretty much exactly as advertised, with chocolate, clear marshmallow notes and sweet-but-somehow-not-too-sweet flavor through the duration. Yum!
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Syrupy thick, like other strong Avery stouts. Strong peanut flavor - not peanut buttery, but more like straight peanut. Some described it as "gritty." I liked the peanut. The rest of the stout was maybe a bit much.
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Sweetish lager, pungent of wet hay. Makes me think of English beer more than it does German. Was okay.
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Banana - clove - white pepper saison. Yeasty bitterness on the finish. Not bad, but not the style of saison I like.
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Really good. I wish I'd taken better notes at the time. At least I know there's another bottle in the fridge.
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Smells really nice; a bit like stewed peaches. Flavor is less overt, although still peachy, a little buttery. Medium-tart but not puckering, clean finish. Only faintly salty.
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It's really kind of unforgiveable that with a setup like this I could not really taste anything umami about this beer. It certainly didn't have any of the unctuous brothy / fishy notes you'd expect from bonito. Instead, it's an okay IPA with distinct Belgian notes, on the sweet side. Huge minus points for the bait and switch.
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Roasted, light coffee notes. Finishes with a lactic smoothness / curl. Experience makes me bucket this in with Baltic porters or other black lagers in a general crowd.
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Dry, clear fruity sourness; starts fruity and ends quite tart. Not huge amounts of funk. Finish feels salty and gose-like although I'm not sure any actual salt was involved. Pretty good!
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Roast porter with cream and coffee notes, topped with a jammy blackberry flavor that is super-clear in the fragrance but comes in as a background flavor on top before settling into the aftertaste. Might have been a clearer flavor if it hadn't been so strongly carbonated.
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I think I liked this more than the regular Dragon's Milk by a fair margin. Not super bourbony, but otherwise the rest is as advertised, with light but clear spice and molasses flavors melding nicely with the base stout. Delicious.
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A really nice concoction; first taking an inky quad with round plum notes and good barrel character, and mixing it with kind of the best ginger beer flavor. Basically "plum" up my alley. I wish I'd saved more of the bottle for myself.
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A delicious milk stout, not too sweet, not cloying at all. Creamy and easy-drinking. Maybe one of the best straight milk stouts I've had.
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Very smooth bready doppelbock, light banana but otherwise super-mellow. The rest of the flavor is wood-smoke, very strong. I liked it but others had issues with the intensity of the smoke.
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Very strong honey and bourbon flavors in this, strongly sweet like Jack Daniel's or Wild Turkey honey liqueur. There's also a fruity sourness that muddies up the finish. From the pomegranate molasses? Not super stoked about this beer.
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Light raspberry flavor with a mildly funky sourness. Not outstanding in any direction, but pleasant and fruity.
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I guess there may be such a thing as too long in the cellar; this poured a profound black and had all the sweet umami of a Berserker, but with less creaminess and completely flat. I was able to appreciate the smooth complexity, but it wasn't exactly joyful to drink.
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Nope. This was not a good look. Everything is recognizable in component parts - the passionfruit is very realistic and the smoky-side wit could have been a good base, but the flavors don't work together at all.
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Roasty-bitter-side imperial stout. Sits in the umami side of the spectrum rather than sweet, although the bourbon is fairly present. It won't give the big names a run for their money, but it's solid.
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Dry opening, but with a very pleasant, cereal Kolsch follow through. There is a mild dry hop sheen on the very surface of the beer that gives it a more complex flavor, but it is overall, a light, summery beer.
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Very clean, very tart, very very mango. Not sweet or syrupy at all, but you could also be fooled into thinking this wasn't a beer. I love mangoes, so it's a no brainer that I enjoyed this.
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Smells a bit like a doctor pepper, although the flavor is definitely balanced toward the cinnamon rather than the raisin. The Commodore seems to be much less roasted in flavor than the Victory at Sea, so overall this is a much more pleasant experience to drink. Not bad at all.
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A rich, creamy, dark milk stout with a fruity character that may or may not have been illusion. It was... jammy? Like a PB&J truffle without the PB. I really liked this.
Can
An excellent, smooth bourbon stout. Light chocolate notes and mild bourbon - I'm sure this was strongly alcoholic, but it didn't taste it. Finish is slightly on the over-bitter side,
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Strong Mint flavor and decent beer.
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Very smooth, fruity brandy opening fading into a kind of chocolate-umami dryness. Finish kind of fizzles out more than I would have wanted, although it's hard to argue this isn't still a really good beer.
Growler
Pretty much like a light hefe mixed with pineapple juice - a less-sweet-than-usual radler is a good description. Opens with some mellow cereal notes, maybe a little banana, but ends with a dry pineapple flavor that gets a little too tacky in the back of the mouth (much like actual pineapple juice). Maybe in the sun this would be more appealing.
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More saison than pils, grape-yeasty, prickly carbonation with a white pepper finish. Maybe a little warmer than I prefer. Just couldn't make myself excited about this.
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I think this bottle was old, so this might not be fair. Lots of sediment. Slightly sour, yeasty cream ale. Not a bad flavor but the amount of stuff floating in it was hard to ignore.
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Bleu cheese cake.
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Dry, tart-but-fruity beer, with a flavor very reminiscent of champagne but with some wheat funk underneath it all. Clean finish. Another really good beer from Mollusk!
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Flavorful, very fruity/yeasty for a German lager, I think. Very good, though.
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Pours very dark. Lots of astringent chocolate and a lot of roast. A lot like a CDA in that there's a fruity hop spiciness that kind of fights the normal dark ale flavors, but with additional spices added. Some dried-fig/molasses and a ginsengy root flavor.
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Mollusk Brett Lab No. 9 (January 2017)
A really appealing sour; medium but clear tang, some wheat sweetness, but counterpointed by the dry, somewhat bitter funk of the brett. The sweetness lingers a bit in the throat which is the only thing that keeps it from being perfectly clean. But very enjoyable!
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Lots of bubblegum and pine hop sheen; on the sweet side. Dry wood resin mixed with maybe some lager funk, clean finish. Not bitter. Pretty darn good result of an unlikely collaboration; maybe a rarity now that Redhook has broken the commercial brewing contract.
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Smells quite tart, flavor is puckering but somewhat less sour than I expected. Very clean, bright cherry flavor, dry, savory-ish lip smacking finish. Another keeper from Firestone Walker.
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Surprisingly robust - roasted, creamy, some Irish-like sourness. Finish is fairly clean, and there's some burnt-sugar sweetness as well. Pretty good!
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Starts a lot like the Pinkus from the other day, but the finish is more confidently German; white pepper/clove though not as unpleasant in strength as the Belgians can take it. Beats the Pinkus but maybe not enough to put it in the next tier.
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Lots of banana and hint of clove, with a cloudy, yeasty tang. Kind of like a hybrid between a Bavarian and an American hefe in flavor. The taste kind of peters out mushily at the end, which prevents this from truly excelling. Altogether less impressive than the Munster Alt.
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Solid, gingerbready German dark beer. I used to like this style a lot more in the past, but I tend to prefer crisper flavors now. Still, this was a pretty strong example.
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A really pleasant surprise. I loved this beer! Opens quite caramel, bit of wet hay, very much like an Alt, and seems like it's going to stay that way, but turns towards a floral, super-clean, pilsner-like finish.
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Raisin-date bread, a little balanced towards clove. Muddled and a little insipid in flavor. Quad-like, no real tartness. Wasn't really a big fan.
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Thick, bourbony, and very sweet. Milkshakey? A little raw to be a favorite, but a treat, and a rare beer from far away. Thanks, Chandler!
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This 9-year old beer, bottled in 2008, was almost completely flat. Lots of peat and faded smoke from the Scotch come through in the smell; the flavor as I recall was slightly sour in the dry fashion of British / Irish stouts. Maybe a tad cucumbery? But very, very smooth. I liked the overall effect, but it would have been better with a little bubble.
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Strong but not tacked-on vanilla leading to a sweet chocolate-cake finish. Roast bitterness remains throughout, sitting on the edge of unpleasant. Overall impression is of a sweet, smooth, but not complex beer. Pretty one-note.
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Strong, almost canned-juice peach scent coming from this beer. Opening taste is quite sour, and the flavor goes weird very quickly, with a weird tacky butter transition to a sweetish, pastry-like finish. The tackiness lasts through a long aftertaste period. Would probably have been better without the peach flavor?
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Super fragrant, tropical, flowery-fruity "beer" that tastes a lot like a cleaner pog with some hops on top. There's barely any bitterness on the end which gives an overall impression of juice. The flavors are very appealing and tropical in a way that is not your typical hop-tropical flavor, so this was a nice treat.
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Smooth, caramel, brown ale but maybe a bit bland of a base, with some decent, light coffee flavor on top. Touch of wet hay. What came to mind was a coffee Newcastle Brown Ale. Quite drinkable, but not super-memorable.
Can
I can't remember a whole lot about this, sorry, other than it tasted distinctly of hibiscus and I distinctly didn't like it.
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Smells like a beet salad - vinegary, earthy, very, very recognizable as beet. Flavor is somewhat less beety, but quite tart. Beet again on the aftertaste. This beer at once gets easier and harder to take as you drink more. I think this may be #3? #2? on my list of beet beers. I can't believe I just typed that.
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Just a sip. Intensely sweet, whiskey-date flavors open this beer, giving it more of a barreled quad or old ale character than a typical stout profile.
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Just a sip! I can't really do alcohol right now, but.
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Very smoky, with a malt sweetness that brings to mind an amber rauchbier lager; there is sourness that follows but the combination of all three flavors means the sour finish isn't clean. Like the Liquid Double Fudge, the finish is tacky and sticks in the throat. The first pub series limited bottle that's disappointed me (but it was also the cheapest, thankfully).
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Smells very chocolatey. The flavor, though, is kind of umami-thick with a sourness that wasn't very appealing. The chocolate gets kind of lost in that. I think the right description is "tacky." Other folks liked it, though.
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Strong, caramel/toffee barley wine with good bourbon-wood flavors. It feels every bit of its alcohol content, and could definitely use some aging. Not too far away from a young Sucaba, which is not a bad thing.
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I like both of the base beers, which are light and confection-like, and the combination doesn't disappoint. It might actually be better than the separate beers (although I do love the hazelnut brown nectar on its own). Still very light, and doesn't linger on the palate.
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Smells like a citrus IPA with some resin and an edge that almost smells on the verge of being skunked. However, the flavor is very good and much less pungent than the smell hinted at; light fruity hops and a totally unbitter, sweet cereal finish.
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Smells wheaty, with strong notes of citrus and coriander, The flavor is like a Belgian blonde, with some spicy grain notes, banana esters and coriander, but much less sweet. Almost cracker-like. There's still citrus, but it's more backgrounded than in the smell by the dryness of the flavor. Lots of bitterness on the head.
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There's something off about the sweetness of this beer. It's got a fake quality about it, like the quality you'd get from an artificial sweetner; tied with the kind of juice-box fruit flavor it's not a good look. This is maybe the only beer where I've vastly preferred the nitro version.
Can
The chocolate is nonexistent and the coffee is subtle - you can tell it's there but it mostly just fades into and enhances the alpha bitterness. Over time it gets a little more earthy and generally less enjoyable, a sentiment shared by most of us sharing the bottle.
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Bizarre! Smells distinctly of garlic. Flavor is much more subtle, with a lightly-roasted mellowness. The flavor is buttery and mildly garlicky, evolving smoothly, and leaving a hint of garlic spice on the top of the tongue. It's like liquid garlic bread, if you can imagine. So weird, but so good!
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Yeasty ale, with a sweet-ish, wet hay kind of caramel flavor. Verges a bit on over-funkiness, but smoothed out by a a nice floral honey sweetness on top.
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My least favorite of the three, with a decidedly more bitter finish and a more naked alcohol flavor to boot.
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Similar in basic qualities to the All Day, but with a bit more of a pungent, uric aspect. Or is it resin? Either way, this is danker and as a result less refreshing and pleasant. There's a bit of extra sweetness on top as well, which borders on too much.
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This is a really tasty, light IPA - fresh, fragrant passion-pine hop flavors to start, solidly cereal finish balancing it out. No bitterness at all. Only negative is that if you squint, you can imagine this being slightly watery. But this is super, super drinkable.
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Probably more of a comment on the pumpkin spice, but this was... basically the same spice profile to my palate. The difference is that this one is somewhat sweeter than the other.
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Impression is not as strong as last time; here I'm noticing that the spice profile, while pleasant, is not especially pumpkin pie-like. If anything, there's a little cinnamon, maybe a touch of vanilla. Not as sweet as expected, which is nice -- but I'm tasting the metallic finish here more than I used to.
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Smells like a locker room, which isn't promising, but the flavor is much nicer. A tart, buttery apricot start and a fizzy, funky finish. Medium-sweet throughout. Very nice.
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Notably sweet but still somehow well-balanced... like a dessert cinnamon coffee drink, but never gets too rich to enjoy. My memory tells me this is less complex but less overwhelming cousin to coffee cinnamon b-bomb, but we'll put that to the test soon enough.
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Smells like potpourri. Tastes like potpourri, and maybe candle vanilla too. Quite a bit of chemical bitterness, like you'd expect from a pool of perfume. Did I like it?
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First taste was hugely, mouth-curlingly sour. Subsequent sips were less extreme, and the various complex flavors came out better. Light tequila overtone, stronger red wine flavors, and a kind of unctuous, umami sour underneath it all.
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Custard-like, super pie-like beer, good spice balance with a sweet cereal finish. One of the very best pumpkin ales I've had.
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Roasty beer with a good flavor. I wish I had taken notes at the time because I remember very little about this other than that I liked it.
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My taste buds were somewhat ruined by the previous beer. This seemed like a perfectly serviceable Oktoberfest, maybe slightly more caramel than I'd prefer, but nothing I'd rush to. I don't think I've run into any "Imperial" Oktoberfest that I've thought beat out the normal variety yet.
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Jury's out on whether the bottle was bad, but even the good BA reviews describe a similar flavor. I hated it - thin, vinegary, raisin booze.
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This one was much harder to get into - the smell is very weird, almost turned. Definitely sour. Not a whole lot off from an Oud Bruin style beer, but there is definitely some additional funk here. The flavor as it warmed up became quite agreeable and by the end I think I quite enjoyed it overall.
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Has the aspect of a caramel, nutty, slightly musty English brown ale, but with a slightly sweeter, funky character which really did bring to mind miso paste (not miso soup). It was certainly odd but I think I enjoyed it!
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Avery Callipygian (Apr 25 2016)
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Base is a typical Euro black lager, medium thin in body, but with some strongly roasted coffee notes. There's also a bit of a strange spice bite that might be attributed to the squid ink (but I have absolutely no idea, not having had squid ink before). Unusual and pretty tasty.
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If this is a pilsner at heart, either the tartness of the blood orange or some dry hopping have masked it considerably. A tart-resinous flavor with just a hint of finishing cereal and funk. Crisp, this isn't, but in a different mood this could have been a lot more successful for me. OBVIOUSLY the can art is excellent.
Can
This was... really weird, but also really interesting. The strawberry was definitely there in the smell, maybe almost fake strawberry-like. There was definitely a lactic finish to the beer, adding a bit of milky funk that was unexpected in what is otherwise a typical strong IPA. Jury's out, but overall this comes out a thumbs up.
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Weird, and gross. The smell right off is not right, like caramelized anchovies. Fish sauce, maybe? This carries over into the taste, except added to floral, spicy hops. Not a good look. Not at all.
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Waaaaay too much alpha, although not an unusual amount for a Stone beer. It's just that after the pleasant surprises of the previous two IPAs, this one took me back to a place where I remembered that I generally don't like the style.
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Whiskey on the nose and in the aftertaste, with a strong caramel malt (but somewhat dry - not sweet) flavor. Very faint hints of lemon and licorice bring the "Sazerac" character, I guess, although it was very subtle.
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Mellow pumpkin ale, definitely gourdy but not much in the way of pie spice here. Just a solid, semi-sweet fall beer. Very pleasant.
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Surprisingly good. Medium sour, slightly funky with a mellow unsweetness that was very much like roasted parsnips, if you squinted. Mollusk is definitely hit or miss, but I think they hit on this one.
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A murky stout, slightly savory, lots of roast. Not noticeably umami, at least not in balance with the other flavors -- more smoke than oyster. Not bad, but I've definitely had better oyster stouts.
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Slightly metallic, a little more sour than expected, but also had a nice chocolate-lactic smoothness that I liked. Reminiscent of the milk stouts from Belching Beaver. Didn't taste any cinnamon, really, though. Other folks hated this!
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Smells hoppy, but the flavor was a super-interesting, mellow, lightly sweet flavor that really did bring the idea of rice to the forefront. Light hops finished this off. Very, very drinkable, and appealing because of its unusual character. Definitely want to get more of this.
Can
The best of the three I've tried so far, and very different. Forward bitterness, but fades into some buttery diacetyl notes. Finish is a lot milder than the other two varieties. On the whole though, while it's better, it doesn't taste quite as fresh, and that keeps it from being excellent.
Can
Chocolaty Baltic porter, medium bodied, with a thick, latticed head and a typical smooth, lactic finish. Very easy to drink. Slight buildup of roasted bitterness at the end.
Bottle
More enjoyable than the last time, although it still didn't match my memory of the Simcoe version. Finish is still a little too much alpha for me to really love.
Can
Less sweet than expected. Pumpkiny, slightly vegetal, good caramel. Very little of anything on the spice profile, which is kind of what I prefer in pumpkin ales, although it meant I didn't get much Jamaican at all.
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This has been classified as an IPA, but I'd put it more in the saison category as far as the overall flavor goes. Opens with an almost-perfume-like lime essence. No overt cream in the flavor, although the finish is probably smoother for it. As it warmed up the flavors got a lot less fake-ish.
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Light-bodied stout, very much in the vein of other Belching Beaver milk stouts. This had some pleasant, mild pie spice flavors. Mildly sweet. Perfectly drinkable.
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