Friday, May 25, 2012
Friday, May 18, 2012
I am not a huge fan of the Brooklyn brewery and most of they're beers, but this Brooklyn Summer Ale (5.0% abv) is average and okay. Yeah I would say this summer ale could be better, and it's better then some summer beers out there. Now this ale pours a golden color with a big white head. Summer Ale has a hoppy grassy scent that is kind of good, and then there is a nicer bready scent. The scents of this ale are better then the taste, and on the taste you'll find a soft bready flavor with a slight hop bitterness. I don't mind those two flavors together, but to much of it tends to turn me off. The aftertaste is of a slight bitter hop but it's not massive or anything. The overall flavor in this Brooklyn summer is a soft bitter hop that I don't like much in a summer beer, but it's okay, yet somewhat drinkable and somewhat lightly crisp. But a little bit goes a long way. This is okay and not something I would regularly have or recommend. Yes it almost average and it just seems like it could be better than it is. This isn't my first choice for a summer beer, there are better summer brew out there, like Shiner Ruby Redbird, 21st Amendment Hell or High Watermelon. If you ask me on a scale of one to ten this is a four. Through all twelve ounces it's a four. This has room for improvement and I would really by this again right away, maybe some time I would, just a single bottle or two. Not my favorite here, no this is not what I look for in a good summer beer. I can't say this is good nor can I say it's bad. This Brooklyn is somewhat average with room for improvement, and should be improved upon. Cheers! Please drink responsibly!
Wednesday, May 16, 2012
Friday, May 11, 2012
Wednesday, May 9, 2012
I haven't had to many Sierra Nevada beers, but I did see this hefeweize, an unfiltered wheat, and though it would be good for a beer tasting on American wheat beer. This is an old mirobrewery in Chico, CA and soon they will have another brewery here in the Asheville North Carolina area soon. They have been brewing beer since the eighties,& probably&older than me. I really enjoyed this hazy brew, but I can say the same about most wheat beer. Wheat beer is one of my top favorite styles. Kellerweise pours a rich hazy-golden color with a nice bright foamy white heat. There is a nice spicy clove and banana scent that is nice and pleasant and just wonderful. About the same can be said for this ones taste, but there is a nice rip banana too. Yes there is a faint bit of wheat but you should know that if you've had wheat beer before. The finish is nice crisps a tiny bit spicy and good. This Hefe is one I'll try again very soon. A day or two after having this I still want more and couldn't stop think of it. It is just really good but simple at the same time. Really good work on Sierra Nevada's part. Well done! This is great with grilled sausages, a big juicy hamburger, or good chicken wings. This is also good on a hot day, when you want to relax and fell refreshed, cause this Sierra is most refreshing. I loved it! Cheers! Please drink responsibly!
Friday, May 4, 2012
This is my favorite brewery Old Mecklenburg Brewery, and this is one of my favorite beers that they brew, Copper amber ale. This is an authentic Dusseldorf-style Altbier. This is a "lagered ale". They use barly matl and noble Hallertau hops. Copper is 4.8% abv, and is a full-bodied, full-flavored yet amazingly smooth and refreshing. OMB Copper is a year round beer and it is they're flag ship brew. Cooper pours a nice rich amber color with thick whitish head. There is a nice scent of the malted barley and a light wisp of the Hallertau hops. Cooper as a nice clean ale taste that has a very very faint hop flavor there with nice malts. This is also clean and crisp, as is the finish of this wonderful brew. I believe that Old Mecklenburg does a really great job of brewing they're beers, and all the beer only come in a one pt, six fl oz bottles, which to me make the beer seem a little special. That's a nice touch. But you can get them is a six pack of the one pt, six fl oz bottles. That is a lot! Each sip of Copper is always better than the last until it's gone. But then you're happy that you just had one amazing beer and you want to go and tell everyone just home great OMB Copper really is. Well isn't that why I am righting this. I mean I just think that everyone should at least try Copper. You won't be sorry that you did. I never am. I love this stuff a lot. One of my favorites from my favorite brewer. Keep up the good work Old Mecklenburg Brewery! Cheers! Please drink responsibly!
Wednesday, May 2, 2012
This here is a popular brew enjoyed by many. This is brewed in Denver Colorado in the Sandlot brewery, at the Colorado Rockies baseball park, Coors Field. Pretty cool especially on the seventh inning stretch! Blue moon is owned by the Brewing giant Millercoors, and now MolsenCoors. This is 5.5% abv. This Blue Moon is a dark orange color with a white head that fades fast. This beer is brewed with coriander and orange peels. You can really smell the orange peels and the wheat on this beer. This is one is one of my favorites, very good. Blue moon has a clean wheaty taste that is crisp and refreshing. There is a nice orange flavor there, but its not so strong and present. Good flavor, and drinkable. The finish is tasty good crisp with a great wheat orangeness to it. This is like an old friend, can make you smile and feel happy whenever your around it. Blue moon is especially good on a warm day had outside enjoying all that the Blue moons flavor has to offer. I think that Blue Moon really knows how to hand craft a great beer and everyone they make is just as good as the last. I would love to have one from the source sometime soon. So please try this old favorite and share with friends, family, and so fourth. Cheers! Please drink responsibly!
Well I am certainly enjoying the warm climate by having a beer out on my porch. I have just recently had this enjoyable brew, Saranac White IPA, 6% abv from the Matt Brewery. This is a blend of Belgian white ale and India Pale Ale, and they go together rather nicely. This is a darker, cloudy and yet hazy yellow with a very bight thick head, and yes there is a some sediment from the yest in the beer, but that is they way its made. This white IPA smells of strong hops, yeast and yet has a nice bitter scent. I was expecting the hops and the rest was a bit surprising, not bad though. Now when you get to the taste of this, it starts creamy and slight IPA bitter, but not overly hoppy bitter, that's cause the Belgian white takes some over the bitterness down a notch. Quite a good trick if ya ask me. Now the finish is good slightly hoppy bitter but clean and good. I like this but not my top pick, just overall good beer and yes I'd have this again. It is a different kind of beer. You could call this hybrid beer, but that's not right I think. I just call this one good and tell everyone about it. You should too! Cheer! Please drink responsibly!