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Oktoberfest
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Oktoberfest

Yuengling Brewery
Märzen / Oktoberfest / 5.45% ABV

4.25/5  rDev: +27.6% | rAvg: 3.33

Yuengling Oktoberfest Brewed by Yuengling Brewery with an ABV of 5.45% This brew pours out a nice brown color with a nice white head. This is a filtered brew you can see right thought it. I like the color of this brew. So far this brew is ok. The smell is rich with grains and some sweetness. The taste is rich with flavor and some sweetness at the end. Oktoberfest has a nice balance to it there is nothing overpowering in this brew. Yuengling did a real nice job with this one. The mouthfeel is nice and clean. There is no bad aftertaste to this brew. Oktoberfest has a clean finish to it. Overall I'm giving this brew a 4.25 out 5. This brew was better than what I was expecting. I would buy this brew again.

nicholas2121, 11 minutes ago
Snapperhead IPA
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Snapperhead IPA

Butternuts Beer & Ale
American IPA / 6.80% ABV

3.08/5  rDev: -0.6% | rAvg: 3.1

Canned 8/8/14. 6.1% ABV per the label.

Pours a murky dark honey orange with a foamy orange-tan head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Foamy swaths of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, citrus fruit, and citrus zest aromas. Taste is much the same with malt, earth, and herbal hop flavors on the finish. There is a medium amount of earth and hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is an average beer that smells sort of like an IPA, but the flavors are more like a super malty amber ale or something of that nature.

Serving type: can.

UCLABrewN84, 16 minutes ago
Cocoa Porter Winter Warmer
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Cocoa Porter Winter Warmer

Tommyknocker Brewery
American Porter / 5.70% ABV

3.3/5  rDev: -2.1% | rAvg: 3.37

Sweetened cocoa powder in the nose, darker chocolate but not at all bitter. Taste matches the nose, with a touch of honey on the tongue in the finish. Mouthfeel is thin and and rather slick. Nothing about this suggests a winter warmer - just a simple, straightforward English porter tweaked to taste like a cup of cocoa. Needs a better-defined body and malt foundation.

BuckeyeSlim, 38 minutes ago
Arctic Blast Vanilla Porter
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Arctic Blast Vanilla Porter

Vertigo Brewing
American Porter / 5.80% ABV

2.25/5  rDev: -36.4% | rAvg: 3.54

No cloying vanilla and very enticing to smell and look at, but tastes "thin" compared to what I expected. Not impressed.

havoc1, 41 minutes ago
Sans Pagaie
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Sans Pagaie

The Bruery
American Wild Ale / 5.80% ABV

4.25/5  rDev: +2.2% | rAvg: 4.16

A fine "kriek" from The Bruery. A bright tart quality carries maraschino cherries throughout the palate as the beer dries out.

dar482, 42 minutes ago
Filmishmish
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Filmishmish

The Bruery
American Wild Ale / 5.80% ABV

3.75/5  rDev: -10.5% | rAvg: 4.19

A fun brew with an upfront apricot flavor as the beer then drives onto almost Christmas spice flavors. A reasonable sweetness helps the beer out along with a medium plus mouthfeel.

Not as crisp and bright as I'd prefer my wild ales, but an interesting take on the style.

dar482, 46 minutes ago
Delirium Red
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Delirium Red

Brouwerij Huyghe
Fruit / Vegetable Beer / 8.00% ABV

4/5  rDev: +11.1% | rAvg: 3.6

Poured from a 22oz bottle at Front Range BBQ Colorado Springs.

Appearance: bright red with a quickly developing foam that falls as fast as it came into a sparse foam.

Aroma: Tart red berries like raspberry, cranberry, strawberry, and a citrus like underpin.

Taste: immediate wash of red tart fruit in the front followed by a nice sweet middle reminiscent of strawberry jam that morphs into a tart cheek that's hits you right at the back of your mouth. Moderate to strong astringency from the tartness but not unpleasant. Begs the drinker to sip more. Great to wash the palette after a meal.

Overall: I enjoyed this beer. I would not drink it with food or even long into a session of other beers. This beer should stand out on its own or be the early portion of a session.

SpyBrew, 47 minutes ago
Eastern Candle
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Eastern Candle

TRVE Brewing Co.
American Wild Ale / 6.50% ABV

3.55/5  rDev: -5.6% | rAvg: 3.76

Poured into a Belgian tulip from a 375 mL bottle.

Lots of light, fizzy head results from the pour, requiring several pour-and-waits. A golden, hazy body glistens beneath. The head is highly persistent and leaves rings of lace behind. 4.25

A medley of citrus aromas dance on the nose. It's lemony initially, but then more grapefruit rind and sweet orange appear. There's a light, sweet malt presence and a wine or grape must. It's a pleasant nose, but subtle. 4

Hmm, I think this may suffer from a few offtastes. The brew is minerally and kind of nutty like almonds, before I get some lemony and sweet citrus flavor. I'm on the fence about the taste. 3.5

Light-drinking, slightly effervescent and only faintly tart, the mouthfeel is enjoyable enough. 3.75

This beer has some good moments and potential and some odd moments that seem off. It's in the okay-to-good category. 3.55

ONovoMexicano, 49 minutes ago
Labatt Blue Royale Light
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Labatt Blue Royale Light

Labatt Brewing Company Ltd.
Light Lager / 6.10% ABV

4/5  rDev: +55.6% | rAvg: 2.57

Labatt Blue Royale Light brewed by Labatt Brewing Company Ltd with an ABV of 6.1% This brew pours out a nice amber color with a nice white head. This brew has the look of an American style Lager. The smell is rich with grains and some sweetness. So far so good. The taste is not bad, it has a small bit at the end. This brew is smooth all the way around. The aftertaste is fruity but it is not bad. Labatt Blue Royale Light has a nice balance to it for having an ABV of 6.1% The mouthfeel is nice and crisp. They did a nice job with brew. Overall I'm giving this brew a 4 out 5. I would buy this brew again.

nicholas2121, 50 minutes ago
Rodenbach Caractère Rouge
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Rodenbach Caractère Rouge

Brouwerij Rodenbach N.V.
Flanders Red Ale / 7.00% ABV

5/5  rDev: +11.6% | rAvg: 4.48

Purchased in a bottle at Monk's cafe in Philadelphia, Pa. Poured by Eddy the bartender. Great guy! Make sure you ask for him if you're there. Very knoledgeable.

Pours a ruby red color with a 1/2 inch head that dissipates rather quickly. No lacing present at as I imbibe.

Smells of tart raspberry, sweet cherries, and sugary goodness.

Tastes of amazing raspberry notes with subtle cherries and a tartness that is not too overwhelming.

Overall an awesome beer that I was lucky to
Come across thanks to Eddy the bartender. Would definitely seek this out again!

Budinetz, 55 minutes ago
Remain In Light
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Remain In Light

Cambridge Brewing Company
American Pale Lager / 5.00% ABV

3.69/5  rDev: +0.3% | rAvg: 3.68

Best by: 12/1/14.

Pours a hazy light yellow with a foamy white head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Foamy swaths of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, grain, and slight grass aromas. Taste is much the same with grain and grass flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer that is light, tasty, and easy to drink.

Serving type: can.

UCLABrewN84, 56 minutes ago
Night Stalker
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Night Stalker

Goose Island Beer Co.
American Double / Imperial Stout / 11.70% ABV

4.25/5  rDev: +4.4% | rAvg: 4.07

Baby BCS, before it is aged in bourbon barrels.

BRami127, 58 minutes ago
Kirin Ichiban
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Kirin Ichiban

Kirin Brewery Company, Limited
American Pale Lager / 5.00% ABV

4/5  rDev: +52.1% | rAvg: 2.63

Kirin Ichiban brewed by Kirin Brewery Company Limited with an ABV of 5.0% This brew pours out a nice amber color with a small white head. This brew has the look of an American Lager. The smell is sweet with some grans and hops. So far the is nothing bad about this brew. The taste is bold with flavor but it has a smoothness to it. They did a nice job with this one I really like this one. There is nothing over powering in this brew it has a nice balance to it. The mouthfeel is nice clean and crisps. Overall I'm giving this brew a 4 out of 5. I would buy this brew again. This was better than what I was expecting.

nicholas2121, Today at 03:48 AM
Wild Trillium
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Wild Trillium

Trillium Brewing Company
Saison / Farmhouse Ale / 7.70% ABV

4.1/5  rDev: +1.5% | rAvg: 4.04

Served from a 375ml bottle into a Fantome tulip.

Pours a clear gold color with very quick white head with no lacing. Smell, is lemon, peach, citrus, brett funk, oak, vanilla. Taste is Citrus rind, vanilla, oak, brett, light alcohol. Mouthfeel is perfect with carb and body.

A very nice sour saison with a lot of oak going on here. Trillium is doing a lot of good stuff these days.

Seanniek91, Today at 03:48 AM
Trafalgar Pale Ale
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Trafalgar Pale Ale

The Lord Nelson Brewery Hotel
English Pale Ale / 4.00% ABV

3.25/5  rDev: -6.1% | rAvg: 3.46

On tap at the wonderful premises.

A good drop, but mislabeled as an English bitter. There is very little flavor from yeast esters. With a taste of light caramel and a good hit from an apparent blend of English hops, it is a refreshing beer of decent balance. Australian pale ale, like Cooper's Sparkling? No, it lacks peppery esters. There is a better resemblance to US golden ales of years past, but this one's aroma is much less than in, say, the old Ballantine XXX.

yankinoz, Today at 03:41 AM
Templeton Rye Bourbon County Stout
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Templeton Rye Bourbon County Stout

Goose Island Beer Co.
American Double / Imperial Stout

4.75/5  rDev: +3% | rAvg: 4.61

This is the base of 2013 Proprietor's and Backyard Rye. This is NOT regular BCS

BRami127, Today at 03:40 AM
Bell's Best Brown
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Bell's Best Brown

Bell's Brewery, Inc.
English Brown Ale / 5.80% ABV

4/5  rDev: +4.7% | rAvg: 3.82

I have had this one before. I wanted to give it more time and give it a review. I love that they are now including it in the 16 oz cans. This is a nice brown ale, really the best, no pun of the brown ales I have had. Sweet, but it has enough bitterness in there to balance it out. I love Bell's I have had just about every beer they have made and liked almost all of them. This one is a great beer and worth seeking out. Its reasonably priced and made with quality.

humuloner22, Today at 03:37 AM
Big Ol’ Pumpkin (Beer No. 4)
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Big Ol’ Pumpkin (Beer No. 4)

10 Barrel Brewing Co.
American Strong Ale / 9.30% ABV

3.81/5  rDev: 0% | rAvg: 3.81

Poured into an Elysian snifter. Pours a medium to dark coppery orange amber with a fine half finger off-white head with excellent retention and lacing. Aroma of bready and caramel malt, pumpkin pie spices and squash. Flavor follows aroma, with caramel malt, pumpkin and pie spicing, light grassy hops. Medium bodied with a nice light creaminess. The flavor is not quite as intense fresh pumpkin as some its rivals, but good flavor. Spicing is well balanced and not overdone, but there is a bit of astringent bitterness, like tasting raw powdered allspice or pie spice blend (this could be the hops showing here, but are not distinguishable from the spice). Sweet, but at a level appropriate for a pumpkin pie beer. This won't knock off my local favorite, The Great Pumpkin, but is a nice change of pace and just needs a bit of dial back on the spice bitterness or with a more herbal hop presence. A nice holiday pumpkin beer.

LiquidAmber, Today at 03:34 AM
Lost Meridian Wit
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Lost Meridian Wit

Base Camp Brewing Company
Witbier / 5.00% ABV

3.48/5  rDev: -4.9% | rAvg: 3.66

Really attractive cloudy light yellow brew with a long-lasting foam in the narrow Ureich tulip. Pleasant sudsy mouthfeel. Quite dry taste without a lot of malt flavor. Thinner and sharper than a lot of Witbiers.

This is well made and quite nice in the foam department, but it is more austere than I like in a Wit. Restrained spice is a plus, but it's very mineral tasting. From the 22 oz can purchased at New Seasons Market in Portland.
4.25 3.75 3.25 4.0 3.25

mactrail, Today at 03:31 AM
2XIPA
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2XIPA

Southern Tier Brewing Company
American Double / Imperial IPA / 8.20% ABV

5/5  rDev: +24.1% | rAvg: 4.03

Bright and massively citrusy. Love everything about this beer.

AndyLavery, Today at 03:30 AM
The Kimmie, The Yink & The Holy Gose
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The Kimmie, The Yink & The Holy Gose

Anderson Valley Brewing Company
Gose / 4.20% ABV

4.5/5  rDev: +16.9% | rAvg: 3.85

I will preface this by saying I do not like wheat beers. I generally don't like them anyway. I have not found many that worked for me. This one was a surprise. It was like a sour in a way, but salty, almost like a michelada but not really the lime and horrible beer combo that you get with those. This beer does have the coriander and wheat in there but the wheat rancid taste that I get from most of them is covered up. I attribute this to the possibly the salt. This is a very crisp well made beer. I have never tried this style previously, but I will be searching it out in the future. Hopefully they are all as well made as this one.

Opaque straw yellow in color. Like an adjunct lager with some haziness going on. Well really think of just about any wheat beer and you know where you are. Smell, zesty, sour but in a good way. I bet this beer would taste good with something like a Reuben sandwich.

Overall: Try it if you were hesitant, I am a stout and IPA fan. I like bold flavors. I enjoyed the interlude with this beer, its flavorful enough but crisp and one you could drink a few of without tiring quickly.

humuloner22, Today at 03:30 AM
Elephant Beer
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Elephant Beer

Carlsberg Danmark A/S
Euro Strong Lager / 7.20% ABV

3/5  rDev: +7.5% | rAvg: 2.79

Elephant Beer brewed by Carlsberg Denmark A/S with an ABV of 7.2%. This brew pours out a nice amber color with a small white head. This brew has a the look of an American Lager. Keep in mind this brew was pours out of a green bottle. The smell is skunky with some grains and hops. The taste is smooth with some skunkiness. For having an ABV of 7.2% it is really smooth. I'm not big on the taste of this brew. The mouthfeel is ok but it has some skunkyness. Overall I'm giving this brew a 3 out of 5. Not the best but far from the worst. I may by this brew again. I may buy this brew again. I would like to try this brew in a can.

nicholas2121, Today at 03:24 AM
Buffalo Trace Barrel Aged Bourbon County Stout
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Buffalo Trace Barrel Aged Bourbon County Stout

Goose Island Beer Co.
American Double / Imperial Stout

4.75/5  rDev: +2.8% | rAvg: 4.62

Got to try it yesterday. Another excellent variant. I heard they never really bottled it because it was too boozy initially but it's definitely settled well now. Sweet, oaky, rich and delicious.

Suds_Suds, Today at 03:20 AM
LaBatt Prohibition Series Bourbon Barrel Ale
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LaBatt Prohibition Series Bourbon Barrel Ale

Labatt Brewing Company Ltd.
American Pale Ale (APA) / 6.00% ABV

1.5/5  rDev: -40.7% | rAvg: 2.53

No! Stop that labbat. Stick with what you're good at. This beer tastes like someone heard a story about a story about a beer and then went out and try to brew it from memory out of rice and perfume. So... Yea, drinkable but only because it's wet.

Barstool, Today at 03:19 AM
Rogue Farms Marionberry Braggot
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Rogue Farms Marionberry Braggot

Rogue Ales
Braggot / 11.42% ABV

4.07/5  rDev: +6.8% | rAvg: 3.81

Pours a murky cola brown. The thin tan head fades to a thin ring on top and leaves very faint spots of lace.

The smell is of wheat bread, caramel and berries with floral accents.

The taste is of blackberries, plums, honey and booze.

The texture is approaching heavy bodied with medium carbonation.

A pleasant mixture of berries, honey and malt. Minimal hop presence with an 11.4% ABV kick.

Furlinator, Today at 03:16 AM