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Ciney Blonde
Ciney Blonde

Demarche Brewery
Belgian Strong Pale Ale / 7.00% ABV

3.34/5  rDev -7.7% | Score: 3.62
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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Festbier
Festbier

Boston Beer Works - Canal Street
American Amber / Red Lager / 5.80% ABV

3.74/5  rDev 0% | Score: 3.74
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Amber colored and clear. Moderate head which fades quickly. Temporary lace.

Deep roasted barley malt nose. Low hop.

The malt tastes like the start of burnt toast. A bit earthy. Full bodied with ample carbonation. I get some ?pumpkin? perhaps. I don't pick up on any hop, even in the swallow.

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Deep Cut
Deep Cut

Big Ditch Brewing Company
American Imperial IPA / 8.50% ABV

4/5  rDev -2.7% | Score: 4.11
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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White Ale
White Ale

Quigley's Pint & Plate
Belgian Witbier

3.34/5  rDev 0% | Score: 3.26
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Tap

Pours light clear golden, white ring for a head.

Aroma of cereal, citrus and some banana.

Flavor is of light cereal, hints of banana ester and bitter zest.

Light body, light tingly carbonation.

So-so wit, not bad but not very memorable. Worth a try, decent food pairing.

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Exorcism At Sunset
Exorcism At Sunset

Clown Shoes
American Imperial Stout / 12.50% ABV

4.38/5  rDev +1.2% | Score: 4.33
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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Make Me Wanna Stout
Make Me Wanna Stout

Big Ditch Brewing Company
American Stout / 6.00% ABV

4.25/5  rDev +2.2% | Score: 4.16
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Triple Seesaw: Boysenberry, Blackberry, Raspberry
Triple Seesaw: Boysenberry, Blackberry, Raspberry

Trillium Brewing Company
Leipzig Gose / 4.90% ABV

4.29/5  rDev -4.7% | Score: 4.5
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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Def Leppard Pale Ale
Def Leppard Pale Ale

Elysian Brewing Company
American Pale Ale (APA) / 6.00% ABV

2.62/5  rDev -25.1% | Score: 3.5
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Average across the board. Glad I got it, but won’t get it again. Looks like a beer should, but all the other aspects didn’t make it stand out at all.

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Curiosity Fifty Two
Curiosity Fifty Two

Tree House Brewing Company
New England IPA / 6.70% ABV

4.12/5  rDev -4.6% | Score: 4.32
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Ettaler Kloster Dunkel
Ettaler Kloster Dunkel

Klosterbrauerei Ettal / Ettaler Klosterbetriebe GmbH
Munich Dunkel Lager / 5.00% ABV

3.64/5  rDev -6.4% | Score: 3.89
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Nervous Energy
Nervous Energy

Tree House Brewing Company
English Sweet / Milk Stout / 8.10% ABV

4.46/5  rDev -0.7% | Score: 4.49
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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Peach Wheat
Peach Wheat

Quigley's Pint & Plate
Fruit and Field Beer

3.4/5  rDev -2.3% | Score: 3.48
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Tap

Pours clear golden, white ring for a head.

Aroma of cereal, citrus and peach juice.

Flavor is of light cereal, peach flavoring, and sweet biscuit.

Light body, light tingly carbonation.

Reasonably decent, peach flavor feels a bit artificial. Drinkable enough. Probably won't remember this one.

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Meltdown
Meltdown

Sixpoint Brewery
New England IPA / 7.80% ABV

4.11/5  rDev -2.8% | Score: 4.23
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Canned on 10/10/18. 12oz can poured into a tulip. Pours a hazy and cloudy yellowish golden; fluffy eggshell white head that fades leaving nice retention and lacing. It looks like your typical "New England IPA". The aromas are very nice. Tropical fruits lead the way along with some floral notes. Some malts. The flavors follow the nose. Lots of pineapple along with some hints of grapefruit. Some watermelon. Some fresh grass. Malts do their thing. It doesn't come off as sweet. Moderate to low bitterness. Nice hop flavors. Finishes juicy. Alcohol goes unnoticed. Mouthfeel is very nice. It's on the lighter side of full-bodied or the fuller side of medium-bodied with active carbonation. It's sharp, smooth and easy to drink.

This is a great IPA. It's a "New England IPA" even though Sixpoint doesn't advertise or sell it as one. Very nice hop aromas and flavors. The craftsmanship is on point. Well done. It's definitely worth checking out if you come across it. Sixpoint has a winner with this one, they nailed it.

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Ãœbersee Hopfen India Pale Ale
Übersee Hopfen India Pale Ale

Rügener Insel Brauerei GmbH
English India Pale Ale (IPA) / 5.60% ABV

3.28/5  rDev 0% | Score: 3.39
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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Resplendent Angel
Resplendent Angel

Bottle Logic Brewing
American Imperial Porter / 13.75% ABV

4.39/5  rDev -1.6% | Score: 4.46
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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Fall Lager
Fall Lager

Yazoo Brewing Company
German Märzen / Oktoberfest

3.69/5  rDev +6.6% | Score: 3.46
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Golden Pilsner
Golden Pilsner

Yuengling Brewery
German Pilsner / 4.70% ABV

4/5  rDev +13.6% | Score: 3.52
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Good beer and very refreshing. Light, snappy taste and goes down easy. A good drinking beer and a good choice as maybe your first beer of the night or day or when sitting around in the yard, after mowing the lawn, etc. I'll keep some of these around right next to my Yuengling Lagers.

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Affligem Dubbel
Affligem Dubbel

Brouwerij De Smedt / Brouwerij Affligem
Belgian Dubbel / 6.80% ABV

3.54/5  rDev -7.3% | Score: 3.82
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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Longboard Lager
Longboard Lager

Quigley's Pint & Plate
American Light Lager

3.68/5  rDev +1.4% | Score: 3.63
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Tap

Pours clear golden, white lacing for a head.

Smells of fresh biscuit, cereal, and a hint of citrus.

Flavor is of sweet cereal grains, hint of citrus, crisp dry barley and a hint of dry hop.

Light body, sting of carbonation on the tongue.

Light, crisp, refreshing. Very drinkable and good food pairing.

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Cinnamon Apple
Cinnamon Apple

Big Ditch Brewing Company
Fruit and Field Beer / 6.80% ABV

4/5  rDev +4.7% | Score: 3.82
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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DDH Dinglebop
DDH Dinglebop

Turning Point Beer
New England IPA / 8.20% ABV

4.39/5  rDev 0% | Score: 4.36
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

L - 2-finger dense yellowish head atop a murky yellow body.

S - herb, grapefruit, honey.

T - lots of bitter grapefruit, orange, lime, a touch of pineapple, cotton candy, with a layer of dank. Low bitterness. Moderate-low sweetness. Low booziness.

F - medium-full body with average carb.

O - exploding with hop flavors. A tiny bit sweet but not overly so. A pleasure to drink.

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Achel Extra Blond
Achel Extra Blond

Brouwerij der St. Benedictusabdij de Achelse
Belgian Tripel / 9.50% ABV

4.74/5  rDev +9.7% | Score: 4.32
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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Marzen
Marzen

Big Ditch Brewing Company
German Märzen / Oktoberfest / 6.40% ABV

3.75/5  rDev 0% | Score: 3.75
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Peche Du Fermier
Peche Du Fermier

Side Project Brewing
Belgian Saison / 8.00% ABV

4.46/5  rDev -1.5% | Score: 4.53
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Bottle pour. Peach hued yellow orange color. White head.

This was a peach bomb. Very juicy and tart. Like biting into a fresh peach, but more sour. A little bit of citrus twang. Very flavorful.

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Affligem Blond
Affligem Blond

Brouwerij De Smedt / Brouwerij Affligem
Belgian Blonde Ale / 6.80% ABV

3.53/5  rDev -9.5% | Score: 3.9
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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Wanderlust
Wanderlust

Breakside Brewery
American IPA / 6.60% ABV

3.6/5  rDev -11.1% | Score: 4.05
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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Answers In The Galaxy
Answers In The Galaxy

Branch and Blade Brewing
American Imperial IPA / 8.70% ABV

4.63/5  rDev +12.9% | Score: 4.1
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a 13 oz Snulip glass not sure when was canned but was recent I trust. Pours a hazy orange with a finger head that leaves a thin wall of lace behind. 4.5

Smell guava, papaya, pineapple, and some moderate white grapefruit, amazingly balanced and juicy as hell. 4.5

Taste follows tropical all the way with mild bitterness, really excellent.4.75

Mouthfeel is bigger than medium, soft mouthfeel with gentle carbonation, a tad sticky but not dry, and at 8.7% ABV insanely drinkable. 4.75

Overall this is top notch, would put it up against all the big juice bombs, really special. 4.5

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Framboise Du Fermier
Framboise Du Fermier

Side Project Brewing
Belgian Saison / 8.00% ABV

4.34/5  rDev -7.7% | Score: 4.7
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bottle pour.

Pink raspberry color. Pink hued white head. This one has a ton of fresh, tart raspberries and a huge raspberry seed flavor. A little jammy, but mainly tart with some sourness.

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Hacker-Pschorr Münchner Gold
Hacker-Pschorr Münchner Gold

Hacker-Pschorr Bräu GmbH
German Helles / 5.50% ABV

3.75/5  rDev +1.1% | Score: 3.71
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

L- Pale golden, crystal clear, pours with 1Cm pure white head, holds well.
S- Feint, but I get some leather smell.
T- Balanced, starts quite 'dry' and evolves into a richer ending.
F- Fresh and very refreshing.
O- Funny that during 3 years living in Germany I associated a beer that had 'Gold' in it's name as a negative. This is a very pleasant beer, would suit all kinds of food, event, climate, and I'd happily drink it again.

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Trillium / Cellarmaker - Escape Plan
Trillium / Cellarmaker - Escape Plan

Trillium Brewing Company
American Wild Ale / 8.70% ABV

4.32/5  rDev -2% | Score: 4.41
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

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Pepperell Pilsner
Pepperell Pilsner

Banded Brewing Co.
German Pilsner / 4.60% ABV

3.75/5  rDev +0.5% | Score: 3.73
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Picked-up a single can as part of a mixed six-pack at Kappy's in Norwell for $11.99. Have had a couple of brews from these guys (but forgot to rate) before. Not my usual style, but a fine pilsner.

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The Flaneur
The Flaneur

Main & Mill Brewing Co.
American Lager / 4.20% ABV

3/5  rDev 0% | Score: 3
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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Judas
Judas

Brouwerij Alken-Maes
Belgian Strong Pale Ale / 8.50% ABV

3.68/5  rDev -2.9% | Score: 3.79
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Hobo Life
Hobo Life

Lord Hobo Brewing Company
New England IPA / 4.50% ABV

4.17/5  rDev +6.1% | Score: 3.93
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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Glorious
Glorious

Lord Hobo Brewing Company
American Pale Ale (APA) / 6.50% ABV

4.25/5  rDev +6% | Score: 4.01
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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FC (Fantastically Crushable)
FC (Fantastically Crushable)

Big Ditch Brewing Company
American Pale Wheat Ale / 4.10% ABV

4/5  rDev +3.9% | Score: 3.85
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Collective Project: IPA No. 7
Collective Project: IPA No. 7

Collective Arts Brewing
American IPA / 6.70% ABV

4.5/5  rDev +9.2% | Score: 4.12
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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Octoberfest Beer
Octoberfest Beer

Bell's Brewery - Eccentric Café & General Store
German Märzen / Oktoberfest / 5.50% ABV

3.83/5  rDev +5.2% | Score: 3.64
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Thanks again to Corey for the beer.

Beautiful, clear amber body. One finger white head that dies down to a wispy cap and faint ring.
The aroma is lightly toasty malts, doughy and with some caramel sweetness, crisp red apple and a mineral presence.
The taste follows the nose but more delicate and complex. The doughy and toasted malts mingle with caramel and apple with a mineral and slight medicinal top finish.
Light mouth feel, a touch grainy with a crisp finish. Medium body, medium carbonation.

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Traditional Ginger Beer
Traditional Ginger Beer

Williams Brothers Brewing Company
Herb and Spice Beer / 3.80% ABV

2.47/5  rDev -27.6% | Score: 3.41
look: 2.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

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Canvas Series: Persistence
Canvas Series: Persistence

Wicked Weed Brewing
American Wild Ale / 9.00% ABV

4.8/5  rDev +12.9% | Score: 4.25
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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Abstraction - Coffee
Abstraction - Coffee

Tree House Brewing Company
American Imperial Porter / 8.80% ABV

4.44/5  rDev -2.2% | Score: 4.54
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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Phaze
Phaze

Four Quarters Brewing Co.
New England IPA / 6.50% ABV

4.25/5  rDev +1.4% | Score: 4.19
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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Rebel Kent
Rebel Kent

3 Sheeps Brewing
American Amber / Red Ale / 5.00% ABV

3.75/5  rDev +8.1% | Score: 3.47
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Space Dust IPA
Space Dust IPA

Elysian Brewing Company
American Imperial IPA / 8.20% ABV

4/5  rDev -2% | Score: 4.08
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Copper Legend Octoberfest
Copper Legend Octoberfest

Jack's Abby Brewing
German Märzen / Oktoberfest / 5.70% ABV

3.82/5  rDev +1.3% | Score: 3.77
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours a lovely, clear copper with good effervescence and a fat finger of creamy, light tan head. It leaves nice, thick lacing.

It has a clean, bready, slightly-sweet aroma. The nose carries over to the taste. It’s definitely a sweeter, Marzen-style festbier, but has enough hop bitterness and a mild metallic element that keep it fairly well balanced.

The feel is light to medium bodied with perhaps a touch too-strong carbonation.

This is a very solid, well-balanced example of the sweeter substyle.

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LA Bestia Furioso
LA Bestia Furioso

Clown Shoes
American Imperial Stout / 12.00% ABV

4.03/5  rDev 0% | Score: 4.03
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

L -- Pours a fairly dark shade of black that allows only the slightest amount of light through the glass when 1,000 lumens are passed through. Practically no head produced with well-aerated pour. Some lacing
S -- Vanilla, bourbon, oak, caramel, cinnamon, rum, dark chocolate, marzipan
T -- Bittersweet chocolate, boozy heat, coffee, cinnamon/nutmeg, hint of vanilla and rum sweetness. Not really getting any chili heat, which is disappointing. Also the bourbon and rum barrel characters are difficult to pick apart
F -- Big mouthfeel, medium- carb. A little thin for the ABV and adjunct additions
O -- At $15/22 oz bottle I was expecting more from this, and the lack of discernible chili heat was a bit of a let down. On the other hand, most of my complaints involve personal preferences: objectively, this is a pretty well made barrel aged stout

81/100

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Fusion XXXI: Mozango
Fusion XXXI: Mozango

Lagunitas Brewing Company
American Imperial IPA / 7.70% ABV

3.25/5  rDev -20% | Score: 4.06
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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Frampaars
Frampaars

Funk Factory Geuzeria
American Wild Ale

4.53/5  rDev 0% | Score: 4.53
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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Red Angel
Red Angel

Wicked Weed Brewing
American Wild Ale / 7.00% ABV

4.56/5  rDev +2.5% | Score: 4.45
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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Panther Cub
Panther Cub

Founders Brewing Company
American Porter / 8.70% ABV

4.64/5  rDev +2% | Score: 4.55
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5