What Beer Are You Reviewing Now?

Most recent beer reviews from our community. And check out today's What Beer Are You Drinking Now? thread!

Photo of PathofChaos
Enjoy By 10.31.21 Hazy IPAPathofChaos from Maryland

Enjoy By 10.31.21 Hazy IPA

IPA - American | 9.4% ABV

Stone Brewing - Napa
Napa, California

4.53/5  rDev 0% | Average: 4.53
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Appearance:
Translucent, pastel gold. Proffers up two fingers of finely minced froth that’s white as an untouched snowcap. Modest retention gives way to sudsy, webbed lacing.

Bouquet:
A mango, pineapple, peach smoothie rife with tangy Citra and bright, tangerine-sweet Amarillo, woven together with slender strands of earthy Mosaic.

Feel:
Full-bodied and thick with hop oils, the texture is given a much needed third dimension by a boisterous, peach fuzz carbonation.

Taste:
A huge chomp of just-ripe, yellow mango topped with shreds of candied orange peel. Then, lemony Citra and the tropic sweetness of Amarillo rise like flowers from the distinct, new earth flavor of Mosaic hops. Concludes on a long, low, afterburn of hop bitters and sauvignon blanc.

A moment ago
Photo of yearofthedawg
Dragon's Milk Reserve - Salted Caramelyearofthedawg from Georgia

Dragon's Milk Reserve - Salted Caramel

Stout - American Imperial | 11% ABV

New Holland Brewing Company
Holland, Michigan

5/5  rDev +18.5% | Average: 4.22
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Loved everything about this one, particularly the caramel nose.

One large asterisk, however. I hesitated in buying this because I’m not a big bourbon fan, and many of the bourbon barrel stouts are too heavily boozy for me. I could detect the bourbon here, but it wasn’t overpowering. The balance with the salted caramel was perfect for me, though others may prefer more bourbon.

My favorite of the Dragon’s Milk line of stouts, and that is saying something.

2 minutes ago
Photo of HalfFull
Icelandic Arctic Pale AleHalfFull from California

Icelandic Arctic Pale Ale

Pale Ale - American | 5.6% ABV

Einstök Ölgerð (Einstök Beer Company)
Akureyri, Iceland

3.76/5  rDev +7.1% | Average: 3.51
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

330 ml. bottle poured into a pint glass. This Arctic Pale Ale pours a medium orange/copper in color with a healthy cap of off white foam. Some muddled earthy hops on the nose with a touch of light caramel malt notes as well. Touch of haze limits the brightness a bit.

Taste of citrus and balanced malts, some bready notes and a lingering finish of orange soaked malts. Nice bubbly carbonation lends a good feel. Overall an easy drinking and well balanced Pale Ale.

3 minutes ago
Photo of thebeers
Olde English 800thebeers from Pennsylvania

Olde English 800

Lager - Malt Liquor | 5.9% ABV

Miller Brewing Co.
Milwaukee, Wisconsin

3.41/5  rDev +68.8% | Average: 2.02
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Pours a beautifully clear dark gold color with a fat finger of near white head that has solid retention and leaves solid lacing. Right away, I can tell the low marks for appearance in other BAs’ reviews reveal incredible biase.

The aroma is initially much crisper and more hop forward that I imagined. There’s some corn and even a little skunkiness beneath, but I’d probably peg this as a Euro Lager if tasting it blind. As it sits, the corn aroma becomes much thicker smelling, to the beer’s detriment, but marks for first impressions.

The taste is definitely not as impressive, but still nothing awful. There’s a bit of that Euro Lager-type bitterness, crispness and light skunk, but also an underlying nuttiness that I don’t particularly favor. Some moderate sweetness lingers in the aftertaste (including a decent kiss of apple juice); it’s bot overpowering at first, but grows over time.

The carbonation level in the mouthfeel is super dialed in — very zippy, but without being too heavy handed.

We’ll see how I feel after another 30 or 40 ounces, but a pint in, this is a reasonable enough beverage — and, given that a four-pack costs less than a single of most “craft” lagers available in 16-ounce cans, seems like an even better value. The lingering apple sweetness is probably my least favorite part.

5 minutes ago
Photo of WoodBrew
Chinook OnesWoodBrew from Ohio

Chinook Ones

IPA - American | 6.8% ABV

Jamex Brewing Co.
Saint Clair Shores, Michigan

4/5  rDev 0% | Average: 4
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I am trying this beer off the tapper at The brewery as part of a five sample flight. It poured a clear copper with thin white ring head that is leaving some lace. The scent had sweet pine resin notes. The taste was nicely balanced and easy to drink with bitter white life savor fruit presence. The mouthfeel was lighter in body with good carbonation. Overall it is a great beer.

5 minutes ago
Photo of NevadaBill
Contents Under FresherNevadaBill

Contents Under Fresher

IPA - American | 7.7% ABV

Lagunitas Brewing Company
Petaluma, California

4.16/5  rDev +2.5% | Average: 4.06
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz bottle, into an ordinary chilled pint glass. This, to me, is a dead ringer for Sucks. The aroma from the pour is wonderful, and the taste is of citrus and pine and a tang, with a really sweet finish. Which to me is exactly how I remember Sucks. And I loved Sucks. I haven't looked at the ABV but it doesn't taste boozy to me. It is refreshing and light. It is a better fresh offering than Stone Enjoy By. A solid creation that I've been looking some time for.

14 minutes ago
Photo of WoodBrew
Enter StoutmanWoodBrew from Ohio

Enter Stoutman

Stout - American | 6.2% ABV

Jamex Brewing Co.
Saint Clair Shores, Michigan

4/5  rDev 0% | Average: 4
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I am trying this beer off the tapper at The brewery as part of a five sample flight. It poured an opaque dark with tan ring head that is not leaving much lace. The scent had molasses and vanilla notes with hints of anise. The taste was nicely balanced and easy to drink with toffee and coffee grind presence. The mouthfeel was medium in body and had good carbonation . Overall it is a great beer.

14 minutes ago
Photo of GreesyFizeek
Witch Meadow Black (2020)GreesyFizeek from New York

Witch Meadow Black (2020)

Stout - American Imperial | 13.6% ABV

Fox Farm Brewery
Salem, Connecticut

4.18/5  rDev +0.5% | Average: 4.16
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This one pours a very dark black color, with a small head, and lots of lacing.

This smells like sweet toasted coconut, smoke, roasted malt, dark chocolate, bourbon, and oak.

This is pretty solid stuff, but there are two things I want more. The coconut is smoked here, but i only get that flavor fairly lightly here. I also want more rum barrel. There's a good bourbon barrel presence, with some spicy oak, but not much overt rum. There's some dark fruit, dark chocolate, espresso, and roasted malt, with a hint of vanilla.

This is medium bodied, with no real booziness to it, and a nice creaminess on the finish.

The Black variants for this beer tend to be not quite as good as the base barrel aged stout. That's the case again for 2020, but this still a unique and interesting beer.

16 minutes ago
Photo of WoodBrew
Sarah ApprovesWoodBrew from Ohio

Sarah Approves

IPA - American | 7% ABV

Jamex Brewing Co.
Saint Clair Shores, Michigan

4.12/5  rDev 0% | Average: 4.12
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I am trying this beer off the tapper at The brewery as part of a five sane flight. It poured a clear golden with thin white head that is leaving some nice lace. The scent had wonderful tropical fruit notes. The taste was nicely balanced and easy to drink with semi sweet tropical fruit presence. The mouthfeel was medium in body and had good carbonation. Overall it is a great beer.

21 minutes ago
Photo of Tony787
BootlegTony787 from Canada (ON)

Bootleg

Cream Ale | 5.5% ABV

Royal City Brewing Co.
Guelph, Ontario, Canada

4.13/5  rDev +8.7% | Average: 3.8
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Got a couple of cans ordered online from the brewery 473ml at 5.5%.
Poured a 1finger head into glass
Light body crispy cream ale .
yes Cream ales aren't Creamy enjoy with grilled cheese Dick Tracy stories and wings share with friends and rum-runners.
That's what it says on the can.
Overall a very crispy cream ale .
And yes I think it's creamy
Cheers
I like it it's enjoyable i

23 minutes ago
Photo of WoodBrew
Black Beard's BrewWoodBrew from Ohio

Black Beard's Brew

Lager - Munich Dunkel | 5.4% ABV

Jamex Brewing Co.
Saint Clair Shores, Michigan

3.98/5  rDev 0% | Average: 3.98
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

I am trying this beer off the tapper at The brewery as part of a five sample flight. It poured a murky brownish amber with thin white ring head that is not leaving much lace. The scent had coffee and sweet malt notes. The taste was nicely balanced and easy to drink with sweet malt base that has coffee highlights. The mouthfeel was medium in body and had good carbonation. Overall it is a great beer.

31 minutes ago
Photo of Smakawhat
Tropical MarmaladeSmakawhat from Maryland

Tropical Marmalade

IPA - American | 7.1% ABV

AleSmith Brewing Company
San Diego, California

4.08/5  rDev +1.2% | Average: 4.03
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from the can into a Spiegelau IPA glass.

Slightly opaque body, but with a real mix of glowing pale amber and orange, and even hued lemon yellow colors in the glass. Crawling fine slow rising carbonation, meeting to a bright bleach white three finger classic head. Island top center as it settles with big soapy fine retention. Lots of pill and scattered lacing throughout, good looking IPA.

Good simple and spicy hop angle. Tropical light touches of pineapple mango character, but a nice mixing herbal spice to go with it. Pleasant hint of sweetness also in the mix almost kind of creamy sensing. Whipped up and nearly milky, quite a nice tropical hop aroma.

Palate sticks more to basics than spectacularity. Crisp malt bill, even hinting some sweet biscuit cookie. Mid palate of tropical mild, a little bit of cut grass and herb also in the hop profile too. Spicy finish, with some good zesty citrus oils on the aftertaste. Milk like sweetness but not in the lactose vein too.

Neat tasting IPA with a unique but not spectacular profile.

32 minutes ago
Photo of Treyliff
Green Skies Hazy IPATreyliff from West Virginia

Green Skies Hazy IPA

IPA - American | 6.6% ABV

Widmer Brothers Brewing Company
Portland, Oregon

3.75/5  rDev -1.3% | Average: 3.8
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12oz can poured into a goblet

A- pours a hazy golden orange color with a one-finger foamy white head that reduces to a thin film on top

S- light citrus and tropical hop aromas with highlights of tangerine, grapefruit zest, melon, peach and mango. Underlying bready malt

T- citrusy hops up front give a slight juicy tangerine and grapefruit note. Mid-palate gives some some mango and melon, with a hint of peach. Slightly toasted finish, with a hint of bready malt and citrus on the linger

M- medium body with moderate-low carbonation leads to a foamy mouthfeel that continues into the finish

34 minutes ago
Photo of 1BrewBacca
Maple Pecan Yeti1BrewBacca from Georgia

Maple Pecan Yeti

Stout - American Imperial | 9.5% ABV

Great Divide Brewing Company
Denver, Colorado

4.5/5  rDev +11.1% | Average: 4.05
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Look: Poured 1pt 3.2 oz. into a pint glass. It wasn't easy. had to go gently and it just did fit. saying that, I didn't dare try to produce any head because it would definitely run over. what head was there was tight and tan. Sheets of foam lace on the glass.
Smell and Taste: Pecan is the dominate note followed by maple and a hint of chocolate.
Feel: Very well balanced. Slight bit of sweetness up front and slightly dry on the finish. Very smooth going down.
Overall: Well, see'n I got 4.5 all the way to this point, I guess my overall score needs to be a 4.5. That was easy.

36 minutes ago
Photo of WoodBrew
KolschWoodBrew from Ohio

Kolsch

Kölsch | 5.2% ABV

Jamex Brewing Co.
Saint Clair Shores, Michigan

3.87/5  rDev 0% | Average: 3.87
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I am trying this beer at the brewery as partofafivesampleflight. It poured a clear yellow with thin white head that is leaving some lace. The scent had good grain notes. The taste was nicely balanced and easy to drink with buttery biscuit presence. The mouthfeel was lighter in body with good carbonation. Overall it is a great beer.

37 minutes ago
Photo of gatornation
Mosaic Moosegatornation from Minnesota

Mosaic Moose

IPA - Imperial | 8.8% ABV

Ferrous Falcon
San Marcos, California

4.02/5  rDev 0% | Average: 4.02
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A collaboration with Foam Brewers. It pours a hazy gold straw color with great lacing/head. Smell is dank,weedy and tropical. Noted of white grape ,citrus melon and garden dank. Taste is sweet vinious, topical and musty. A nice Mosaic doule with a soft mouth feel.

39 minutes ago
Photo of GreesyFizeek
Civil Disobedience #32GreesyFizeek from New York

Civil Disobedience #32

Farmhouse Ale - Saison | 6% ABV

Hill Farmstead Brewery
Greensboro Bend, Vermont

4.49/5  rDev +4.9% | Average: 4.28
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This one pours a dark brown, nearly black color, with a small head, and lots of lacing.

This smells like black cherry, roasted malt, dark chocolate, balsamic vinegar, citrusy funk, leather, oak, and breadiness.

This is an extremely intriguing blend - one of the most unique yet. The typical stuff you expect to see out of Norma or Edith are in there - damp woodsy funk, earthiness, roasted malt, toffee, chocolate, etc. But the addition of E and the dry hopping is super interesting and unique here - there's a lemon, lime, and orange-y hop character here, with a touch of balsamic and lemony acidity.

This is medium bodied, creamy but effervescent, with a good drinkability and a manageable acidity.

This is one of the most complex blends that I've had yet from this series. It was delicious.

41 minutes ago
Photo of HardCider
Business CasualHardCider from Pennsylvania

Business Casual

Pilsner - German | 5.6% ABV

Well Crafted Beer Company
Lansdale, Pennsylvania

3.59/5  rDev -3.8% | Average: 3.73
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

This beer pours a clear champagne color with a minimal head. However, it is fairly effervescent. It has a sweet, malty aroma. The taste is malty and relatively dry with a nice level of bitterness

46 minutes ago
Photo of jadpsu
Official Hazy IPAjadpsu from Georgia

Official Hazy IPA

IPA - New England | 6.4% ABV

Bell's Brewery - Eccentric Café & General Store
Kalamazoo, Michigan

4.09/5  rDev +5.4% | Average: 3.88
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

In Laurel:
LOOK: Pours a very hazy lemonade like color with an attractive all white head that has both solid retention and side glass lace.
ATOMA: Juicy acerbic citrus aromas. Mild sourness, with some melon a little pine nuts along with some background bread malts.
TASTE: An easy to drink IPA, not one for a dedicated hop head. Hops are mild and there is a decent balance with the bread malts.
At first pour the carbonation and effervescent are robust.
This was an enjoyable beer from a solid craft brewery.

49 minutes ago
Photo of BBThunderbolt
NosferatuBBThunderbolt from Kiribati

Nosferatu

Red Ale - Imperial | 8% ABV

Great Lakes Brewing Co.
Cleveland, Ohio

3.55/5  rDev -13.2% | Average: 4.09
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Thanks to Ozzylizard for this one, from his box during NBS BIF #14. 16oz can (dated 11/21/21, so must be a best-by date?) poured into 14oz teku. Poured a very dark mahogany color with over an inch of light tan head that had moderate to good retention and light to moderate lacing.

In the nose solid malts hold the low end, and bright, citrusy hops take care of the top.

Similar on the tongue, with the hops being a bit brighter, and the malts having a wee touch of roast.

The body was fuller than medium, a touch coarse, and had a medium-sweet finish that dried out after a moment.

Drinkability was good, could be a regular in my rotation if local to me.

Overall, a nice and enjoyable brew. Certainly worth a shot if you see it.

49 minutes ago
Photo of Bierschenker
Breakfast StoutBierschenker from Belgium

Breakfast Stout

Stout - Oatmeal | 8.3% ABV

Founders Brewing Company
Grand Rapids, Michigan

4.65/5  rDev +2.2% | Average: 4.55
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Bought at AH Wezenberg Antwerp. They do try to get some rare new brews on a regular basis.
Served in my usual tumbler.
Colour is black. Head never really develloped. Same brown lacing.
Scent is mellow and rich: lot's of cold coffee, fruit (pear, grapes and dates), cereals (oat and mais), sigar ashes and chocolate cake.
Flavour again is rich and mellow. strong and silky smooth at the same time. Smoked grain, coffee ground and dark chocolate, full cream with maple syrip poured over. Not a lot of carbonation present.
The aftertaste gives some more dry and bitter hops. Astringant chocolate, with granola with full cream. resembles more liquor. Thinking of Sheridans and Amarula.

My best sweet stout to date. I can't believe how full, rich and flavourfull this beer is. Not for those who prefer subtlety.

51 minutes ago
Photo of GreesyFizeek
Awesome Jenkins (Apple Brandy Barrel Aged)GreesyFizeek from New York

Awesome Jenkins (Apple Brandy Barrel Aged)

Stout - American Imperial | 14.2% ABV

Thin Man Brewery
Buffalo, New York

4.35/5  rDev 0% | Average: 4.35
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This one pours a fairly dark black color, with a small head, and not much lacing.

There's a lot of caramelly sweet and fruity apple brandy barrel on the nose, with dark chocolate, smoke, heavy roast, licorice, and coffee.

The apple brandy imparts a strong flavor, but doesn't dominate - it more helps to paint in between the lines of the very strong base stout. There's oak, vanilla, apple pie spice, and a bit of booziness, with a wet and very present brandy characteristic. There's some nice dark chocolate and coffee character, with a light but pleasant licorice and smoke sort of note.

This is creamy, with a touch of heat, but nothing overwhelming. It's a mostly smooth finish, with a good body to it.

I think I liked the Bourbon BA and the BA PB versions of this beer a little bit better, but this was still very tasty, and absolutely worth a try overall.

53 minutes ago
Photo of GreesyFizeek
MestoGreesyFizeek from New York

Mesto

Pilsner - Bohemian / Czech | 4.9% ABV

Torch & Crown Brewing Company
New York, New York

3.94/5  rDev +0.5% | Average: 3.92
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

This one pours a mostly clear golden yellow color, with a small head, and lots of lacing.

This smells like spicy and herbal hops, sweet grainy malt, and a touch of breadiness.

I want a bit more malt crispnes, but the hop character on this one is super solid, with a nice spicy and grassy character overall. The malt character is bready but also grainy sweet.

This is light bodied, crisp, and mostly clean, with a nice drinkability overall.

If this was tightened up a little bit more, it would be great.

58 minutes ago
Photo of Harrison8
Going Nowhere at Light SpeedHarrison8 from Missouri

Going Nowhere at Light Speed

Lager - Light | 4.2% ABV

BKS Artisan Ales
Kansas City, Missouri

4.4/5  rDev 0% | Average: 4.4
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pours a pale yellow with a clear transparency. Head is two fingers of white foam. Aroma is light, and delicate, but manages to pack in some notes. Grassy, floral, and citrus hops hit, mostly in that order. Bready, biscuity, wafery, and crackery malts follow it up, giving it a dry finish. Flavor profile brings forward those same notes - grassy, floral, and citrusy hops, in addition to earthy and herbaly. Malts are biscuity, wafery, crackery, and bready with an emphasis on the more lightbodied notes. Finish is dry, drawing the show to a clean conclusion. Mouth feel is thin with a crisp, but light, effervescence. Overall, crisp and light while remaining playful and vibrant. It may not sing for long, but when it does, it sings well.

Served in a 15.5oz Speigalau tulip from a 16oz can.

58 minutes ago
Photo of GreesyFizeek
OktoberfestGreesyFizeek from New York

Oktoberfest

Lager - Märzen | 5.7% ABV

Prison City Pub & Brewery
Auburn, New York

4.04/5  rDev -1% | Average: 4.08
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

This one pours a dark-ish golden brown color, with a small head, and lots of lacing.

This one smells like caramel, toasted bread, and light grassy hops.

This has a little bit more sweetness than I ultimately prefer, but it's still solidly tasty. There's caramel, toast, nuttiness, and breadiness here, with a nice creamy finish.

This is medium bodied, pretty crisp, but also creamy, with really nice drinkability overall.

This is middle to upper tier overall for the style.

Today at 09:48 PM
Photo of cjgiant
Hurricane Malt Liquorcjgiant from District of Columbia

Hurricane Malt Liquor

Lager - Malt Liquor | 5.9% ABV

Anheuser-Busch
Saint Louis, Missouri

2.38/5  rDev +22.7% | Average: 1.94
look: 2.75 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

The head fizzled away fairly quickly, but there are still a large amount of bubbles forming an rising to the top to quickly have their gas escape into the world.

The nose is a mix of malt and weak brown sugar sweetness and metallic medicinal notes that are filling in for hop bitterness in an unsuccessful attempt. It's actually somewhat off-putting.

Luckily, the taste avoids the aroma's pitfall. It's actually not that bad. It has a little bit of toast mixed in with the sweetness that it brings. And it's not overly sweet by any means. There's a generic bitterness that I might argue is slightly woody (maybe it had some contact with some beechwood chips). There's a slight unripe banana note in the aftertaste.

The nose hurts this a lot, and warmth isn't its friend. But there were some parts that weren't so bad. Drinking fairly cold was better.

Today at 09:44 PM
Photo of andrewjraab
KBS - Cinnamon Vanilla Cocoaandrewjraab from Michigan

KBS - Cinnamon Vanilla Cocoa

Stout - American Imperial | 12% ABV

Founders Brewing Company
Grand Rapids, Michigan

4.08/5  rDev -3.3% | Average: 4.22
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- pours a motor oil black with a foamy pillow of khaki head that quickly dissipates to a cap around the glass. layers of lace after each sip fall down the glass.

s - Cocoa nibs, vanilla, oak, bourbon, roasted coffee, and of course cinnamon.

T - Vanilla, cinnamon, cocoa nibs, bourbon, toffee, chocolate,.

O -Really solid, but KBS has set a certain standard and this fell short of Espresso, and fudge.

Today at 09:40 PM
Photo of Pmicdee
Brew Aid: At The ReadyPmicdee from Canada (ON)

Brew Aid: At The Ready

Lager - American | 4.5% ABV

Old Tomorrow Brewing
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

3.93/5  rDev 0% | Average: 3.93
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a beautiful clear gold colour, with a thick head and rising bubbles. In my opinion, damn close to perfect. The smell is plain and grainy. The taste is quite nice, hoppy, corny, biscuity in all the right places. I was impressed with this beer, and a lager doesn’t usually do that to me. Mouthfeel is dry and crisp
Oct 22 2021

Today at 09:39 PM
Photo of Guaro
So Happens It's TuesdayGuaro from Italy

So Happens It's Tuesday

Stout - American Imperial | 15% ABV

The Bruery
Placentia, California

4.4/5  rDev +3.5% | Average: 4.25
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Black with creamy beige foam and good persistence.
Perfume of molasses, chocolate, vanilla, cherries and bourbon. On the palate caramel, chocolate, good component of dehydrated fruit, fig, cherries and plum, slightly roasted tones, vanilla, light wood and bourbon. The drink is constantly embraced by a vigorous and warm bourbon bite. Final with hints of hop bitterness. Medium body not too creamy and dense, medium carbonation.

Today at 09:24 PM
Photo of bluejacket74
Before Timesbluejacket74 from Ohio

Before Times

Wild Ale | 6.3% ABV

Combustion Brewery & Taproom
Pickerington, Ohio

4.05/5  rDev 0% | Average: 4.05
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16 ounce can, no dating that I noticed on there but it was released this past Saturday (10/16/21). Served in a Pretentious Barrel House chalice, the beer pours a dark reddish/purple color with about an inch or so light pink head that didn't stick around for very long. Not much lacing. Aroma is nice, the brew smells like dark fruit/berries, Port, oak and earthiness. I think the taste is similar to the aroma, but with the addition of dark berry jam and red grape flavors. Good amount of tartness! Mouthfeel/body is medium, it's slick, smooth and easy to drink with a good amount of carbonation. Good collab between 2 of my favorite local breweries. I liked this brew, definitely worth picking up if you're into Port barrel aged sours!

Today at 09:18 PM
Photo of JustinClarkHome
Samuel Adams OctoberfestJustinClarkHome

Samuel Adams Octoberfest

Lager - Märzen | 5.3% ABV

Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts

3.74/5  rDev +1.6% | Average: 3.68
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

This is one of favorite Octoberfests. There are others I like more, but this one never disappoints, is easy to find, good from a bottle, better from a tap. It is a tasty, reliable beer when the cool weather hits.

Today at 09:15 PM
Photo of gvickery
Tucher Helles Hefe Weizengvickery from Texas

Tucher Helles Hefe Weizen

Wheat Beer - Hefeweizen | 5.35% ABV

Brauerei Tucher Brau
Nürnberg, Germany

4/5  rDev +1.5% | Average: 3.94
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Light yellow gold. Tall fluffy white head. Smells of banana and cloves. Tastes predominantly of clove with banana on the back end. There’s a slight sour note in the aftertaste. Overall it’s very good.

Today at 09:10 PM
Photo of SABERG
Victory GardenSABERG from Massachusetts

Victory Garden

Kölsch | 4.6% ABV

Henniker Brewing Co.
Henniker, New Hampshire

4.16/5  rDev 0% | Average: 4.16
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from an undated 16 oz can into the test glass
A - Excellent clarity, meandering carbonation feeds a lovely white cap
S - Nice grainy nose, cracker, a bit of dusty, lovely herbal hops, with a cut grass/verbana thread
T - Very much in a narrow (delightful) band. Grainy but lite, again that verbana, with some citrus.
M - Lite on the palate, crisp. with a delightful dry finish
O - A very good beer, crisp flavorful, nice dry finish.

Today at 09:08 PM
Photo of mothman
It’s Not Delivery, It’s Citramothman from Minnesota

It’s Not Delivery, It’s Citra

IPA - New England | 6.9% ABV

Bricksworth Beer Co.
Burnsville, Minnesota

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

Crowler, white head. Lace. Hazy golden orange color.

Juicy, tropical, citrusy. Orange and mango. Earthy and zesty hops. Some rind.

Hoppy, light bitterness, fairly soft. Easy drinking. Solid offering.

Today at 09:02 PM
Photo of JohnniEMc
Purple SkiesJohnniEMc from Pennsylvania

Purple Skies

IPA - American | 7.1% ABV

New Trail Brewing Company
Williamsport, Pennsylvania

4.34/5  rDev +6.9% | Average: 4.06
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Nice to see that despite a wheat inclusion, there's no puffy stark white head. Instead, after being decanted from a pint can into a clear Imperial pint glass, there's a nice, enduring and just off-white head atop. The aroma is the now familiar hazy hops, with starches you can find everywhere, but New Trail excells at. Its color is golden amber, bright and rather translucent. This is a pleasant tasting brew with a nice; albeit, not commendable body. Most West Coast IPA lovers will be disappointed by the lack of a good piney hop bite. But, overall this has a nice West Coast style hoppiness and is in great balance for almost every IPA loving beer drinker. A little more malt sweetness for balance is all that's missing, but then it really wouldn't be a true WCIPA. This is another success from New Trail.

Today at 09:02 PM
Photo of meanmutt
Mickey'smeanmutt from Ohio

Mickey's

Lager - Malt Liquor | 5.6% ABV

Miller Brewing Co.
Milwaukee, Wisconsin

2.14/5  rDev -15.1% | Average: 2.52
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

The Legendary Mickey's Malt Liquor. My first go round with this beverage. Didn't want to use a glass because I love the big mouth bottle, but I decided to pour it for the sake of a review.

Semi-aggressive pour has the malt liquor foam up out of the glass a bit.

Settles to a 2 finger pure white head on top of a nice looking gold body.

Can't quite put my finger on what the smell is, but it's not good.

Taste is sweet, corn, finishing with a bit of a metallic twang.

Feel...not much.

Overall...I kinda hate it...but I also love it for what it is.

Cheers!

Today at 09:00 PM
Photo of jakecattleco
Steely Jamjakecattleco from California

Steely Jam

IPA - American | 7.1% ABV

Beachwood BBQ & Brewing
Long Beach, California

4.41/5  rDev +8.6% | Average: 4.06
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Draught pour at Urban Roots taproom.

Lots of dank on nose and taste. Cryo Mosaic for the win. Tropical fruit undertones. Loved it!

Plenty of bitterness with a crisp and clean finish.

Hope this gets another/future batches. Outstanding WCIPA for my palate and preferences.

Today at 08:55 PM
Photo of Jacobier10
Turkey Trot PorterJacobier10 from New Jersey

Turkey Trot Porter

Porter - American | 5.3% ABV

Lone Eagle Brewing
Flemington, New Jersey

3.6/5  rDev -9.8% | Average: 3.99
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

On-tap @ Lone Eagle Brewing in Flemington, NJ.

Deep brown color with ruby highlights. Moderate tan head with good retention. Good clarity.

Aroma is very light and subdued, would like to see some of the roasted malt jump out more. Flavor is well balanced, roasted malt and earthy hops. Firm bitterness from both the roast and hops. Easy drinking, medium bodied brew.

Very basic porter overall that checks the boxes for the style but fails to expand on any of them.

Today at 08:51 PM
Photo of arizcards
ESBarizcards from North Carolina

ESB

Bitter - English Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) | 5.5% ABV

Green Man Brewery
Asheville, North Carolina

3.92/5  rDev +5.4% | Average: 3.72
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Picked up a single as part as a mixed sixer from Ingles on Spartanburg Hwy in Flat Rock on 8-19-21 for $10.98. Best by 12/19/21; consumed 10-22-21.

Beer poured amber with a nice off white head with the original pour.

Nose has notes of toasted malts and floral hops.

Taste is classic ESB pub ale; toasted malt base combines wonderfully with a touch of orange and floral hops. Finishes with the correct amount of bitterness for the style; 6/10 on my scale.

Mouthfeel is light to medium bodied and fairly refreshing.

Overall it is always nice to circle back to one of the classic pub styles of beer and this one is nicely done!

Today at 08:50 PM
Photo of Tony787
Two Rivers Unfiltered AleTony787 from Canada (ON)

Two Rivers Unfiltered Ale

Blonde Ale - American | 5% ABV

Royal City Brewing Co.
Guelph, Ontario, Canada

4.06/5  rDev +0.7% | Average: 4.03
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I ordered a 6 pack from the brewery.
355ml at 5%.
Poured a 1finger to 2finger head into glass leaving a lace as you drink it.
Unfiltered beer naturally cloudy it said on the can store cold and upright
Clear golden color good carbonation.
Taste is crisp very easy drinking with a low bitterness.
Overall it's a very enjoyable beer to drink and easy.
Good beer from the Royal City Brewing company.
Cheers

Today at 08:50 PM
Photo of bluejacket74
Future So Brightbluejacket74 from Ohio

Future So Bright

Wild Ale | 5.1% ABV

Combustion Brewery & Taproom
Pickerington, Ohio

4.2/5  rDev 0% | Average: 4.2
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

16 ounce can, no dating that I noticed on there but it was released this past Saturday (10/16/21). Served in a Pretentious Barrel House chalice, the beer pours a slightly hazy gold color with about an inch white head that fizzled away somewhat quickly. Small amount of lacing. I like the aroma, the brew smells like apricot, oak, peach and white grapes/wine. For the most part I think the taste is similar to the aroma, but there's also the addition of some vanilla and earthy flavors. Nice and sour brew! Mouthfeel/body is light/medium, it's refreshing a bit coating with a good amount of soft carbonation. I thought it was a tasty sour, need to buy more while it's still around. Here's to more collabs with Combustion and Pretentious Barrel House!

Today at 08:26 PM
Photo of Sludgeman
Freedom and LearningSludgeman from District of Columbia

Freedom and Learning

Pale Ale - American | 6.2% ABV

Settle Down Easy Brewing Company
Falls Church, Virginia

3.72/5  rDev -3.4% | Average: 3.85
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A very bitter APA. herbal, grassy, piney but not sticky or resiny. Hops front, middle and back. No sweetness. Really a west coast IPA. Low aroma but similar to taste profile. Pours clear pale orange with a one finger head. Dry finish. Medium light body.

Nothing special just a good old school pale ale.

Today at 08:24 PM
Photo of ATL6245
Westmalle Trappist TripelATL6245 from Georgia

Westmalle Trappist Tripel

Tripel | 9.5% ABV

Brouwerij Westmalle
Malle, Belgium

4.68/5  rDev +8.1% | Average: 4.33
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Note: 1 Pint, 9.4 fl. oz. bottle. Bottled 11/16/2020. Best Before: 11/16/2022
Appearance: Hazy gold, big frothy white head with great retention.
Aroma: Yeasty, banana, bubble gum.
Flavor & Aftertaste: Yeasty, ester flavors. Surprising bitterness. Quite dry. Slightly warming, alcohol hidden but noticeable.
Mouth-feel: Light, highly carbonated.

Overall: Doesn't look like it would be a big beer, but it is. Looks light, but drinks more medium to full bodied. Very carbonated. Very elegant complex beer. Banana like esters, a hint of bubble gum. A little surprised by the lingering bitterness, but it's not offensive or harsh at all. Very high quality.

Today at 08:20 PM
Photo of mothman
Thumbprint Pear 21mothman from Minnesota

Thumbprint Pear 21

Sour - Berliner Weisse | 4% ABV

New Glarus Brewing Company
New Glarus, Wisconsin

3.25/5  rDev -24.1% | Average: 4.28
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Bottle. White head. Slightly cloudy golden color.

This tastes more like banana runts than anything. Sweet and artificial. I’d have a hard time guessing this is pear. There is some tartness from the base. Reminds me of a really sweet cider.

Today at 08:14 PM
Photo of gooddaydiablo
Stout Choculagooddaydiablo from Texas

Stout Chocula

Stout - American Imperial | 10% ABV

Ingenious Brewing Company
Humble, Texas

3.83/5  rDev -5.2% | Average: 4.04
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

look: 90% black, almost no head

smell: chocolate,

taste: chocolate, coca cola, sugar water,

feel: smooth, medium-full body, too imbalanced, way too sweet,

overall: not good

Today at 08:12 PM
Photo of lucius10
Swap Meetslucius10 from California

Swap Meets

IPA - Imperial | 8.3% ABV

Monkish Brewing Co.
Torrance, California

4.31/5  rDev -1.4% | Average: 4.37
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Sweet tropical hoppy, hint of earthy/grassiness, and orange citrus nose on this one! Taste follows with a balanced, hoppy and orange citrus bitter finish...unfortunately, some earthy bitterness starts to peek out more and more as it warms on the backend. Soft on the palate...good.

Today at 08:11 PM
Photo of teromous
Pineapple Cherry Smashteromous from Virginia

Pineapple Cherry Smash

Sour - Fruited Kettle Sour | 5% ABV

Westbrook Brewing Co.
Mount Pleasant, South Carolina

4/5  rDev +0.3% | Average: 3.99
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From the bottom of the can: "3834-3835 08/19/21"

Appearance: The body is nearly opaque and a dull red color with hints of purple and dull orange. The head is medium-sized, frothy, and pink. It has pretty good head retention but no lacing.

Aroma: There is a scent of souring fruit with hints of raspberry and strawberry. A bit of cherry lip balm comes through on the nose as well.

Taste: It has a pleasant, tart, slightly sweet tasting cherry flavor up front. It tastes a bit like cherry pie without the crust. The middle of the mouth is largely the same flavors, but as it transitions to the back of the mouth it picks up a little bit of a lime character. The aftertaste is a bit like cherry limeade. A bit of light cream of wheat flavor is also in the beer.

Mouthfeel: The tartness in the beer is on point and very well balanced and interesting to drink. The body is light and has a touch of sweetness. No perceivable bitterness. Carbonation feels good.

Overall: The can states that this is "A sweet and tart smash-up of juicy pineapple & cherry purees and sour ale." The sweetness, tartness, and cherries are present but the pineapple is absent. As a whole though the beer is outstanding and has a lot of great flavor and aroma. I would recommend it, but especially to those who like sweet and tart cherry pies or crumbles. I probably wouldn't drink it too often but I would look forward to it whenever I did.

Today at 08:09 PM
Photo of crm871
Creamsicle IPAcrm871 from Utah

Creamsicle IPA

IPA - Imperial | 8.5% ABV

Epic Brewing Company
Salt Lake City, Utah

3.6/5  rDev -6% | Average: 3.83
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Look: Pours a pale yellow with a very thick, white head.

Smell: Pungent and juicy orange and tangerine aromas, also getting hints of other citrus, pine, and floral patterns.

Taste: Orange, lactose. You can definitely get the orange creamsicle vibe. There is a little mustiness to it as well that takes a bit away from the flavor. Kind of a farmhouse ale vibe built into an IPA. That part doesn’t bother me, but I was expecting the taste to be a bit more complex.

Feel: medium-heavy body because of the lactose, stamped with an 8.5% ABV. Mine was from a pint bottle so it was a long ride to the end.

Overall: Taste could have been more complex but a solid offering nonetheless.

Today at 07:57 PM
Photo of crm871
Hopothetical IPAcrm871 from Utah

Hopothetical IPA

IPA - American | 7% ABV

Proper Brewing Co
Salt Lake City, Utah

3.72/5  rDev -1.3% | Average: 3.77
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Look: Pours a golden yellow with a nice thin white head.

Smell: Pungent tropical aromas - I can smell pineapple, tangerine, mango. The aromas hits as soon as you pour and is very pleasant.

Taste: A little strange, as I’m not getting the tropical fruits from the aroma on the taste at all. Very light hints of banana, pine, and spruce. The rest of the tropical aroma vanished on the taste. Also hints of oats and malt that help round it out a bit.

Feel: Light body and easy to throw back.

Overall: Honestly a strange beer. Taste left me a bit disappointed since the aroma and look were so pleasant, but it’s not a bad IPA by any means.

Today at 07:49 PM
Photo of Tony787
Oktoberfest LagerTony787 from Canada (ON)

Oktoberfest Lager

Lager - Märzen | 6.5% ABV

Royal City Brewing Co.
Guelph, Ontario, Canada

3.57/5  rDev -2.2% | Average: 3.65
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

I bought a six pack ordered online from the brewery .
473ml at 6.5%.
Poured a 1finger head into glass.
Dark amber reddish color with a little caramel taste .
Medium bitterness.
Overall an ok Oktoberfest lager beer .
Cheers.

Today at 07:48 PM