Reviewed By: Herr Mike Style: Belgian Strong Ale State/Country: Belgium ABV: 7.7% Serving Type: 16 oz Look: 8 Light golden color, fluffy white head, stringy lacing Smell: 8 Ginger Ale, lemon, sweet, hay Taste: 8 Lemon, lime, honey, cracker, ginger, herbal Mouthfeel: 7 Light with medium carbonation Drinkability: 9 On the light side for the style but tasty Overall Score: 8 Value: 7 Cost/16 oz serving: $10.00 Overall Impression: Not bad if you like the style. A very cool flip top ceramic bottle. A little pricey at 10 bucks unless you don't mind spending the coin.
Reviewed By: Herr Mike Style: Pale Lager State/Country: Vermont ABV: 5.75% Serving Type: 12 oz Look: 9 Golden color, thick fluffy white head, stick lacing Smell: 8 Lemon, grass, floral Taste: 9 Lemon, pine, grass, cracker, grapefruit Mouthfeel: 8 Medium with medium carbonation Drinkability: 9 Tasty as hell! Gimme more! Overall Score: 9 Value: 9 Cost/12 oz serving: $1.50 Overall Impression: This is one tasty brew! I'm not a big Lager drinker but this one rocked my world! Brewmaster Mike does it again!
Reviewed By: Herr Mike Style: Belgian Strong Dark Ale State/Country: Belgium ABV: 9% Serving Type: 12 oz Look: 8 Murky copper color, small head fades fast, spotty lacing Smell: 8 Earthy, fruity, brown sugar Taste: 9 Figs, dates, honey, bread, banana, wood, wet grass, clove, slight booze Mouthfeel: 7 Medium with low carbonation Drinkability: 9 I'm up for the 750 challenge Overall Score: 8.2 Value: 7 Cost/12 oz serving: $8.00 Overall Impression: Very complex even after a year of aging. What else can I say, it's Chimay. A must try if you can find it.
Reviewed By: Herr Mike Style: Stout State/Country: New York ABV: 7% Serving Type: 12 oz Look: 9 Ebony color, big thick fluffy tan head, thick lacing Smell: 8 Chocolate, licorice, earthy Taste: 8 Chocolate, coffee, licorice, spice, roasted malts, wood Mouthfeel: 7 Medium with medium carbonation Drinkability: 8 At 7% I should be able to put away this whole 750 myself. Overall Score: 8 Value: 8 Cost/12 oz serving: $4.50 Overall Impression: This is a decent stout with some spice and licorice going on. Quaffable at 7 pounds but I'd rather have a 12 ouncer of this instead. A good beer if you want to share with a friend as you watch "GOT"
Reviewed By: Herr Mike Style: Altbier State/Country: Germany ABV: 8.5% Serving Type: 12 oz Look: 8 Murky brown color, small white head, spotty lacing Smell: 8 Earthy, booze, wood, dark fruits Taste: 7.5 Dates, figs, wet leaves, leather, wood, booze, bread Mouthfeel: 7 Medium with low carbonation Drinkability: 7 Complex like an Old Ale or Barleywine. One and done Overall Score: 7.5 Value: 7 Cost/12 oz serving: $6.99 Overall Impression: This beer was more like a Barleywine . Very heavy and complex. Wasn't feelin' da love with this one so I won't be drinking it again anytime soon.