Reviewed By: Herr Mike Style: Belgian IPA State/Country: Massachusetts ABV: 5.7% Serving Type: 12 oz Look: 8 Light amber color, off white fluffy head, sticky lacing Smell: 8.5 Fruity, floral, sweet, spicy Taste: 8.5 Hoppy, honey, grass, bread, clove, citrus, pepper, cracker Mouthfeel: 8 Medium, tingly Drinkability: 9 At under 6% ABV it is sessionable, but there is a lot going on, so it depends how long your taste buds can deal with it. Overall Score: 8.4 Value: 9 Cost/12 oz serving: $1.42 Overall Impression: This is a good beer for this style. Lots of hoppiness going on as well as the Belgian Funk, which makes this style of beer unique. If your taste buds are up for something different, I would give it a try.
Reviewed By: Herr Mike Style: Bock State/Country: California ABV: 5.5% Serving Type: 12 oz Bottle Look: 9 Mahogany color, big tan head, nice lacing Smell: 9 Malt, chocolate, caramel Taste: 8.5 Big malt, coco, nutty, dark bread, raisins, pine
Mouthfeel: 8.5 Smooth, slightly chewy Drinkability: 9 This is a very easy to drink session beer Overall Score: 8.8 Value: 9 Cost/12 oz serving: $ 1.78 Overall Impression: Another solid brew from Anchor! If you like the style, you'll love this beer!
Reviewed By: Herr Mike Style: IPA State/Country: New York ABV: 7.5% Serving Type: 12 oz Look: 9 Medium orange color, fluffy head, medium lacing Smell: 9 Orange, grass, melon, bread, floral Taste: 9 Hoppy, lemon zest, orangePine, cracker. Baby aspirin (remember those chewable aspirin?) Mouthfeel: 9 Sticky and effervescent Drinkability: 9 This is one groovy beer and I want to get my groove on with it! The ABV is just right! Session for me baby! OH BeeHAVE! Overall Score: 9 Value: 9 Cost/12 oz serving: $ 1.96 Overall Impression: I love this beer and I usually stock it in my beer harem at all times! This beer takes me back to my childhood where there wasn't a care in the world!
Reviewed By: Herr Mike Style: Tripel State/Country: New Jersey ABV: 9.5% Serving Type: 12 oz Bottle Look: 9 Medium golden color, small white head, spotty lacing Smell: 8.5 Banana, apple, cloves, bubble gum Taste: 8 Grape, apple, banana, clove, coriander, pineapple Mouthfeel: 8 Medium dry with medium carbonation Drinkability: 8 This beer kicks it with the 9.5 ABV. I could do another 1 or 2, but newbies should proceed with caution because the booze is well hidden! Overall Score: 8.3 Value: 8.5 Cost/12 oz serving: $ 2.14 Overall Impression: This is a hoppy beer for the style. Not as good as some other American attempts at the style, but good, and would pair nicely with many foods.This baby is bottle conditioned (get it?), so it can get better with age! Save
Reviewed By: Herr Mike Style: Saison State/Country: Massachusetts ABV: 9% Serving Type: 12 oz Bottle Look: 9 Pale gold color, GIGUNDO head, nice lacing Smell: 10 Banana, funky yeast, honey, coriander Taste: 9 Up Front: Fruity, sweet, spicy, slight alcohol Finish: Sweet with a dry spicy finish Mouthfeel: 8 Very effervescent, clean and crisp Drinkability: 8.5 The alcohol is well hidden in this monster. Citizens, proceed with caution! Overall Score: 8.9 Value: 9 Cost/12 oz serving: $ 2.40 Overall Impression: This is a good beer, but, it is bordering on a Tripel style rather than a Saison. If I was rating this beer on style alone, it would have received a lower score. At least it's better than the crappy movie of the same name that came out in 1989!
Reviewed By: Herr Mike Style: Maibock State/Country: Minnesota ABV: 7.1% Serving Type: 12 oz Bottle Look: 8 Hazy orange color, small head, light lacing Smell: 5 Light bread and citrus Taste: 5 Pear, crackers, honey, soggy crackers Mouthfeel: 4 Light and dry. It left a weird taste in my mouth that lingered. Drinkability: 5 I would only drink this again if it was the only choice I had. I had to dump this beer, just sayin”. Overall Score: 5.4 Value: 6 Cost/12 oz serving: $ 1.43 Overall Impression: They should call this beer a Blah-Bock! The beer looked better than it tasted. The only saving grace was that my Dad bought it and I didn't. There are probably worse QCB out there, but right now, I can't think of any.
Reviewed By: Herr Mike Style: IPA State/Country: Colorado ABV: 7.1% Serving Type: 12oz Look: 8 Nice copper color, small head, light sticky lacing Smell: 8 Malty, grassy, oaky, woody Taste: 8.5 Pine, wood, hops, biscuit, melon, vanilla, peppery, slight alcohol Mouthfeel: 8 Medium and slightly sticky Drinkability: 9 It's about a two and through for me Overall Score: 8.3 Value: 8.5 Cost/12 oz serving: $ 2.00 Overall Impression: I like oak aged beers, but I'm a little mixed on this one. Maybe if it was a DIPA I would have liked it a little more. Good. But not great.
Reviewed By: Herr Mike Style: Saison State/Country: Michigan ABV: 7% Serving Type: 12 oz Bottle Look: 8 Cloudy light gold color, medium head, nice lacing Smell: 8 Floral, yeast, wheat, coriander, banana Taste: 8 Banana, bread, lemon, pepper, spice
Mouthfeel: 8 Light carbonation, very clean Drinkability: 8 This is a very refreshing beer on a hot summer day. The alcohol is well hidden. Overall Score: 8 Value: 8.5 Cost/12 oz serving: $ 1.78 Overall Impression: Is this the best Saison? No. But it is a nice refreshing beer, plus, it has a flying monkey like from the Wizard of Oz on the label.
Reviewed By: Herr Mike Style: Saison State/Country: Massachusetts ABV: 6.4 Serving Type: 12 oz Bottle Look: 9 Light golden color, small head, good lacing Smell: 7 Bread, lemon, grass Taste: 7 lemony, has a ginger ale taste to itCrackers, slight pepper on finish Mouthfeel: 8 Light, clean, watery Drinkability: 8 At 6.4 % ABV this is a session beer for sure, just won't be my session. Overall Score: 7.8 Value: 8 Cost/12 oz serving: $ 1.72 Overall Impression: I can't get past the Ginger Ale taste of this beer! There are so many better Sasion's out there and it's just not that great of a beer to me, even though Sam Adams thought otherwise.