Reviewed By: Herr Mike Style: Imperial Witbier State/Country: Massachusetts ABV: 10.3 Serving Type: 12 oz Look: 9 Hazy orange color, medium head, sticky lacing Smell: 8 Orange, clove, malt, booze Taste: 9 Up Front: Citrus, clove, banana, bread Finish: Bitter, malty and then a little alcohol Mouthfeel: 8 Creamy Drinkability: 9 Even at 10 plus ABV this beer goes down easy! Overall Score: 8.6 Value: 9 Cost/12 oz serving: $2.50 Overall Impression: This beer tastes good, but it's not on point as far as style goes. It scored high because I liked the taste, but if it was for style points alone, it would have scored lower. This girl wouldn't win the beauty pageant, but I would still jump her bones! LOL!
Reviewed By: Herr Mike Style: Heller Bock ABV: 6.4% Serving Type: 12 oz Bottle Look: 8 Med golden color, very effervescent , nice head that dissipates quickly, light lacing Smell: 7 Yeasty, floral and slightly hoppy Taste: 8 Up Front: Dry, peppery, spicy Finish: slightly sweet, bready aftertaste
Mouthfeel: 7 Light, almost like champagne,
Drinkability: 9 Slightly high for a session beer, but it is easy to drink Overall Score: 7.9 Value: 8 Cost/12 oz serving: $1.52 Overall Impression: Heller Bock is a good transition beer from winter to spring, and would be a good "starter" QCB (Quality Craft Beer) because of its pilsner like characteristics. It would also pair nicely with many foods because it's not overpowering.
Reviewed By: Herr Mike Style: Belgian Pale Ale State/Country: Illinois ABV: 7% Serving Type: 12 oz Look: 9 Hazy orange color, creamy off white head that dissipates quick, light lacing Smell: 8 Faint smell of funky yeast, coriander, pear Taste: 9 Green apple, pear, coriander, pepper, bread, nutty, hoppy, tart Mouthfeel: 9 Medium with a little carbonation Drinkability: 9 Very refined and balanced. It was exciting to drink. Overall Score: 8.8 Value: 8 Cost/12 oz serving: $ 2.75 Overall Impression: This is a very classy beer! It was like being on a date with a sophisticated woman that I wanted to get to know better. I will waltz with Matilda anytime!
Reviewed By: Herr Mike Style: Belgian Pale Ale State/Country: California ABV: 7% Serving Type: 12 oz Look: 9 Golden color, OH MY ME! The head in my tulip glass is ridiculously BIG and pillowy! , fluffy clingy lacing Smell: 8.5 Bubble gum, funky barnyard Brett, banana, clove, apple Taste: 8.5 Fruity, earthy, medicinal, apple, clove, woody, bready, tart Mouthfeel: 8 Medium and dry Drinkability: 8.5 If you like the funky Brettanomyces yeast, this beer is for you! I could do about two as a change of pace. Overall Score: 8.5 Value: 9 Cost/12 oz serving: $2.50 Overall Impression: I love Brett (in a non gay way of course) so I'm always excited to drink these beers! Some people will hate it, but that's why there are so many styles. You done good in my book Green Flash!
Reviewed By: Herr Mike Style: Belgian Strong Ale State/Country: Canada ABV: 9% Serving Type: 12 oz Look: 8 Golden color, very little head (from decanting), sparse lacing Smell: 8.5 Cotton candy, lemon, yeast, clove, banana Taste: 9 Cereal, apple, citrus, spice, honey, hoppy with a little sweetness on the back end Mouthfeel: 8 Light & dry Drinkability: 9 This is a very tasty brew with little alcohol present. Be careful Overall Score: 8.5 Value: 8.5 Cost/12 oz serving: $ 2.49 Overall Impression: Another Belgian winner from this Canadian brewery! Complex, but very easy (maybe too easy), to drink! YES! I'll have another!
Reviewed By: Herr Mike Style: Baltic Porter/IPA State/Country: Massachusetts ABV: 7.6% Serving Type: 12 oz Look: 9 Deep copper color, pillowy off white head, clingy lacing Smell: 8 Faint sweetness from the malts Taste: 8.5 Chocolate, caramel, grass, coffee, pine, biscuit, toffee, pepper Mouthfeel: 8 Light & slightly chewy Drinkability: 9 A nice brew to quaff on a rainy day! (Oh look! It's raining outside!) I could do another one PLEASE! Overall Score: 8.5 Value: 9 Cost/12 oz serving: $1.42 Overall Impression: This is a love child of two different styles and I must say this kid taste pretty good! It tastes a lot like Strong Ale to me. Not to hoppy to be called an IPA, but the beer is nicely balanced and it was very enjoyable to drink.
Reviewed By: Herr Mike Style: American Strong Ale State/Country: California ABV: 7.8% Serving Type: 22 oz Look: 9 Ruby red color, tan head that dissipates fast, light lacing Smell: 9 Earthy, pine, chocolate Taste: 9 Chocolate, dark fruits, malt, caramel, slight alcohol
Mouthfeel: 8 Creamy Drinkability: 8.5 I had no problem drinking the bomber by myself. This was nice to have a on a chilly night Overall Score: 8.7 Value: 8 Cost/12 oz serving: $2.67 Overall Impression: WTF? I finished the bottle already? This is another good one from Lagunitas. I think I've recovered enough to go get another bottle!
Reviewed By: Herr Mike Style: IPA State/Country: California ABV: 7.5% Serving Type: 12 oz Look: 8 Light amber color, head dissipates quickly, light lacing Smell: 8 Citrus, pine, floral, cereal Taste: 9 Lemon, apricot, pineapple,sweet candy, toasty bread, pepper Mouthfeel: 8 Medium with medium carbonation Drinkability: 9 I could go a few rounds with this one Overall Score: 8.4 Value: 9 Cost/12 oz serving: $1.77 Overall Impression: This is a solid IPA! Well balanced with a very long finish. There are only a few IPA's I would drink over this one. Well done!
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.