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.
Reviewed By: Herr Mike Style: Imperial/Double IPA State/Country: New York ABV: 9.1% Serving Type: 12oz Can Look: 10 Beautiful deep orange color, nice lingering head, sticky lacing, sexy! Smell: 9 Sweet fruits, toasted malt, not a very strong aroma Taste: 9 Sweet malts, caramel, toast, a little earthy, pine, citrus, floral Mouthfeel: 9 Medium stickiness and carbonation Drinkability: 10 The beer is solid and delivers...wait for it...on point! Overall Score: 9.4 Value: 9 Cost/12 oz serving: $ 2.50 Overall Impression: This is another winner from Sixpoint and delivers big on flavor with little alcohol present, so watch how you quaff!
Reviewed By: Herr Mike Style: Witbier State/Country: Maine ABV: 5.5% Serving Type: 12 oz Bottle Look: 8 Straw color, thick white head, sticky lacing Smell: 8 Banana, citrus, coriander, apple Taste: 8.5 Lemon, bread, grass, pepper, banana,
Mouthfeel: 7.5 Thin, effervescent, clean Drinkability: 9 Easy to quaff. Maybe too easy. Overall Score: 8.2 Value: 8.5 Cost/12 oz serving: $ 2.67 Overall Impression: This was one of the first American Wits I ever drank when I was a wee lad. It was awesome then and after all these years it still is. A must try if you like the style.
Reviewed By: Herr Mike Style: Saison State/Country: Colorado ABV: 7.3 Serving Type: 12 oz Bottle Look: 8 Cloudy golden color, small head, nice lacing Smell: 8 Fruity, funky, cloves, banana, coriander Taste: 9.5 Citrus, grass, sweet, slightly tart, fruity, spicy, bready Mouthfeel: 8 Clean and lightly carbonated Drinkability: 9 A funky farmhouse quaffer for me! You don't taste the alcohol in this girl! Definitely a thirst quencher! Overall Score: 8.5 Value: 8 Cost/12 oz serving: $ 2.32 Overall Impression: I would smack lips with Colette anytime! Not tops for the style, but it is worth a taste if you have the greenback!
Reviewed By: Herr Mike Style: Dunkler Bock State/Country: Pennsylvania ABV: 5.1% Serving Type: 12 oz Bottle Look: 8 Medium amber color, big fluffy head, light lacing Smell: 7 Slight malt, sweet, yeast Taste: 6 Up Front: Malt, caramel, soda Finish: brown sugar, bread Mouthfeel: 6 Slight sweetness and dry Drinkability: 6 Its low ABV makes it a session beer. Just make sure I'm not drinking in on that session! Just kidding! I'll drink with anyone! Overall Score: 6.6 Value: 9
Cost/12 oz serving: $ 1.25 Overall Impression: Yuengling is America's oldest brewery and they have been around 180 years, so I have a lot of respect for the brewery itself, it just is a weak beer for the style. Just not for me. But someone who is on a tight budget may consider this beer before moving up the ladder to Doublebocks!
Light notes of citrus, bread and honey Taste: 9 Grapefruit, malt, caramel, pine , tangerine, bread, pepper, honey Mouthfeel: 8 Medium, clean with medium carbonation Drinkability: 9 Good quaffer on a hot summer day! I had this on hand pump once, and it was aweSOME! Overall Score: 8.6 Value: 10 Cost/12 oz serving: $ 1.60 Overall Impression: This is one of my “Go to” beers because it's readily available in my area! It's not as hoppy as a west coast IPA, but it's a good starter beer for people new to the style.
Reviewed By: Herr Mike Style: Abbey Tripel State/Country: Belgium ABV: 10% Serving Type: 11.2 oz Bottle Look: 10 Med orange color, big fluffy head, beautiful sticky lacing that won't quit! Smell: 9 You can smell the alcohol, banana, cloves, and apple Taste: 9 Up Front: Spicy, tart, apple, slight hops Finish: alcohol, pepper and ginger snaps Mouthfeel: 8.5 A little tingly and dry Drinkability: 9.5 I love my abbey ales! This one definitely delivers the “Belgian Buzz” Overall Score: 9.2 Value: 8 Cost/12 oz serving: $ 3.48 Overall Impression: Oh! Did I mention I love abbey ales? It's a little pricey, but worth it! I love the price I paid.....nothing! It was a gift from me folks!....just sayin'