Reviewed By: Herr Mike Style: Fruit/IPA State/Country: Delaware ABV: 7% Serving Type: 12 oz Look: 9 Medium amber color, medium of white head, very sticky lacing Smell: 8 Floral, grassy, dried fruit Taste: 8 Floral, grass, pine, tart fruitiness, malty, bread, honey, pepper Mouthfeel: 7 Dry with slight carbonation Drinkability: 7 I good summer beer, but I'm out after about two Overall Score: 7.8 Value: 8 Cost/12 oz serving: $2.50 Overall Impression: This is a weird beer for me. I had it a few years ago and I hated it! I heard that one year DFH had a subpar batch go out, so I figured I'd give it another go. Not my favorite DFH beer, taste more like a Pale Ale to me than an IPA. It was better this time for me and I would drink this over many other beers in this style.
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.
Mouthfeel: 8 Medium with medium carbonation Drinkability: 9 YOWZA! So much going on! If it wasn't for the high ABV, I could drink this all day! Overall Score: 8.6 Value: 8 Cost/12 oz serving: $2.63 Overall Impression: This one goes on the “Mikey Likey List” for sure! A nice hoppy punch in the face with a sweet malty backbone makes this one a winner!
Reviewed By: Herr Mike Style: Flanders Red Ale State/Country: NJ ABV: 5% Serving Type: 750 ml Look: 9 Dark crimson red, head dissipates in seconds, no lacing Smell: 8 Cherries, vinegar, oak, brown sugar, vanilla Taste: 8 Mild cherry tartness, slight oak, vanilla, apple, almost a grape taste and pie crustiness Mouthfeel: 7 Light and dry Drinkability: 8 After a few sips, it was like drinking a light port wine. I had fun hanging with FRED! Overall Score: 8 Value: 7 Cost/12 oz serving: $20 for the bottle Overall Impression: Not being a fan of sour beers, I must say that this beer was quite tasty! The beer was cellared for about 18 months, so it had some time to mellow, which was probably a good thing for me! It wasn't a pucker implosion for my face and the beer had more red wine characteristics going for it.