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.
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!