Sunday, April 29, 2012

Freedom Tower

Coming out of the Fulton Street Subway Station

Fraunces Tavern

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Weekend Beer Review!

Will start off with a big one this fine Thursday.... 1) - Kuhnhenn - Braggot - Winter Solstice - 16% - pours a nice amber brown....boy is this sweet! That is a big beer! 2) Widmer Brothers - Raspberry Russian Imperial Stout '12 - 9.3% - Get the coffee and some mild tartness that I guess is the raspberries. They recommend aging this but I am not sure what that would do to the mild fruit flavor. Recommendation...drink fresh! 3) Relic Brewing - Prologue - 5.4% - Freaking tasty beer - Really get the Rye Flavor. I think I got the last bottle at the Brewery and it won't be around till neaxt year. This is so good! 4) Relic Brewing - Fortnight 7.0% - American IPA - A bit maltier than I would care for but well done none the less~! 5) St Arnold - Endeavor - DIPA - Great beer! Done!

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Back from Vacation Beer Review!

Right to it!

1) Cisco Brewers - Island Reserve - Tripel - 9.5% - Banana, cloves and the candied spiciness abound. This is a very good representation of the style.

2) Alpine Beer Co - Mandarin Nectar - 5.2% - Nice wheat ale, very crystal clear with a nice malty nose. Very solid!

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Weekend Beer Review!

1) Founders - Curmudgeons Better Half - 11.9% - Old Ale Brewed with Molasses and aged in maple syrup bourbon barrels (Oh My!) A) Looking directly down in the glass this is a very nice amber brown with a thin head that quickly dissipates. S) Bourbon, Maple and a bit of Vanilla. T) Bourbon is definitely up front, followed by the maple and molasses. Vanilla is also present. There is a nice spiciness as well. M) Very smooth alchohol is very well hidden. O) Great beer....wish I had another!

2) Laguintas New Dog town pale Ale - Very underrated pale ale!

3) Flying Dog - Wildeman Farmhouse IPA - 7.5% - Belgian IPA - The hops aren't really there but the spice is very prevalent. I think this is a Saison.

4) Elysian - Idiot Sauvin IPA - 6.3% - Not sure I am thrilled with this hop at all. A little to oily.

5) Clipper City Brewing - Plank II - Dopplebock 8.5% - I like the beer style but wht=y release this in the spring?

Friday, April 6, 2012

Weekend Beer Review!

1) Same Adams - Longshot Atlt Bier Best of the bunch!

2) Captain Lawrence - Barrel Select Black Ale - 10% Wild Style for sure! The sourness is not overwhelming I like this. Easily obtainable at the brewery.

3) Brasserie De La Sene - 5.2% - Belgian Pale Ale - Collaboration with Allagash. Kind of bitterly hoppy (may be too much so). Pretty tasty though.

4) Cisco Brewers - Island Reserve - Saison Farm House Ale - Man is this nicely tart. Really get the brett taste as well as the oak it was aged in.

5) Voisin - Brasserie des Geants - Saison - 5% - A little malty for the style. Not that good

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Why not early beer review!

1) Sebago Brewing - Elegans Saison - Single Batch series 6.1% - Different take on the style. Brewed with something called pineapple sage (???wtf). A reviewer on BA felt that this would be better released for the summer...I agree.

2) Dogfish Head - Tweason'ale - 6.0% - A gluten free beer! Fairly tasty almost kind of a wine cooler. Nice hint of strawberries and honey. Another summer beer.

3) Cantillon Kriek 100% Lambic - Pours a nice pink cranberry color, head quickly dissipates. Smell is cherries and some sour yeast. Got some serious action going on in the taste...cheeries and the tartness abounds. The mouthfeel is highly carbonated and a total pucker fest. Great beer

4) Saranac - Chocoalte Orange - Robust Porter -9.0% Good beer just don't get the orange taste. Chocolate is there though!

5) Peak Organic - Oak Aged Mocha - 8.4% - Pretty decent beer get the coffee a bit of chocolate and some vanilla from the oak. At 6.99 a bomber, not bad at all!

6)Sam Adams - Longshot 5 Crown Imperial Stout - 8.9% - This 6 pack represents 3 winners of a homebrew contest. This is a pretty decent stout a little hop forward, mix in a bit of chocolate and cofee. Damn fine effort by a home brewer!

7) Sam Adams - Longshot - A Dark Night in Munich 5.9% - A nice Dunkel Lager. Well done again!

Sunday, April 1, 2012