Monthly Archives: March 2011

Coors Brewing Company – Blue Moon Spring Blonde Wheat Ale (American Pale Wheat Ale)

  • 5.40% ABV
  • Well I have had 4 Latitudes before drinking this beer so I cant really cant tell what it is supposed to taste like, but… I am fairly sure it is a run of the mill APWA and I am not saying that just because it is Coors. M1 and I were drinking this shit before Coors bought them and while I have never been a big fan of Blue Moon, M1 has always liked them and she still does. Either way I cant really get into this beer. M1 likes it tho…
  • + Buy for M1

Terrapin Beer Company – Hop Karma (American Brown Ale)

  • 6.00% ABV
  • I love strange ass beers like this. Who would have guessed that combining a brown ale with an IPA would be a good idea? Thank god Terrapin did because this is a pretty good beer. I mean you can kind of guess what it is going to taste like but it is a little more complex than that. The malts and hops pretty much work together instead of malts in the front and hops at the end.
  • + Buy again

Black Sheep Brewery PLC – Monty Python’s Holy Grail Ale (English Pale Ale)

  • 4.70% ABV
  • You know just because you are using a gimmic to sell your beer doesnt mean you get of the hook if that beer sucks. I mean I love Monty Python as much as any one… The first time I saw the Holy Grail I almost had to go to the hospital because I laughed so hard I had a massive asthma attack (true story). Dont use my cherished memories to sell your ass tasting ale. This isnt shitastic but there is no way I ever want to try another one.
  • – Dont buy

Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan – Weihenstephaner Hefeweissbier (Hefeweizen)

  • 5.40% ABV
  • I guess I am an idiot but I dont really like this hefe. HERESY!!! Ya I know, this is supposed to be one of the best hefe’s in the world but I am not sticking with the flock. It tastes way to buttery – smooth. And I am not shitting on it just because it isnt an IPA. It is missing that slight citrus quality that I am so used to… MAybe it is a German thing, I dont know.
  • – Dont buy

Yards Brewing Company – Philadelphia Pale Ale (American Pale Ale)

  • 4.30% ABV
  • I dont understand, Yards is supposed to be an awesome brewery and so far I havnt really liked anything from them. This is a perfect example of what I am talking about. This is supposed to be an American Pale Ale, and while I dont claim to be a beer expert I do think I know what an APA should taste like. Shit I have drank enough of them my blood probably tastes like em… Shit, it isnt horrible and by no means would I even think about pouring it out but it isnt a very good APA. M1 thinks that most pale ales taste like grapefruit, she thinks this one tastes like a pink grapefruit if that means anything to you.
  • – Dont buy

The Flyers suck…

Stieglbrauerei zu Salzburg GmbH – Stiegl Pils (German Pilsener)

  • 4.90% ABV
  • I expected better but I think that is because I have so crazy idea what a Pilsner is supposed to taste like. Most of the Pils I have bought have been kind of disappointing. I mean it isnt bad and I will take it over a Coors but that really isnt a compliment. It is from Austria which makes it hurt a little more, I expect more from them
  • – Dont buy

Stoudts Brewing Company – Stoudts American Pale Ale (American Pale Ale)

  • 5.00% ABV
  • This is the most bitter malty beer ever. I know that makes no sense but bear with me. After pouring it and before tasting it all I could smell were malts, big ole nose full of malts. That kind of tricked my mouth because at first taste all I could pick up on where malts… After a couple more sips, I was like “Hey there are some hops in here”. And about half way through the bottle everything balanced out. Basically this is a very strange yet enjoyable beer. I am not sure what mood I would need to be in to go hunt one down (maybe with a meal?) but I do like it.
  • + Buy again

Lao Brewery Company – Beerlao Lager (Euro Pale Lager)

  • 4.90% ABV
  • Wow this really tastes like poop. I mean I have had worse beers, hell I have brewed worse tasting beers but this is pretty bad. It has a really bad after taste and smells like institutional hand soap. The totally cool thing that all most makes up for the taste is that fact that it is brewed in Laos and it isnt an American Adjunct.
  • – Dont buy