A new style of beer for me (Yay), English Barleywine. Here is the odd thing, I am total Anglophile. No apologies, I just love England. I love everything English except for one thing, their beer. How messed up is that? One of the few things I love more than England is beer and I dont like English beer. Their IPA’s suck, brown ale’s suck and dont get me started on bitters. Any way, I have recently started drinking barleywine’s (American) and I have been loving them. This is my first of the English style and so far I am not impressed. Unlike the American style I am not getting that HUGE malt punch in it, instead I think there is a slight medicinal taste to it. Like medicinal alcohol. The after taste is pretty good but all in all I am cant get past the beginning.
I cant really tell where the passion fruit is in this but I am also having a horrible allergy attack right now so… I can tell that it is pretty smooth with out that crispness you normally expect from a saison. I dunno maybe that is the passion fruit muting it. I like it but it is pretty unremarkable.
I am generally not a fan of stout’s but hot damn! This thing is amazing, I for real am loving it. It is super smooth in a Barry White sense. I am pretty sure that while drinking this I should be making sweet sweet love to M1. Probably on a bear skin rug in front of a fireplace. This isnt like a normal stout, I think it is the double cream part. What ever is going on it works. This is truly an excellent stout.
I have no idea why an Italian brewery would decide to make a Flanders Red but I am glad they did. I like em… I like em real good. Everybody I know thinks I am insane for liking them… But they are wrong, I dont like them… I LOVE THEM. So sour, so delicious. It is like drinking an alcoholic bottle of vinegar. I want to pour it over a plate of fish and french fries and make a totally inebriating meal of awesome.
This has got to be the best Belgian Strong Pale Ale I have ever had and it is a Christmas ale on top of that. For one it seems like they used actual hops in it. For real bittering hops. Like Pale Ale hops. I am astounded, the Belgians finally got something right. M1 likes it too… Strange, I have to believe there is an American in their brewery.
Welp that is a pretty good Wit. I am basically retarded so I still have a hard time distinguishing Wit’s from Heffe’s. Well I guess Wit’s are a little more astringent, not in a bad way. I mean that in good way but honestly Heffe’s are a little bit smoother. What ever! This is a good ass beer that should be served year round. Ya, M1 REALLY loves this and I like it enough to kill a Occupy “WHAT EVER” protester to get another one. Yes that is faint praise and this beer deserves a better proponent… Go fuck yer self…
So I am not sure how this is supposed to be a Holiday Ale, mostly because it doesnt suck ass. Also it doesnt taste like a glass of spiced assholes. This is a strongly malted, with a noticeable punch of hops, tasty brown ale. Yes, I know that makes no sense what so ever. A heavy malt (almost alt) beer that still has a good amount of hops in it? Ridiculous right? WRONG! It works… Try it now. M1 actually said she is going out tomorrow to buy a 6 pack of it before it is gone.
Dustard was kind enough to bring me a growler of this from the brewery so I dont have a pic of the can. Thanks retard!!! Anyway, this is a pretty good beer. It isnt very bitter and there is a taste of pine in it. Kind of earth like I guess. The more I drink it the better it gets.
I normally take 2 to 3 good size tastes of a beer and then write my review. Sometimes, very rarely I will go back and revise my opinion. But most of the time I will have the right opinion straight off. This beer is fucking up my style. I keep drinking it and enjoying it but nothing is bubbling up to the surface. Nothing stands out but I am liking it more and more. Obviously I cant call out anything I particularly enjoy but all in all I am liking it.
This is strange, I cant really wrap my head around what this is supposed to taste like. It is very smooth tasting with a almost sweet taste to it all though not in a shitty Belgian way. Ummm… I dont think I like it and for the ABV I am sure it isnt worth drinking again
Yay porter! No seriously YAY! This here is one damn good porter. It smells and faintly tastes of coffee which normally would turn me off but it works here. Works well indeed. Apparently I am the king of fragmented sentences tonight. What ever, porters are awesome and this is a damn fine one.
Well at least it is from Sweden, that is cool. It is kind of bock tasting, well at least M1 thinks so. I think it is just to spiced for me. And yes I know that is what the style is supposed to taste like. Ehhh, M1 likes it.
Well it is interesting at least. I am not really a fan of Scotch ales or of winter ales and this combines the two. The weird thing is that it actually kind of good. I dont mean I am going to go and buy a 6 pack of them but if I ever have another one I wouldn’t be sad.
I am confused as if this is supposed to be a Black IPA of if it is truly a American Black Ale. Most of the time ABA’s are really just black ass IPA’s with a malt kick where as this is reminds me of a hoppy stout. Normally that would be a criticism but in this case I dont mean it to be. Well if you are going for a Balck IPA this will disappoint but if you are looking for a decent tasting (true to the name I guess) American Black Ale this works. My only complaint is that the ABV is to high to make up for the enjoyment of the taste.