Monthly Archives: December 2011

Brooklyn Brewery – Monster Ale (English Barleywine)

  • 10.80% ABV
  • 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.
  • – Dont buy

Bell’s Brewery, Inc. – Bell’s Special Double Cream Stout (American Stout)

  • 6.10% ABV
  • 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.
  • + Buy again

Panil – Panil Barriquée (Italy Version) – Flanders Red Ale

  • 8.00% ABV
  • 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.
  • + Buy again

Brouwerij De Ranke – De Ranke Père Noël (Belgian Strong Pale Ale)

  • 7.00% ABV
  • 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.
  • + Buy again.

Bell’s Brewery, Inc. – Winter White Ale (Witbier)

  • 5.00% ABV
  • 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…
  • + Buy again.

Lagunitas Brewing Company – Lagunitas Sucks Holiday Ale (American Double)

  • 7.85% ABV
  • 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.
  • + Buy again.

Scuttlebutt Brewing Company – 10 Degrees Below (Weizenbock)

  • 7.40% ABV
  • 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.
  • + Buy again

RJ Rockers Brewing Company – Black Perle (American Black Ale)

  • 9.50% ABV
  • 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.
  • – Dont buy again