Tuesday, November 8, 2016
November, 2016 Brewery Review
So in running through their beers, there were four main candidates. Each was very different from the other and I would argue that these are the best four they had out of the 9 or 10 they had on tap. So here they are below on a scale of sip, sample, half pint, and full glass (not displaying their branded names).
Sip - Porter: Not my favorite breed in general, but among those who do prefer the more coffee or chocolate-centric flavors, this is the one for them. Having tried it I would say that it is not too heavy on either flavor and is fairly light as it goes down. This is what I would recommend for staying in near a fire during a snowstorm. 3.2/5
Sample - Rye IPA: In general I drink a fair amount of IPAs, but I prefer those more with a floral flavor versus the very bitter. This was not too bitter, which can be common with rye types, but it did have a nice floral finish. This is a summer and early fall drink right here for me. 3.5/5
Half Pint - Belgian Triple: Do you like sledgehammers? Because this is a sledgehammer. Most people will only need one glass of this before they have to hail a taxi to get home. Still, it had a great taste with a great spice mix, and it was light going down. I have to say I would have drank more of this, had I not known it was a trap with its 10% alcohol (A. By Volume) content. 4.2/5
Full Glass - Kvass: This is a sour beer, so if you don't like sour beers then quit right now. I love sour beers, even though they are hard to find. Kvass is an Eastern European style drink, which has morphed here into a beer. Typically low in ABV (normally kvass is 0.5-1% ABV, this one is 3.5%), this sour is loaded with flavor. This is my top by far and the one I would most consistently return to. 4.8/5
Happy / Hoppy Voting!
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