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The taste wasn't complex, but it did have more to offer than your regular American lager. I experienced sweet malt in the front and middle. In the back end, I was hit with this lemony/salty flavor that surprisingly wasn't off putting. This was light to medium body with a thin watery texture. Carbonation feel was soft that went well with the lemony finish.

All in all, this was a pretty decent beer. For around six dollars a six pack, you really can do worse. I definitely see myself buying a 6-12 pack of this and watching a sporting event or busting it out for a tailgate.


For those people that have had tried it, What do you think of this lager?

The Pub / Re: Which sport do you enjoy drinking beer to the most?(Poll)
« on: August 17, 2011, 08:25:09 PM »
I watch all the major sports, but for me it is football.  For some reason, I find basketball the least enjoyable sport to drink a beer to... I don't know why, maybe it's the pace of the game.

One thing is clear though, everybody is excited about football.  Looks like I'll be drinking more than usual this football season(Niners and Gators fan :(   )

The Pub / Which sport do you enjoy drinking beer to the most?(Poll)
« on: August 11, 2011, 12:43:01 AM »
I was just curious if you guys like drinking beer to a particular sport more than another.

For me, the perfect sport to drink beer to is football.

What about you and why?

Awesome story Mr. Aventinus.  Enjoyed all the pics.  Love the fact that you documented it..

This had a little bit of everything. The dominant aroma was banana and wheat. Also had hints of sweet grape and cloves. A slight alcohol smell that went well with the grape.
Sweet caramel and banana up front. Finished off with a spicy flavor.
This is one of my favorite beers. Just checked the BA guidelines and this weizenbock is spot on..

Have you guys tried their Weizen-Eisbock?

Commercial Beer Reviews / Re: Dogfish Head Indian Brown Ale
« on: July 31, 2011, 08:49:43 PM »
DFH India Brown Ale is too strong and hoppy to be an example of American Brown Ale according to the BJCP or Brewers Association guidelines. It's what gets called a Strong Brown Ale or Imperial/Double Brown Ale.

And, if there was a BJCP category for it, it would probably be first on the list of commercial examples. It's an excellent beer.

For me it wasn't too strong and hoppy.  I got a nice mellow hop out of this one.

OT: Man the BA guidelines are a great source.  Any other guidelines you recommend?

Commercial Beer Reviews / Re: Golden Pheasant (Zlaty Bazant)
« on: July 31, 2011, 08:37:56 PM »
A pretty good pilsener, but it lost some points with me because it lacked a dry/crisp finish.

A well made Bohemian Pilsner can be a big creamier and less crisp than German pilsners. Also, like all beers with a strong flavor/aroma hop profile, Pilsners don't age well, so that might be affecting your perceptions as well. Ideally, you want your Pilsners to be brewery fresh; most imported Pilsners are a shadow of their former selves.

In general, What's your go to pilsener?  I personally like Warsteiner's pilsener.

Jever Pils on draught, since it's the crispest and driest of the German pilsners and imported draught beer tends to be in better condition than bottled.

For bottled beer, Victory Prima Pils, Sly Fox Pikeland Pils (in cans) and Brooklyn Pils are all excellent. When I can get it, I also like the Gordon Biersch Bohemian Pilsner.

Thanks for the info Thomas.  Also, I appreciate you listing the bottled beers you like in this style..

Commercial Beer Reviews / Re: Golden Pheasant (Zlaty Bazant)
« on: July 27, 2011, 05:24:09 PM »
I'll try out the pilsners you guys recommended.  Thanks for the suggestions.

Commercial Beer Reviews / Golden Pheasant (Zlaty Bazant)
« on: July 21, 2011, 10:38:34 PM »
Appearance: A nice clear golden body with a 2 finger head. The beer produced a frothy white color.  Little retention.
Aroma:Aroma was faint overall.  A hint of sweet malt and grassy notes. 
Taste: A sweet acidic taste in the front which faded away towards the middle.  You are later hit it a spicy citrus bitterness that is moderate. Didn't like the mouth feel on this one. It had a watery/creamery feel that didn't go well with this style of beer.

A pretty good pilsener, but it lost some points with me because it lacked a dry/crisp finish.


In general, What's your go to pilsener?  I personally like Warsteiner's pilsener.

Commercial Beer Reviews / Re: Dogfish Head Squall IPA
« on: July 21, 2011, 09:35:41 PM »
I tasted a squall and a regular 90 minute back to back this weekend. As much as I love the regular, the Squall just blows it away.
Hard to believe what a little bit of bottle conditioning can do to a beer. Yum!

Very True.

Commercial Beer Reviews / Dogfish Head Squall IPA
« on: July 14, 2011, 02:32:45 PM »

Appearance:Poured a hazy orange color with little head in a big brandy snifter. The head was light tan that didn't last very long.
Aroma: Dominant smell was orange. I also got hints of pine and perfume like aroma.
Taste: Mild bitterness with a grapefruit bite in the front and middle. It finished off with a malty caramel taste. There was a lot of other stuff going on in this taste that I couldn't pinpoint.
Overall: 90/100

For those who have tried this, Did you like it?

Commercial Beer Reviews / Southern Tier Mokah
« on: July 04, 2011, 06:27:51 PM »

Appearance: Pitch black body with a minimal head in the brandy snifter. Head color was light brown.

Aroma: This was a fantastic smelling beer. Got a lot of dark chocolate and and hints of caramel malts. For the most part, it smelled like a mocha!

Taste: Bittersweet chocolate in the front. Mild bitterness in the middle and back end which was complimented with slight malty caramel taste. Finish had some alcohol present, but wasn't off putting.

Overall: Just a great imperial stout. I wish it had a little more coffee in the taste, but I maybe getting a little picky there...

Commercial Beer Reviews / Re: Duff beer!
« on: July 04, 2011, 06:26:23 PM »
Awesome! This reminds me...I need to catch up on my Simpsons.

Commercial Beer Reviews / Southern Tier IPA
« on: June 26, 2011, 06:48:25 PM »
The aroma was the  best part of the beer in my opinion. I got a ginger like aroma with some grapefruit notes. Over-all a good hoppy smell. 

In the front end I got a lot of citrus. Towards the middle the bitterness invited itself. The finish had a grapefruit bite with a subdued bitterness taste. For 7.3%, I didn't smell or taste the alcohol.

For the most part, a very drinkable and enjoyable IPA. I wish it was a lot more hoppier in the taste.


Commercial Beer Reviews / Sierra Nevada Bigfoot Ale 2011
« on: June 19, 2011, 10:47:27 PM »
I just reviewed this. From start to finish, I loved this beer. The way the bitterness blended with the sweet caramel taste was amazing.

Video Review:

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