Sorry for the delay. It's been extremely busy lately, but here are a few brief reviews of beers that Amanda sent me.
The first is her cyser. I'll be completely honest. This is the first cyser I've ever had. It poured a beautiful straw yellow color. It was very clear. It was also purposely not carbed. The nose was certainly of apple. The taste and finish was similar to a sweet Riesling. It was a refreshing beverage.
The second was her dry hopped version of her GOOAAALDEN Sour. Again, sours are not readily available in small town Ohio, but I have had a few. This was everything that you would expect in a sour. It poured a hazy amber color. The Amarillo dry hops added a nice hop aroma that added to the funky nose. The sour was sharp, making it a nice sipping beer for me. It was very good and look forward to trying the the non-dry hopped version soon.
Amanda also supplied me with a bomber of Crane Orange Gose. And of course I deleted the picture from my phone. This is a small local brewery near her. I split this beer with my uncle during a break of building my deck. Very refreshing beer. It was light, with a more than noticeable orange aroma and flavor. Then it had a slightly salty finish.
I will review the other sour after I drink it. She also sent me a bomber of Nebraska Brewing Sexy Betty, which is a RIS that is aged in brandy barrels. This went into my Christmas stash. I'll report back on this around the holidays. I really can't wait to try this one. There's a chance that this might come out during a beer tasting that I'll be hosting later this summer... But I'm not quite sure that I want to share it