My friend Brian recently observed that I’ve been reviewing more books and fewer beers since becoming a parent. Indeed, one of my goals for this blog was to sample and review new beers, but I didn’t get too many reviews up (although I did drink the beer). Nor did I accomplish my goal of putting my old list of beer reviews online.
I rate beers by awarding points for their appearance, aroma, taste, how they look after a few sips, and overall quality on a ten point scale. Any beer that earns 5 or more points is worth trying again and I rank these with one to five stars. Any beers below five points are on a descending spiral of badness. I tend to screen out bad beers ahead of time so I don’t get many no star beers. Sadly though, I’ve not encountered many Five Star beers this year either.
Here’s a handy chart of all the beers reviewed in 2007:
- 7.9 Éphémère
- 7.3 Grimbergen Abbey Ale
- 7.1 Peak Organic Nut Brown Ale
- 7 Mount Desert Island Ginger Wheat
- 6.9 Stone Old Guardian Barley Wine
- 6.9 Long Trail Blackberry Wheat
- 6.9 Sea Dog Brewing Co. Apricot Wheat Beer
- 6.9 Long Trail Double Bag Ale
- 6.7 Negro Modelo
- 6.7 Blue Moon Spring Ale
- 6.4 Ommegang Abbey Dubbel
- 6.2 La Fin Du Monde
- 6.0 Narragansett Beer
May 2008 be a good year for beer!