Beer Review: Samuel Smith’s Organically Produced Lager Beer

Beer: Samuel Smith’s Organically Produced Lager Beer
Brewer: Samuel Smith
Source:  550 ml. bottle
Rating: *** (7.3 of 10)

Comments:  Note to American commercial breweries:  this is what lager is supposed to taste like!  This is a golden beer with a lot of bubbles and a thick head (although the latter disipates rather quickly).  It’s a well-balanced taste with a doughy flavor and a hint of apples. It’s a nice smooth beer I could drink a lot of if I could afford it.

Beer Review: Weihenstephaner Korbinian

Beer: Weihenstephaner Korbinian
Brewer: Weihenstephaner
Source:  One pint, 0.9 fl. oz. bottle
Rating: *** (7.6 of 10)
Comments: This doppelbock beer  has a caramel brown color, a thick head, and lots of carbonation.  In other words it looks sort of like a glass of Coke.  But the taste, … ah, there’s a world of difference.  It is a sweet beer with a burnt sugar or molasses strap cookie flavor with a nice warm aftertaste.  Has a sticky mouthfeel, but not unpleasant.  All told, this is a gooooood beer!