Beer Review: Southern Tier Raspberry Porter

Beer: Raspberry Porter
Brewer: Southern Tier Brewing Company
Source:  Draught
Rating: * (5.9 of 10)
Comments:  As the name implies this is a raspberry beer, the aroma and taste are overwhelming.  There’s also a chocolaty flavor  under the raspberry.  And it’s a porter that pours out in a rosy copper-black.  I like raspberry, I like chocolate, and I like porter so this beer gets point for all those things.  On the other hand though, it fails to go beyond the novelty to approach a complex, satisfying beer.

Beer Review: Boddington’s Pub Ale

Beer: Boddington’s Pub Ale
Brewer:  InBev
Source:  Draught
Rating: ** (6.3 of 10)
Comments: A golden bubbly beer with a thick creamy head. I detected a scent of melon and despite being a bitter this beer tasted malty and mellow.  In fact, I thought it tasted rather like a lager  instead of an ale.  The head sustains while drinking, leaving a lot of lacing on the glass.  Not bad.  Very smooth if not too exciting.