Beer: Wahoo White
Brewer: Ballast Point Brewing Company
Source: 12 oz. beers
Rating: **** (8.2 of 10)
Comments: This is a cloudy, straw-colored beer with a bubbly, thin head. The aroma is a fruity spice, while the taste is orange and spice with a malty happiness. This is a spectacular beer with a nicely-balanced, mellow flavor and is a new favorite.
Beer: Organic Strawberry Fruit Beer
Brewer: Samuel Smith Brewery
Source: 500 ml bottle
Rating: No stars (4.7 of 10)
Comments: I’ve been impressed by Samuel Smith’s beers in the past, so I decided to give this unique beer a try. The rosy red color is a pleasant surprise, but the sickly-sweet smell is a big turnoff. Unfortunately, the taste is not much better, falling somewhere in-between a fruit smoothie and cough medicine. I will say that as the beer mellowed in the glass and I took a few more sips, I was able to overcome my initial revulsion, but overall this is not a beer I will try again.
Beer: Allagash Saison Ale
Brewer: Allagash Brewing Company
Rating: **** (8.0 of 10)
Comments: A hazy pale yellow beer with light carbonation, this Farmhouse Ale offers a peppery spice aroma with hints of herb and citrus. The taste is a pleasant balance of spice and citrus which leaves a fruity tingle on the tongue and a yeasty aftertaste. There’s not much of a head or lacing after a few sips. This is a tasty, complex beer.