Posts Tagged ‘Beer’

Beer Review: Post Road Pumpkin Ale

BeerPost Road Pumpkin Ale
Brewer: Brooklyn Brewery
Source: 12 oz. bottle
Rating: *** (7.5 of 10)
Comments: This bubbly amber-colored beer with a thick head smells of cinnamon spice, and has an appropriately sweet pumpkin flavor up front with a bitter aftertaste.  There’s light lacing, bit of a lingering head, and a light mouthfeel.  Definitely a pumpkin delight for the season.

 Beer Review: Paulaner Oktoberfest 

Beer:  Oktoberfest Bier
BrewerPaulaner Brauerei GmbH & Co. 
Source: Draft, in a beer stein
Rating: ** (6.3 of 10)
Comments: I quaffed a stein of this seasonal beer, which is copper in color with lots of bubbles and a thin head.  It offers a mild, grainy aroma and has a nice graham cracker flavor with a hint of honey followed by an acidic aftertaste.  Nice lacing on the glass.  This is your basic Oktoberfest Märzen and good for the occasion.



Beer Review: Cambridge Brewing Bo-Steam-Ian Lager

Beer: Bo-Steam-ian Lager
Brewer: Cambridge Brewing Company
Source: Draft
Rating: *** (7.6 of 10)
Comments: An interesting blend of beers bringing together the Czech pilsner with the California-style steam beer.  The beer has a rich golden color with a bit of haziness, but not much head. The aroma is an earthy bread crust.  The taste is reminiscent of sweet pasty but with a spicy, fruity tang. There’s just enough hops bitterness for balance, but not enough to overwhelm the beer. The beer has a medium mouthfeel and leaves behind a light lacing.  This is a well-crafted and tasty experiment.

Beer Review: Berkshire Hoosac Tunnel Amber

Beer: Hoosac Tunnel Amber
Brewer: Berkshire Brewing Company
Source: Draft
Rating: *** (7.1 of 10)

This amber ale is a comforting cloudy copper brown. The aromas include a biscuit scent with hints of fruit.  The taste is bready with a peppery finish and a sweet caramel aftertaste.  It’s a well-balanced brew that fills the mouth with flavor.  My kind of beer.

Beer Review: Night Shift Belafonte

Beer: Belafonte
BrewerNight Shift Brewing
Source: Draft
Rating: *** (7 of 10)
Comments: A hazy orange beer, with very little head.  The aroma is citrus fruit with a bit of earthy yeast.  The taste is tangy with spiciness and pepper flavor, balanced with sweet toffee.  The mouthfeel is light.  Overall this beer has a nice farmhouse aura to it.

Beer Review: Jack’s Abby Leisure Time

Beer: Leisure Time Lager
Brewer: Jack’s Abby Brewing
Source: 12 oz. bottle
Rating: ** (6.8 of 10)
Comments: This beer poured out is golden in color with a cloud hanging in the upper part of the glass resembling a jellyfish.  The aroma is a strong lemon citrus.   Flavor is a mix of bready sweetness, lemon, and spice.  The flavors are subtly bordering on bland.  It’s a pretty beer, good but basic.

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Beer Review: Von Trapp Golden Helles

Beer: Golden Helles
Brewer: von Trapp Brewing
Source: 12 oz bottle
Rating: **** (8.1 of 10)
Comments: The helles are alive with the sound of music! This Austrian-style lager pours out with a golden effervescence and a finger-width head.  The aroma is fresh-mown grass.  The taste is sweet and bready with a spicy tang.  Mouthfeel is medium, and over this beer is smooth and quaffable.  This is my new favorite summer beer.


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