Posts Tagged ‘Beer’

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)
Comments:

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.

Beer Review: Jack’s Abby Sunny Ridge

Beer: Sunny Ridge Pilsner
Brewer: Jack’s Abby Brewing
Source: 12 oz bottle
Rating: **** (8.1 of 10)
Comments: A beautiful golden beer full of busy little bubbles. The aroma is grassy and the taste has that pilsner tang of citrus and biscuits.  There’s light lacing on the glass and a light mouthfeel.  Very crisp and refreshing. This is a good interpretation of a classic beer style.

 

Beer Review: Jack’s Abby Cee-Lo

Beer: Cee-Lo
Brewer: Jack’s Abby Brewing
Source: Draft
Rating: ** (6.2 of 10)
Comments:  Although this beer does not seem to exist on the web, I swear that I did quaff a pint at a local pub recently. It’s a golden, clear and bubbly with a thin head. The aroma is a light, bready scent. The taste is sweet and creamy at first followed by bitter hops. There’s a medium mouthfeel and significant lacing on the glass. It’s a good beer and warms as you go.

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