Beer: Game Of Thrones: Three-Eyed Raven
Brewer: Brewery Ommegang
Source: 750ml bottles
Rating: *** (6.6 of 10)
Comments: This is a Game of Thrones themed beer so there was a chance that drinking it would lead to choking, convulsions, and turning a deep shade of purple, but luckily that didn’t happen. I actually found the beer to be somewhat bland. It pours out a near black color with a thick head. The nose is floral with hay, and the flavor is sweet with a bitter chocolate. It’s not bad, just seems too tame for the story it’s tying into.
Brewer: Night Shift Brewing
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: Red Barn Ale
Brewer: The Lost Abbey
Source: 1 pint, 9.4 fluid oz bottle
Rating: ** (6.7 of 10)
Comments: A golden, bubbly beer with an apricot aroma, and the flavor of a bread roll and spices with a grapefruit aftertaste. There are clumps of lacing on the glass with a medium mouthfeel. Not a flavor to my taste but the effort to make a balanced beer is evident
Beer: Smuttynose Hayseed
Brewer: Smuttynose Brewing Company
Source: 12 oz. bottle
Rating: ** (6.7 of 10)
Comments: This beer is a trip to the farm in a bottle. The beer pours out golden with a matrix of tiny bubbles. The aroma is sweet timothy and the flavor is a subtle blend of grass and pepper. There’s minimal lacing on the glass and a light mouthfeel.
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.
Beer: Sgt. Pepper
Brewer: Cambridge Brewing Company
Source: 22 oz, bottle
Rating: **** (8.1 of 10)
Comments: Spicy and unique, this beer pours out golden with effervescence and a thin head. The scent is spicy & yeasty and the flavor is a peppercorn spice balanced with a caramel malt. I found it went well with a vegetable soup and quesadillas.
Beer: Transcendence American Farmhouse Ale
Brewer: Enlightenment Ales
Source: 22 oz.
Rating: * (5.1 of 10)
Some people like hops. Some people like grapefruit. Some people do bitter. This beer is for them.
It is not, however, for me