Sunday, October 18, 2009

Mom Hefeweizen

Nice golden color, with a nice white lacey head on it. I am getting banana smells, along with malt, and some cloves.

Wow very tasty, the coriander sure comes through in that fruit loop type of taste, body is nice and light. You get a nice hint of bitterness right away, but is well balanced and not over powering. There is a little bit of bitterness at the end, with a little bit of citrus taste.

I really am into this beer, I like hefe's but sometimes they are kind of overpowering. Where as with this one it is nice and light and refreshing with all the little flavors that I enjoy in these beers. Definitely try this one it is a keeper.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Harday's Ale 2008 vintage

This is the 2008 vintage serial number 48050. Kind of a murky red color, with no sort of head on it all.

Has a very fruity nose, with a slight hint of alcohol. Nice thick mouthfeel, with very low carbonation. Wow what lot of flavors going on, where to start. Starts off with a almost grapey like flavor but then slides into a nice licorice taste, like the little black pieces of licorice that you can get in Britain. There is a slight feeling of bitterness from the hops at the end, but very well balanced for such a big beer.

This is a very tasty vintage of this beer, can wait to find another vintage. I have been following this beer through several vintages and they have all been good and all with subtle differences. Anytiem you can find this beer you should pick it up and give it a taste.

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Andean Stout

Well this is a black beer, as in very little light passes through it. Has a nice tan head on it that lasts quite long.

Not really a fruity aroma, all I get is a little coffee and alcohol off of the nose.

Coffee taste right of the first bite, with a earthy type of feel off of it. The body is nice, with a smooth mouthfeel and more carbonation than I would have thought. Bitterness is hidden, but has a slight backing of alcohol in it.

All in all a nice beer, not my favorite example of a stout but tasty never the less.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Captain Sig's Northwestern Ale

Well here we go, I read about this beer in the Rogue newspaper and was excited when I saw it at my local liquor store.

The head is a nice tan color and the beer is a reddish brown, but not very clear.

The aroma is fruity with a nice amount of hoppiness. I also get a slight hint of alcohol off of it .

Low carbonation, and a smooth body. The head is very long lasting on it.

Wow first hit is very hoppy, with a hint of apricot and pine. Sounds weird but that is the first thing I noticed. Once you get through the hops, there is a nice hint of malt.

This beer is a tribute to Sig Hansen and the boat Northwestern, from the show Deadliest Catch. As such portions of proceeds for this beer are going to the Fisherman's Fund.

Tasty beer, quite hoppy for my tastes but still a good beer.