Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Framboise Lambic

Beautiful dark red color, with a nice lacey head. The aroma is tons of raspberry, with a hint of sourness. Smells like you are out in the raspberry patch. Hmm apparently the wife likes it lol.

Again a medium body with a medium carbonation, nice mouthfeel to it. The first thing to hit you is the sweetness, with a twinge of sourness thrown in there. At the end once the raspberry and sourness has left, you get a nice taste of the malt, which I really enjoy cause it validates the beer

This is a nice beer, but for me it is a little too sweet. It does still have the lambic sourness which is nice to see. The wife really likes this one, in fact she is asking me where I got it. LOL I guess I found something I can get for here next time I hit the beer store.

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Tree Brewing
Raspberry Porter

Very dark brown, with a hint of red in there. Did have a nice brown head to start with but it left quickly.

The aroma is chocolaty with a hint of raspberry, there also is a hint of sweetness. I also smell almost like a hazelnut coffee smell. Mouthfeel, is crisp with a medium/full body.

Taste is very yummy, raspberry is right at the front but the dark malt comes through very nicely. Very well balanced with no residual sweetness, or over powering bitterness.

I like this beer it is very nice to drink, not heavy at all, and very tasty. Maybe not suited for someone who isn't into darker beer, or beers with flavor (lol). But then again people who are reading this blog are more interested in tasting good beer, so I say give this one a try if you can find it. Too bad it is a limited edition.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Younger's Special Bitter pt 2

Alrighty lets try this again, I went back down to Vines on Riverbend and explained to them about what happened with the last beer. The nice folks down there gave me a fresh bottle for free, good to see customer service is alive and well. Also I was contacted by Rogue and they showed quite a bit of concern for this problem and thanked me for letting them know.

On to the tasting, nice white lacy head with a nice apricot color, still seems a little cloudy to me. I get a nice malty nose in the aroma, with a hint of fruitiness.

Nice amount of body in the mouthfeel, very crisp on the tongue. First taste that hits is not what I thought, I was hoping for malt but I got more of an alcohol and hoppiness taste. Second sip gave me the maltiness that i was looking for with a nice finish of bitterness at the end.

All and all very enjoyable beer, I am glad that I got a second chance at the beer, I say giver a try you won't be disappointed.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Innis & Gunn

Golden color, with a hint of orange in the color. Aroma is a nice oak smell, with a hint of yeast. Plus there is a nice fruitiness to the aroma.

The body is medium, first sip gives me a a taste of oak and follows with a candy taste, vanilla like. The hops are very well balanced, they don't take over, as well the malt doesn't take over. It is all about the flavors picked up by the beer while in barrel.

Very tasty beer, quite nice to drink. Not over powering at all, very much different from their regular beer. I find it easier to drink then their standard beer.

Monday, September 7, 2009

Younger's Special Bitter

Nice orange copper color, problem is there is a slight haze. Aroma is fruity, but there is a hint of diacetyl. Head is lacey and tan colored.

Crisp on the tongue, with a decent mouthfeel, not heavy and not light. Slight hint of cotton candy in the flavor, then the hops take over, the bitterness seems to envelope the tongue.

Not sure but I think that the bottle I have gotten might be off or contaminated. Reasons I believe this is when I first opened the bottle I had a gyser, then it is cloudy. Also there is the diacetyl present in the aroma and in the taste. I am sure this is a good beer and the one I got is just off. Oh well.

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Howe Sound Brewing
Rail Ale Nut Brown

Dark chestnut in color, with a tight tan head on it. Fruity yet nutty aroma, with a subtle hint of alcohol.

Medium body, with a low mount of carbonation on the tongue. Coats the tongue nicely, as it goes down.

My first sip was a little smoky with a subtle hint of hops at the front. Very smooth with no alcohol bite to it. The bottle claims a licorice hints, and yes I can agree. Took me a little bit to find them but yah I can taste it now.

Very tasty beer, only problem is the bottle I bought is 1L and I have no one else to drink it with me. Oh well it is easy to drink a big bottle of beer when it tastes this good, so I think I`ll survive.

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Mocha Porter

Nice tan head, black through and through. Definitely has a mocha nose, nice hint of chocolate.

Crisp on the tongue, chewy body. Has a grapefruit type of bitterness that is nice and smooth. Also has that coffee type of bitterness. Their is a little bit of fruitiness at the front, which is interesting in that I didn't expect.

This is a nice porter, very easy to drink. A little heavier on the body then I thought would be there, but still very good. I am a porter fan and this one works for me. Probably not for everyone but very good otherwise.