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Aroma: Mild malt, straw, rice, clean.
Appearance: Clear and light gold in
Flavor: Slight grain aftertaste,
of hops, more malt than most American Lagers.
OUR GUESS: We
this was an American Lager or a light German Lager. Close enough!
Aroma: Banana, clove, bubble gum, complex.
Appearance: Light golden with a glowing
haze. This is a pretty beer.
Flavor: Clove, phenols, complex, fruit,
banana. Nice body and well-balanced.
thought this was a Bavarian Hefeweizen. Right on!
Aroma: Light fruit, caramel, toast.
Appearance: Clear and medium amber.
Flavor: Cereal, winey, dark crystal malt,
Light to medium body.
one confused us. We thought this might have been a slightly
Oktoberfest, Amber Lager of some type, or an old Steam Beer.
Bass Pale Ale
English Pale Ale
Aroma: Earthy, tea-like, and fruity.
Appearance: Clear, bright, reddish/amber.
Flavor: Currant, fruit, light malt, light
light roasty dryness. This beer also has a mineral profile.
thought this was an English Ordinary Pale Ale. Bingo!
Sierra Nevada Pale Ale
American Pale Ale
Aroma: Pine, resin, grapefruit. Nice
aromas of American hops.
Appearance: Dark gold, clear, pretty, with
a thick, white head.
Flavor: Hoppy, malty, balanced, citrusy,
-- wonderful and spicy. This beer has a great flavor if you are a
of American hops.
thought this was an American Pale Ale. Oh, yeah!
Dogwood Winter Beer
Aroma: Phenols, vanilla, clove, toast,
Rich and complex.
Appearance: Amber/orange and cloudy.
Flavor: Hint of bitterness with a yeasty,
wheat character. Malty and slightly sweet at first with some
at the finish. Caramel and fruit flavors are present as well.
is a deep, flavorful beer.
thought this was a very rich Bavarian Weizen. (Which is really
a Weizen Bock is.)
Rogue Chocolate Stout
Stout with chocolate
Aroma: Chocolate and coffee. Heavy
with a sweet nose.
Appearance: Dark black with ruby hints.
Flavor: Vanilla, coffee, chocolate, roast.
This is a malty beer with complex flavors. It is rich, but
dry in the finish. Bitter and lovely with hints of warming
thought this was Rogue Chocolate Stout. BAM!