Commercial Beers -- Blind Tasting Comments...
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Salt Lake City, UT
Globe Bar, Athens, GA.
Aroma: Raisins, chocolate, American
Appearance: Dark brown with ruby
Flavor: Hoppy, American hops, resin,
notes. Malt is balanced by hops. Spicy, toffee-like, roast
hints, chicory, rummy. This beer is a great blend of malt,
character and hops -- it is delicious!
Georg Schneider and Son
Aroma: Banana, clove, spice, bubblegum,
earthy character, caramel -- very complex!
Appearance: Cloudy brown - nice.
Flavor: Banana, clove, complex
Wheat, alcohol, creamy, soft, fruity, smooth, raisin. This is a
and complex beer -- well made example of the style!
Malt Liquor (8% alcohol by
Baltika Brewery, St.
THIRD PLACE (tie)
Aroma: Mild malt aromas with a hint of
Appearance: Well carbonated, very clear,
Flavor: This is like an American Standard
with an alcohol kick. It is a bit sweet with much more body than
an American Standard. Warming, but the alcohol is balanced by
This is well played for an 8% lager and conforms perfectly to what is
from an American Malt Liquor style.
Old Stock Ale 2001
North Coast Brewing
Bragg, CA, USA
THIRD PLACE (tie)
Aroma: Toffee, dates, fruit, earth, plums,
pineapple. This beer has a well balanced aroma -- very complex
Appearance: Very clear, deep reddish/brown
good carbonation for this much alcohol.
Flavor: Hints of sherry, alcohol, toffee,
and fruit. This is well balanced and tastes like an English
(lacks American hop character). Hops are subdued and malt is not
cloying. Pleasant, complex, and warming. This bottle tastes
well aged and is wonderful.
Saint Patrick's India
American Strong Ale
Stuft Pizza and Brewing
San Diego, CA, USA
Aroma: Lots of American hops -- perfumy,
and citrusy -- but balanced by a great deal of nice malt.
Appearance: Clear, ruby garnet.
Flavor: Low carbonation with a firm
This ale is well balanced -- dry, yet has a good malt presence.
woody, resiny with raisin, plum, and spice notes. This is a bold,
impressive, big, hoppy beer. Good job.
Capitol Brewery, Middleton,
Aroma: Caramel and malt.
Appearance: Golden -- at the light end of
Flavor: Rich mouthfeel with toast,
and low hops (good for style). This is a mild, mellow lager with
hints of fruit. Alcohol burn is a bit big. The malt coats
Dogfish Head Immort
Specialty Beer with
vanilla, oak, and peated barley.
Dogfish Head Craft Brewery,
Aroma: Smoke, juniper, syrup notes.
Appearance: Amber, deep copper, clear,
Flavor: This is smooth for an 11% alcohol
There are hints of licorice on top of all the layers of complex
Dry, oaky, smoky. Flavors come in waves all over the mouth as you
sip and after you swallow. Wow -- an interesting beer.
Belgian Dark Strong Ale
Unibroue Brewery, Chambly,
Aroma: Pleasant, fruity, cola-like, sweet,
nutty, mild (yet complex).
Appearance: Ruby, nice head, beautiful.
Flavor: Winey and somewhat thin compared
complex aroma. Cola flavors are sweet and body is a bit light for
style. There is a hint of spice and fruit, but flavor needs more
Specialty Cider (16.5%
with 7 apple varieties and apple brandy)
Les Blancs Coteaux, Quebec,
Aroma: Honey notes -- very aromatic.
with earthy notes and hints of solvent.
Appearance: Clear, light
is a still cider with no carbonation.
Flavor: Sweet but with hints of apple
Pie-like, candy-like with notes of brown sugar, raisins, and solvents
alcohols). This would be a very warming cider to sip by a fire.
Russian Imperial Stout
Sprecher Brewing Company,
Aroma: Burnt apple with hints of caramel
Appearance: Jet black with a thick/viscous
Flavor: Falls a bit flat. Soy,
malt. Flavors need to be more full and bold for style. This
is a bit light in body for an Imperial Stout. Sweet and
but somewhat weak for style.
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