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Shiner Smokehaus

Spoetzl Brewery

Wood-Aged Beer

7.0 by scot have another Shiner Smokehaus by Spoetzl Brewery

Poured into a normal pint glass. The medium body foam quickly filled the glass and I had to wait to continue pouring the drink. Head was white with medium retention and a fair amount of lacing. The aroma has sweet malt/grain. There is a slight scent of mesquite but the sweetness is the strongest; although I wouldn't call it an overly strong scent. The flavor starts off with sweet malt, followed by a transition form the malt to mesquite, and ends with the mesquite taking over. I almost thou...read more

Overall Rating: 7.0 by 1 dude have another Shiner Smokehaus by Spoetzl Brewery 100%

Summer Beer

Anchor Brewing

American Wheat Ale

6.0 by scot have another Summer Beer by Anchor Brewing

Poured into a pint glass. Had to pour several times to get entire contents of bottle in the glass due to the thickness and height of the white foam. Good retention and lacing throughout the beer. The aroma is quite full of wheat, some grain, and even a little bit of citrus hints. None of these are overly strong. The taste is some sweet malt, wheat, and I think I sense some butteryness too. The beer seems to have an odd thickness to me in the mouth with a fair amount of carbonation. This b...read more

Overall Rating: 6.0 by 2 dudes have another Summer Beer by Anchor Brewing 100%

New Glarus Coffee Stout

New Glarus Brewing Company

American Stout

9.0 by scot have another New Glarus Coffee Stout by New Glarus Brewing Company

Poured such a brown thick foam, I had to let the beer settle back twice before emptying the entire bottle into my pint glass. Retention is fair and the head laces the entire glass. Roasted malts, coffee, and chocolate are the aromas that fill the nostrils. The flavor follows the aroma. Coffee and roasted malt are strong here but are well blended together and with a touch of chocolate (cocoa) to give a great glass of goodness. Nice complexity to this one. Very little carbonation that I can ...read more

Overall Rating: 9.0 by 2 dudes have another New Glarus Coffee Stout by New Glarus Brewing Company 100%

Cerise

Founders Brewing Company

Fruit Beer

6.0 by scot have another Cerise by Founders Brewing Company

Beer poured with a one finger width of light-pink, fluffy head. It disappeared within a couple of minutes but had some lacing throughout. The aroma is that of cherries. Not an overwhelming scent but more of a refreshing cherry scent. Also the scent of some bready malt. The flavor is of tart cherries. I was a little surprised by the tartness and it lasted throughout the drink, including and after taste of cherry tart. I couldn't distinguish anything on the taste buds. The beer has an medi...read more

Overall Rating: 6.4 by 2 dudes have another Cerise by Founders Brewing Company 100%

Wisconsin Amber

Capital Brewery

American Amber

6.0 by scot have another Wisconsin Amber by Capital Brewery

Poured straight down the center of my favorite mason jar drinking glass. Had four fingers of fluffy off-white foam, with medium retention, and good lacing throughout the drink. The aroma was sweet caramel malt. It isn't a strong scent but the strongest here. There are some other aromas mixed in there but I had hard time making them out. Some alcohol was in there, maybe even some type of berries - this is for lack of the ability to figure it out. Sorry. The flavor beginning and middle is f...read more

Overall Rating: 6.0 by 1 dude have another Wisconsin Amber by Capital Brewery 100%

422 Pale Wheat Ale

Southern Tier Brewing Company

American Wheat Ale

6.0 by scot have another 422 Pale Wheat Ale by Southern Tier Brewing Company

I picked this beer up because "my guy" at the liquor store said if I liked Oberon from Bells (my favorite), that this was a wheat beer, and there is a good chance I would like this one. So I eagerly bought a sixer (no bombers) and made mental plans to have one over the weekend (I assumed more since I was prepared to session). The beer poured a one finger thick white head, medium retention, but with some but little lacing. The beer looked like it would be light. The aroma was wheat, sweat mal...read more

Overall Rating: 6.0 by 1 dude have another 422 Pale Wheat Ale by Southern Tier Brewing Company 0%

Summer Beer

Anchor Brewing

American Wheat Ale

6.0 by rich have another Summer Beer by Anchor Brewing

Aroma: A fresh aroma that's grainy, grassy, and maybe very faintly sweet. First taste: An initial creamy, buttery, full mouth feel that's very fresh and clean. Overall: Our little tasting group's consensus was this is the beer with the amazingly invisible taste. With the first sip of the brew, I was completely convinced this is another great American Pale Wheat Ale....then the flavor just disappears. I'd love to see the IBU rating, are there any hops in this? It's not that I dislike this seas...read more

Overall Rating: 6.0 by 2 dudes have another Summer Beer by Anchor Brewing 100%

Dancing Man Wheat

New Glarus Brewing Company

Hefeweizen

8.0 by scot have another Dancing Man Wheat by New Glarus Brewing Company

Pours two finger thick white foam, with medium retention. Lacing continues up and down the glass as I drank the beer. The aroma is full of wheat. There is also the normal Hef eclove and banana. Definitely has a stronger wheat aroma than most Hefes. The flavor is very wheaty with some following clove and banana. There is a good blend of flavors from beginning to end. The mouthfeel is medium and the carbonation is medium. Overall this beer is quite good. As mentioned, it has more wheat, u...read more

Overall Rating: 7.5 by 2 dudes have another Dancing Man Wheat by New Glarus Brewing Company 100%

Devil Dancer

Founders Brewing Company

American Imperial IPA

9.0 by scot have another Devil Dancer by Founders Brewing Company

As I poured the beer several hop cones dropped into my glass letting me know, visually, that this beer was going to be hop heaven. The pour had a single finger width of off-white foam, with little retention. The leftover bubbles did lace my glass to the final sip. The first aromas to fill my nostrils were citrus - very fruity and originally very strong. A couple of more sniffs lead to the take over of pine scents. There is also some caramel malts to the aroma. If the taste is anything like...read more

Overall Rating: 9.0 by 1 dude have another Devil Dancer by Founders Brewing Company 100%

Crack'd Wheat

New Glarus Brewing Company

Hefeweizen

7.0 by scot have another Crack'd Wheat by New Glarus Brewing Company

Poured into my New Glarus pint glass cloudy. No floaties, just cloudy. About a half a finger of white head, that found it's way to dissipate quickly. There is some, but little, lacing. The aroma of the beer is strong citrus. Think of someone throwing a citrus fruit salad up your nose. There is clove, wheat, and possibly some cinnamon behind this one also. Don't get any of the usual banana that is in a Hefeweizen. There is a lot of carbonation that sticks out throughout the beginning, mid...read more

Overall Rating: 7.0 by 1 dude have another Crack'd Wheat by New Glarus Brewing Company 100%

Stone Soup

New Glarus Brewing Company

Belgian Pale Ale

9.0 by scot have another Stone Soup by New Glarus Brewing Company

After blogging about Specter Scotch-Style Ale, I became a little thirsty for a nonjudgmental friend: beer. Thought it would be a good time to rate another one of the New Glarus beers that I picked up two weeks ago. Pours with a one finger white, foamy head into my New Glarus pint glass. Retained one third of the original head, while two thirds vanished in the wind quit quickly. Lacing seems to not exist. The nose senses wheat and some clove after a little bit of trying to place the scent. ...read more

Overall Rating: 9.2 by 2 dudes have another Stone Soup by New Glarus Brewing Company 100%

Bell's Lager Beer

Bell's Brewery, Inc.

American Standard Lager

6.0 by scot have another Bell's Lager Beer by Bell's Brewery, Inc.

The color makes this beer very inviting to drink. The pour had a one finger foam that had little retention but , the little that was left, laced up and down my glass as I enjoyed. The aroma carries grass and/or hay. Not really any hops or sweetness to the scent, but clean. The carbonation, that has been bubbling since the pour, hits the palate along with malt. Mildly sweet. The beer finishes with slight bitter hops. The mouth feel is light with no alcohol detected. A slightly above average lag...read more

Overall Rating: 6.0 by 1 dude have another Bell's Lager Beer by Bell's Brewery, Inc. 100%

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