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Solero

Crystal Lake Brewing

American India Pale Ale

6.8 by scot have another Solero by Crystal Lake Brewing

Received as a gift from Sheri and Mike. Thank you! Day 18 of 24 beers of Christmas 2021. Date on can of 2021-11-03. Pours clear with a finger of off-white foam. Good retention, frothy and rocky. Thick sporadic lacing. Aroma is mellow. Hints of pine, tropical fruit and some spice. Caramel sweetness. Herbal. Taste reminiscent of old school India Pale Ale: caramel, hops and bitterness in the finish. Lots of pine that holds on into the finish assisting in the bitterness. Some fruit but no...read more

Overall Rating: 6.8 by 1 dude have another Solero by Crystal Lake Brewing 100%

Tis the Season

Lil Beaver Brewery

Cream Ale

6.3 by scot have another Tis the Season by Lil Beaver Brewery

Received as a gift from Sheri and Mike. Thank you! Day 16 of 24 beers of Christmas 2021. Date on can of 2021-11-03. Pours clear with a slightly pink foam that covers for a brief period of time. No lacing. Aroma is mellow. Almond and vanilla prance with a sense of caramel sweetness. Taste is very sweet with vanilla nd almond until it hits the finish when the carbonation and cranberry create an abrupt line that fights the sweets. Light body with a huge carbonation. Dry. Tis the Season i...read more

Overall Rating: 6.3 by 1 dude have another Tis the Season by Lil Beaver Brewery 0%

Gled Tae Meet Ye, My Name Is Nut Brown

Miskatonic Brewing Company

English Brown Ale

7.4 by scot have another Gled Tae Meet Ye, My Name Is Nut Brown by Miskatonic Brewing Company

Received as a gift from Sheri and Mike. Thank you! Day 16 of 24 beers of Christmas 2021. Pours clear with an inch of light tan foam. Good retention with some thick lacing that is near the liquid level. Aroma is nutty with caramel and toffee. The nuttiness is really the front runner. Taste doesn't fall far from the taste. Nutty with caramel and toffee around the edges. Hints of spice in the finish that lingers, forming a bitterness. Light end of medium body up front transitioning to medi...read more

Overall Rating: 7.4 by 1 dude have another Gled Tae Meet Ye, My Name Is Nut Brown by Miskatonic Brewing Company 100%

Feathers and Frost

Brewer's Kitchen

Saison

8.0 by scot have another Feathers and Frost by Brewer's Kitchen

Received as a gift from Sheri and Mike. Thank you! Day 15 of 24 beers of Christmas 2021. Pours clear but as it fills the glass becomes opaque due to the color. Light tan foam covers deeply; almost half a glass. Good retention but no lacing. Slight covering throughout the drink. Aroma is oddly good for what was initially expected. No dark malts, just fruity yeast, with lemon and lime. Clean. Taste is once again fruity with with hints of lemon and lime. No real maltiness to the taste. H...read more

Overall Rating: 8.0 by 1 dude have another Feathers and Frost by Brewer's Kitchen 100%

Elf Boots

Penrose Brewing Company

American IPA - New England (NEIPA)

7.0 by scot have another Elf Boots by Penrose Brewing Company

Received as a gift from Sheri and Mike. Thank you! Day 14 of 24 beers of Christmas 2021. Date on can of 2021-10-27. Pours cloudy with a pure white foam that covers. Retention is a bit slight. Minor but not much lacing. Aroma of pineapple, hints of lemon, light mango and sweet. Mild tropical fruit medley. Taste is really light no matter what the descriptors. Lemon, pineapple and sweetness. There is a light bitterness to the finish that quickly defuses. Light body, too light. Huge, spr...read more

Overall Rating: 7.0 by 1 dude have another Elf Boots by Penrose Brewing Company 100%

Mittenless

Pollyanna Brewing Company - St Charles

American Porter

6.6 by scot have another Mittenless by Pollyanna Brewing Company - St Charles

Received as a gift from Sheri and Mike. Thank you! Day 13 of 24 beers of Christmas 2021. Pours opaque with a finger of tan foam. Loosely packed foam recedes quicker than typical, assuming the vanilla. No lacing. Aroma of vanilla with some chocolate. Mildly sweet. Not robust. Taste is vanilla forward. Hints of chocolate with light caramel and toffee sweetness. The vanilla really is the leader. Light body, especially for a porter. Medium carbonation. I would have like to see more body...read more

Overall Rating: 6.6 by 1 dude have another Mittenless by Pollyanna Brewing Company - St Charles 0%

Mocha Warli

More Brewing Company

Oatmeal Stout

7.8 by scot have another Mocha Warli by More Brewing Company

Received as a gift from Sheri and Mike. Thank you! Day 12 of 24 beers of Christmas 2021. Pours opaque with a few fingers of tan foam that wants to hide rather than be proud of its beauty. Surprisingly no lacing. The nose is amazing. Roast, cocoa, and coffee prance all over the sense. Hints of sweetness are quickly beaten aback by the roastiness. Cocoa more prevalent than the coffee. Taste is initially a bit rough around the edges, almost abrasive. After the initial sip, the taste becomes...read more

Overall Rating: 7.8 by 1 dude have another Mocha Warli by More Brewing Company 100%

It Came Upon A Midnight Meme

Triptych Brewing

American Black/Cascadian Dark Ale

8.2 by scot have another It Came Upon A Midnight Meme by Triptych Brewing

Received as a gift from Sheri and Mike. Thank you! Day 11 of 24 beers of Christmas 2021. Date on can of 2021-11-15. Pours with a tan to dark tan foam that fills half the glass (typical of the style). Unbelievable retention. Froths up nicely on the top as it recedes. Thick, sticky lacing abounds. Aroma is full of pine, similar to cutting down a damn forest. Hints of chocolate are assisted by suggestions of roast. Coffee could be looming. As it warms the coffee pushes both the chocolate ...read more

Overall Rating: 8.2 by 1 dude have another It Came Upon A Midnight Meme by Triptych Brewing 100%

'Tis the Squeezin'

Metal Monkey Brewing

Berliner Weisse

7.1 by scot have another 'Tis the Squeezin' by Metal Monkey Brewing

Received as a gift from Sheri and Mike. Thank you! Day 10 of 24 beers of Christmas 2021. Pours with a bit of chill haze, at least that is what I am going to call it. Minimal snow white foam that recedes back almost as quickly as it is created. No lacing. The cranberry colors really come through, assuming the blood orange doesn't hurt. Color is a mix between pink and red. Aroma gives the typical berliner weiss type yeast scents. Tart yet sweet. Stating that I could pick up specific scent...read more

Overall Rating: 7.1 by 1 dude have another 'Tis the Squeezin' by Metal Monkey Brewing 100%

Figgy Pudding

Art History Brewing

Belgian Dubbel

5.6 by scot have another Figgy Pudding by Art History Brewing

Received as a gift from Sheri and Mike. Thank you! Day 9 of 24 beers of Christmas 2021. Pours clear but due to the darker color hard to see through it at the widest point of the snifter. Nice tan foam covers. Foam is quick to exit stage right leaving nary a trace behind. Aroma doesn't carry the typical Belgian yeast associated with a Dubbel. No hints of dark fruits. I get the muddiness that I would call light chocolate. Some malt. Taste is muddied like the aroma. Nothing really distinc...read more

Overall Rating: 5.6 by 1 dude have another Figgy Pudding by Art History Brewing 0%

Advent of Hay'z

Oswego Beer Company

American IPA - New England (NEIPA)

8.6 by scot have another Advent of Hay'z by Oswego Beer Company

Received as a gift from Sheri and Mike. Thank you! Day 8 of 24 beers of Christmas 2021. Pours cloudy with a huge white foam. Stellar retention with huge amounts of sticky, ringed lacing from the onset. Love a lot of head, on a beer, and this one doesn't disappoint. Aroma is sweet, mango, and orange citrus. There is a dankness that develops as it warms. Taste is well balanced of mango, orange, and sweetness. There are minimal hints of bitterness in the finish but the orange pleasantly l...read more

Overall Rating: 8.6 by 1 dude have another Advent of Hay'z by Oswego Beer Company 100%

Jungle Boogie

Marz Community Brewing Co.

American Wheat Ale

5.4 by scot have another Jungle Boogie by Marz Community Brewing Co.

Received as a gift from Sheri and Mike. Thank you! Day 7 of 24 beers of Christmas 2021. Pours clear with a touch of haze. Off white, half-finger of foam covers. Average lacing with thick ringed lacing. Aroma of sweet fruitiness. Hints of tea around the edges. Tastes is sweet and fruity up front before being assaulted by the tea. That is a harsh takeover. A bitter, somewhat fruity, and tea lingering finish that doesn't leave a welcome mat in my mouth. Medium body with a big carbonation....read more

Overall Rating: 5.4 by 1 dude have another Jungle Boogie by Marz Community Brewing Co. 0%

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