Sunday, June 30, 2013
Friday, June 28, 2013
One of the first beers I got to try in Texas... I should really do a post on each place & the whole trip, but I figured I'd start with this one.
Surprisingly, this one is crystal clear & golden, with a tall head (it smells more "unfiltered").
Like I said, this one smells great, but, like Heady Topper, it smells better & drinks better from the can (I couldn't resist using my new Freetail glass, though). Lots of citrus & pine.
It's a bit bitter, but very approachable. It's got some tropical fruit flavours like pineapple & mango. It's got a fairly clean finish & is fairly light in feel.
Overall, a really nice pale ale. I'd give it a 4 from the can, or a 3.5 from the glass. Thanks to my new find in beer, John, for picking it up for me when I was down in San Antonio!
Thursday, June 20, 2013
Finally... Unibroue in big bottles here! I've been waiting a while to try this one.
A slightly hazy and golden brew, it has a couple of fingers of white head that vanishes pretty quickly.
In the nose is a bit of spice & some honey... maybe some apple.
There is something in the flavour that is almost mint-like (maybe overly so)... there's a light spiciness, and lots of bright citrus notes.Bright, summery, with a bit of interest to it.
The finish is pretty clean, and the carb is pretty sharp.
Overall, pretty happy with this one! Nice & summery & bright, A nice option at the store.
Monday, June 17, 2013
I had a small sample of this about a month ago, and liked it quite a bit. Now, it's time for the full sample on tap! The first pour of the day, a pre-pour before it, came out all foam. This one was just fine. Lots of lemon and wheat / cracker in the aroma. It's perfectly clear and golden-coloured. The flavour's a bit tart, as expected, and the finish is really dry. There is lots of lemon flavour, as well as some wheat /grain, and some light spice & a wee bit of funk from the yeast. Don't be scared off by the name. An infinitessimally small amount of lobster shell was added during the brewing process, but all traces of it are now long gone. Now, it just goes well with lobster rather than tasting like it. Should go well with other seafood, too, as well as pork. For now, try it on tap, but it will also soon be for sale in larger bottles. I'll let you know when!