21 December 2015

743. Two Brothers Atom Smasher Octoberfest Lager

It's a little late for an Oktoberfest Lager, but it was on draft and I've never had - so, let's do this. 

And we're doing it. 
It's an Oktoberfest lager. 
There is nothing special about it - but it does have some good flavor to it. I could drink a bunch of them, but I also wouldn't go out of my way to drink this one. The recipe is solid, the flavor is tasty, but I have had better.

742. Two Brothers Northwind Imperial Stout

It's a little more dry than sweet - for my tastes. I've opened up to stouts and enjoyed quite a few - but I tend to prefer the sweeter ones than the dry. This has some good flavors, but I'm not a fan of how it leaves my mouth so dry. It does go down very smooth, though. 

741. Celis White

Pretty simple and refreshing standard witbier. I could drink a ton of them, but nothing stands out about this one. 

14 December 2015

740. Sam Adams Chocolate Bock

In 2013, Sam Adams did a Cherry Chocolate Bock. It was beer #423:

I feel like this beer is the same recipe minus the cherry. This is a fine beer, very smooth and no bitters. Lots of chocolate flavor, just a little dry in the end. 

13 December 2015

739. Sam Adams Holiday Porter

It's an okay Porter. 
Some nice chocolaty notes in the drink. It goes down pretty smooth, but it is severely dry on the back end. Not one of my favorite things I've drank. 

11 December 2015

738. Sam Adams Sparkling Ale

If Sam Adams made Miller Lite - this is what it would taste like. Same light beer, similar flavor with maybe a little extra to it. Definitely something on the back end. So, it's blah. Nothing special at all. 

08 December 2015

737. Three Floyd's Cherron Gose

Stayed with the sours for now - this one has a far superior flavor to it. Much more sour and lingers in the back corners of your mouth. It's not the best flavor - it calls itself cherry, but I don't really get much cherry flavor. It's just more of a generic sour flavor. It's good, it's enjoyable. I could drink a couple.

736. Sam Adams Kosmic Mother Funk Grand Cru

Very subtle sour flavors that hit the back of tongue when you drink, and then sits on your tongue once the drink is gone. It's interesting, sadly not that great. Had hopes for something a little better. 

04 December 2015

735. Sun King Rathskeller Amber

I really wanted to save this beer to try AT the Rathskeller - but it didn't happen. I ended up Sun King and needed something new to drink. 

It's good - but a pretty standard Amber. Nothing new or exciting. Great flavors, but nothing that stands out. 

734. Indiana City Peppermint Candy Cane Shadow Boxer

So, there is no name for this Firkin Beer. 
Shadow Boxer in a firkin with a bunch of Candy Canes.

The smell: AMAZING!!!
The drink: tastes like Shadow Boxer. 
Aftertaste: Lots of peppermint in the aftertaste. 

It's ok. Nothing special - but interesting. Happy to try it during this holiday season. 

Rachel, pouring the beer from the Firkin...

733. Indiana City Double Uddercut

I'm late to the game on this one. 
Really wanted a bottle of it, but they sold out fast two weeks ago. Finally got to drink one at the brewery. It's a nice and sweet beer. Good flavors, smoother stout than normal with that milky sweet flavor. Not something I normally would drink a lot of, but enjoyable. Glad I tried it. 

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