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HaandBryggeriet by Norwegian Wood

J. C. is drinking a Norwegian Wood by HaandBryggeriet at Lower Depot

Moderate smoke nose to finish, smoky root beer swallow..even w/just the ghost of oxidized hop remaining this is still pretty great

Middle of the Road (Level 36) Earned the Middle of the Road (Level 36) badge!

Allagash Brewing Company by Sixteen Counties

J. C. is drinking a Sixteen Counties by Allagash Brewing Company at Lower Depot

Powdery classic belgo yeast & lemongrass. Chewy deep pale/golden malt character. I get more grassy grape than grapefruit hop

Springdale Beer by Poive Raz

J. C. is drinking a Poive Raz by Springdale Beer at Springdale Barrel Room

Fairly clean raspberry nose. Tartness is moderated by vanilla x foeder notes. Fruit sweetness fades into woody raz purèe finish


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Springdale Beer by Isosceles #1

J. C. is drinking an Isosceles #1 by Springdale Beer at Springdale Barrel Room

Pretty strong lacto kick to the initial nose, vinous barrel grows in. Trend follows w/lacto tang upfront & foeder-y vino into finish


Springdale Beer by Yawp

J. C. is drinking a Yawp by Springdale Beer at Springdale Barrel Room

Cold nose is all honeydew & grassy spiced citrus. Does well to feature mosaic flavors while the c-hops balance things out into/thru finish


Brouwerij De Molen by Rasputin / Moord & Doodslag

J. C. is drinking a Rasputin / Moord & Doodslag by Brouwerij De Molen at Lower Depot

Malt on malt on malt...big cara barley dark fruit, bitter cocoa powder & roasted mocha black coffee. Zero heat, smooth

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Jester King Brewery by Wytchmaker (Batch #17)

J. C. is drinking a Wytchmaker (Batch #17) by Jester King Brewery at Lower Depot

Musty Lemongrass, wildflower honey, sweet rye spiciness & brett/saccro funk across the spectrum. Light lemon tart, earthy oxidizing hops...

Middle of the Road (Level 35) Earned the Middle of the Road (Level 35) badge!

BLDG8 Brewing (Building 8) by The Session

J. C. is drinking The Session by BLDG8 Brewing (Building 8) at Townsend, MA

Sticky resinous pine & almost peppery/spiced stonefruit. Nice malt balance for style.

Brewery Vivant by Big Red Coq

J. C. is drinking a Big Red Coq by Brewery Vivant at Lower Depot

Think it’s the yeast amping up piney/herbal/dank character in the citra. Interesting combination w/crystal malts...solid

Hoppy Hanukkah (2017) Earned the Hoppy Hanukkah (2017) badge! Beer City Brewsader (2017) Earned the Beer City Brewsader (2017) badge! Photogenic Brew (Level 83) Earned the Photogenic Brew (Level 83) badge!

Founders Brewing Co. by Porter

J. C. is drinking a Porter by Founders Brewing Co. at Townsend, MA

Deep malt flavors, nice pop of earthy hop bitter. Fair amount of carb while still retaining round mouthfeel.

Heretic Brewing Company by Chocolate Hazelnut Porter

J. C. is drinking a Chocolate Hazelnut Porter by Heretic Brewing Company at Rail Trail Flatbread Co.

Chocolate & hazelnut are upfront on the warmer nose. Big improvement as temp opens this up...dessert flavors that avoid overdone or cloying


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Brouwerij 't Gaverhopke by Den Twaalf / Extra

J. C. is drinking a Den Twaalf / Extra by Brouwerij 't Gaverhopke at Townsend, MA

Cold nose has a lot of sweet grape & ripe dark fruit. Cream of wheat grainy malt grows w/warmth. Oily mouthfeel, earthy hop & sweet molasses

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Jopen by Ongelovige Thomas

J. C. is drinking an Ongelovige Thomas by Jopen at Townsend, MA

Nose is aged bready malt, brown sugar, dates & light boozy raisins. Flavor is dark pitfruit, grainy roasted malts & herbal green bitter hop.

Stoudts Brewing Company by Pils

J. C. is drinking a Pils by Stoudts Brewing Company at Townsend, MA

Big mineral lager yeast, sweet vinous & grassy saaz aromas. Fruitiness in the saaz is amplified by malt profile. Crisp, w/dry finish. Nice

Crisp as Day (Level 8) Earned the Crisp as Day (Level 8) badge!

Prairie Artisan Ales by Christmas Bomb! (2017)

J. C. is drinking a Christmas Bomb! (2017) by Prairie Artisan Ales at Lower Depot

Sweet Mexican coffee/mocha nose. Cinnamon spiced gingerbread, baseline pepper heat covers most booziness. Nice mouthfeel

Photogenic Brew (Level 82) Earned the Photogenic Brew (Level 82) badge!

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