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Rhinelander Brewing Company by Boatswain Chocolate Stout

Ernst E. is drinking a Boatswain Chocolate Stout by Rhinelander Brewing Company

Blaaagh. Looks good, but it's way overroasted, bitter and lifeless. So much for good mouthfeel.

Purchased at Trader Joe's

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Sutter Buttes Brewing by Oktoberfest

Ernst E. is drinking an Oktoberfest by Sutter Buttes Brewing at Sutter Buttes Brewing

Right on par with the best I've had this season, and certainly the best in the Sacramento Valley.

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Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. by Bigfoot

Ernst E. is drinking a Bigfoot by Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

Meh. That's two specialty beers in a row from Sierra that did not impress. Just no smoothness. Too sharp.

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Blue Note Brewing Co. by Dunkel

Ernst E. is drinking a Dunkel by Blue Note Brewing Co. at Blue Note Brewing Company

Better than it used to be, as it no longer tastes burnt. The initial crispness, however, fades to a taste reminiscent of Black Dragon.

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Bières de Chimay by Chimay Blue / Bleue / Blauw (Grande Réserve)

Ernst E. is drinking a Chimay Blue / Bleue / Blauw (Grande Réserve) by Bières de Chimay

Better than last time, with the balance you expect from Chimay.

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Warsteiner by Warsteiner Märzen / Oktoberfest

Ernst E. is drinking a Warsteiner Märzen / Oktoberfest by Warsteiner

This is a credible festbier. It's not the best, but it's better than Warsteiner regular, so job well done.

Purchased at Total Wine & More - Arden

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Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. by Oktoberfest - Brauhaus Miltenberger (2017)

Ernst E. is drinking an Oktoberfest - Brauhaus Miltenberger (2017) by Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

The least impressive beer in this series -- a disappointment. No malt, no sweetness, little flavor, plenty of hop. All wrong.

Purchased at Total Wine & More - Arden

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Stone Brewing by Stone Ghost Hammer IPA

Ernst E. is drinking a Stone Ghost Hammer IPA by Stone Brewing

Pretty good for Stone, given that their flavor profile is not my mug of beer.

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Hop Dogma Brewing Co. by Ol' Keller

Ernst E. is drinking an Ol' Keller by Hop Dogma Brewing Co. at Capitol Beer and Tap Room

More hop than grain, but enough of both to keep either side happy, but not ecstatic.

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Pivovar Liberec Vratislavice by Konrad 11°

Ernst E. is drinking a Konrad 11° by Pivovar Liberec Vratislavice

Classic Czech dark lager, a little malty, fairly still, mild hops, friendly kick if you drink enough.

Purchased at KP International Market

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Coronado Brewing Company by Beach Break IPA

Ernst E. is drinking a Beach Break IPA by Coronado Brewing Company

Not as good as 21, but still highly drinkable. Just not as good a blend.

Purchased at Costco Wholesale

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Coronado Brewing Company by 21st Anniversary

Ernst E. is drinking a 21st Anniversary by Coronado Brewing Company

Memorable and commemorable.

Purchased at Costco Wholesale

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Auburn Alehouse by Gold Country Pilsner

Ernst E. is drinking a Gold Country Pilsner by Auburn Alehouse

It's an American pilsner alright, meaning inferior to its European cousins. Best I've had of its type, but that's not saying much.

Purchased at Costco Wholesale

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Founders Brewing Co. by DKML

Ernst E. is drinking a DKML by Founders Brewing Co.

Screw the people that think this is a 3.75. The bourbon barrel mix is excellent, the base beer wonderful and guaranteed to put a smile on.

Purchased at Costco Wholesale

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Blue Note Brewing Co. by Sour Raspberry Funk

Ernst E. is drinking a Sour Raspberry Funk by Blue Note Brewing Co. at Blue Note Brewing Company

Never a fan of wine barrel aging, this funk is all about it. I'd love the raspberry without the wine.

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