Dunkel-like pour with a nice, tan, frothy head that lasts and lasts. Already this screams "old tavern ale"...BEER! First sips reveal pumpernickel, roast, some nuttiness, a general "woodiness", and caramel. Subtleties: smoke, peat, funk, then the barrel.
Purchased at Beer DropEarned the Steinholding (2021) badge!
VERY solid double NEIPA. Thick, murky orange pour with a soapy head that lingers with fat soapy curtains in the teku. Remember as a kid pulling apart a peeled tangerine? That's the nose. Hoppy, juicy, rather thick, and both strong and subtle flavor notes.
Purchased at Barrel Chest Wine and BeerEarned the Haze for Days (Level 90) badge!
HOLY, tongue-smacking, DECADENCE!!😋 Maple syrup out front; blueberry syrup competes for dominance; honey consistently along for the ride; rich, buttery pie crust...incredible!
Purchased at TavourEarned the Tavour (Level 59) badge! Earned the Sky's the Limit (Level 53) badge!
Appealing pour, enticing nose, and a complex profile. So much flavor and nothing dominates. Maybe my favorite AT yet. SUPERB!
Purchased at Barrel Chest Wine and BeerEarned the Tripping on TIPAs (Level 10) badge!
On tonight's episode of OLDEST BEER IN THE FRIDGE (even older than the Molsons in back): It's a doppelbock; it held pretty well. A tiny bit stale, no hop notes, and a little tobacco. Still enjoyable, but dropped a notch...score must reflect conditions.
Purchased at Oasis World Market
Heavy hitter smoothed out by the lactose, mellowing the typical triple NEIPA hopburn. Malt sweetness keeps up, bringing more balance. Orange/papaya in front, complex finish/aftertaste. Not a favorite flavor profile, but a damned impressive brew...again!
Purchased at Barrel Chest Wine and Beer
Nice aroma on the pop&pour. Yellow grapefruit color is enticing, matching the citrusy nose, but the rapidly disappearing sudsy head detracts. Taste and feel keep this in the game. Tons of citrus, mostly grapefruit, and a smooth feel with a bite. NICE!
Purchased at CraftshackEarned the Local Beer is Better (September–December 2021) badge!