Archive for the ‘Other Beer Reviews’ Category
Next up on the agenda at the House of Brews in NYC was the Julius Echter Hefe Weiss. HUGE HUGE fan of this and I possibly had two of these, don’t really remember. I love me a good wheat beer and this was probably in my Top 3 of all time. Strong clove flavor, slight banana flavor, all around very enjoyable. I need to keep an eye out for this next time I go to Total Wines.
Pleasantly surprised with this one from New Belgium Brewing. A nice smoky flavor that goes down pretty smooth. I wasn’t expecting to enjoy this as much as I did last night. Definitely a beer I will drink again.
Light, smooth and a bit of a bready flavor, Firemans #4 from Real Ale is very easy to drink. It would be good to cool off with on a hot summer day. This blonde ale is somewhat similar in flavor to Kona Longboard even though this is an ale while Longboard is a lager.
Fat Tire is an amber ale and Lindsay’s self-proclaimed first beer love. It’s a fairly standard amber ale with a hint of spice. Definitely one I could buy a six pack of and have a few at one time. It also just so happened that my TRON and TRON: Legacy Blu-Rays came in the mail the same day I picked up The Incredibles and Cars on Blu-Ray. They made for an interesting background item when I took this picture.
The pale ale offering from this Indiana brewer is quite tasty. Props to @jsabojr for providing the various Three Floyds beers tonight.
Usually I don’t go for a hoppy beer….but this is a decent ale from Indiana brewer Three Floyds.
The other beer I drank at Chimes East was Lazy Magnolia Southern Pecan. Lazy Magnolia is a brewery in Kiln, Mississippi whose brews have started appearing more frequently in Louisiana. Described as a nut brown ale, Lazy Magnolia claims this is the only beer in the world made with whole roasted pecans. Southern Pecan was enjoyable but I found it to be fairly standard without a whole lot of flavor. After the person next to me at the bar ordered [ Read More ]
If anyone comes to NYC to visit, make sure you let me know and I’ll drag you to McSorley’s Old Ale House. It’s a step back in time, sawdust on the floor, good beer, good times, and a must visit for any beer fan. When I saw that they were selling McSorley’s Black Irish Lager by me, I quickly grabbed a bottle. I usually only drink their ale when I’m there so was interested to try this one. This was [ Read More ]
Yesterday after work I met Ryan at the Flying Saucer in Houston for dinner and beer. I had this very dark brew called Black Metal by Jester King. The color certainly lives up to its name; even the head was a dark brown that mostly dissipated before I took this photo. Lots of coffee flavor in this beer and almost turns into a mocha flavor with some chocolate taste. Weighing in at 10% ABV, I ended up just sipping this the entire [ Read More ]
It’s been a little quiet around here! Awhile back I grabbed a 6-pack sampler and have been too lazy to post any reviews… The Leinenkugel’s Creamy Dark was a decent beer. Unfortunately it didn’t have any distinct quality to make it stand out from any other dark beer. Hint of coffee and chocolate. It was thinner than it looks so that threw me off as well. Would I have more than one? Probably not but it wasn’t horrible by any [ Read More ]