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The Bruery Autumn Maple

The Bruery Autumn Maple

This take on a pumpkin beer is actually brewed with yams.  It doesn’t matter what it is brewed with.  I have 4 words for Autumn Maple – “fall in a glass.”

The first time I sipped this beer, I wished that I was outside on a brisk evening, possibly watching a high school football game (although you can’t drink beer there), or possibly in the woods with leaves littering the ground wearing a scarf and winter hat.  When I closed my eyes, that’s where I was immediately taken.  This beer is spiced perfectly.  It is a bit thicker and unfiltered,…

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Brouwerij Verhaeghe Echt Kriekenbier

Brouwerij Verhaeghe Echte Kriekenbier

Road trips are a great way to find new beers because every state gets different breweries in their distribution area. While at a friend’s wedding in Virginia I stumbled across this beer and couldn’t wait to open it. Its a Flanders Red which is one of my favorite styles. Flanders Red’s are typically lightly to heavily sour with flavors that range from vinegar (trust me, in a good way) to cherry and chocolate. Let’s see how this one measures up.

Its a dirty plum color with hints of crimson and brown. There is a white ring of head around the…

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Grado Plato Cantus Caeli

Grado Plato Cantus Caeli Label

Thanks to my neighborhood beer store I got to try this unusual beer.  I asked my very knowledgable bartender/beer store entrepreneur for a beer that didn’t really fit into a category.  He gave me a list and to be honest I chose this one because it seemed the most intriguing to me.  He told me that this beer (if you can even call it that I am not sure) is a combination of red wine, mead and beer all fermented together.  Interesting right?

This beer is crimson with honey edges, there is no haze and absolutely no lacing.  The smell…

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Three Floyds Jinx Proof

Three Floyds Jinx Proof Lager

I love beer, but that doesn’t mean that I love every beer style out there.  Pilsners are one style I just can’t really get into.  I don’t know if it’s because of the Pilsner malt or just it seems boring to me.  But for the sake of reviewing I have opened my mind and palate and tried it.

The Jinx Proof is a “Dortmunder Lager” Pilsner style brew that comes in at a 5.1 ABV.  It’s clear gold with a touch of amber around the edges.  I would almost compare the color to a Budweiser or Miller, but it has…

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North Peak Vicious

North Peak Vicious American Wheat IPA

This American Wheat Beer tastes much like an IPA.  The wheatiness is not overly present.  Without the classification on the bottle, I would not have identified this as a wheat beer.  Even though this is a relatively hoppy beer, it is very smooth and light for being almost 7% alcohol.  Which means, make sure to pay attention if you are drinking more than one of these.  They go down quick.  There is a nice back of throat hop bite that lingers a bit at the end. If you enjoy IPAs, this is a great one.

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Breckenridge Agave Wheat

Breckenridge Agave Wheat

This is one of my favorite summer beers.  It reminds me of sunshine and sugar in a glass.  The alcohol level is not overpowering, so this is one you can drink all day with family and friends.  There is a recognizable citrusy flavor with barely any kick followed by a sugary finish.  The simple combination of the agave and the wheat make this a refreshing anytime beer for just about any palate.

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Three Floyds Gumball Head

Three Floyds Gumball Head

While Three Floyds classifies this beer as an American Wheat, I feel that its hop presence places it firmly in the hoppy category.  While hoppy, this beer is nice and smooth with a lemony flavor that grows more pronounced as the beer warms.  There is a clear lingering hoppy bite at the beginning which mellows out a bit at the end.  The lemon isn’t so overpowering that I would consider this a shandy or that it might turn people off.  Instead it adds to the enjoyment of this beer.  Three Floyds nailed this one.  Another great summer beer to add…

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Tallgrass Brewing Halcyon Wheat

Tallgrass Halcyon Wheat

This beer was an awesome one to have on a hot summer afternoon.  The color is straw yellow and the center looks almost peachy.  It’s an unfiltered wheat beer, so it’s hazy.  Surprisingly, even though I poured it with a bit of force, the head isn’t huge – but it is definitely present.  There is a ton of lace left on the glass as I make progress.  Halcyon smells like hops, with citrus notes and wheat aromas.  The smell is awesome and I couldn’t wait to take a sip and quench my thirst.

It tastes extremely good – since it’s…

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Hoppin Frog Barrel Aged Naked Evil

Hoppin Frog Barrel Aged Naked Evil

This beer is a Belgian style Barleywine with 11.3% ABV.   It was barrel aged for several months in a bourbon barrel of unknown origin. No, I don’t mean a mysterious barrel that fell to Earth, I mean the brewer uses several kinds of barrels and this one wasn’t disclosed.

The color is a reddish amber with orange around the edges.  It’s relatively clear with a touch of lace clinging to the side of the glass.  This beer looks very interesting and delicious.   It might be a little lighter then what I expected, perhaps that is why the brewer says it…

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Dogfish Head 60 Minute IPA

Dogfish Head 60 Minute IPA

60 minute is a commonly found IPA.  The name refers to the length of time that the hops are boiled, and the number of hop additions that are added during the brewing process.  Any beer that has more than about 40 IBUs will be noticed on your palate.  60 minute begins with a citrusy bitterness on the roof of your mouth that mellows out a bit as the beer gets warmer.  As always, I recommend letting the beer warm up for about 5 – 10 minutes before expecting to get a true taste.  This is a great introduction into hoppy…

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