Rating System
(from best to worst)
Excellent, Outstanding, Very Good, Good, Above Average, Average, Below Average, Poor. Undrinkable
"+" or "-" indicate half way to next level
From Bottles to Growlers- beer reviews by SANDY FELD, certified taster
Spellbound IPA

This  Ameriican IPA (6.5% ABV) opens with smells of pine and
resiny hops.  First sip combines hops and citrus, with lingering
grapefruit notes.  Pale malt flavor emerges near the clean, dry
finish with a touch of lingering bitterness.  Overall a well made,
refreshing beer that will satisfy those not looking for complexity.

Overall Rating: Good
JP Casper White Stout

Confused by the term "white stout"?  Well it looks like a golden
lager and tastes something like a semi-stout that is dominated by
coffee and dare I say, white chocolate, notes.  The nose brings
mostly aromas of vanilla and powdered cocoa.  The taste is slightly
artificial with hints of dark chocolate, and a touch of caramel.   It is
reminiscent of a white chocolate Easter bunny- start with the ears.

Overall Rating: Average+
Having sampled nearly 4,800 different beers in my
capacity as a fully certified taster I can promise
honest, thoughtful, and careful evaluations.  However,
remember that these reviews are totally subjective.  
Consider this column an informative resource only.  
The bottom line is to trust your own judgment and
keep drinking!  

Beers Reviewed
Prison City Cherry Poppins

This is a sour cherry - 3.5% Berliner Weiss
style beer that has been fermented on tart
local cherries from local farms in Auburn, NY
It greets you with tart cherry aromas backed
by a hint of wheat. The taste is refreshing,
tart, sour and acidic, with a clean sharpness
and almost no hop bitterness. It's a mouth
puckering, fun and engaging brew.

Overall Rating: Outstanding-
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