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From Bottles to Growlers- beer reviews by SANDY FELD, certified taster
Terrapin Liquid Lunch

This is a peanut butter raspberry jam porter (7,7% ABV), or so
they say.  The nose is true to it's hype with peanut butter and
berry jam galore along with a hint of bread and roasted malt.
First sip brought one word to mind - artificial.  Flavors of raspberry
jam, peanut oil, mild roast coffee and a hint of cocoa. This is
probably a love it or hate it beer.  I'm in the latter camp.

Overall Rating: Below Average
Boulevard Unfiltered Wheat

This 4.4% American Pale Wheat opens with smells of grain, wheat,
and light yeast notes.  It's American so no coriander or orange
peel; instead expect Lemongrass citrus, fresh bread, vanilla, light
grain, honey cereal, a ltouch of fruit ester. Hops appear lightly and
briefly towards the finish. Light bodied with medium carbonation.
Fairly crisp and refreshing but still nothing special.

Overall Rating: Above Average
Having sampled nearly 4,900 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!  

Sandy
Beers Reviewed
Odell's Barrel Thief Oaked Aged

Imperial IPA (9.4%) aged in American oak
barrels.  Nose brings light lemon,  orange,  
vanilla and hint of oak.  Expect flavors of
tropical fruit, tangerines, vanilla, caramel
malt and biscuits. Hops are present
throughout bringing all the flavors into
harmony. Alcohol is well hidden.  Overall and
excellent beer I can't wait to have again.


Overall Rating:  Outstanding
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