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From Bottles to Growlers- beer reviews by SANDY FELD, certified taster
Funk Citrus IPA

This American IPA (6.9%) starts with an engaging nose of sweet
tropical fruits, tangerines, oranges, and malt.  Flavors are led by
red grapefruit up front with orange, mango, pineapple, honey in
the background along with some balancing malts.  The finish  has
a relatively light bitterness with some lingering pine and grain
notes. Soiid and well made example of the style.

Overall Rating: Good+
Abita Christmas Ale

This is a 6.2 ABV Red Ale that opens with aromas of toasted malts,
pine, caramel,and molasses.  Malt dominates the taste with hops,
caramel and orange notes in the background. Caramel and butter
scotch with hints toffee and cocoa appear with some spiciness near
the finish. An acceptable but undistinguished holiday offering.

Overall Rating: Above Average-
Having sampled nearly 5,000 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
Scuttlebutt 10 Below

This is a seasonal Dunkleweizen that comes
in at 7.2 ABV.  It has a thin nose with hints
of sweet caramel and malts.  Taste starts off
with a sweet front featuring raisins, plums
and  mild chocolate/cocoa The finish brings
a slight woody bitterness.  The alcohol is well
hidden but overall the beer is not very
engaging and lacks complexity.  

Overall Rating: Average-
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