From Bottles to Growlers- beer reviews by SANDY FELD, certified taster
Dogfish Head Aprihop

First sip brings an slightly bitter presence with a definite flavor
of alcohol (7% ABV) that almost overpowers the apricot  
background.  As the beer warms, a sweetish apricot comes to
the fore, softening the beer.  The finish combines the hop and
apricot profile for an overall satisfying taste experience.

Overall Rating - good.
Smithwick's Irish Ale

Soft and creamy, this Irish brewed ale features a light
bitterness with a caramel, malt, biscuity profile.  Hops prevail
in the background leading to a floral, aromatic, lightly sweet
finish.  A tad over carbonated but still a refreshing, lighter brew

Overall Rating - Above Average
Having sampled well over 2,500 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
Oskar Blues Old Chub

Scottish style ale combines a solid
hop presence with chocolate malt
profile.  Mid-taste brings a tasty
interplay of bitterness and
sweetness over a peat smoke
background.  The full mouthfeel and
warming alcohol (8%) make for a    
great winter warmer.  In cans only.

Overall rating - Very Good
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