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From Bottles to Growlers- beer reviews by SANDY FELD, certified taster
Sam Adams Nitro White Ale

This is a witbeer (5.5% ABV) on nitro (cans and tap)  It's light
aroma features some  lemon and floral notes with a hint of
Beligum yeast. Creamy medium mouthfeel with subdued flavors of
orange peel, wet hay, wheat, and just a hint of black pepper in the
finish. Overall bland and uninteresting though it might served as
an decent introduction to the style for new craft drinkers.


Overall Rating: B
elow Average+
Allagash St. Klippenstein

This beer is a 9% ABV Belgian-style stout It is hopped with Chinook
& Northern Brewer and it is aged 3 months in Bourbon barrel
. Opens
with  a no
se of light roast, chocolate, and a touch of oak. Taste is a
tad sweet with notes of peat moss (think Scotch Ale), dark fruit, and
coffee.  Vanilla, oak, and a hint of bourbon appear near the finish.
Nicely made with multi layers of flavors that blend well.  

Overall Rating:
Very Good
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!  

Sandy
Beers Reviewed
Harpoon Hoppy Adventure

American Double IPA  (7.8%) opens with a
nose of melon,
grapefruit, and slight
caramel.  First sip immediately brings h
ops,
followed by citrus, grapefruit, tropical fruits
and spruce resin.
 It' a well made East Coast
IPA with a nod to it's West Coast brethren.   
 
A
most drinkable and tasty beer.

Overall Rating: Very Good
+
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