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From Bottles to Growlers- beer reviews by SANDY FELD, certified taster
Sierra Nevada Otra Vez

This is a gose (4.5% ABV), one of the fastest growing styles in the
US.  It begins with smells of wheat, hay, and light citrus all of
which are somewhat subdued. Flavors are a mixture of malted
wheat,   grapefruit,  pear, and lemon and a touch of coconut.  A
touch too sweet and cloying for the style that is best served by
more bitterness and sourness.  Acceptable by could be better.

Overall Rating: Average+
Firestone Walker Luponic Distortion No.001

This beer is an American IPA (5.6% ABV) that opens with a nose
that is detectable several feet away The smell is fruity with a
tropical citrus, pineapple and grapefruit with a light herbal
compliment.  Taste brings flavors of orange, pineapple, mango,
apple, papaya, grapefruit with a lovely resinous, grassy touch
balanced perfectly by a malt background. It's a very well made IPA.
Overall Rating: Outstanding-
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
Evil Twin James Beer

This is a 3.5% ABV Berliner-style Weisse ale
brewed with olives and strawberries.  No, it's
not as bad as you're thinking; in fact it's
good. Nose brings light wheat, lactic
sourness and strawberries.  Flavors are tart
straw- berries  hay, light green apples,
lemon and olives. Finish is refreshingly tart
with a hint of salt. Overall more like a Gose
hybrid than a Berliner Weisse but still solid

Overall Rating: Good+
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