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From Bottles to Growlers- beer reviews by SANDY FELD, certified taster
Victory Sour Monkey

This 9.5% ABV beer Sour Monkey is a sour Brettanomyces
fermented version of Victory’s classic Golden Monkey. Pleasant
sour aroma on the nose with hints of apple cider, white grapes,
and lemon.  The flavor starts with some light sweet malts followed
by green apple, citrus, and champagne notes. Light Brett notes in
the finish.  Tasty,interesting, and well made.

Overall Rating: Very Good+
Long Trail Cranberry Gose

This is well made gose that comes in at 5.2% ABV.  It opens with
aromas of wheat, lemon, and cranberry, First sip brings cranberries
which are in the forefront but remain well balanced in the beer.  It
has an appropriate though light salty background with wheat and
coriander notes.  tart nice underlying wheat and coriander.  It is
lightly sour throughout.  Body is almost too thin but refreshing.

Overall Rating: good
Having sampled nearly 5,500 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
Wyndridge Laughing Crow

Made in PA this 6.5% IPA. opens with smells
of  pine, lemon, and citrus.  Flavors are well
balanced with Honeysuckle, lemon, pine,
and grapefruit leading the way.  By mid sip
floral, grassy, and juicy hops dominate over
a semi-sweet malt bill.  Finish is somewhat
soft and mellow for the style.  

Overall Rating: Good+
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