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From Bottles to Growlers- beer reviews by SANDY FELD, certified taster
Lost Abbey Cuvee De Tomme

This is a big (11% ABV) American Wild Ale.  The nose features
sour cherry and red grape notes with hints of vanilla and light
bourbon from the barrel aging. Taste is like an unbalanced version
of the smell. The sweetness of the cherries pushes the sourness
to far to the background.  I can understand why some will love this
well made beer but I'm not one of them.

Overall Rating: Above Average
Neshaminy Creek Dank Hill

This American DIPAR (8.8%) opens with engaging aromas of
resinous, piney hops, ripe pineapple, and a hint of some bready
malt  Taste follows smell with tropical flavors upfront followed by
lightly bitter lemon, pine, and fresh grapefruit.  More like a Heady
Topper than a super dank New England IPA but still a fine beer.

Overall Rating:  Very Good
Having sampled nearly 6,500 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
Central Waters BB Scotch Ale

This is a Wee Heavy/Scotch ale (9.5% ABV
aged in used 12 year old bourbon barrels.  
Aromas of vanilla, caramel, whiskey,and
molasses,are full and luscious.  Taste brings
vanilla, oak, bourbon, dark fruits, toffee,
caramel, cocoa, and a hint of charred sugar.  
Complex, engaging and very well made.

Overall Rating: Very Good++
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