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

This is a 121% ABV Bière de Champagne / Bière Brut a new style
that some see as a crossover beer. Aromas lemon, peach, pear,
apricot, orange, grape must, and white wine greet you.  Taste
brings more of the same plus apples, bread dough,and a yeast
spicainess over a herbal/floral/grassy bitterness.  Very complex
and interesting though the alcohol is too far in front of the flavors.

Overall Rating: Good
Captain Lawrence 6th Borough Pilsner

This a 5% ABV Cech pilsner.  Nose is a spicy mix with lemon and
Vienna malt leading the way. The flavor rises above the standard
pils thanks to the zest of hops.  Expect flavors of  peach, orange
peel, and grapefruit with a background of earthy floral notes along
with hints of  sweet hers.  Finish is crisp, clean, and dry. Well
made.  Even if you don't like pilsners give this one a try.

Overall Rating:   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!  

Sandy
Beers Reviewed
Knee Deep Simtra

This is a West Coast style triple IPA that
comes in just over 11% ABV.  Smell is
pungently dank with orange and citrus rind.
Taste brings loads of aggressive Simcoe
hops balanced by with the more delicate,
fruity Citra hop.  The alcohol is extremely
well hidden under the bitterness and malt
strength. Finish brings a lasting pine,hop
bitterness. An excellent example of the style.

Overall Rating: Very Good+
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