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From Bottles to Growlers- beer reviews by SANDY FELD, certified taster
Barrier Money

This Anerican (7.3% ABV) opens with an engaging  juicy mango
and pineapple nose with a hint of vanilla.  Taste brings a clean
bitter grapefruit taste with a nice old school bitterness balanced
by pine and a bready crackery malt backbone. Soft mouthfeel
with medium carbonation. Simply put this small brewery in
New York makes good stuff.

Overall Rating: Very Good
Shipyard Finder NEIPA

This is an IAnerican IPA (7% ABV) that is typical of standard New
England IPAs.  The aroma is appropriately juicy, and tropical with
herbals and hops in the forefront. Taste brings earthy, woodsy
notes with a somewhat dulled fruitiness and forward grain profile
with grapefruit, citrus and tropical fruit notes in the background.  
A solid but far from the best example of the style.

Overall: Above Average+
Having sampled over 7,000 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!  

Beers Reviewed
Ommegan BBA Abbey Dubbel

This is an bourbon barrel aged Dubbel
(11.2% ABV). Aroma brings the expected
caramel malt, oak, dates, figs, and dried
plums. Flavor brings notes of dry caramel
malt, biscuits,dates, figs,and raisins. Overall
it is medium bodied with light creaminess.
Very light on the bourbon barrel character
which is disappointing.  On the plus side it's
smooth, crisp, clean, and most drinkable
considering its big ABV.

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