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From Bottles to Growlers- beer reviews by SANDY FELD, certified taster
Flying Fish Fried Ice Cream

I've never had fried ice cream but this is what I image it would
taste like.  That may or may not be a compliment.  It brings a
nose of chocolate, sugar, vanilla and a hint of cinnamon. First sip
brings tastes of vanilla, sweet chocolate, slightly herbal coffee, and
a hint or orange.  Great fun as a dessert sipper but might be a
struggle as a pint.  Alcohol is prsent but not overpowering.

Overall Rating: Above Average+
Von Trapp Bohemian Pilsner

This is a 5.4% Bo.  Expect a nose of Bohemian Pils that shows off
the style well. Aroma holds a long note of grassy hops and wet hay,
deepening with crackery malt, a tinge of blackpepper.  Taste brings
notes of  bread, fresh dough, crackers, and pilsner malt.  This is a
well made, refreshing beer that is clean crisp, and most drinkable.

Overall Rating: Good
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
Sierra Nevada 40th Hoppy

Sierra's 40th Hoppy Anniversary Ale (they've
been around that long?) is a 6% American
IPA that doesn't quite live up to the "hoppy"
part of it's name at least by today's
standards   Aroma is caramel, pine, and
orange peel. Flavors are pine,  grapefruit
and a light bitterness over a malt base.  
Balanced and subdued it's a homage to old
schoo West Coast IPAs but that's it.

Overall Rating: Good-
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ov. 2019