From Bottles to Growlers- beer reviews by SANDY FELD, certified taster
Troegenator Double Bock
Clean notes of sweet apple with a fruity caramel background fail
to hide the significant alcohol (8.2%) content. Mouthfeel is soft
which brings fourth a fluffy maltiness in mid-taste the seems to
accentuate the alcohol taste. It is right on for the style but a
bit too florid, sweet, and strong for me.
Goose Island IPA
This has all the traditional tastes associated with a quality IPA
- it's fruity, bitter, and hoppy. There is an orange aroma that
warns of a tart citrus presence as gradefruit dominates the first
tastes. The bitter middle lasts to the end nearly, but not
quite, overpowering a sweet, mellow finish. Recommended.
Having sampled well over 1,800 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
Light peachy taste at the start that
compliments a consistent, though
light, tone of hop bitterness
throughout. A sweet, slightly fruity
malt character quickly takes center
stage creating a balanced finish with
frim hints of malt and spice. An
acceptable warm weather beer but
the spice and bananna overtones
will not make this the summer
choice for some.
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