From Bottles to Growlers- beer reviews by SANDY FELD, certified taster
Sierra Nevada Anniversary Ale

Anniversary Ale is an American-style IPA featuring Cascade
hops, . The beer has a pronounced pine and citrus hop aroma
balanced by a sweet caramel and malt background. This is
nicely balanced brew that has an elegance about it. Some may
say it's Celebration light, but it stands on it's own as an
appealing beer.

Overall Rating - good+
Middle Ages Wailing Wench

Hops rise up to meet you with notes of grass, pine, citrus, and
flowers in this Double IPA.  Beneath that, a darkly caramelized
and toasty malt resides. This pushed the flavor profile toward
malt, with caramel which mask most of the hops. A creamy
butter finish hides its 9% ABV content.  Interesting, but
ultimately disappointing for hop heads.

Overall Rating - above average
Having sampled well over 2,750 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
Straub Beer
Straub Brewery in St. Mary's, PA has
brewed continuously since 1872.  
According to the bottle it's "honestly
fresh", though it doesn't mention that
their additive of choice is cornflakes.

A good choice if you enjoy the guilty
pleasure of an occassional macro lager.

Overall ratting - above average (for
standard American macro brew)
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