From Bottles to Growlers- beer reviews by SANDY FELD, certified taster
Anderson Valley Brother David's Triple

A fruity, woody nose leads to hints of plum and apple on first
sip. A dominating malt background compliments the sweetness
and spicy hop notes that emerge in mid-taste.  The finish is dry
and complex with a noticeable alcohol bent.  

Overall Rating - good
Sleeman Porter 68

Slightly bitter with a noticeable acidic coffee flavor on first taste,
this brew begins to soften as a light sweetness appears at
mid-sip.  Hints of cocoa appear near the finish as a defining
coffee taste begins to dominate.  Aftertaste is mildly bitter.

Overall Rating - fair
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
Ridgeway Very Bad Elf

This "special reserve ale" begins with
notes of citrus and hops that quickly are
matched by a sweet maltiness.  Hops
return for a slight bite and linger to
somewhat offset a sugary hop finish.  
This clear, orangey-amber brew is an
interesting seasonal offering

Overall ratting -good
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