From Bottles to Growlers- beer reviews by SANDY FELD, certified taster
Affligem Dubbel

Pours a wonderful, dark-brown hue with impressive foamy,
frothy head with some staying power. Subtle citrus and cherries
throughout. with hints of dark fruit in a light caramel malt
background. Spiciness is mild and allows for the brew's true
complexity to come through.  Alcohol is well hidden as a
smooth, hop notes appear in the finish.

Overall Rating - Very Good
Allagash Curieux

This Bourbon Barrel-Aged Tripel opens with tastes of Belgium
yeast, candy sugar, and a touch of bourbon nicely positioned in
a hop background.  Tropical fruit sweetness and a subtle malt
breadiness appear in mid-sip. When colder, refreshing tropical
fruit and vanilla notes appear;as it warms is a yeast, bourbon
whiskey, and light alcohol presence dominates.  

Overall Rating -  Excellent!
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!  

Sandy
Beers Reviewed
Clipper City Pale Ale

A fruity citrus taste blends with a sweet
malt character in this very approachable
brew.  Hop bitterness quickly balances the
ongoing sweetness as a light spiceness
emerges.  Undistinguished but pleasant.

Overall ratting - fair
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