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From Bottles to Growlers- beer reviews by SANDY FELD, certified taster
Stoudts Gold Lager

Smooth carbonation that flowed to the top of the glass throughout the
session reinforced the ample head of white that faded into a subtle ring.
Mid taste brings bready grains, with hints of light wheat and a mellow
hop profile. Clean and crisp, it finishes with a definite sweetness. A
decent session beer (5% ABC) that hints at what a non-adjunct macro
lager might taste like.

Overall rating: Above Average
Troegs Nugget Nector

Labeled an Imperial Amber (7.3%) this beer is dominated by
citrus hops.  First sip brings sweet oranges/tangerines, and a
squeeze of grapefruit. Moderate in body, with clean, crisp  
notes throughout.  The finish brings pine with faint hints of
caramel malt.   Nicely balanced despite an ongoing hop nose
that simply never fades.

Overall Rating -  Very good
Having sampled well over 3,500 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
Stone Ruination

Opens with very alive very hoppy citrus notes
in a noticeable grapefruit background.
Mid-taste reveals is a facade of malt with
leading to earthy grain and bread flavors.
The finish is  dry withing a grapefruit
context.  Overall nicely balanced with no
jarring notes.  Another well make product
from Stone.

Overall ratting -  good
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