From Bottles to Growlers- beer reviews by SANDY FELD, certified taster
The Shipyard Export Ale
Somewhat crisp and sharp with an immediate bitterness at first
taste. The bite is quickly overcome by a toasty, nutty flavor
that wells up to a more sweet malt character. The clear,
brass-colored body finishes with a distinct toasted-malt
mouthfeel. Solid but not great.
Otter Creek Vermont Lager
Soft and gentle, this lager has a flavorful sweet malt presence
behind a solid hop front. A touch more carbonated than one
would expect works to smooth out the medium bodied
mouthfeel. A growing bitter, honey-like finish makes this a
lager that is recommended.
Having sampled well over 2,100 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
This bottled conditioned beer from
Quebec has a bold yeasty flavor
combined with a sugary sweetness
that can overpower. It's high alcohol
presence (8%abv) lingers in the
background lessening the hint of
chocolate and apples in the finish.
If you do not like a sweet alcohol
taste this may not be the beer for
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