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From Bottles to Growlers- beer reviews by SANDY FELD, certified taster
Otter Creek Stovepipe Porter

This dark colored brew opens with strong notes of roasted malt within a
hop background. A light sweetness soon emerges as espresso and
chocolate notes engulf the emerging smoke flavors toasted malts.  Fairly
basic flavors without much nuance but still a satisfying, well made brew.

Overall rating: good.
Coney Island Freaktoberfest

Surprises with its light red hue and pink head. The nose brings
light cherry, faint hops, and a general earthiness.  First sip
brings notes of grain, toast, and alcohol which is unusual
considering the brew is only 6.6%.  Some caramel and syrupy
sweetness on mid sip that leads to a fairly dry, alcohol tainted
finish.  This is a lager best used as a Halloween gimmick.

Overall Rating -  below average
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!  

Beers Reviewed
Flying Fish Oktoberfish

A mild nose bring a blend of malt with citrus
hops, grains and bread.  A smooth mildly
malty flavor with wheat grains, lemon citrus
hops instantly appears with notes of sweet
yeast.  Carmel and yeast appear at the
finish to compliment the sweet malt.  A bit
lighter than a true marzen but a solid brew.

Overall rating -  above average
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