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From Bottles to Growlers- beer reviews by SANDY FELD, certified taster
Sly Fox Palisade Pale Ale

Notes of floral, spicy hops emerge with the first sip.  By mid-taste a  light
malt sweetness and bready highlights comes into play to provide some
needed contrast to this less than complex brew.  The finish is nicely bitter
and dry.   An nice, light, session brew at 5%

Overall rating: above average
Gouden Carolus Hopsinjoor

A light golden colour with a slight haze greets you on the pour.
The nose shouts spicy yeast mixed with tart fruits (lemons,
grapefruits, sour apples).  First sip brings light honey
sweetness with grass, citric hops, and biscuit malts. A  spicy hop
bitterness and Belgian yeastiness quickly come to the forefront
bringing notes of melon, and light alcohol sweetness.  At 8% it
is an approachable Belgian for most novice beer drinkers.

Overall Rating -  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!  

Beers Reviewed
New Holland Night Tripper

This imperial stout is legitimately big at
10.7%.  It features licorice, dark fruits,
alcohol, and strong  hints of toffee, coffee,
and chocolate from first sip to last.  The
alcohol is nicely hidden which makes this a
dangerous brew.  The finish brings more
coffee with sweet vanilla flavors.  This is a  
pleasant brew perfect for a chilly evening.

Overall rating -  very good
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