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From Bottles to Growlers- beer reviews by SANDY FELD, certified taster
Smuttynose Shoals Pale Ale

An amber hue with orange highlights greets you when pouring.  Caramel
and fruity smells quickly emerge with some malts and hops.  Hop
bitterness is apparent upfront, followed by a biscuity malt presence that
dominates at the midway point.  The finish is fairly clean and brings some
hops to balance the malts.  A sold, drinkable pale but nothing special.

Overall rating:  good
Avery's Old Jubilation

A winter warmer that pours a dark amber.  The nose quickly
brings clean, dark malt with only a hint of hops.  First sip
reminds one of a strong brown ale as toasty malts and
chocolate come to the forefront dominating light notes of pine
and spice. The finish is mostly malt with some hazelnuts and
cherry flavors.  A decent brew for a cold evening.

Overall Rating -  above 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
Uosto Extra

This strong lager from Lithuania has begun
to appear in many parts of the USA recently.
The beer pours a pale yellow and opens with
smells of corn and vegetables.  A candy like
malt sweetness dominates the flavor within
an alcohol background.  Sweetness on the
finish will remind you of some macro-lagers.

Overall rating -  below average
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