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From Bottles to Growlers- beer reviews by SANDY FELD, certified taster
Dogfish Raison D'Etre

This Belgium strong dark ale is a complex brew - figs, prunes, smoke,
cinnamon, heaps of malt, a bit of buckwheat honey, with an underlying
alcohol flavor.  At mid-taste  coffee and caramel notes emerge with a
sweet Belgian sugar undercurrent. The syrupy sweetness takes over at the
finish blending with a alcohol flavors. Not for everyone.

Overall rating: Above Average
Flying Dog Raging Bitch

outstanding hop nose. First sip brings candy sweetness followed
by a wave of hop bitterness.  Grapefruit and citrus flavors begin
to predominate with hints of this  Belgium style IPA's 8.4% ABV
lingering in the background. Some coriander emerges with
spice and yeast.  Finish is sharp and dry with lingering hops.
One of the best Belgium IPAs available.

Overall Rating -  Outstanding
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
Dos Equis Amber

This Vienna lager opens with a mild nose
suggesting grassy/citrus hops and  toasted
malt. First sip brings a light tang that fades
quickly into a smooth, bready finish. This is
a simple beer that is inoffensive.

Relative high carbonation and very thin.
watery mouthfeel.  Goes down easy but is
undistinguished. Many better
examples of this style.

Overall rating -  fair
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