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From Bottles to Growlers- beer reviews by SANDY FELD, certified taster
Captain Lawrence Xtra Gold Tripel

This bright yellowish gold, hazy brew pours with nearly three fingers of
dense, creamy, bone white head.  Scents of malt, cloves, black pepper and
herbal hops quickly emerge.  Flavors of bready, sweet malt comes first.
with a background of bitter hops.  Mid sip brings lemon, apple, and
orange peel notes with some light cloves. The finish is somewhat dry with
a touch of hops. It's 10% ABV is well hidden.

Overall rating:-  good
Brown's Whiskey Porter

Pours dark brown with ruby highlights. Aromas of mildly roasted
malts with caramel and toasted wood.  First sip brings crisp
lightly roasted malts, a touch of chocolate, and a pleasant
mellow sweetness. Whiskey/oak barrel notes are there but
fairly mild. Well balanced and drinkable. At only 5.75% ABV it  
is flavor packed and a proof that tasty beers need not be
overpowering in alcohol.

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
Keegan Super Kitty

The nose of this strong ale (12%ABV) is
dominated by sweet malts with hints of
tropical fruits, pears, and leafy hops. Dark  
malts in a background of oak, citrus/orange
peel, piney hops, honey, and brown sugar
dominate throughout tasting. The finish
brings wheat bread, and noticeable alcohol
with vanilla notes from the oak cask aging.
This is a complex brew worth a try for the
serious beer lover.

Overall rating -  above average
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