(from best to worst)
Excellent, Outstanding, Very Good, Good, Above Average, Average, Below Average, Poor, Undrinkable
|Southern Tier 2XIPA
As the name suggests this is a double IPA (8.2%). Bright citrus hops.
pine and tropical fruit are easily identified in the nose. The taste starts off
sweet but some bitterness quickly sets in. Citrus, pine, and grapefruit
then dominate with a touch of lemon. The beer is full bodied and ends
with a sweetness that lingers. Overall it is nicely balanced but even more
hops would have make this solid brew into a great one.
Overall rating:- good
|Stone-Dogfish-Victory Saison du Buff
The nose is bright with loads of citric, floral and fruity notes
along with the Saison yeast's slightly pungent and spicy
character. First sip has some malt sweetness that quickly gives
way to layers of fruit, floral, citrus, and herb notes. By mid-sip
a light lemon bitterness sets in as more hops come out. Finish
is nicely dry leaving floral hop bitterness and light spice. No
funk at all means one great American saison!
Overall Rating - Outstanding!
|Odell's Woodcut #4
The latest entry in the Woodcut series is an
oak aged double marzen that boasts a well
hidden 11% ABV. The nose is malty with
notes of caramel and bread. Taste brings
darks fruits, almonds, whiskey and oak with
sweet malt and vanilla in the back round.
The warming finish has caramel, light
pineapple, golden raisins, coconut, vanilla
and more oak. Overall this is a well
balanced, highly complex, amazingly
smooth(for 11%) and drinkable big beer.
Overall rating - Excellent!