(from best to worst)
Excellent, Outstanding, Very Good, Good, Above Average, Average, Below Average, Poor, Undrinkable
|Stone Vertical Epic 10
Belgium style strong pale ale (9.5% ABV) is unique in that a juice blend of
Muscat, Gewurztraminer, and Sauvignon Blanc grape varieties is added
during secondary fermentation. It pours a light orange with little head
with smells of yeast and white wine. There is a crisp dryness throughout
the taste with a faint hint of sweetness. It's slightly grassy,(think savignon
blanc) with pear and grape notes. The alcohol is very well hidden. If you
can't decide to drink a beer or wine, try this as a compromise. Well made.
Overall rating:- Outstanding
|Gritty McDuff's Halloween Ale
This is essentially an ESB (6% ABV). The nicely amber color
joins with a nose of wood, caramel, brown sugar, and grain.
The taste shows sweet malts, toffee, and hints of fruit,
fermented plum, and dark berries. Low on hops or bitterness.
A decent fall seasonal but with little nuance or complexity.
Overall Rating - average
|Founders Harvest Ale
An American pale ale (6.5% ABV), this
amber colored brew opens with smells of
pine and citrus. Fist sip bring a hop-forward
blast followed by sweet tropical fruit, light
biscuit, grapefruit and pine. Resiny and oily
notes throughout with faint hints of peppery
freshness. The wet hopping pays off as it
hits just the right bitterness level from
beginning to end.
Another winner from Founders!
Overall rating - very good