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From Bottles to Growlers- beer reviews by SANDY FELD, certified taster
Victory Summer Love

This is an American Blonde Ale that registers 5.2% ABV.   Aroma brings
grains with toasted, flaky bread, and a touch of honeyed graham sweetness..
Hops emerge on first taste with some earthy sweet herbs and lemons in the
background.  Beer is somewhat thin with a mild, malty sweetness emerging
near the finish. that leaves a light aftertaste of grain.
A solid summer beer and not much else.

Overall rating:-  Above Average
Weltenburger Kloster Asam Bock

A German Doppelbock (6.9%ABV) that pours a clear, deep, dark
chestnut color with a very dense tan head.  The nose brings malt
sweetness, some earthy qualities, and a very light hint of alcohol.  
First sip brings tastes of dark bread crust with notes of molasses
and mellow roasty malts.  As it moves to the finish expect some
brown sugar, plum sweetness, nutty and earthynotes. and some
mild pepper with hints of alcohol. Right on for the style

Overall Rating -  Very Good
Having sampled well over 3,750 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!  

Sandy
Beers Reviewed
Shiner Black Lager

This Schwarzbier  (4.9% ABV) pours a thin
black.deep amber with a small brown head
that leaves minimal lacing.  Smells of
roasted,sweet caramel dominate the pour
with clean yeast notes in the background.
Taste bring some malts and lightchocolate  
roasted flavors.  As the finish nears darkly
roasted malts almost burnt notes emerge
leading to a slightly astringent, burnt
bitterness ending. Overall in the style
guidelines but low on body and nuiance

Overall Rating:  Average
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