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From Bottles to Growlers- beer reviews by SANDY FELD, certified taster
Sierra Nevada Ovila Saison

This is a saison/farmhouse ale that registers 7% ABV.   The nose is fairly
citrusy with orange peel and loads of floral notes. Yeast, mild bread,
coriander, apple, pear, and clove, dominate the flavors with hops decidedly
in the background.  There is a bit of fresh grasssweetness in the somewhat
dry finish that lingers on the tongue.  Decent example of the style.

Overall rating:-  Above Average
Spaten Dunkel

A Munich Dunkel Lager at 5.50% ABV opens with smells of toasted
malts and a touch of molasses.  Malt, toffee and herbal earthyness
quickly appear at first taste. Typical German lager yeast notes
throughout. Finish brings light bittersweet chocolate, black tea. and
some dryness. Medium to light bodied with ample carbonation.

Overall Rating -  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!  

Beers Reviewed
Brooklyn The Concoction

This 7.6% ABV spiced ale opens with smells
of ginger and juniper, with some lemon and
citrus.  The taste is reminisent of a tropical
fruit cocktail with a light spirit-like body.
Expect note of deep earthy fruits, papaya,
orange, pineapple, and lemon.  There's a
little bit of a smoky peat and warming spicy
notes in the finish.  An unusual beer that is
definitely not for everyone.

Overall Rating:  Poor
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