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From Bottles to Growlers- beer reviews by SANDY FELD, certified taster
Brooklyn Dry Irish Stout

Smells of roasted malts, light coffee, and light cream greet you in this 4.7%
ABV stout.  Taste brings toast and yeast notes backed by  dark biscuity
malts. Easily identifiable chocolate, coffee, and caramel flavors dominate
throughout with some light noble hop notes towards the finish.  Fairly
standard offering in the style.  Not in the league of O'Hara's or Guinnes.

Overall rating:-Average
Stegmaier IPA

An American IPA (6.7% ABV) that's more English style than USA.  It
opens with smells of pine and light grass that lead into soft fruit and
mineral flavors.  There's a medium sweetness up front with caramel
and lightly toasted malts.  Some hop notes remain in the
background supporting floral and citric flavors.  Some esters
noticeable in the finish.  Pedestrian at best.

Overall Rating -  Below Average
Having sampled nearly 4,000 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
Pennsylvania Pale Ale

Nose brings resiny hops with hints of
grapefruit backed by biscuit's and molasses
aromas. First sip brings notes of  light hop
bitterness blended with vanilla and oak
notes.  As the finish nears some rye pale
and citrus flavors appear to balance the ever
growing malts.  AT 5% ABV this is a very
decent session beer but nothing more.

Overall Rating: Above Average.
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