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From Bottles to Growlers- beer reviews by SANDY FELD, certified taster
Goose Island Sofie

A somewhat different saison/farmhouse ale, Sofie's nose is fruity and grassy,
with some funk and spice from the yeast. First sip brings lightly sour
lemons and wheat flavors blended with distinct Chardonnay grape notes.
Overall there is a nice mix between robust spice and sourness throughout
that leads to a complex, wheat and wine like dry finish.

Overall rating:-Good
Harpoon Munich Dark

This Munich Dunkel lager weighs in at a session level 5.5% ABV. The
aroma is of malts, toasted nuts, and caramel.  Flavors of  chocolate,
cocoa with a light coffee bitterness  are balanced by a notes of sweet
molasses and toffee. Finish brings a toasty, roasted, sweetness.  
Nice choice for a session beer but that's it.

Overall Rating -  Above 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
Dogfish Head Bitches' Brew

Brewed to honor Miles Davis, this is an
American style Imperial stout (9%). It pours
a dark and opaque black and opens with
smells of roasted grains and honey. It's
fusion of three threads of imperial stout and
one thread of honey beer with gesho root
results in flavors of sweet roasted malts,
light sugar, chocolate, and a faint finish of
coffee and gesho.  A fitting tribute beer.

Overall Rating: Very Good
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