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Excellent, Outstanding, Very Good, Good, Above Average, Average, Below Average, Poor. Undrinkable
From Bottles to Growlers- beer reviews by SANDY FELD, certified taster
Weyerbacher Last Chance IPA

An American IPA (5.9% ABV) that approaches being a session
beer with subdued hops and little complexity. The nose brings
grass, herbs, and floral hints.   The taste is light pine with some
straw and herb flavors. Near mid-sip the hops give way to an
onset of the toast and grain. Pedestrian and unremarkable

Overall rating:-  Average
Cricket Hill Small Batch Imperial IPA

This hop bomb opens with an immediate blast of citrus rind and
resinous pine nicely blended together. There is a light malt
background that won't offend hop heads but still plays a role.  
The beer hurtles to a resinous finish where hints of light sweetness
appear.  This NJ brewery may be small but this 8% ABV brew can
compete with any of the big craft guys out there.  Well done.

Overall Rating -  very good
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!  

Sandy
Beers Reviewed
Bockor Cuvee Des
Jacobins Rouge

This Flanders red ale (5/5%) is as good as
it's name is long. Expect an explosion of
sourness to hit your palate with a lovely
level of tartness on first sip. Flavors are
quite fruity with cherry and apple. The oak
barrel flavor and vanilla gently appear in the
finish bring a touch of sweetness.   One of  
best examples of this style.

Overall Rating: Outstanding
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