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From Bottles to Growlers- beer reviews by SANDY FELD, certified taster
Great Lakes Rye of the Tiger

This is an 7.% ABV rye IPA.  The beer opens with smells of citrus
and grass with hints of spicy rye.  Taste bring resinous earthy  
hops, sweet caramel in a nicely complementary rye background.
Light hop bitterness on finish with pine and floral notes.  Well
balanced between the hops and rye.  A solid, well made beer.

Overall rating:-  Good
Shiner Black Lager

This is a Schwarzbier with a 4.90% ABV.  The aroma is sweet and
grainy with hints of caramel notes.  Flavors of brown bread, roasted,
sweet roasted malts and light coffee. Hop bitterness is mild with
chocolate notes in the background. Finish is crisp and semi-dry.
Body is light-medium.  Drinkable but not the best representative of
the style.  However it might introduce macro drinkers to roasted malt.

Overall Rating -  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
St. Bernardus Pater 8

An 8% Dubbel from Belgium, this is another
solid offering from St. Bernardus. The nose
brings raisin, cherry, vanilla, and banana
hints.  Flavors of dark caramel, figs, raisins,
and cranberries mix with notes of coriander
and clove. Malts dominate the clean finish.  
One of the better dubbels on the market.

Overall Rating: very good.
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