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From Bottles to Growlers- beer reviews by SANDY FELD, certified taster
Slumbrew My Better Half

This solid cream ale (7.2%) has a subtle sweet aroma featuring
caramel, brown sugar, grain, and honey.   Taste opens with
peach notes and hints of orange zest.  A steady caramel malt
presence anchors the background as berry-like notes appear as
the moderately hoppy finish approaches.  Well balanced.

Overall rating:- Good
Abita Grapefruit Harvest IPA

This American IPA opens with a nose of - can you guess? -
grapefruit.  More grapefruit on the palate, along with hops, citric and
light bread/cracker notes hiding in the background.  Interestingly,
it's easy to tell the grapefruit flavors do not  come from hops since
there few resins left on the tongue in the finish.  At bit thin at
6%ABV, this is nonetheless a refreshing well made beer.

Overall Rating - 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!  

Beers Reviewed
Lancaster Winter Warmer

This beer is actually an old ale with an
appropriate 8.9% ABV.   Malt, grains, and
alcohol rule the nose.  Taste brings sweet
caramel malts, raw grain, syrup and
molasses, figs, raisins, and slight
gingerbread spice notes. Alcohol notes
dominate the background with  a hint of   
licorice.  Hops make a brief guest
appearance at the finish.

Overall Rating: Average
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