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From Bottles to Growlers- beer reviews by SANDY FELD, certified taster
DuClaw Dirty Little Freak

This is listed as a Brown Ale (5.8% ABV) but they just as easily
have this a beer Mounds candy bar or Samoa Girl Scout cookie.  
Nose brings roasty malts and sweet, flavored coffee.  From first
sip on it's coconuts all the way with chocolate and caramel
shouting from the background.  A bit gimmicky but still a fun
drink.  Tough one to rate but remember I like coconut.

Overall rating:- Good
Terrapin Recreational Ale

Terrapin joins the session beer bandwagon with this 4.7% ABV
American Pale Ale.  Aroma is quite nice featuring citric and piney
notes with light tropical fruit. The beer itself is moderately bitter with
all the characteristics of a session IPA.  The body is light however it
is flavorful.  Expect pine, grass, toasted white bread with a light dab
of lime and a solid background of citrus zest bitterness. It finishes
dry and crisp.  One of the better offerings from this brewery.

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!  

Sandy
Beers Reviewed
Stone Saison

Stone's version of a farmhouse ale comes in
at 6% ABV.  It opens with smells of musty
yeast, spice, citrus fruit, and bread.  Flavors
are of grass, lemon, clove, lavender, light
pepper,and hints of Belgium funk. More
cloves spring up to dominate the crisp,mildly
bitter finish.A decent offering but more
might have been expected from Stone.


Overall Rating: Above Average
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