Yesterday all on tap:

* Victory Headwaters Pale Ale
* Samuel Adams Double Pumpkin Ale
* Ommegang Seduction

The Victory was a nice, quaffable beer. Clean and crisp on the palate with just enough weight. Seemed to have a bit of elevated IBU.

The Sam Adams was not as pumpkin flavors as I would've thought. Much more emphasizing smoke and earth. Interesting although outside my normal wheelhouse.

The Ommegang was very nice with lots of chocolate and caramel aromas and flavors. I'd order again.
Yesterday all on tap:

* Deep Ellum Backslider Blonde
* Rahr and Sons Iron Thistle
* Boulevard Chocolate Ale

The Deep Ellum is a nice, light, quaffable type of beer that would be a good alternative to Miller Light or Coors Lite poolside. Enough said.

The Rahr is a roasted, toasty caramel and chocolate malt affair. Good, would likely order again.

The Boulevard stole the show. A big glass of Nestle's Chocolate Milk on the nose and palate. Yummy.
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Originally posted by PurpleHaze:
Next Tuesday night at the local Dogfish Head Alehouse, a horizontal tasting of 60, 75, 90 and 120 each paired with it's own assortment of sausage and cheese. Thinkin' I'm a goin'..... Cool

PH


That sounds like a great night. Have fun!!!
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Originally posted by steve8:
St. Ambroise Pale Ale

Purple Haze, did you try this beer on one of your visits here? Or is it available down there?


I didn't have the chance, steve8. On my previous 2 visits, beer was a secondary beverage for us! If you recommend the St. Ambroise, I'll look for it. I don't recall seeing it at my local store, but could have walked by it 100 times....

PH
Grand River Brewing - Mill Race Mild Ale.

Almost a Schwarzbier, I really love British stlye black ales like this which look like stout, smell like stout and have many of the same flavours (chocolate, malt, molasses) but are light and refreshing with no bitterness.

This beer at 3.5% is maybe the best session beer I've ever tried (though lunch with my wife isn't the right time to try...)
Yesterday all on tap:

New Belgium Dig
Nice pale ale but a bit more hoppy like an IPA. Citrus finish. Probably won't seek out again.

Palm Speciale
Good Belgium style ale. Roasty, toasty kind of affair. Bit jumbled on the palate. Not likely to order again.

Peticolas Velvet Hammer
Tasty Imperial Red. Good balance and weight on the palate. Would order again.
Not that I'm aware of. Usually everything they throw on tap gets at least a small amount bottled. I overheard someone asking if they "still had this" on tap and after trying a sample, drank a whole pint. I liked it since it was less hoppy and a departure from a lot fo their other stuff. English style.
Yesterday all on tap:

* Victory Ale
* Dogfish Head Immort Ale
* Victory Storm King (CASK)

The Victory Ale is a nice Helles. Light citrus nose. Clean and refreshing palate. Good weekend pool or lake beer.

The Dogfish had a floral nose. Palate had a bit of licorice but an odd medicinal component. Don't recommend.

The Victory Storm King is a kick a$$ PULLED stout. Roasty and toasty with a hint of dark chocolate and bitters on the finish. Recommended to highly recommended.
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Originally posted by wineismylife:
Dogfish Immort..... Don't recommend.

Not to my taste either.



Yesterday, I picked up a 6 pack of Lagunitas Sumpin Sumpin. My local store had been out for almost a month, so I was glad to see it back. Not the same beer. Frown VERY very grapefruity and missing the subtle hop blend that I so liked in previous batches. I hope this is just an off batch and that they didn't change the recipe.

PH
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Originally posted by PurpleHaze:
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Originally posted by wineismylife:
Dogfish Immort..... Don't recommend.

Not to my taste either.



Yesterday, I picked up a 6 pack of Lagunitas Sumpin Sumpin. My local store had been out for almost a month, so I was glad to see it back. Not the same beer. Frown VERY very grapefruity and missing the subtle hop blend that I so liked in previous batches. I hope this is just an off batch and that they didn't change the recipe.

PH



Interesting...I just back from the store I found this at. They have been out for 2 wks now. I have the last 6 pack in my fridge downstairs and had one last night...still tasted the same...love this beer...it would be my luck if they changed it Mad

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