Throwback Thursday: Fullsteam Brewery Coffee is for Closers Iced Coffee Porter

This post is from May 11, 2015.

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I so do enjoy coffee beers. I love the roasted and malted flavors of them. I found Fullsteam Brewery Coffee is for Closers Iced Coffee Porter, 6.0% ABV and 36 IBUs (International Bittering Units). I have never seen an iced Coffee beer before so I had to try it. Coffee is for Closers pour a black color with a big four beige head that slowly fades into little amounts of lacing in the glass. I found no light nor did I see any carbonation bubbles. The aroma is much like a sweet sugary iced coffee. You get nice roasted notes with a few fresh coffee beans.  The aroma is quite pleasing on the nose. Coffee is for Closers is semi-sweet at first and does have nice malt and roasted flavor but none too intense or strong. There is a slight burnt note to it on the end. The mouth full is medium to semi-full with a richness to it. Coffee is for Closers finishes nicely with a bit of semi-sweet roasted flavors and leaves you with a true iced coffee aftertaste that isn’t too sweet. I’d give Fullsteam Breweries Coffee is for Closers an A. It was what the label said it was. It was an iced coffee porter and it tasted like one. It never overpowers you with one flavor. It is well balanced and should be tried. So go out and try Fullsteam Brewery Coffee is for Closers Iced Coffee Porter! I recommend you do! Cheers! Please enjoy responsibly!

Nebraska Brewing Company Cardinal Pale Ale

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I received this Nebraska Brewing Company Cardinal Pale Ale, 6.0% ABV from Brewpublik recently. This beer is interesting, well the can is because it has an unconventional way of opening. You open it like a canned food, the whole top opens and it becomes a glass. Cardinal Pale Ale from Nebraska Brewing Compay in La Vista Nebraska pours a deep golden orange with a one and a half finger white head that dissipates at a steady pace with aroma of oranges with some slight malty grapefruit and other citrus aromas that guides you to a slight malty orange, grapefruit, and citrus flavor with a slight bitter-sweetness that grows a bit stronger on the back of the mouth, with a nice citrus finish and a malty citrus and a slight yet faint bitter note all with a medium mouthfeel. Cardinal Pale Ale is surprisingly good beer and one that grows on you. I could see myself having a few of these. The flavor goes a long way on this beer. I give Nebraska Brewing Company Cardinal Pale Ale an A-. This beer is good from start to finish and is one I recommend trying. Cheers! Please enjoy responsibly!