NoDa Brewing Company Coconut + Chocolate Ale

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NoDa Brewing Coconut + Chocolate Ale, 4.9% is another Girl Scout cookie inspired beer, a blonde al that is brewed with Coco nibs, Epiphany malt, and conditioned on Coconut right here in Charlotte. Coconut + Chocolate Ale pours a light orange color with a two-finger creamy white slow sticky head that gives off a sweet coconut and chocolate aroma with a taste that isn’t much different to its own aroma with a big coconut sweetness at first quickly accompanied by a nice chocolate flavor with a sweet biscuit cookie note on the back of the tongue that finishes nice and sweet with a nice cookie flavor and continues over to the aftertaste with a lingering sweet coconut with a medium mouthfeel. NoDa Brewing Coconut + Chocolate Ale is good but towards the end of a pint the sweetness is becoming a little much but still good, and overall it does taste like a Girl Scout cookie, I give NoDa Brewing Coconut + Chocolate Ale a high B+. I don’t think two pints are feasible maybe and yes you should try it. I wouldn’t turn it down if I came across it again but just one. Please stay safe at home and please enjoy responsibly! Cheers!    

Westbrook Brewing Co.Breaded Break-In

Originally posted September 8th, 2015 at Folly Beach.

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I love being in a place where you can find different and local beers that I can’t find at home. That is always fun. I found this, Westbrook Brewing Co. Breaded Break-In, 6.6% ABV. This beer is similar to they’re Gose but Breaded Break-In is brewed with more grain and a bunch of Sorachi Ace hops as well as coriander. Breaded Break-In pours a yellow-orange cloudy color with a three-finger fleecy white head that slowly dissipates into some lacing but not much. The aroma is big with lemony notes and very faint lemon hops smell. The taste is very tart and lemony, as the aroma would suggest. There is the salty flavor that you would get from the Gose but is overshadowed by the intense lemon flavor. It’s boarding on to much lemon flavor, but it’s enjoyable. The mouthfeel is medium with a tart refreshing finish and leads into a nice tart lemon finish that lingers leaving you smacking your lips. This Breaded Break-In from Westbrook Brewing Co. gets and A. I loved how tart it was and that the salty flavor notes we subdued by the lemon, and how refreshing it is despite being so lemony tart. I highly recommend that you try this Westbrook Breaded Break-In. I think you will! Cheers! Please enjoy responsibly!