I haven’t reviewed and dark-style beer in a while. So I saw Boulevard Brewing Co. Early Riser Puerto Rican Style Coffee Porter, 6.2% ABV with 40 International Bittering Units or IBUs. This particular coffee porter uses coffee from Gusto Coffee Company in San Juan, Puerto Rico. This porter pours the deepest, darkest brown with a four-finger thick creamy beige head. It’s slowly fading. I still saw a good it down to the bottom of the glass. The aroma roasted like a strong espresso with a little burnt note. The taste is similar to the way it smells. There is a strong espresso roasted note with an acidic flavor. The mouthfeel is a little fuller. This porter finished much like a good strong cup of coffee would. It ends roasted with full coffee bean flavors. The aftertaste is pretty much a roast coffee affair. This beer is just like a good strong cup of coffee in beer. I like that in that in a coffee porter. I give Boulevard Brewing Co. Early Riser Puerto Rican Style Coffee Porter an A. It was not heavy in any way, and I could have another. But if it were a pint, I wouldn’t say I’d go for another. 12 ounces in just right for this beer. It is a good coffee porter. Please be kind, be safe, and enjoy responsibly! Cheers!
I found this beer, New Anthem Beer Project A Feeling I Get Hoppy Farmhouse Ale, 6.2% at Total Wine. I am a real fan of Farmhouse/Saison Ales. I feel real upscale when I have one. This ale pours a light lemon yellow with a big four-finger bight and fluffy white head. The aroma on this farmhouse ale is bitter, lemony with some yeast. The flavor of this beer is bitter lemon, melon with hoppy yeast notes. The mouthfeel is light and soft. It then finishes with bitter lemon. The aftertaste is citrus and slightly bitter. I enjoyed New Anthem Beer Project A Feeling I Get Hoppy Farmhouse Ale. The bitter/hoppy notes really and a tasty twist on an already delicious beer style. I give New Anthem Beer Project A Feeling I Get Hoppy Farmhouse Ale an A. It is worth finding and having. I would have it again. It was refreshingly flavorful and delicious. Please be kind, be safe, and enjoy responsibly! Cheers!
Birdsong Brewing Company IPA Series Mango No. 5, 6% ABV made here in Charlotte, North Carolina with Strata Hops is the latest beer in their IPA Series. This IPA pours a deep orange color with a three-finger off-white head. The aroma is juicy, tropical with mango, citrus and bitter notes. The flavor is tropical mango , citrus orange with bitter hops. The mouthfeel is medium. it finish with a juicy tropical bitterness and has a nice tropical aftertaste that lingers a bit with bitterness. The is a good solid tropical bitter IPA. Birdsong Brewing Company IPA Series Mango No. 5 is a B. The mango flavor did cover up a good portion of the bitter hop flavors and it had a little citrusy note. But it was a good IPA. I recommend Birdsong Brewing Company IPA Series Mango No. 5. I would have this again! Please be kind, be safe, and enjoy responsibly! Cheers!
I have not had this Foothills Brewing craft Happiness Project Digs IPA, 6.0% ABV or any of the beer from this series in a long while. This particular IPA benefits Crisis Control Ministry, which helps people in financial crisis and helps people from becoming homeless and helps fund and build affordable housing. Digs IPA is made with experimental hop HBC 568. I was lucky to find this at Total Wine, because it is only available between February through March. This IPA pours deep gold color with a four finger slow off-white head. The aroma is tropical with guava, melon, grapefruit bitterness, with hints of a wood with light smokiness. The taste is tropical with melon and guava. There is some grapefruit bitterness and wood flavors there too. Digs IPA finish with a bitter fruits and a hit of a wood note. The aftertaste of tropical woody fruits and little bitterness does not stick around long. This Craft Happiness Project IPA was interesting tasting with the notes of wood coinciding with the tropical fruits. Foothills Brewing craft Happiness Project Digs IPA is a taste IPA and one that I think deserves an A. Well at first of was thinking I am not going to like this as much as the other IPAs in this series, but the more I drank it the more I like it. It really is worth trying! Please be kind, be safe, and enjoy responsibly! Cheers!
This beer is Samuel Adams Octoberfest, 5.3% ABV from Boston, Massachusetts. I know it’s not October yet, but this was the last new beer. This Octoberfest pours a brown, darker caramel color with a thin beige one-finger fizzy head. The aroma is malty, caramel with a light bread aroma. The taste is caramel sweetness and a bread/nut smooth flavor. This Samuel Adams finish with a sweet note but not much else. The aftertaste is pretty much the same Samuel Adams Octoberfest isn’t a terrible beer. It’s not that good either. I say it’s a D+. After drinking, this beer there wasn’t anything that stood out or made me want to have another. The flavors were thin and artificial. I’ve had way better Octoberfest beers than this. I would not try this. Samual Adams doesn’t necessarily brew terrible beer. This beer happens to be one that I did not enjoy. Please be kind, be safe and enjoy responsibly! Cheers!
I don’t know how many things are in the world that are key Lime flavored, but Birdsong Brewing has made one called Key Lime Kölsch, 4.3% at 40 IBU (International Bittering Units). This is a seasonal beer offed late summer. It’s has Key Limes and Vanilla with malts such as 2-Row, Dextrin, Flaked Oats, and Branch malt. It also has El Dorado hops. This Kölsch pours an orange color with a thin one finger fizzy clear white head. It quickly fades. The aroma is sweet with a citrus lime. The flavor is sweet from the lime upfront and then you get a sweet graham cracker like flavor with a bit of vanilla toward the back of your mouth. The mouthfeel is light. It finish like a piece of Key Lime pie. That same finish carries on over to the aftertaste and does linger for just a second. This beer grew on me. The more I drank the more I enjoyed it. I’d give Birdsong Brewing Co. Key Lime Kölsch a B. I was very similar to Key Lime pie, which I like and if you like it too then this beer is for you! Please be kind, be safe, and please enjoy responsibly! Cheers!
Burial Beer Co. & Cloudwater Brew Co. A Canvas of Fragmented Memories IPA with time and coconut, 7.3% AVB. This IPA is a collaboration between the two brewed in Asheville, North Carolina. This IPA has Cashmere, Idaho-Cryo, Incognito, Motueka, Sabbo hops in it. This IPA pours a misty yellow color with a bright white two and half finger head with good retention. The aroma is of slight lemon and a sweetness. There is a bit go some bitter notes. The taste is bitter-sweet with lime and light coconut flavors. It has a bitterness to it as well. The mouthfeel is thick and juicy. This IPA finishes with a bittersweet note that has a light hoppy kick at the very end. This Burial Beer has a limey aftertaste with hoppy notes. This beer doesn’t really show much of the said coconut. The lime is much more present along with the bitterness and the hops. Burial Beer Co. & Cloudwater Brew Co. A Canvas of Fragmented Memories IPA gets a C+ from me. it comes to the fact that the coconut is not so present and the lime clashes a tiny bit with the hoppy flavors, but it not bad. It’s just a bit above average. I don’t think I would go back for Burial Beer Co. & Cloudwater Brew Co. A Canvas of Fragmented Memories IPA right away but it I will not be staying away from it. Please be kind, be safe, and enjoy responsibly!
King Canary Brewing Co. Blue Loon Witbier, 5% ABV is from Mooresville, North Carolina. This Witbier is brewed with unmalted wheat, orange peel, & coriander. It it supposed to like an homage to Miller Brewing’s Blue Moon. Blue Loon pours a golden color with two finger quickly disappearing white head. The aroma is a little sweet and light west aromas with faint banana & spice. The taste is semi-sweet, there is light about of spice/wheat and a little bit of a tart banana/ The mouthfeel is on the lighter side. This beer finishes light with a lager like flavor. That familiar finish carries over to the aftertaste with a little sweetness and a bit of tart flavors. Overall this is average beer, and there’s really nothing to write home about. But I would say it a bad beer. I give King Canary Brewing Co. Blue Loon Witbier a C-. I found this to be a thin flavored witbier. Blue Moon has fuller flavor than this. None of the flavors really jump out. I would have this again and it’s not a bad choice if you pick some King Canary Brewing Co. Blue Loon Witbier. Please be kind, be safe and enjoy responsibly! Cheers!
I am not the biggest fan of blueberry ales. This is Georgia Beer Co. Blueberry Field Party Blonde Ale, 5% ABV. This is the last of the verity of Field Party Blonde Ales I have. This particular Field Party beer pours a golden color with a one finger fizzy white head that fades real quick. The aroma is big sweet fresh blueberries. The blueberries pretty much mask any other notes. The taste is sweet with blueberries and a very little bready note. The mouthfeel is light. The aftertaste is blueberry with little bits of bready notes. The aftertaste is like container that had blueberries left in it. There is a sweetness to the aftertaste but it not very strong. Georgia Beer Co. Blueberry Field Party Blonde Ale wasn’t so bad. I’d say its a B-. It didn’t taste of artificial blueberries like some blueberry beers. But it hasn’t changes how I feel about blueberry ales. I mean a stout with blueberries is okay, but not in anyother styles. I would go for this again soon, but not too soon. Please be kind, be safe, and enjoy responsibly! Cheers!
I haven’t had much or any Perennial Artisan Ales. This is Perennial Artisan Ales Vacation Dad Dry-Hopped Summer Ale, 4.7% ABV. This ale has hopes such as Motueka, Amarillo, Citra, and has grains such as Pilsner malt, and spelt. This beer is from St. Louis, Missouri. This ale pours a bight yellow hazy color with a with a bight two finger fluffy white head that’s slow to fade. The aroma is of citrus fruit like oranges and grapefruits. It has a bitterness to it aroma as well. The taste is citrusy with oranges and grapefruits, with bitter notes and a slight hoppy flavor. The mouthfeel is creamy and has medium feel. This beer has a clean but hoppy pilsner finish to it. The aftertaste is a linger of light citrus fruits. perennial Artisan Ales Vacation Dad Dry-Hopped Summer Ale is quite good and I found it to be an interesting summer pilsner. The addition dry-hopping as another lay of flavor to this beer. I give it a an A-. I am not such how much Pilsner malt was used but I think just a little more would have put this already great beer over the top. But I can find any other faults with it. I highly recommended it, and I would have this again and again! Please be kind, be safe, and enjoy responsibly! Cheers!