I know it’s a little late for Christmas beer or early, depending on how you look at it. But I forgot about this recently. This beer is Christmas Cart from Golden Road Brewing in Los Angeles, California. This beer is 6%ABV and is part of the many different Cart beers. I have previously reviewed their Mango Cart. This beer is a wheat beer with cherries and spices. This beer pours a deep pink/red color with a one-and-a-half finger of off-white head. The aroma is of spices, cherries, tartness, and some light wheat notes. The taste is also cherry, spices (light cinnamon), tartness, and a little wheat. The mouthfeel is on the lighter side. Then this Christmas Cart finishes with a spice tart what notes. Then you get an aftertaste that gives you a Christmasy feeling. That is spiced cherry. This beer grew on me as I drank it. I give it an A. I can find nothing wrong with this Christmas Cart. Yes, I think you should try it. It is a good Christmas beer without being overly spiced and heavy. Christmas time can be food and drink heavy. Please stay safe, be kind, and remember to enjoy responsibly! Cheers!
This beer, Dollar Dollar Bill Y’all, is a lyric in a Wu-Tang Clan rap song titled C.R.E.A.M. This beer is a dreamsicle-inspired IPA from Heist Brewery here in Charlotte, North Carolina. This beer comes in a 7% ABV. This beer has tangerine, orange, toasted marshmallow, and vanilla. This beer pours a bright yellow with floating particulate/ingredients and a two-and-a-half finger cream marshmallow white head. The aroma is sweet and creamy. There is vanilla, orange, tangerine, and a little marshmallow on the nose. The taste is creamy with sweet vanilla, orange/tangerine citrusy goodness. There was also a toasted marshmallow. The mouthfeel is medium feel and creamy. This beer does taste like an orange creamsicle. Then this beer has a nice creamy sweet fruity vanilla finish. Then comes an aftertaste like biting into a delicious orange vanilla popsicle. That aftertaste lingers nicely on the tongue. This IPA was fabulously delicious. I give this an A+. I highly recommend it. It was as advertised on the side of the can. All the flavors came together just perfectly for a great beer. Please be kind, stay safe, and remember to enjoy responsibly! Cheers!
This beer Lake James Rind Lager Beer, has local barley, heritage corn, local water Melon, fresh lime, and Tajin. This Lager is from Fonta Flora Brewing in Nebo, North Carolina. It comes in an easy drinking 3.8% ABV. I got this from Whole Foods. This beer pours a light pale yellow color with a taste and fizzy one-finger thin white head. The aroma is of watermelon, lime, and biscuits. The flavor is similar to its smell with watermelon, lime, light spices from the Tajin, and light biscuit. This beer is also clean and refreshing. The mouthfeel is light, and it is almost nonexistent. Then you get a watermelon/lime finish. The aftertaste is a short linger of watermelon and lime. Fonta Flora Brewery is hit or miss, some of their beers are good, and some aren’t. This lager is good. I give Lake James Rind Lager Beer a B. The overall beer is light and easy to drink. I’ve had watermelon and lime beer with bolder flavors, but I recommend this one. It is good and would be better on a hot day after yard work, a lawnmower beer. Please be kind, stay safe, and remember to always enjoy responsibly! Cheers!
Boone Creek Blonde from Appalachian Mountain Brewery in Boone, North Carolina, is zested with orange and has a hint of Wildflower honey. This beer is 4.9% ABV. This beer pours a light orange color with a one-and-a-half finger white quick head. The aroma is orangey, sweet from the honey. The flavor is sweet honey, a big orange flavor that is candy-like. There also is a light hoppy note. The mouthfeel is light. But almost medium feeling. Then this Blonde beer finishes with a sweet orange flavor. Then comes an aftertaste of honey and orange with a hint of a hoppy noted that lingers. The hoppy note fades away quickly as the big honey/orange stays. This ale is not terrible, but I don’t think I could have more than one or one and a half. The flavor is good. It just becomes slightly overwhelming as you finish a can of Boone Creek. That is why it only gets as low as B-. It’s not bad enough that I would pass it up, but I would if I were having a growler of it. Please be kind, stay safe, and remember to enjoy responsibly! Cheers!
This wheat beer from San Leandro, California, Hell or High Mango, is an end-of-summer seasonal. This beer is a version of 21st Amendment Brewery’s other wheat beer, Hell or High Watermelon. This mango wheat beer is 4.9% ABV. This beer has Two-Row, Pale, and White Wheat malts. It also has Magnum hops as well as fresh mangos. This wheat beer pours a yellow color with one finger quickly fading head. The aroma is sweet mangos and wheat. The taste is juicy, big on the mangos, melons, peachy, and wheat notes. The mouthfeel is light and refreshing. Then this mango beer finishes with a juicy tropical fruity flavor. The aftertaste is a sweet tropical fruit, juice, ripe, juicy mangos, and melon. This beer is good, but I think the watermelon version is slightly better. I would give Hell or High Mango a B. It is a solid, refreshing beer that goes down easy. The wheat aspect of this wheat beer is lighter than I would have liked. That might be because mango is the more dominant flavor. That is not so bad. I still enjoyed this, and I recommend this Hell or High Mango. Please be kind, stay safe and remember to enjoy responsibly! Cheers!
This ale is from another local Harris Teeter grocery store’s build-your-own six-pack. This beer is Carolina Krunkles Peach Tea IPA from Terrapin Beer Company. This beer hails from Athens, Georgia. It comes in at 5.2% ABV This beer is part of the Krunkles series. This ale pours a rich orange color with a three-and-a-half finger off-white head. The aroma is peachy, sweet, and a little hoppy. Theflavor is peach, bitter, sweet, and watery. There is a faint black tea flavor too. The mouthfeel is medium. Then this IPA finishes with a bittersweet peach flavor. Then you get a hoppy aftertaste of peach and black tea. This beer sounded like an appealing beer, and it was. But It’s okay. I give this Carolina Krunkles Peach Tea IPA a B-. The tea notes/flavor clashes with the peach flavor, but not enough to ruin this beer. The bitterness is low overall, and it has good peach flavors. I enjoyed this and would have this again, but I would not rush back for one. I do also recommend it. It is a refreshing beer. Please be kind, stay safe, and remember to enjoy responsibly! Cheers!
This beer is Local Snacks from Fonta Flora Brewery, is a mix-fermented ale or Appalachian Wild Ale. It is 6.2% ABV. This ale uses burlap-age hops, mixed house cultures, Riverbend Barley, and Riverbend raw wheat. This beer also uses blueberries, cherries, Muscadine, and Scuppernong grapes. This beer is only available in the summer season. This ale pours a raspberry red color with no head. The aroma is fruity, with cherry, raspberry, and slight grape. The taste is similar to the nose with raspberry, and cherry tartness, but with fewer grape flavors than you pick up on the nose. The mouth is somewhat medium. Then this ale finishes tart and sour with fruity esters. Then you get a tart cherry-raspberry aftertaste that lingers for a second or two and then fades away. This ale is an okay beer, and I give Local Snacks a C+. It has good flavors, but nothing stands out. You have to be in the mood for a sour-mix beer like this. They are neat beers, and you should try them. But would I recommend this one? Not so much, I mean, it’s not bad, but it’s not the best either. Please be kind, stay safe, and remember to enjoy responsibly! Cheers!
Coming from Legion Brewing Co. in Charlotte, North Carolina. Blood Orange Juicy Jay East Coast India Pale Ale. This Juicy Jay is 6.3% ABV. This Juicy Jay is another variation of Legion’s Juicy Jay. This IPA pours a light yellow color with a decent two-finger white head. It fades steadily and leaves behind little lacing. The aroma is fruity (pineapple, blood orange) and bitter. The flavor is bitter, hoppy, light blood orange, and some pineapple. It is hoppy as well. Then this IPA finishes with bitter fruits. Then you get an aftertaste of bitter, hoppy light fruit flavor that doesn’t linger. This IPA is not terrible. But the blood orange is a little light. I would’ve liked a little more blood-orange flavor. I would say this beer is a B-. The original Juicy Jay is a little better. But I would,d say that you shouldn’t try it. It is worth a try. Overall I would say this Variety of Juicy Jay is different, and that’s not bad. Please be kind, stay safe, and remember to enjoy responsibly! Cheers!
Coming from Edmund’s Oast Brewing Company in Charleston, South Carolina this is The Co-Op a sour ale made with blackberry, grape, and lemon. This beer is 6% ABV and is a collaboration with The Co-op. This beer pours deep red/deep strawberry color with a four-finger light pink fizzy head. The aroma is tart with grape, lemon, and lithe blackberry. The taste is tart and fruity. It’s light on the grape and blackberries, but towards the back of the mouth, you get a tart lemon that throws the overall flavor into a bad spot. The mouthfeel is light. This beer then finishes with a grape/lemon tart flavor. The aftertaste is light tartness and light on flavor. This isn’t a good beer, and I think the flavors especially the lemon don’t go together. I usually like Edmund’s Oasts beer. But this one I am giving a D-. I mean the ingredients listed on the table sound dull if I’m being honest. I wouldn’t try this at all. Please stay safe, be kind, and remember to enjoy responsibly! Cheers!
Supernova Strawberry Mango Sour Ale, 4.7%, is a Berliner Weisse beer and has a few different varieties. This soured ale is brewed by Legion Brewing here in Charlotte, North Carolina. Legion Brewing uses fresh strawberries and mango. This beer pours a light red, orange color with a one-and-a-half-finger white fizzy head. The aroma is tart, with strawberry, mango, and some sour notes. The beer tastes tart with light strawberries and a little mango. Overall the flavor of the beer is thin. The mouthfeel is light. Then this beer finishes with a tart, vague fruit flavor. Then comes an aftertaste of tart/sour flavors. This beer was not such a good beer, but I wouldn’t call it bad. I give Supernova Strawberry Mango Sour Ale a C-. The sour/tart flavors keep the fruity flavor down, and I would’ve liked more of a fruity flavor. It is refreshing to drink and not heavy at all. But I think I am finding out I might not be a big fan of fruity sour ales. Please be kind, stay safe, and remember to enjoy responsibly! Cheers!