This is the last of the Johny Bootleggers malt beverages that I received. This is Sing Sing Sour Grape, 12% ABV. This is the same Alcohol by volume percent as all the other flavors that came from Laval Québec Canada. This pours a dark candy purple color. This grape beverage has a fake sweetness of fake grape candy aroma. The taste is similar to its smell. There is a fake sweet, candy grape flavor that is not the worst flavor. I also found that it isn’t sour at all. I don’t know what their Idea of sour is, but that’s not sour. This grape beverage tastes like fake grape candy. The mouthfeel is light. It then finishes with a grape sweetness and not much on the aftertaste. There is a sugary flavor for an aftertaste. This Sing Sing Sour Grape from Johny Bootleggers was not the worst of the three. I give this one a D+. It has more of a fruit flavor to it than the Alcatraz Sour Apple, which had a chemical taste to it. This one is just fake grape candy. That gave it a few points. The best was the Syndicate City Sour Peach. But I wouldn’t rush out for that one or any of these. All of these aren’t the worst I’ve ever had, and I don’t think they are disgusting. They all have a fake flavor to them, and some fake flavors can be okay. Please be kind, stay safe, and enjoy responsibly! Cheers!
This beverage is another Johny Bootlegger beverage. This is Alcatraz Sour Apple, 12% ABV. All of Johny Bootlegger’s products are 12% ABV. This apple drink pours a bright neon green color. The aroma is sour candy fake apple. The taste is sweet and candy apple flavor. The apple flavor is fake and manufactured tasting. The flavor is manufactured chemical tasting in the middle and then has a weird nasty flavor of r bad fake apple. The mouthfeel is light. This sour apple beverage finish with a chemical apple taste. The aftertaste is sour, but not fruity. It’s more of a non-fruity flavor. This Johny Bootlegger Alcatraz Sour Apple is awful. I think this drink is an F. I would not have this, and I didn’t finish all seven ounces. This Sour Apple was way too fake fruit flavor. It wasn’t even a good fake apple. It tastes like someone who never had an apple or knew what one was supposed to taste like was trying to recreate the flavor of a sour apple. Please be kind, stay safe, and enjoy responsibly! Cheers!
I would like to thank The Geloso Beverage Group LLC for sending out three flavors of Johny Bootleggers Malt Beverages. This drink is their Syndicate City Sour Peach, 12% ABV. This product is made right outside Montreal, Québec, Canada. This beverage is made with beer malts, but it’s not a beer, has a beer-like base, and it is more of a cocktail. This beverage pours a light pink color, and it looks like perfume. The aroma is of sweet peach candy. Taste is sweet and a little boozy up front, then you get some peach Jolly Rancher candy. The mouthfeel is light. This beverage finishes with a hint of peach alcohol. The aftertaste is a short lingering of fake peach. This drink is not bad, but it’s not something that you will remember the next day. It has a bit of an artificial taste to it but not bad. I give Johny Bootleggers Syndicate City Peach a low B-. I like peach flavor things, and that helps it some. This beverage is something different from beer and interesting. I don’t see these types of drinks in North Carolina. We don’t have liquor stores, just a state-run ABC store, which I find not good. Two more flavors came in a nice box with a branded flask. So please stay tuned here for more about Johny Bootleggers! Please be kind, stay safe, and enjoy responsibly! Cheers!
My local craft beer shop Pop the Top Bottle Shop had an event where 450 North Brewing came down from Columbus, Indiana, with a few of their beers. So they had some to sell, and that’s how I came across 450 North Brewing Co Slushy XXL Crispie Cream, 5.3% ABV. This beer has blueberry, glazed donuts, lemon, and Bavarian cream. It is also a part of their XXL Slushy series. This beer pours a thick dark purple color with a thin one-finger white head. The head fades quickly. The aroma is sweet. I found blueberry aromas, with a hint of tartness from the lemon. The taste is much like a glazed jelly donut. There is sweet blueberry with creamy notes of the Bavarian cream. it has a tart lemon finish with a full mouthfeel. It coats your entire tongue with good flavors. There is a lemon, creamy aftertaste that lingers just a bit. 450 North Brewing Co Slushy XXL Crispie Cream is a neat beer. This is one that is an A+. it does taste like a donut. All the ingredients flow into a great beer. If you come across 450 North Brewing Co Slushy XXL Crispie Cream, buy it, and try it. Please be kind, be safe, and enjoy responsibly! Cheers!
I haven’t had too many hard seltzers, and I find them as a whole to be a little one-sided. When you have a citrus IPA, you have the flavor of the IPA with the citrus. A hard seltzer has the bubbles and whatever flavor you have added. This seltzer is Shiner Beer Straight Shooter Juicy Dill Pickle Craft Brewed Hard Seltzer, 4.5%. It pours a clear color with loads of carbonation bubbles. The aroma is vinegary and spiced. The flavor is vinegary, light dill notes, spiced. The mouthfeel is lite and carbonated. This seltzer finish with a decent amount of carbonation and a vinegar pickle that carries into the aftertaste. This drink is just plain with a decent about of pickle flavor. I give This is Shiner Beer Straight Shooter Juicy Dill Pickle Craft Brewed Hard Seltzer a C+. The flavor on this is decent but not complex at all. If you like pickles and you love hard seltzers then this is for you. I found it average as best. Please be kind, be safe and enjoy responsibly! Cheers!
I was getting a lot of social media advertisements about this beer recently. It did sound like a great beer that I would like to try. So I was out at my local Winestore and spotted Captain Lawerence Brewing Co. & Snyder’s of Hanover Snyder Bier Pretzel Märzen, 5.0% ABV. This beer, a collaboration between Captain Lawerence Brewing Co. in Elmsford, New York, and Snyder’s of Hanover pretzel snack company, is owned by Lance here in Charlotte, North Carolina. This October-fest style beer pours a copper/light brown color with a two-and-a-half finger off-white head. The aroma is malty, bread, semi-sweet with a salty note. The taste is a malty, salt, bead, a richness like Snyder’s October fest dark pretzels. This beer then finishes with a malted medium salted. The aftertaste is very similar to the aftertaste of Snyder’s October fest pretzels. This beer is a very delicious beer and a great combination. I give Captain Lawerence Brewing Co. & Snyder’s of Hanover Snyder Bier Pretzel Märzen an A+. It’s like being at Octoberfest without actually being there. It’s Octoberfest in a can. I highly recommend it! It’s not a beer that overpowers your tastebuds. I could have an entire four-pack of sixteen ounces. I hope that this beer will be here every year. It’s that good! Please be kind, be safe, and enjoy responsibly! Cheers!
This is the is the last of the Clubtails. This particular one is Clubtails Screwdriver 10% ABV. This one pours a slight yellow/orange color with a nice color fade from light yellow to light orange. The aroma is like an orange This particular one is Clubtails Screwdriver 10% ABV. This one pours a slight yellow/orange color. It also has a good color fade from light yellow to light orange. The aroma is like an orange Mt. Dew soda with hints of alcohol. The taste is artificial orange juice. It is like an orange-flavored Mt. Dew almost. It has a light mouthfeel. This screwdriver finishes with a fake orange juice flavor. There is a tart orange juice aftertaste with a punch of 10% alcohol. I did not care for this after a few sips. Clubtails Screwdriver is a D-. it had too much of a fake flavor. That got old quickly. I drank almost half, and then I poured the rest out. Now, if it had been fewer, say like sixteen ounces, then it might be slightly easier to finish, maybe. This one was the last. In confusion, I found the Clubtails beverages to be just barely above average. I found the Sunny Margarita to be the best. Please be kind, be safe, and enjoy responsibly!
Clubtails Sunny Margarita, 10% ABV is not a beer. It’s a fermented like a beer but without hops, and is tweaked Clubtails Sunny Margarita, 10% ABV is not a beer. It’s fermented like a beer but without hops, and is tweaked to achieve the desired flavor. This Margarita from this big boy can pour a light lime green color, and yes, I salted the rim for a Margarita experience. The aroma is lime, citrusy, with light alcoholic notes. The taste is big with lime, and it has little alcohol towards the back. The mouthfeel is light. This Margarita finishes with lime a little bit of alcohol. The aftertaste is pretty much Margarita lime goodness that lingers until you take another sip. The overall alcoholic notes are light, and this Culbtail is quite refreshing. This Margarita tastes like a good margarita. I give Clubtails Margarita an A+. This Margarita is a great beverage and one that you should try. It is not as strong as most Margaritas. That makes it easier to drink, especially when it’s twenty-five ounces. It’s a good one! Please be kind, be safe, and enjoy responsibly! Cheers!
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Edmund’s Oast Brewing Company Basket of Flowers, 5% ABV is Belgian style wheat brewed in Charleston, South Carolina with oranges and rosebuds. This beer sounded like it would be interesting, so I picked up a four-pack. This beer pours a bright yellow cloudy color with a one and a quarter white head that fades steadily. The nose is floral with orange sweetness There is a bitter tart note in there as well that gives off slight pale ale vibes. The flavor is sweet with some tart orange floral notes with a bit of wheat. Yes, I did get a bit of bitterness, but not as pronounced as it is on the nose. This Edmund’s Oast beer finish with a hit of a hoppy note but sweet. The aftertaste is orange and floral with a final bitter tart note. This is not as exciting as I thought it was going to be. It was trying to go somewhere with the flavor but got lost on the way. I give Edmund’s Oast Brewing Company Basket of Flowers a low C-. The bit of bitterness I found was a surprise but not in a good way and it clashing a bit with the floral notes kind of hold it back. I wouldn’t recommend Edmund’s Oast Brewing Company Basket of Flowers. But I do find Edmund’s Oast Brewing Company to brew good beers not this one though. Please be kind, stay safe, and enjoy responsibly! Cheers!