Fonta Flora Brewery Local Snacks

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! 

Fonta Flora Brewery Local Snacks

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! 

Oskar Blues Brewery Oskar’s Lager

This lager beer is Oskar’s Lager from Oskar Blues Brewery. It is 4.2% ABV. This lager beer has 95 calories and 2.5 grams of carbohydrates. That may seem like a “lite” beer, and that is correct. But as you can probably see, it does not say lite or light on the can. So why is that? That is because “light or lite” beer is usually associated with big macro beer breweries, and that would turn off a craft beer drinker, and they probably won’t buy it. This lager pours a light gold color with a one-finger white head that fizzy away rather quickly. The aroma is sweet and bitter, and there is some fruit. The taste is crisp with light sweet notes, there are better notes and fruitiness, and it goes down clean. This lager is a crushable beer, and it is easy to drink. The mouthfeel is very light. Then this beer finishes clean with bitterness and a dry-ish note. The aftertaste is bittersweet and doesn’t linger for a second. This lager doesn’t taste like a low-cal/carb beer at all. I give Oskar’s Lager a B+. The flavor is good but not sharp or flavorful enough to make this a percent larger. I still really enjoy it, and I highly recommend this, even if you are looking for a low-calorie beer. It’s good! Please be kind, stay safe and remember to enjoy responsibly! Cheers!

This lager beer is Oskar’s Lager from Oskar Blues Brewery. It is 4.2% ABV. This lager beer has 95 calories and 2.5 grams of carbohydrates. That may seem like a “lite” beer, and that is correct. But as you can probably see, it does not say lite or light on the can. So why is that? That is because “light or lite” beer is usually associated with big macro beer breweries,\ and that would turn off a craft beer drinker, and they probably won’t buy it. This lager pours a light gold color with a one-finger white head that fizzy away rather quickly. The aroma is sweet and bitter, and there is some fruit. The taste is crisp with light sweet notes, there are better notes and fruitiness, and it goes down clean. This lager is a crushable beer, and it is easy to drink. The mouthfeel is very light. Then this beer finishes clean with bitterness and a dry-ish note. The aftertaste is bittersweet and doesn’t linger for a second. This lager doesn’t taste like a low-cal/carb beer at all. I give Oskar’s Lager a B+. The flavor is good but not sharp or flavorful enough to make this a percent larger. I still really enjoy it, and I highly recommend this, even if you are looking for a low-calorie beer. It’s good! Please be kind, stay safe and remember to enjoy responsibly! Cheers!

Highland Brewing Pilsner

This beer here is a re-review of Highland Brewing Pilsner. I originally reviewed this three years ago. I’m re-reviewing this Pilsner because as your pallet grows and your taste can change. You might find something to be good then your palate grows more sophisticated. So let’s see how my pallet has grown. This beer is from Asheville, North Carolina, and is 5.5% ABV. This beer has all German hops. This Pilsner pours a golden yellow color with a one and a-quarter finger white head. The head quickly fizzles away to nearly nothing. The aromas are crisp, slightly hoppy, with a sweet note. The flavor is crisp with a light sweetness and bitter notes. The bitterness does take the beer’s overall flavor off a bit. This beer’s mouthfeel is light. Then this pilsner beer finishes with a bittersweetness. That bittersweetness does show itself in the aftertaste but in a lesser form. There is a breaded note aftertaste as well. I gave this Pilsner a B+ back then. Now aftertaste drinking it again. I would say it’s a C. The bitterness holds this back a bit. But it’s average, in my opinion. It’s a fine average Pilsner beer that I would have again, but this would not be my first choice, but I still drink it. Highland Brewing is underrated, in my opinion. Please be kind, stay safe, and remember to enjoy responsibly! Cheers! 

The Mason Jar Lager Co. Pull Tab Pilsner

I have not heard much of The Mason Jar Lager Co before, but I have seen Pull Tab Pilsner. I got this in a mixed six-pack recently. This beer is 4.7% ABV and is from Fuquay-Varina, North Carolina. This beer pours a yellow color with a one 1/2 finger white quick head. This beer’s aroma is dry, sweet, crisp, and clean. The flavor is dry as well, sweet, & bitter. The mouthfeel is light. Then this beer has an off-putting finish. It is bittersweet and awful. Then comes a quick aftertaste of terrible candy. This beer’s flavors are not getting along with one another. They don’t test well altogether. I found this beer to be awful. That sweetness that hits the back of the tongue is hard to get past. I couldn’t finish this beer. I only got to half before pouring the rest out. I’d give Pull Tab Pilsner an F+. It is okay until the beer hits the back of your tongue. The aftertaste doesn’t stay long at all. So that helps a little. I would not drink this again, nor would I recommend it. It was not good. Please be kind, stay safe, and remember to enjoy responsibly! Cheers!

Oskar Blues Brewery Double Dale’s American Double India pale ale

Double Dale’s came to me from a local grocery store, “build your own” mixed six-pack. This beer is an American Double India Pale Ale from Oskar Blues Brewery. This beer is a Double or Imperial version of the brewery’s Dale’s IPA. This IPA is 9% ABV. Oskar Blues has three locations of brewing. The original is over in Longmont, Colorado. There is another in Austin, Texas, and one near me in Brevard, North Carolina. This IPA probably came from Brevard. Thar is where most of the east coast beer of Oskar Blues comes out. This IPA pours a darker yellow with a five-finger white head. It slowly dissipates into nice lacing around the glass. The aroma is piney, dank, hoppy, and bitter. The flavor follows the nose with piney flavors and is smooth with light citrus. The mouthfeel is smooth and semi-full. Then this double IPA finishes bitter, hoppy, and piney. The aftertaste is smooth and bitter with nice hoppy notes. This IPA does not taste or drink like a 9% ABV beer. This beer has a delicious flavor. I give this an A. The piney notes are strong. You notice that piney flavor throughout. It’s good and one that I highly recommend. Please be kind, stay safe, and remember to enjoy responsibly! Cheers! 

Fonta Flora Brewery Blood Butcher Mixed-Culture Ale

This beer, Bloody Butcher Mixed-Culture Ale is a Farmhouse/Appalachian Grisette. This ale is 5.2% ABV from Fonta Flora Brewery in Nebo, North Carolina, with tasting rooms in Morganton and Charlotte, North Carolina. It has Red Heritage corn. This ale pours a bright yellow color with a three-and-a-half finger of bright white head. The aroma is funky and dry, with corn and light sweet notes. The flavor is complex, with a funky corn-sweet flavor and a dry middle/end. The mouthfeel is medium but on the lower side of that. Then this beer has a dry corn finish. Then comes the dry-ish aftertaste that is lightly sweet and has a salt note. The aftertaste doesn’t linger at all. It’s there, and then it’s gone. I enjoy Blood Butcher. I give this ale an A+ with a high recommendation. It’s different from most beer and is a welcome change from all the “IPAs” and more commonly found crafts. It is not too complex that you can’t finish one or go on for another. It is a well-brewed and balanced beer. Please be kind, stay safe, and remember to enjoy responsibly! Cheers!

Edmund’s Oast Brewing Company Something Cold Premium Blonde Ale

This ale, Something Cold Premium Bold Ale, is another purchase from Stateliness Elite. This beer is 5% ABV. This beer pours a golden color with a three-finger white head that fades slowly. It has a grain aroma, with a lightly sweet citrus flavor and bread notes. The taste is citrusy, bright, clean, and with some grain flavors with a hint of bread. The mouthfeel is light. Then this blonde ale finishes crisp and clean with a light fruited flavor. Then you come to a crisp aftertaste of bread and grains. This ale is an easy-drinking beer. You could have many of these. This beer would be good on the hot golf course. The flavor is just right and doesn’t overpower your tastebuds. I give Something Cold an A. It has all the deliciousness with none of the filler. I recommend you try it! Please be kind, stay safe and remember to enjoy! Cheers!

Maine Beer Company King Titus Porter

King Titus Port is another beer from Maine Beer Company. This porter is 7.5% ABV. This beer name comes from a silverback gorilla, and this brewery and beer support the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund in Rwanda. This beer has Centennial and Columbus hops. It also has American 2-Row, Caramel 40L, Chocolate, Munich 10L, Midnight Wheat, Caramel 80L, and Flaked Oats malts. This porter pours a deep dark black color with a thick three-finger cream beige head. The aroma is sweet tobacco, chocolate, roasted coffee, and malty. The flavor is creamy and rich. There is coffee, roasted malt flavors, tobacco, and a light hoppy note. The mouthfeel is full. Then this porter has a little hoppy finish. Then you get a roasted chocolate tobacco and malt aftertaste. As this beer warms, the flavors lighten just a little. I found this porter not to be so big and heavy. It has mild ABV for a porter and doesn’t feel so full. It has a lot of flavors to it without being overwhelming. I’d give King Titus Porter an A+. If you see King Titus Porter, then I recommend buying it. Please be kind, stay safe, and remember to enjoy responsibly! Cheers!