Friday, 30 August 2013

Dominion Ale

  • Name: Dominion Ale, 4.7%, United States
  • Appearance: Brown, cloudy, some off-tan head.
  • Aroma: Hops, some malt and roasted.
  • Taste: More hops than malt. Roasted.
  • Bought: Old Dominion (IAD), 473 ml draught, $6.50
  • Overall score: 3/6
  • Info: 30/8-2013

Thursday, 29 August 2013

North Coast Scrimshaw

  • Name: North Coast Scrimshaw, 4.4%, United States
  • Appearance: Quite hazy yellow brown, some white head.
  • Aroma: Hops. Malt, some fruit.
  • Taste: Hops and malt, a bit watery.
  • Bought: The Counter (Reston), 355 ml, $5.50
  • Overall score: 3/6
  • Info: 29/8-2013

Wednesday, 28 August 2013

Smuttynose Really Old Brown Dog Ale

  • Name: Smuttynose Really Old Brown Dog Ale, 10%, United States
  • Appearance: Dark brown, clear. Some light tan head.
  • Aroma: Toasted, dark malt, ripe fruits, alcohol.
  • Taste: Vinous, ripe fruits, alcohol, warming, malt.
  • Bought: Market Cellars (Reston), 650 ml, $6.99
  • Overall score: 4/6
  • Info: 28/8-2013

Monday, 26 August 2013

Lost Rhino Rhino Chasers Pacific Pilsner

  • Name: Lost Rhino Rhino Chasers Pacific Pilsner, 5.6%, United States
  • Appearance: Light  golden, clear. Some off-white head.
  • Aroma: Hops, malt, slight sweetness?
  • Taste: Malt, hops, perfume, odd.
  • Bought: Big Bowl (Reston), x ml draught, $6.00
  • Overall score: 3/6
  • Info: 26/8-2013

The Duck-Rabbit Milk Stout

  • Name: The Duck-Rabbit Milk Stout, 5.7%, United States
  • Appearance: Basically black, lots of tan head.
  • Aroma: Metallic, very dark malt, chocolate. Coffee.
  • Taste: Dark malt, coffee, roasted.
  • Bought: Big Bowl (Reston), 355 ml, $6.00
  • Overall score: 4/6
  • Info: 26/8-2013

Sunday, 25 August 2013

Starr Hill Jomo Lager

  • Name: Starr Hill Jomo Lager, 4.6%, United States
  • Appearance: Golden brown, clear. Nice amount of off-white head.
  • Aroma: Hops and malt, roasted?
  • Taste: Hops and malt, quite light. Nice long lasting, biscuity aftertaste.
  • Bought: American Tap Room (Reston), 355 ml, $6.50
  • Overall score: 3/6
  • Info: 25/8-2013

Bear Republic Racer 5 IPA

  • Name: Bear Republic Racer 5 IPA, 7%, United States
  • Appearance: Yellow golden, slightly hazy, ok amount of white head.
  • Aroma: Flowers, hops, light fruits.
  • Taste: Floral, hops and hops. Bitterness, but not too overpowering.
  • Bought: American Tap Room (Reston), 355 ml, $7.00
  • Overall score: 4/6
  • Info: 25/8-2013

Friday, 23 August 2013

Sweetwater Tavern Great American Pale Ale

  • Name: Sweetwater Tavern Great American Pale Ale, 5.5%, United States
  • Appearance: Redish brown, clear. Light tan head.
  • Aroma: Fruit, malt.
  • Taste: Dark malt, some hops, earth. Fruit. Pretty good.
  • Bought: Sweetwater Tavern (Sterling), ? ml, $5.25
  • Overall score: 3/6
  • Info: 23/8-2013

Sweetwater Tavern Midnight Rider Black IPA

  • Name: Sweetwater Tavern Midnight Rider Black IPA, 7.2%, United States
  • Appearance: Very dark brown. Nice tan head.
  • Aroma: Lots of fruit, hops. Dark malt.
  • Taste: Nice dark malt, some hops and fruit, sweetness.
  • Bought: Sweetwater Tavern (Sterling), ? ml draught, $5.25
  • Overall score: 4/6
  • Info: 23/8-2013

Wednesday, 21 August 2013

Stone 12.12.12 Vertical Epic Ale

  • Name: Stone 12.12.12 Vertical Epic Ale, 9.0%, United States
  • Appearance: Dark, dark brown, oily. Lots of tan head.
  • Aroma: Dark malt, spices, roasted, sweetness, coffee. Prunes?
  • Taste: Dark malt, coffee bitterness, roasted, chocolate. Nice!
  • Bought: Market Cellars (Reston), 650 ml, $8.29
  • Overall score: 4/6
  • Info: 21/8-2013

Lagunitas A Little Sumpin’ Wild Ale

  • Name: Lagunitas A Little Sumpin’ Wild Ale, 8.8%, United States
  • Appearance: Light golden, clear. Creamy, off-white head.
  • Aroma: Lots of fruit, bananas? Spices.
  • Taste: Nice fruit, slight alcohol and bitterness. Citrus? Warming.
  • Bought: Clyde's (Reston), ? ml draught, $5.85
  • Overall score: 4/6
  • Info: 21/8-2013

Starr Hill Starr Pils

  • Name: Starr Hill Starr Pils, 4.2%, United States
  • Appearance: Light golden, clear. Some off-white head.
  • Aroma: Light hops and malt, slight fruit.
  • Taste: Nice hops, not overpowering, also good amount of light malt in there. Fruit. Good balance.
  • Bought: Clyde's (Reston), ? ml draught, $6.30
  • Overall score: 4/6
  • Info: 21/8-2013

Tuesday, 20 August 2013

Goose Island Pepe Nero 2012

  • Name: Goose Island Pepe Nero 2012, 6%, United States
  • Appearance: Very dark brown, clear. Some light tan head.
  • Aroma: Sweet, caramel, dark fruit, smooth malt.
  • Taste: Dark malt, dark fruit, slightly roasted. Smooth, nice.
  • Bought: Market Cellars (Reston), 650 ml, $8.99
  • Overall score: 4/6
  • Info: 20/8-2013

Bell's Porter

  • Name: Bell's Porter, 5.6%, United States
  • Appearance: Basically black, slight tan head.
  • Aroma: Nice coffee and roasted.
  • Taste: Dark malt, roasted, coffee. Very nice.
  • Bought: American Tap Room, 355 ml, $7.00
  • Overall score: 5/6
  • Info: 20/8-2013

Stone Smoked Porter

Shared with David A:
  • Name: Stone Smoked Porter, 5.9%, United States
  • Appearance: Very dark brown, basically black. OK amount of tan head.
  • Aroma: Very dark malt, smoke.
  • Taste: More dark malt, some smoke, also coffee.
  • Bought: American Tap Room, 650 ml, $17.00
  • Overall score: 4/6
  • Info: 20/8-2013

Monday, 19 August 2013

New Belgium Fat Tire

  • Name: New Belgium Fat Tire, 5.2%, United Status
  • Appearance: Redish brown, clear. Good amount of off-white head.
  • Aroma: Some malt, nutty and sweetness.
  • Taste: Caramel, sweet, fruit. Slight bitterness.
  • Bought: Market Cellars (Reston), 650 ml, $3.99
  • Overall score: 3/6
  • Info: 19/8-2013, BB: 10/11-2013

Starr Hill The Love

  • Name: Starr Hill The Love, 4.6%, United States
  • Appearance: Light, hazy brown. Little bit of white head.
  • Aroma: Wheat, fruits, sweetness.
  • Taste: Wheat, sweetness, banana.
  • Bought: American Tap Room (Reston), ? ml draught, $6.50
  • Overall score: 3/6
  • Info: 19/8-2013

DC Brau The Public

  • Name: DC Brau The Public, 6%, United States
  • Appearance: Orange brown, clear. Some off-white, creamy head.
  • Aroma: Hops, fruit, flowers. Some malt.
  • Taste: Lots of hops, some malt and fruit. Alright aftertaste, though.
  • Bought: American Tap Room (Reston), 355 ml can, $6.00
  • Overall score: 3/6
  • Info: 19/8-2013

Friday, 16 August 2013

Schloss Eggenberg Doppelbock Dunkel

  • Name: Schloss Eggenberg Doppelbock Dunkel, 8.5%, Austria
  • Appearance: Very dark brown, clear. Some tan head.
  • Aroma: Dark malt, some dark fruit and sweetness.
  • Taste: Dark malt, dark fruit, alcohol. Warming.
  • Bought: Bottega della Birra, 330 ml, €?.??
  • Overall score: 4/6
  • Info: 16/8-2013, BB: 30/9-2013

Wednesday, 14 August 2013

Samuel Smiths Winter Welcome Ale

  • Name: Samuel Smith's Winter Welcome Ale, 6%, England
  • Appearance: Redish brown, clear. Some off-white head.
  • Aroma: Fruit, sweetness, malt.
  • Taste: More sweetness and malt, slightly roasted. Some spices and bitterness.
  • Bought: Drinks of the World (Basel), 550 ml, CHF 6.20
  • Overall score: 4/6
  • Info: 14/8-2013, BB: 31/8-2013

Saturday, 10 August 2013

St Peter's Old Style Porter

  • Name: St Peter's Old Style Porter, 5.1%, England
  • Appearance: Very dark brown, nice off-tan head.
  • Aroma: Dark malt, roasted, coffee.
  • Taste: Nice dark malt, roasted. Slight coffee and dryness, but still smooth.
  • Bought: Coop, 500 ml, CHF 4.90
  • Overall score: 4/6
  • Info: 10/8-2013, BB: 20/8-2013

Friday, 9 August 2013

De Ranke XX Bitter

  • Name: De Ranke XX Bitter, 6%, Belgium
  • Appearance: Light orange golden, hazy. Small, white head.
  • Aroma: Fruit and flowers, some hops.
  • Taste: Hops alert, hops alert. Slight metal, real bitterness here.
  • Bought: Bottega della Birra, 330 ml, €?.??
  • Overall score: 3/6
  • Info: 9/8-2013, 49/100, BB: 31/1-2016

Em Basler sy Bier Basler Bier

Beer number 1200!
  • Name: Em Basler sy Bier Basler Bier, 5.2%, Switzerland
  • Appearance: Light golden, clear. OK amount of white head.
  • Aroma: Grass and grains.
  • Taste: Some grains, then hops and slight malt.Very standard.
  • Bought: Drinks of the World (Basel), 330 ml, CHF 3.20
  • Overall score: 3/6
  • Info: 9/8-2013, BB: 8/8-2013

Wednesday, 7 August 2013

Birrificio del Golfo Chocolate Stout

  • Name: Birrificio del Golfo Chocolate Stout, 5%, Italy
  • Appearance: Dark brown. A tiny bit of tan head.
  • Aroma: Dark malt, chocolate.
  • Taste: Nice dark malt, roasted. Some chocolate. Slight sourness.
  • Bought: Eataly (Genoa), 500 ml, €4.90
  • Overall score: 4/6
  • Info: 7/8-2013

Sunday, 4 August 2013

Freiburger Biermanufaktur La Main du Roi

Kindly given to me by Vincent R!
  • Name: Freiburger Biermanufaktur La Main du Roi, 5%, Switzerland
  • Appearance: Orange brown, slightly hazy. Nice amount of light tan head.
  • Aroma: Nice fruits. Strawberry/Apricot? Some malt.
  • Taste: Nice fruit and malt, slight hops. Good mouth feel. Smooth.
  • Bought: Gift, 330 ml, CHF N/A
  • Overall score: 4/6
  • Info: 4/8-2013, BB: 22/12-2013

Thursday, 1 August 2013

De Dochter van de Korenaar Noblesse

  • Name: De Dochter van de Korenaar Noblesse, 5.5%, Belgium
  • Appearance: Dark golden, hazy. Later sediments. Lots of off-white head.
  • Aroma: Yeast and fruit.
  • Taste: Slight hops, more fruit. Nice.
  • Bought: King Grizzly Pub (Firenze), 660 ml, €9.00
  • Overall score: 4/6
  • Info: 1/8-2013