Monday, July 20, 2009

Alaskan: White Ale

It was on tap at Demitri's so I had to try a taste. Normally I would never buy anything that Alaskan makes but I had a rare opportunity to sample something. This beer is sweet, effervesant carbonation, no body, and tastes peculiarily like Budweiser. It's a "Belgium" so naturally the hops aren't there. It may be on par to they style, but I don't like it in the least.

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Budweiser & Clamato "Chelada"

Budweiser & Clamato "Chelada"

This is one of those, you know it's a bad idea but have to try it anyway senarios.Curiosity finally got the best of me, I had to try it.

The review:

Holy crap this stuff is beyond terrible. People actually like this?!

It smells like what would happen if you wore a pair of salmon as shoes for few days. And it tastes like I imagine rancid sardine juice would taste. I'd rather drink pickle brine.

A buddy's review: "Tastes like the piss of an alchoholic cod, with a little tomato." How he knows what that tastes like, I don't know. Maybe that's his secret to catching more fish than me...

Quote from a roomate I con'd into drinking it: "It's like post tramatic stress, but in my mouth. The taste won't go away, I think I'm scared for life."

My other roomate declined to comment. However he did disappear into the bathroom for quite awhile.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Margaritaville Brewing - Landshark Lager

Margaritaville Brewing - Landshark Lager

Landshark Lager Website

Normally I don't buy beer that comes in a clear bottle (UV light can damage good beer), but one of my roomates brought this back for me from his recent road trip so how could I say no.

Turns out it's pretty tasty! Very refreshing too. It's got enough flavor to be interesting but light enough to be drinkable on a hot day. Only downside is to get it localy it's nearly $9/six pack.

Monday, July 13, 2009

Stone: Levitation Ale

Mmm. Poured a deep amber color with a off white head. It is an interesting ale to describe. Compared to an IPA, this has a thicker body that's a bit malty like an irish red but with a bunch more hops. It's not as hoppy as their IPA's but it's a decent balance IMO between how malty it is. Definitely worth a try if you haven't had it before and are a fan Stone (which I am).

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Bridgeport Brewery: Hop Czar

This one poured a golden light brown with a typical white head. Why do I continue to write that? It looks and pours of a typical IPA but I was looking a for a little more. Aside from a higher alcohol content this was a sub-par IPA! The smell was of old hops, the body was a little better, but the overall mouthfeel and presence just wasn't what I expect from an Imperial. I better go grab some other beers before the last couple of IPA's I've had ruin them for me. This one is a C- at best. Not at all like the Jasmine IPA or the Lavender IPA I had a while ago, but I won't have this again.

Elysian: Jasmine IPA

It poured a light brown color with a white head. And when I say brown, I mean it had very little golden hue. The aroma smelled a little off and not of Jasmine at all, and I drink a lot of Jasmine Green Tea. First sip tastes like bread or malt. Not good at all. The hops were of just a wrong flavor and the body was all wrong. Maybe I got a bad batch? This beer is borderline gross. I keep thinking of doughy bread. I'll try it again later if someone else gets it, but this bottle is not right. Could be because it says bottled for Elysian by New Belgium Brewery? Oh Dick, how could you.