Left Hand Brewery Polestar Pilsner Secondary Review by D.P. & Z.P.

Polestar Pilsner
Left Hand Brewing
5.5% ABV

Review by D.P.
Apperance – Attractive very light golden color.  Impressive head and lace.
Smell – Sour yeasty smell.
Taste – Comfortable balance. I pick up a hint of anise towards the finish.  Hoppy aftertaste lingers a few moments.
Mouthfeel – Maybe just a whisker cloying.
Drinkability – Goes down easy.  One could easily drink several of these…..responsibly and in moderation,  of course.
Notes – No big bold flavors here,  but you could spend hours studying the label.
My call – 3.0

My Take by Z.P.
Apperance – Looks like urine, that was a bit disconcerting…..
Smell – Very light citrus
Taste – I tasted nothing on my first sip, the middle tasted like metal, and the aftertaste was the only pleasant part because it was a very light citrus flavor…
Mouthfeel – Non-existent
Drinkability – REALLY easy to drink.
Notes – It isn’t bad, it is just SO boring….so very boring, similar to watching paint dry.
Rating- 1.5


Dogfish Head Midas Touch Secondary Review by D.P. & Z.P.

Dogfish Head Midas Touch
9% ABV

Review by D.P.
Appearance – Hazy honey color,  weak head
Smell – I smell a touch of honey
Taste – Honey, cereal, strong alcohol finish.  Lingering sweetness on the lips.  Not much carbonation
Mouthfeel – Smooth,  a bit syrupy.
Drinkability – Interesting,  a little too sweet for my taste.
Notes – The high alcohol content left my head abuzz with wondrous ideas and amazing inventions,  so I can easily imagine a gaggle of ancient wizened wizards drinking this beer for inspiration.  My suggestion to you would be to drag out your father’s Uriah Heap album – The Magician’s Birthday,  listen to the title cut while drinking this beer and experience some magic.  I challenge you…..I challenge you all!
My call – 2.5

My Take Review by Z.P.
Appearance – Hazy Amber, had a really good head.
Smell – I get a lot of grape smell.
Taste – First I just taste alcohol, in the middle I taste the grapes and the aftertaste is a lingering honey flavor.
Mouthfeel – This is strange, but numbing.
Drinkability – I could easily drink at least 3.
Notes – The initial taste was really a let down, I didn’t want to taste all that alcohol right away.  I expected to taste gold when I drank this, but instead I only got copper.
Rating – 2.0

Palo Santo Marron Secondary Review by D.P. & Z.P.

Dogfish Head Palo Santo Marron
12% ABV

Review by D.P.
Appearance – Black,  light will not penetrate this brew.
Smell – I smell celery….by the middle of the glass I smell coffee.
Taste – Strong alcohol presence (big surprise).  Kind of neutral on the tongue with a hint of mocha,  followed by a distinct burnt toast aftertaste.
Mouthfeel – Creamy
Drinkability – UGH!  I had all I could do to drink the whole glass.
Notes – I’m not a big fan of dark beer,  so perhaps I’m a poor judge.  I will say that the 12% alcohol kicked my ass all over the house.  I’m glad I wasn’t running any heavy machinery…..or light machinery…..or anything at all.  I didn’t even dare to use the TV remote!
My call – 2.0

My take Review by Z.P.

Appearance – Pitch black, can’t see through it at all.
Smell – Vanilla
Taste – Initially I get some vanilla, then I taste the alcohol and the aftertaste is like burnt caramel.
Mouthfeel – Creamy
Drinkability – Drinking more than one would not be easy.
Closing Notes – This is a very unique beer,  It is SUPER dark but I don’t really get a lot of the traditional dark flavors.  I get a lot of vanilla undertones and caramel.  It is a little confusing, like the first time I saw the Matrix.
Rating – 3.0