Sprecher Dopplebock Review by D.P.

ABV – ?
Appearance – Deep dark brown,  creamy mocha colored head.
Smell – Not much of an aroma,  maltiness prevails.
Taste – Coffee,  toasted grains, sweetness.  Alcohol dominates over everything,  including the mildly sweet aftertaste.
Mouthfeel – Okay,  again overpowered by alcohol.
Drinkability – Frankly,  the 16 oz. bottle was a bit too much for me.
Notes – Too much alcohol,  too much of a serving,  not enough other attributes to keep me interested.
My call – 2.0


Lagunitas Maximus Ale IPA Review by D.P.

Maximus Ale IPA
ABV – ?
Appearance – Medium straw.
Smell – Grapefruit prevails.
Taste – Grapefruity hoppiness persists into the first sip and then balances out ending in a quick, bitter aftertaste.
Mouthfeel – Smooth.
Drinkability – I drank two,  if that means anything.
Notes – It’s like a trip to New Jersey to visit family.  It’s great to see everybody,  but it’s always nice to get back out of New Jersey too.  In other words,  you’ll enjoy this beer but you’ll be glad to have one of your favorites again.
My call – 3.5

Harpoon Leviathan Über-Bock Review by D.P.

Leviathan Über-Bock
ABV – 9%
Appearance – Beautiful copper color glinting in the sunlight like a polished coin atop a heap in a plundered treasure chest.
Smell – Rich caramel and grain which wafts into your nostrils with every sip.
Taste – Mildly sweet start followed by a tart alcohol-infused middle and an über-tart finish and aftertaste.
Mouthfeel – A little too thick for me.
Drinkability – Worth a try.
Notes – Picture a beautiful mermaid who lures you from the deep as you tool around the lagoon in your paddle- boat.  Drawn by her beauty you dive in and reach for her through clutching seaweed. Just as you are about to embrace she transforms into a monstrous aquatic beast which grips you in it’s enormous hand-like flippers,  pummels you senseless,  and throws you back into your paddle-boat,  bruised and chagrined.
My call – 3.5

Abita Satsuma Harvest Wit Review by Z.P.

Satsuma Harvest Wit
ABV – 5.1%
Appearance – Cloudy golden color.
Smell –  Spices and wheat smells. Little banana.
Taste – Initially I get some of the coriander, followed by a very mellow wheat taste and a really pleasant orange finish. The aftertaste is a lingering citrus. Very nice.
Mouthfeel – Creamy.
Drinkability – I could probably drink this beer all day long.
Closing Notes – I love a nice unfiltered wheat beer. This beer is very pleasant and goes down super smooth. Abita makes a fine summer brew.  Next time I go golfing I am bringing this with me.
Overall – 4.5

Saranac Summer Brew Review by Z.P.

Summer brew
ABV – 3.5%
Appearance – VERY light yellow.
Smell –  Lemons
Taste – It tastes like lemonade with a hint of beer and carbonation.
Mouthfeel – Sour.
Drinkability – One is plenty.
Closing Notes – If I wanted lemonade, I would order it. This beer is interesting and not bad, but it isn’t very much like beer. I enjoy it, kind of, but no more than one please.
Overall – 3.0

St. Bernardus Tripel Abbey Ale Review by D.P.

St. Bernardus
Tripel Abbey Ale
ABV – ?
Appearance – Murky,  thick,  looks like honey.
Smell – From a foot away the smell is sweet and floral,  up close the nose is quite sour and smells a bit like stomach bile.
Taste – Ranges from a tinge of sourness to honey to pure alcohol with a throat-warming finish and aftertaste.
Mouthfeel – Thick.
Drinkability – Worth a try.
Notes – The old dude on the label whom I take to be St. Bernardus himself is holding up one finger, by which  I’m sure he’s indicating that you will only be drinking one of these.
My call – 2.0

Tröegs Imperial Amber Nugget Nectar Ale Review by D.P.

Imperial Amber Nugget Nectar Ale
ABV – 7.5
Appearance – Murky, dark straw.
Smell – Grapefruits and oranges,  flowery notes about mid-glass.
Taste – Grapefruit start,  apricot finish. Interesting,  refreshing fruity flavors.
Mouthfeel – A little bit thick.
Drinkability – For an occasional pleasure,  yes!
Notes – Pour this beer into a glass and you create a whirling vortex of hop induced flavors and aromas which seize your senses and draw them into a new dimension of piquant delight!  You love the vortex,  you want to stay in it,  and you actually will, thanks to the 7.5% alcohol.
My call – 4.0