Hoegaarden Witbier Bière Blanche Secondary Review by D.P.

Hoegaarden Witbier
Bière Blanche
ABV – 4.9%
Appearance – Very light straw color,  attractive, zillions of tiny bubbles clinging to the inside of the glass.
Smell – Smells yummy,  yeasty, like expensive candy.
Taste – Delicious,  nice tanginess with hints of spice and citrus undertones.
Mouthfeel – Exquisite.
Drinkability – I highly recommend it.
Notes – I shall fashion a breastplate from ladybug wings and forge a broadsword from 20,000 discarded bottle caps.  I will live in a castle built exclusively of shark teeth and my domain shall be populated by elven folk, beautiful naiads, and mythical creatures.  My faithful steed shall be a triceratops cloned from ancient DNA. Visiting lords shall ache to be seen in my presence and they shall supply me with great casks of Hoegaarden which I shall drink from a chalice made from the petrified egg of a pterosaur and which shall quell the thirst of my countrymen.  I shall decree this the beer of choice and none shall question my judgement.
My call – 5.0


Latrobe Brewing Co. Rolling Rock Extra Pale Lager Secondary Review by D.P.

Latrobe Brewing Co.
Rolling Rock Extra Pale Lager
ABV – ?
Appearance – Sharp, crisp, almost clear.
Smell – Malty goodness.
Taste – A delightful balance of ingredients rolls across the tongue.
Mouthfeel – Crisp and refreshing.
Drinkability – I would drink these all day.
Notes – I love Rolling Rock Beer!
My call – 4.0

Alexander Keith’s Nova Scotia Style Lager Secondary Review by D.P.

Alexander Keith’s
Nova Scotia Style Lager
ABV – 5.4
Appearance – Sharp, clear light straw color.  Bubbles coagulate strangely on the surface.
Smell – Very slightly pungent smell ,  like last year’s hay.
Taste – Sweet candy-like start,  caramel middle,  mild finish and gentle bitterness in the aftertaste.
Mouthfeel – Just a whisker watery.
Drinkability – Interesting,  easy to drink.
Notes – I’m not familiar with “Nova Scotia style lager”,  but this beer seems to have a lot of ale characteristics.  Pretty tasty though.
My call – 3.5

Redhook ESB Original Ale Redhook Ale Secondary Review by D.P.

ESB Original Ale Redhook Ale
ABV – 5.8%
Appearance – Cloudy medium straw color,  like honey.
Smell – Semi-sour smell,  nothing really defining.
Taste – Uninteresting start,  quick flash of sweetness and bitter finish and aftertaste.
Mouthfeel – Nice.
Drinkability – Drinkable, yes,  but not very interesting.
Notes – I recently met a guy from the future who said he’d never heard of this beer……if that tells you anything.
My call – 2.5

Widmer Brothers Drop Top Amber Ale Secondary Review by D.P

Widmer Brothers
Drop Top Amber Ale
ABV – ?
Appearance – Attractive medium straw color.
Smell – Pleasant fruity smell with sour undertones.
Taste – Not much of a start,  middle seems to resonate with alcohol.  Mild and pleasant finish and aftertaste do a balancing act between bitter and sweet.
Mouthfeel – Nice.
Drinkability – No reason not to.
Notes – Nothing spectacular going on here but a refreshing beverage all the same.  P.S.- I hate dogs on beer labels.
My call – 3.5

Gritty McDuff 21 IPA Secondary Review by D.P.

Gritty McDuff’s
21 IPA
ABV – ?
Appearance – Cloudy Amber,  lots of foam.
Smell – A cross between grapefruit and hay.
Taste – Mild hop taste,  mild bitter aftertaste.
Mouthfeel – A touch oily.
Drinkability – I will drink exactly six of these.
Notes – Pretty mild for an IPA.  It’s like taking the space shuttle to go and do your grocery shopping.
My call – 3.0

Leinenkugel Sunset Wheat Secondary Review by D.P.

Sunset Wheat
ABV – 4.9%
Appearance – Cloudy,  light honey colored,  floating sediment,  nice brussel’s lace.
Smell – Sour and sweet at the same time.
Taste – Kind of a neutral start,  fruity aftertaste,  like berries.
Mouthfeel – Pleasant.
Drinkability – I’ll have another.
Notes – You could indeed enjoy this beer at sunset….and just hope that the evening is not shattered by the howling shriek of an approaching fleet of invading UFO’s bent on a hostile takeover of Earth.  That would suck.
My call – 3.0