• 45474 visits
  • 1131 articles
  • 121 hearts
  • 27 comments

Review: Bell's Best Brown Ale 18/09/2018


Reviewed By: Herr Mike
Style: Brown Ale
State/Country: Michigan
ABV: 5.8%
Serving Type: 12 oz
 
Look: 9
Hazy brown color, medium tan head, stringy and spotty lacing
 
Smell: 8
cocoa, caramel, earthy
 
 
Taste: 9
Cocoa, caramel, nutty, wet grass, herbal, toast, pepper
 
Mouthfeel: 8
Medium with medium carbonation
 
Drinkability: 9
Cocoa and caramel up front with some nuttiness and pepper on the finish
 
Overall Score: 8.6
 
Value: 10
Cost/12 oz serving: $1.67
 
 
Overall Impression:
I don't drink many brown ales but this one was very good. Malt forward but not at the point of being cloying. Very balanced so I could session this. Recommended

Tags : Bell's Best Brown Ale - Beer Review - Craft Beer - brown ale - Beer - Planet Beer - www.planetbeer.net

Review: Sierra Nevada Southern Hemisphere IPA 16/09/2018


Reviewed By: Herr Mike
Style: IPA
State/Country: California
ABV: 6.7%
Serving Type: 12 oz
 
Look: 9
Hazy gold color with suspended particles, big thick white head, stringy lacing
 
Smell: 8
Citrus, stone fruit, herbal, floral
 
 
Taste: 9
Peaches, orange, grapefruit, lime, grass, pine
 
Mouthfeel: 8
Medium dry with medium carbonation
 
Drinkability: 9
Peaches hit with some tropical fruits and some pine at the end
 
Overall Score: 8.6
 
Value: 10
Cost/12 oz serving: $1.67
 
 
Overall Impression:
Another good IPA in the Southern Hemisphere Variety Pack. Very peachy. Recommended

Tags : Sierra Nevada Southern Hemisphere IPA - Beer Review - Craft Beer - IPA - Beer - Planet Beer - www.planetbeer.net

Review: BrewDog Lost Lager 16/09/2018


Reviewed By: Herr Mike
Style: Pilsner
State/Country: Scotland
ABV: 4.7%
Serving Type: 12 oz
 
Look: 9
Straw color, medium white head, stringy lacing
 
Smell: 8
Citrus, floral
 
 
Taste: 8.5
Lemon, lime, hay, cracker, herbal
 
Mouthfeel: 8
Crisp with medium carbonation
 
Drinkability: 9
Light citrus up front with some cracker and an herbal finish
 
Overall Score: 8.5
 
Value: 10
Cost/12 oz serving: $1.67
 
 
Overall Impression:
Another impressive beer from BrewDog. Not being a huge Pilsner drinker, this was a nice tasty session beer. Maybe by them using some Weihenstephan yeast it elevated this brew to a new level. Recommended
 

Tags : BrewDog Lost Lager - Beer Review - Craft Beer - pilsner - Beer - Planet Beer - www.planetbeer.net

Review: Steam Brew Imperial IPA 13/09/2018


Reviewed By: Herr Mike
Style: Double/Imperial IPA
State/Country: Germany
ABV: 7.8%
Serving Type: 16 oz
 
Look: 9
Golden orange color, big thick white head, stringy lacing
 
Smell: 8
Fruity, floral
 
 
Taste: 8
Stone fruits, caramel, wet grass, cereal, pepper
 
Mouthfeel: 8
Medium with medium carbonation
 
Drinkability: 8
Very malt forward with a little wet grass and pepper on the finish
 
Overall Score: 8.2
 
Value: 10
Cost/16 oz serving: $2.25
 
 
Overall Impression:
Never heard of this beer but it was from Germany, had cool steampunk artwork and was only $8.99 for 4 tallboys. The Germans make better Pilsners than IPA's but it was drinkable and gorgeous looking, just not that hoppy for the style.

Tags : Steam Brew Imperial IPA - Beer Review - Craft Beer - IPA - Beer - Planet Beer - www.planetbeer.net

Review: Left Hand Belgian-Style Dubbel Nitro 10/09/2018


Reviewed By: Herr Mike
Style: Dubbel
State/Country: Colorado
ABV: 7.9%
Serving Type: 13.65 oz
 
Look: 9
Chestnut color, big thick creamy tan head, stringy lacing
 
Smell: 8
Dark fruits, cocoa, earthy
 
 
Taste: 8.5
Plums, cocoa, earthy, pine, herbal
 
 
Mouthfeel: 8.5
Creamy with medium carbonation
 
Drinkability: 8.5
Some dark fruits and cocoa up front with an earthy dry finish. ABV well hidden
 
Overall Score: 8.5
 
Value: 9
Cost/13.65 oz serving: $2.50
 
 
Overall Impression:
I don't drink that many nitro beers so I was interested in trying this beer. Very smooth and creamy and the flavors popped more as it warmed up. If you like dubbels and nitro beer I would give it a try

Tags : Left Hand Belgian-Style Dubbel Nitro - Beer Review - Craft Beer - Dubbel - nitro - Beer - Planet Beer - www.planetbeer.net

Review: Sierra Nevada Southern Hemisphere Session IPA 10/09/2018


Reviewed By: Herr Mike
Style: IPA
State/Country: California
ABV: 4.6
Serving Type: 12 oz
 
Look: 9
Medium gold color, medium white head, stringy lacing
 
Smell: 8
Citrus, grass, floral
 
 
Taste: 8.5
Lemon, lime, grass, cereal, pine
 
Mouthfeel: 8
Medium dry with medium carbonation
 
Drinkability: 9
Lemon and lime up front with some cereal and pine on the back end
 
Overall Score: 8.5
 
Value: 10
Cost/12 oz serving: $1.67
 
 
Overall Impression:
Lots of flavor for a session ale. This is something I would bring to a BBQ in the summer. Recommended

Tags : Sierra Nevada Southern Hemisphere Session IPA - Beer Review - Craft Beer - IPA - Beer - Planet Beer - www.planetbeer.net

Review: Bell's The Oracle Double India Pale Ale 10/09/2018


Reviewed By: Herr Mike
Style: Double/Imperial IPA
State/Country: Michigan
ABV: 10%
Serving Type: 12 oz
 
Look: 9
Hazy medium orange color, medium white head, stringy lacing
 
Smell: 8.5
Stone fruits, wet grass, herbal
 
 
Taste: 9
Orange, caramel, wet grass, pine, herbal, booze
 
Mouthfeel: 8.5
Medium chewy with medium carbonation
 
Drinkability: 9
Citrus, wet grass and pine up front with some caramel and booze at the finish
 
Overall Score: 8.8
 
Value: 8
Cost/12 oz serving: $2.67
 
 
Overall Impression:
This is not a wimpy DIPA to say the least. It's a heavyweight punch up in the palate brew and sometimes I'm looking for that in a well crafted beer. Recommended

Tags : Bell's The Oracle Double India Pale Ale - Beer Review - Craft Beer - IPA - Beer - Planet Beer - www.planetbeer.net

Review: 21st Amendment - Fieldwork Brewing A Terrible Idea 03/09/2018


 
Reviewed By: Herr Mike
Style: IPA
State/Country: California
ABV: 6.8%
Serving Type: 12 oz
 
Look: 9
Hazy orange color, medium white head, stringy lacing
 
Smell: 8
Citrus , grass
 
 
Taste: 8.5
Orange, grapefruit, grass, honey
 
Mouthfeel: 8.5
Silky with medium carbonation
 
Drinkability: 8.5
Orange up front with a touch of grass on the finish
 
Overall Score: 8.5
 
Value: 9
Cost/12 oz serving: $2.09
 
 
Overall Impression:
This hazy IPA collab brew was very smooth to drink. It wasn't a hop bomb but it was brewed with naked oats which sounds kind of kinky! LOL! Recommended

Tags : 21st Amendment - Fieldwork Brewing A Terrible Idea - Beer Review - Craft Beer - IPA - Beer - Planet Beer - www.planetbeer.net

Review: Sierra Nevada Southern Hemisphere Hoppy Pilsner 03/09/2018

Reviewed By: Herr Mike
Style: Pilsner
State/Country: California
ABV: 5.5%
Serving Type: 12 oz
 
Look: 9
Straw color, huge fluffy white head, spotty lacing
 
Smell: 8
Citrus, grass, floral
 
 
Taste: 8.5
Lemon, lime,orange zest, herbal,white pepper, cracker
 
Mouthfeel: 8.5
Crisp with high carbonation
 
Drinkability: 9
Very citrusy with a cracker backbone and a slight peppery finish
 
Overall Score: 8.6
 
Value: 10
Cost/12 oz serving: $1.67
 
 
Overall Impression:
I'm not a big Pilsner drinker but I like hoppy beers. This was very citrus forward for the style but the beer still had good balance. I could session this beer on a hot summer day. Recommended

Tags : Sierra Nevada Southern Hemisphere Hoppy Pilsner - Beer Review - Craft Beer - pilsner - Beer - Planet Beer - www.planetbeer.net