713. 1809

713. 1809

I bought this at Downtown Wine & Spirits a little while ago. Jadyn and I split it last week. It's hard to find a Berliner Weiss in bottles, so I was excited to pick it up.

Beer Stats:
Brewery: Brauerei Weihenstephan
Alcohol: 5.00%
Serving: Bottle, 500 mL
Style: Berliner Weissbier, BJCP Style Guide

Appearance (4.0): Pours a clear, golden, straw color. A dense, white head fades to a persistent patch in the center.

Smell (4.5): Grainy malts. A hint of banana fruitiness, with a light sour and musty aroma.

Taste (4.0): Neutral grain upfront, moving into a nice tartness in the center. Light banana fruitiness, with a powdery finish.

Mouthfeel (4.0): Low carbonation, light-bodied. Crisp, with a lightly dry finish.

Drinkability (4.5): Tart, crisp and refreshing.

Overall (4.15)

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712. John Harvard's XX Export Stout

712. John Harvard's XX Export Stout

Jadyn and I went to John Harvard's two Fridays ago. I had their Demon DPA on cask while we were waiting for a table and then had the XX Export Stout with dinner, and a half a glass with dessert.

Beer Stats:
Brewery: John Harvard's Brew House
Alcohol: ?
Serving: Tap
Style: Foreign / Export Stout, BJCP Style Guide

Appearance (4.0): Pours an opaque, jet black. The head is a brown, wispy film.

Smell (3.5): Stoutish. Roasty malts with nice coffee and chocolate hints.

Taste (4.0): The high carbonation creates a tingly sensation upfront. Lightly sweet throughout. Moves into a nice dark-chocolate and coffee finish that impart a light, lingering bitterness to the finish.

Mouthfeel (4.0): High-carbonation. Light, but smooth and velvety.

Drinkability (4.0): A nice balanced stout that's very tasty.

Overall (3.9): A very nice stout, perhaps a little light for the style, but very good nonetheless.

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711. The Lost Abbey Avant Garde Ale

I've had this in the fridge for awhile. I bought it at Downtown Wine & Spirits several months ago. I finally got around to splitting the bottle with Jadyn a week or two ago.

Beer Stats:
Brewery: Port Brewing Compant/The Lost Abbey
Alcohol: 7.00%
Serving: Bottle, 750 mL
Style: Bière de Garde, BJCP Style Guide

Appearance (4.0): Pours a clear golden with a thin foamy head. The white head fades to a film leaving patchy lace.

Smell (3.5): The aroma is light. Caramel maltiness, citrus, herbal and spicy alcohol.

Taste (3.5): Toasty maltiness that moves into a light sweetness. The finish is peppery with a light but persistent bitterness.

Mouthfeel (3.5): High carbonation. Light-bodied, crisp.

Drinkability (4.5): Tasty and well balanced.

Overall (3.7)

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