1152-1155. Bukowski's and Cambridge Common

After dinner at Lord Hobo we went to Bukowski's and then to Cambridge Common for more drinks.

1152. McNeill's Pullman's Porter

Beer Stats:
Brewery: McNeill's Brewery
Alcohol: 5.50%
Serving: Tap
Style: American Porter, BJCP Style Guide

Appearance: 4.0 | Smell: 3.0 | Taste: 3.5 | Mouthfeel: 4.0 | Drinkability: 3.5

Overall: 3.55

This porter pours a cloudy brown, and is topped by a fluffy, brown head. The aroma is mild overall. There are roasty notes of coffee and chocolate, as well as notes of herbal hops. What's there is nice, but it could be stronger.

A mild chocolate sweetness first greets the palate, followed by notes of dark fruit. The beer then moves into an herbal, hoppy finish with a good amount of bitterness. This porter is medium-bodied with moderate carbonation.

1153. Narragansett Lager

Beer Stats:
Brewery: Narragansett Brewing Co.
Alcohol: 5.10%
Serving: Can
Style: American Adjunct Lager, BJCP Style Guide

I've seen Narragansett around in cans for awhile, but I've never actually given it a try. It pours a clear, straw-golden color, and is topped by a fluffy, white head that clings to the glass. It has a clean, malty aroma with some grassy and caramel hints to it.

This beer is mild, grassy, and slightly sweet upfront, and has a grassy finish with only a slight bitterenss. This beer is clean and crisp.

IT was a decent beer, but it could use a little bit more bitterness.

1154. Gordon Ale

Beer Stats:
Brewery: Oskar Blues Grill & Brewery
Alcohol: 8.70%
Serving: Can
Style: American Double IPA, BJCP Style Guide

Gordon pours a clear, amber color, and is topped by an off-white head that leaves very nice lace. The aroma is has strong notes of resiny hops, as well as bready and toasty malt aromas.

Bready and caramel malts upfront move into a center with a slight fruitiness. The finish has a strong citric and resiny hop bitterness. This beer is medium-bodied, moderately carbonated, and has a hint of oiliness from the hops.

This is really an intensely hoppy beer, but I felt like something was missing.

1155. Quinn's Amber Ale

Beer Stats:
Brewery: Wachusett Brewing Company
Alcohol: ?
Serving: Tap
Style: Irish Red Ale, BJCP Style Guide

Quinn's Amber pours a clear amber color, and is topped by a shinny, off-white head. The aroma is malty with toasty, bready, and caramel notes.

A bready sweetness upfront continues through to the center, and is only cut my a mild leafy bitterness in the finish.

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