January 29, 2015


A small self-promotion but it seems like there’s little overlap between the readers of this blog (all 5 of you) and the people who check out my other properties online. Below are some helpful links and maybe I’ll see you on the other side:

  1. Twitter: AdamJacksonBeer (mostly a passive RSS feed for articles posted here)
  2. Flickr
  3. RateBeer
  4. Untappd

These are the only places I’m active online. I do post some non-beer things to Reddit but that’s it. I’ve heard of people messaging me through my old Twitter and Facebook but those aren’t active anymore so the alternates listed above are best.

January 28, 2015


Allagash Farm to Face


   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20

Thanks Heather. This was $13.49 @ Beverage King in Lebanon Nh. Enjoyed fridge temp in a snifter the day of purchase.

A – It’s a slight golden color. small head but nothing substantial although it did have a nice cork pop.

S – The nose is nice. A bit sweet, a lot of peach, white grape, grape skin, oak and a brett funk. I get some sour candies on the nose and some blue cheese.

T – Taste is actually pretty nice. Very juicy, nice freshness and a puckering finish. The sour is a bit too much for me but it does have a 1 year Lambic + fresh peach taste iwhich is really nice. Almost no bitterness. Aside from the warhead sour candy taste, there’s a lot of positive aspects to this.

M – Thin, pretty oily, slight carbonation on the swish.

O – Decent sour ale, still too sour for my liking but the peach is a nice redeeming taste.

Allagash Farm to Face

January 18, 2015


Jester King Aurelian Lure



   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20

Blend-2. Enjoyed @ 40F in a snifter split 2 ways @ home. Thanks to my buddy in texas who keeps bringing these sours to me in exchange for VT bottles I have sitting around.

A – This is a light yellow to gold color, fizzy head that faded fast, just a little bit of cloudiness.

S – Pear, apple and a lot of sulphur / rotten egg aroma.

T – Taste is very sour. Pretty intense. Sulphur, apricot at the middle and finish. Very acidic, sour candies, lemon and yeasty finish.

M – Thin mouthfeel, like 7-up or sprite or maybe seltzer water

O – man, these thin very acidic american wild ales are really wearing on me.I need to just drink Lambic pretty much as all I drink. This is just way too tart.

Jester King Aurelian Lure

Jester King Aurelian Lure

January 15, 2015


Hill Farmstead Excursions #2


   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20

Thanks Heather for picking this up. 750ML filled 3 days ago split 2 ways in HF stemware @ 40F

A – Like most of these unfiltered Hill Farmstead IPAs, it’s incredibly cloudy a more burnt orange 3 finger sticky head with nice lacing. Very cloudy.

S – Nose is extremely juicy. Reminds me a lot of some of the Society series of Double IPAs. Very juicy. Smells sweet with a lot of orange.

T – Very mild resinous taste, refined sweetness, I get an orange skin and actually floral and herbal taste at the finish. Really hard to pinpoint everything going on here but the hop flavors are very juicy, tropical and floral. It’s really interesting yet so distinctively a Shaun Hill beer.

M – Mouthfeel is akin to the Society 4, 5 and 6 with a lot of what I tasted recently with some of the single hop IPAs. Not that helpful to people reading this but it’s a nice mineral water mouthfeel accentuating the hops. The overall mouthfeel reminds me of a dryer version of Alchemist’s double IPAs.

O – In a blind test, I’d say this was an 8.5% IPA with lots of citrus adjuncts, 10 different hops and a very clean yeast. It’s far less than that with such a huge taste. I love it.

Hill Farmstead Excursions #2


Hill Farmstead Excursions #2

January 14, 2015



As craft beer gets bigger, it’s also finding at its center people who simply love beer. Sometimes, though, that love can lead to obsession, creating special groups of fans on the fringes who sometimes seem to speak another language. And sometimes, they live in the cellar.

Honestly, I’m only linking to this because they used an old photo of my cellar as #2 for “The Aficionado”