Category Archives: Reviews

August 26, 2014

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 4.2    AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20 AdamJackson (2534) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA – AUG 23, 2014 This one was limit 6 or a case or something like that and I got one of the last ones when I was in line @ limit 1 per person. My sole bottle! Left upright in the cellar for 3 weeks. Enjoyed at 45F […]

August 25, 2014

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The Summer Crooked Stave Cellar Reserve 2014 beers are out. I bought a few and decided to crack them just a day after receiving the package. Premature but I like getting these reviews in and seeing if I should sit on the bottles for a while. I think the Petite Sour beers should be enjoyed […]

August 21, 2014

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 3.6    AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20 AdamJackson (2522) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA – AUG 20, 2014 Hoarders Society bottle enjoyed with some buddies in Nor-Cal. Split 4 ways in 5ounce taster glasses @ 50F. A – Small cap wisp. 1 finger head. Fades slow. Beautiful color, just a dark purple. Really nice. S – Nose is slightly tart with raspberry […]

August 20, 2014

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  4.2    AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20 AdamJackson (2522) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA – AUG 15, 2014  Bottle @ Mikkeller Bar in San Francisco. One of the last few bottled 3F beer I have yet to track down. Flipped my crap when i saw this on the shelf. $180 for a 75CL bottles split 1 way with me, myself and […]

August 19, 2014

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4.1    AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20 AdamJackson (2515) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA – AUG 13, 2014 2 Liter Growler @ Hill Farmstead enjoyed 2 ways at Fridge temp (40F)A – Insanely cloudy, looks like fresh squeezed orange juice. 2 finger creamy head very sticky that hangs out for a while. S – Nose starts with a juicy citrus aroma. There’s […]

July 25, 2014

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All you review now is Hill Farmstead and Crooked Stave! Said one of my readers via email. Yeah and call it laziness or complain about homerism or the fact that this blog has gone down hill but honestly I drink mostly local beers now or stuff I buy via reserve societies. Therefore, you’re mostly going to […]

July 23, 2014

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  4    AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20 AdamJackson (2380) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA – JUL 19, 2014  Picked up this bottle a few days ago. stored at 45F in the fridge upright. Enjoyed in stemware split 2 ways, fireside.A – Clarify is going to increase with this one…it needs to sit upright longer. Minor yellow appearance, hints of clouds, 2 […]

July 15, 2014

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4.5    AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL19/20 AdamJackson (2289) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA – JUN 15, 2014 UPDATED: JUN 16, 2014 Grabbed this bottle 2 weeks ago, $30 @ 2 per person, quite steep but when you compare it to the $20 375ML younger wild ales from so many breweries, it’s not a bad price. This is effectively a french wine barrel […]

July 14, 2014

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3.9    AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL14/20 AdamJackson (2348) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA – JUL 11, 2014 Picked up 3 bottles on July 11th at the brewery. Kept them upright and safe on the 1 hour journey home and stored upright in the keezer at 45 Degrees F for 5 hours. Enjoyed split 2 ways in HFS Stem-ware while watching Luther […]

July 10, 2014

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4    AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20 AdamJackson (2343) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA – JUN 28, 2014  Insanely cloudy. 1 finger head. Fades fast. Looks like peach juice. Smells like peach and melon and kiwi with a bit of oak and lemon juice. Well dang. This is pretty good. Peach, Gingersnaps, biting mineral water refreshing mouthfeel. Super juicy with lots of […]

July 9, 2014

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  3.3    AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL14/20 AdamJackson (2343) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA – JUN 28, 2014  Murky dark blood red appearance. No head. Nose is 100% raspberry. Just bursting with juiciness. Pretty good mouthfeel. A little oily. Far more sour than base origins. Raspberry is great. Way better than the cherry version. Acidity is quite high. Very nice.

July 8, 2014

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    3.3    AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL15/20 AdamJackson (2343) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA – JUN 28, 2014  Dark with a slight purple hue. 3 finger head. Fluffy and fades to a thin line. Nose is kind of strange. Not very jammy a touch of grape skins but an overwhelming fecal aroma. Taste is good. Pretty sour and earthy. Heavy […]

July 7, 2014

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  2.9    AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20 AdamJackson (2343) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA – JUN 29, 2014  [delete] [move] [convert2tick]  Picked up from my trustee. Enjoyed at 45F in two stemware. Bottled in May and I don’t think a Brett DIPA is going to change much so I opened this ASAP.A – Incredibly cloudy, burnt orange with a nice fluffy head. S […]

June 24, 2014

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  4.2    AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20 AdamJackson (2299) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA – JUN 17, 2014 Batch 2, enjoyed 4 ways at 45F in stemware.  A – Huge cork pop, no gush, Blood red pour, 1 finger head fizzes out to a small head.  S – The nose is fantastic. Gorgeous cherry dominates followed by a small raspberry acidity […]

June 19, 2014

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3.4    AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL14/20 AdamJackson (2289) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA – JUN 15, 2014 Thanks mark. Pours a sprite / 7up head that fades fast. Slight pink hue. Very close to a faint strawberry nose with a touch of lemon acidity. Oily and sweet, tossed salad with some balsamic and cucumber. Lovely carbonation. Very tart and I really […]

June 18, 2014

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3.7    AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20 AdamJackson (2289) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA – JUN 15, 2014 UPDATED: JUN 16, 2014 Acquired this a bit ago but can’t remember when. Bottle date is 03/2014. Split 3 ways (gasp) with some friends. This has been upright in my cellar since purchase..chilled to 50F before serving.A – Slight haze gold pour small head. Bottle […]

June 16, 2014

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Thanks to a great RB trader for sending me this bottle in a GoandpickitupBro! I have this version and the B.Nektar version so excited to try them both but obviously a side-by-side is just a waste of money. Anyway, this was very special to try. Everyone loved it including my friend who is semi-pro in […]

May 28, 2014

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RDF 3.6    AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL15/20 AdamJackson (2223) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA – MAY 20, 2014  Pitch black, minor latte head. decent alcohol fingers. pretty boring appearance. Smells like dark roasted chocolate with jalapeño peppers and roasted red peppers with coffee and vanilla. Very chocolate forward. sweet finish, very little booze flavors, no tartness detected at all. Fruit is […]

May 19, 2014

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3.9    AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL15/20 AdamJackson (2214) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA – MAY 17, 2014 Bottled February 2014, Thanks Eric for sending this over! Enjoyed at 55F split 3 ways.  A – Creamy coffee head, super sticky dark black, no light coming through at all.  S – Medicinal coffee, super fresh roasted notes. Has a very acidic chocolate and […]

April 2, 2014

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I grabbed a few bottles in person via store hopping and trades during the Portland OR trip in the Fall. I finally cracked these open along with a bottle from the 90s of Golden Rose that was a gift from a certain beer geek in central Maine. Chris and I enjoyed these split 4 ways. […]

April 1, 2014

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  4.3    AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL16/20 AdamJackson (2067) - Lyme, New Hampshire, USA – MAR 29, 2014 Bottle picked up last week. Just couldn’t wait to enjoy this beer!A – Poured a pitch black oily chocolate texture, 2 finger chocolate head fades to a small thin line. This beer coats the glass so very well! S – Nose is loaded. […]

March 31, 2014

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3.6    AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20 AdamJackson (2041) - Lyme, New Hampshire, USA – MAR 27, 2014 2 finger fluffy head. Never fades straw yellow and hints of gold. This is the most aroma grassy, lemon and citrus forward beer. Notes of peach as well. Taste is Veery light. Lots f wheat and light aromatic and very sort of relaxing tastes. […]

March 28, 2014

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4.1    AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL16/20 AdamJackson (2041) - Lyme, New Hampshire, USA – MAR 24, 2014 Picked this up at the brewery. 2 Per person I think? can’t remember. Enjoyed at home at cellar temp.A – Pitch black, amber brown on the pour. Prouces a 2 -finger semi-off white creamy dark head. S – Nose is very grape forward, not […]

March 27, 2014

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  4.5    AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL18/20 AdamJackson (2041) - Lyme, New Hampshire, USA – MAR 24, 2014 Picked up on a Saturday in Vermont. Looks like I got one of the last bottles! Only one bottle I’m gonna regret this but it’s 1 per person.. so….A – Pitch black, total motor oil pour. 1 finger completely coffee color chocolate head. […]

March 18, 2014

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  4.2    AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL17/20 AdamJackson (1994) - Lyme, New Hampshire, USA – MAR 7, 2014  Thank you Tommy for sharing this beer with me. Really excited to try it. Enjoyed at room temp in a stemmed wine glassA – Pitch black, minor head that quickly fades.S – Quite ashy. a ton of cocoa and marshmallow with just a […]