Category Archives: Reviews

October 14, 2014

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3.4    AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20 AdamJackson (2652) – Enfield, New Hampshire, USA – SEP 30, 2014  Thanks for the share, guys. A – Slightly hazy nose, mild head that fades fast S – Nose is white grape, honeycomb, some maple wood and peach skin with a tough of sulphur. T – Taste is slightly acetic with a touch of wheat, […]

October 13, 2014

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  2.7    AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20 AdamJackson (2652) – Enfield, New Hampshire, USA – SEP 30, 2014 Acquired in a trade, this is #1. Cellar temp in stemware split 5 ways A – very dark orange a 1 finger creamy head fades to a thin line. S – Very grape forward, touch of vinegar and pear…acetic notes. T – Very […]

October 10, 2014

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  4.2    AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20 AdamJackson (2652) – Enfield, New Hampshire, USA – SEP 30, 2014  2006 Reserva enjoyed with Tommy and others. A – Dark orange almost a bronze gold. Nice alcohol legs, flat obviously. S – Has a huge fruity apple and pear with a little bit of clove and prune. Nose is pretty huge with lots […]

October 9, 2014

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  3.3    AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20 AdamJackson (2652) – Enfield, New Hampshire, USA – SEP 30, 2014  Bottle from a trade. Split 4 ways at fridge temp in stemware. A – Looks like most other blueberry beers. has that nice purple red color, mild head that faded fast. S – Smells very raw like hand picked blueberries with a lot […]

October 8, 2014

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  3.9    AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20 AdamJackson (2652) – Enfield, New Hampshire, USA – SEP 30, 2014 Thanks CP for sharing this one! Enjoyed 4 ways @ cellar temp or around there in stemware. A – Still (obviously) with a very burnt orange and gold S – This smells incredible. Nose is cinnamon dolce with with creamy lactose, insanely amazing. […]

October 7, 2014

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  4    AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20 AdamJackson (2652) – Enfield, New Hampshire, USA – SEP 30, 2014  Thanks Matt for bringing this to Tommy to share. enjoyed 4 ways in stemware. A – Nose has a minor hazy orange and a 2 finger creamy head that fades fast to next to nothing. S – Has a mild acidic and tart […]

October 6, 2014

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4.2    AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20 AdamJackson (2652) – Enfield, New Hampshire, USA – SEP 30, 2014  Split 4 ways at just around cellar temp @ fridge temp. Bottled 05/31/2011 A – Pours a very dark brown with reddish hues, slight sediment even on a fresh pour. Fully still with no head. S – Nose is incredibly cheesy with a hearty […]

October 2, 2014

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3.8    AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20 AdamJackson (2626) – Enfield, New Hampshire, USA – SEP 20, 2014   Dark gold. Super thick. Nose is apricot and pear. Taste is awesome. Viscous thick. Totally strawberry nose. Some cinnamon and sweet finish. So good. If you’re not drinking Iced Cider, you should check it out.

October 1, 2014

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3.9    AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20 AdamJackson (2626) – Enfield, New Hampshire, USA – SEP 20, 2014   Dark hazy burnt reddish orange. Some yeasty peach gunk. Nose is outrageous. Fills the room. Tons of peach. Malty a touch of acidity. Fresh peaches with the skin on. Juicy finish. I recommend seeking this one out. sorry for the so few notes […]

September 30, 2014

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  4.1    AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20 AdamJackson (2626) – Enfield, New Hampshire, USA – SEP 20, 2014  Very dark blood red color. Light 1 finger pinkish head that faded to a light ring Aroma has a ton of cherry! Loads of fresh ripe cherries and a touch of lemon zest and sourdough bread. Reminds of a tarter version of Intense […]

September 29, 2014

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3.9    AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20 AdamJackson (2626) – Enfield, New Hampshire, USA – SEP 19, 2014 Acquired one bottle in a trade and another @ DHVL in Belgium. Not sure which of these I’m open but both have been sitting horizontally in the cellar @ 55F for 6 months. Enjoyed split many ways but I made sure to get my […]

September 26, 2014

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4.1    AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 17/20 AdamJackson (2626) – Enfield, New Hampshire, USA – SEP 20, 2014 This beer LOOKS so beautiful! the nose is incredible! just fresh jam juicy fruit and tart acidic wine notes. Very good taste..maybe too acidic and sharp for me but that’s more of a berliner character than anything. The juiciness redeems the beer completely.

September 25, 2014

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3.9    AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20 AdamJackson (2626) – Enfield, New Hampshire, USA – SEP 21, 2014 Picked this up yesterday @ Hill Farmstead. $10 a 750ML bottle. Enjoyed 2 ways at 42F in Hill Farmstead Stemware. A – Pours a dark gold, slightly hazy. Starts with a 3 finger head but fades to a small thin white ring, tons of […]

September 24, 2014

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  3.9    AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20 AdamJackson (2626) – Enfield, New Hampshire, USA – SEP 22, 2014 2014 Bottled on 2/24/2014. Bottle #374 of 987. Thanks Chris for getting this for me. Having had Kate the Great 2010 and 2011, I’m very excited to try this one. A – Pours a dark brown to black out of the 375ML bottle. […]

September 15, 2014

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  OVERALL 4/5    AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20 AdamJackson (2578) – Enfield, New Hampshire, USA – SEP 11, 2014  Received in a trade. Stored upright for about 6 weeks. Split the 750 5-ways which was a mistake A – Really nice golden clarity, fluffy head that faded semi-quick to a light thin ring. S – t. Lots of spice and peppercorn […]

September 10, 2014

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  4    AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20 AdamJackson (2577) – Enfield, New Hampshire, USA – AUG 29, 2014 Bottle. I think this is batch 1…no label saying otherwise. enjoyed at 44F in HFS stemware. A – Hazy really muted golden yellow 2 finger head, faded to a small lacing. really nice pour. S – Nose is interesting. A hard boiled egg […]

September 9, 2014

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  4    AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20 AdamJackson (2577) – Enfield, New Hampshire, USA – SEP 5, 2014 Bottle picked up at the brewery split 2 ways A – Nice clarity golden pour looks like a crystal clear shiny golden ale. 3 finger off white to orange head that fades to a thin white line. S – The nose is stupidly […]

September 8, 2014

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  4.3    AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20 AdamJackson (2577) – Enfield, New Hampshire, USA – SEP 5, 2014 Thanks to my friend Heather for sharing her glass with me. A – Pour is very murky brown woody with a very prune juice appearance which is of course the look of a barley wine so no surprise there. 1 finger milk chocolate […]

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 […]