Category Archives: Reviews

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 […]

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 […]