Beer Reviews

German Dunkelweizen

German Hefeweizen

Belgian Saison

From the website:

Named for the often foggy island where it is brewed. This wheat beer is fermented with Belgian yeast and brewed with fresh fruit and spices. A unique ale that emits a complex, earthy nose and a soft, mid-palate maltiness with hints of tropical fruit. Dry and spicy.
I don't agree :) Of course, I may have gotten a bad bottle, but yuck.

Read my review below.

Bohemian Pilsner

What I have in my beer stained hands is some Pilsner Urquell. It comes in green bottles, but if there’s one thing that I hate, it’s green bottle beer. So why am I showing you this? Because you’ll notice the box is completely sealed, even the parts where these two grocery store handlers usually ruin it. I happened to find one, so I’m going to buy it and drink it tonight. What are we going to drink it with? Well, it’s spring time in Las Vegas. A little breeze blowing in the back. I’ve got some noisy kids in my Jacuzzi, but we’re going to do some barbecuing.

German Pilsner

I finally found a case of the Budweiser Project 12 beers and here is my first review in real-time.

All right, I have here in my beer-stained hands some of the first Budweiser Project 12 beers that I've seen anyway. I’m sure maybe some other people have it first but I decided I’m going to taste this and talk at the same time. This is the first one that I figured would be the one I would test first, which is batch 63118 which is supposed to be a Pilsner in the classic American style.

European Pale Lager

I should start calling this the “Green Bottle Review Session,” but here we are.

We’re going to review a Stella Artois that I happened to find without the case punctured—no holes in it, so there should be no light that has gotten to it. As you can see, it pours fairly nice, as you would expect; nice carbonation with the bubbles; head retention’s moderate—went away fairly quickly, but it does leave a little white tiny head on the top.

English Bitter

I decided to review a few beers from the Goose Island Sampler Pack I bought at the grocery store.

This is what many would call a session beer, and according to the Goose Island website, was inspired by visits to English pubs.

Foreign / Export Stout

A lot of people don’t realize this but Belgium, like the rest of the world, is going through a renaissance in the beer world. There’s a lot of small brewers coming up. Even though there’s the big few that make a lot of the main beers that everybody knows, there’s a lot of new beer styles and breweries coming up in Belgium. The brewery we’re going to talk about today is called The Brouwerij, The Musketeers. They name all their beers in the typical craft beer way as kind of silly names. The Brouwerij was founded in the year 2000 by four brewing grads who found out that it really isn’t that easy to get a job in the brewing industry. They decided to form their own.