Posts tagged ‘lager’

December 7, 2010

5 Good Reasons 2 Keep Drinking?

Its been awhile since we rated any beers so here goes a five pack of mini reviews of stuff we’d tried out of late:

5 good reasons?

KLB Raspberry Wheat: good and light.  tasted like it was nothing going down the tube which could be dangerous.  looking fwd to having a few more of these when the weather warms up. could be in the rotation once summer comes.  one thing we learnt is that KLB is made by the once fine folks at Amsterdam brewery.  could this be a return to form? we used to really dig their nut brown but then it tanked.  it mightabeen something in the water that year though. stay tuned.

Mill Street Tankhouse:  hearty and rough.  great oaky smokey taste.  wow, this one is a keeper.  though we never have enjoyed much of anything from Mill Street, this one is a top notch!  was definitely the most pleasant surprise of this lot of revews.

Great Lakes Red Leaf Lager: though we aren’t much of a lager drinker, this one was well worth another look and taste.  very smooth and non-offensive, even with the after taste!  Great Lakes Brewery is fast becoming one of fave local breweries.  they are already solidly in our top 3!

Beau’s Lug Tread
:  new bottle this year.  gone is the ceramic which made a great gift item last holiday season.  so now its in a glass bottle and is anything different?  nope.  its still all good and super tasty!  ever since we had a nasty first bottle (we suspect it wasn’t sealed properly) back in the fall of 2008, we haven’t met a Beau’s we haven’t enjoyed to the fullest.  why do you think it was gift worthy last holiday season?  yup, cuz its that good! also newsworthy from Beaus is a special release called “community brew” of which 30% of sales goes to local charities.  can’t wait to check that out soon!

Nickel Brook Ale:  we really, really, really enjoyed the Green Apple beer that Nickel brook puts out.  THAT is a great summer beer.  this ale however was a waste of time.  lofty expectations not met. too bad. really a beer that was remarkably unremarkable.

wow, all this beer reviewing is making us thirsty.  gtg!

October 27, 2008

Weekend Beer Reviews #1

Every so often we’ll post some beer reviews when so inspired.  Most likely it’ll be because we’ve found something that is either really good or really bad.  This weekend is all about the downright nasty:

  1. Creemore URBOCK.  Lately their lager has been our beer of choice hence why we tried the Urbock.  The lager is usually on tap everywhere we go and not offensive.  This is not the case for the Urbock.  It’s been awhile since a beer has made me cringe when trying to drink it.  That is how downright nasty this is.  We are seriously considering throwing out the rest of this 6 pack because the refund money is more worthwhile.  Maybe it’ll go down better with the fireplace on (its marketed as a winter “festive” beer) but i doubt it.  The aftertaste was just pure YUCK!  Tar has got to taste better than Urbock.  We’re never going anywhere near this again.  Might keep it to give to visitors we don’t like over the winter season.
  2. Iron Spike Amber.  We’re all about trying the local beers whenever possible and this was the reason we dove into this one head on.  3 pints later it was deemed ok enough for cosumation but lacking in any remarkable overtones.  A good comparison is to Old Milwaukee.  A beer that is drinkable and that is all.   Only thing memorable about Iron Spike was the lingering, nasty upset feeling afterwards.  Not a good way to close the deal and we’ll be avoiding this beer like the plague in the future.