The Official Beer Thread - Page 652
Ah. Misunderstood your previous post - sorry. Re-reading your post I see what you mean now.
Thanks for the clarification.
Another kind-of mass write up:
Broke into some more of the beers from Florida. Probably not as fresh as I'd hope, but still not bad:
Another one from the Advent boxes which, somewhat appropriately, I had today while belatedly taking down the tree, ornaments, and outside decorations. While a kolsch isn't what I'd normally grab, this was actually a really refreshing "work" beer. Great for the style and time. I haven't opened the Progenitor yet.
More from the Advent stash. I wish this did more for me, being barrel aged (Knob Creek) and all that. It seemed pretty well balanced for what it was, but was still a bit on the sweet and nondescript side. Nice, but nothing fantastic, and the write-up seems right on.
And again from the Advent calendar. These two were actually from almost a week ago. I'm pretty close to the average, so I'm a bit wary of pumpkin beers. These were the surprising exceptions where it was well done. A bit on the nose, and some interesting flavors.
Knowing the way to my heart, my wife brought back some beers from a recent work trip. These two were included. I'd never had anything from this brewery before -- in fact, I didn't even know it existed before this -- and, after having these two, I wasn't particularly surprised by any of that. Both were fine, but nothing special. The Lizard's Mouth label talks a good game about tropical flavors and all that, but the taste doesn't really back it up. While all that makes me sound like a complete ingrate, I really was happy to try something new.
I opened this one with more than a little trepidation. It was the last of my older Cascades, and I was afraid that this had gone the way of my Bourbonics and old Sang Royals. Fortunately nothing of the sort had happened here. While it had a bit of sweetness, the sour was still there too, and this was a really nice, well balanced beer to break out with some friends. Phew.
Just pissed off cause I was in the mood for this particular beer...