Appearance - 7 | Aroma - 4.5 | Flavor - 6 | Texture - 6 | Overall - 5
Pours a clear, medium colored golden. Medium sized white head. Scent is corn, creamy, simple and syrupy. Notes of DMS. Not great, but what did I expect ? Taste is sharp, relatively high - but not very natural - bitterness. Ends with a downer, quite sticky, simple maltsyrupy, maize, sweet. Feels vibrant due to the higher carbonation level and short-lived-peak of bitterness. Not amazing, but not disgusting. Just plain, boring and industrial.
Appearance - 6 | Aroma - 6.5 | Flavor - 6.5 | Texture - 7 | Overall - 6.5
Seems like every major brand now has to have an NA version , but for an 'oak aged' beer, this seems to be the first I've heard about, so my intrest is tickled ! Pours a very, very clear and wattery blonde. Small white head dies instantly. Scent is fairly sugary, vanilla, violet flowers, kinda rough and unfinished. Taste is fairly sweet, yet fairly smooth, it's not bothering me as much as I thought it would. Vanilla is far milder than expected. Some floral qualities ( violets / Violet sugar) , a hidden trace of bitterness. Might not be awesome, might not be oaky at all, but certainly a great offering withing the commercial NA products.
Appearance - 7 | Aroma - 7 | Flavor - 7 | Texture - 7 | Overall - 6.5
Pours hazed yellow. Small white head. Scent is fairly weak, bit hoppy (earthy/green side) aroma. Taste is smooth, bit bland, but not as sticky sweet as most NA tend to be. Medium bitterness. Wheat is recognizable, but not the most intense feature. Easy drinker, refreshing. Very decent, but could be amped up in intensity.
Appearance - 7 | Aroma - 6.5 | Flavor - 6.5 | Texture - 6 | Overall - 6.5
Pours a pinked amber , small white head. Scent is mild raspberry, lactic sour like complexity tartness. Taste is mild, raspberry comes across a bit jammy, ends on a fairly dry note. Sourness is uninspired, lactic acid without complexity. Very simplistic . Meh
Appearance - 8 | Aroma - 7.5 | Flavor - 8 | Texture - 9 | Overall - 8
Pours an intense black, medium sized, darkly tanned head. Scent is full, roasty, cocoa essence- in a very pure 'bitter chocolate' form. Taste is full, chocolate-forward indeed. A layer of vanilla on top, persuades the drinker to experience great pleasure. not as pasty forward as most stouts tend to be these days (and The Bruery is far from an exception to that) , yet this specific beer shows great balance and depth, as well as drinkability. The slty touch puts an ephasis on the chocolate, but isn't recognizable specifically. Lovely beer that is dangerously drinkable.
Appearance - 7 | Aroma - 6.5 | Flavor - 7 | Texture - 7 | Overall - 7
No clue about the vintage, but knowing I got it older years ago, it might even be B1 ? Pours a clear, visibly thick darker blonde/amber. No real head. Scent is oxidized, honey. Funky side to it, reminding of acetic aspects even. Taste is sharp, honey, oxidized, fairly sweet, bit oaky. The agave nectar still shows - or to be more exact, I have a florality I believe is the agave nectar. Bit to old, sure, but still enjoyable .
Appearance - 7 | Aroma - 7 | Flavor - 7 | Texture - 7 | Overall - 7
Pours intensely dark redpurple . No head. Scent is full, cherries take the lead (even overpower) but aren't as intense as expected after the color. tartness underneath seems fairly simple, doesn't give the idea of great complexity. Taste is fairly tart, mild oak presence , full cherries - again, dominant, but not as unbalanced as the color made me think. Bit simple though. mild maltyness, almost a bit soapyness as well, in the back. Nothing troublesome to me, just a small note. Decent beer, but oh so simple. Lactic acid + tart cherries , not much going on beyond that. Definately nothing to seek out.
Appearance - 6 | Aroma - 7 | Flavor - 7 | Texture - 7 | Overall - 7
Pours fairly unclear blonde. Foam doesn't live long enough to even count a single second. Scent is pastry sour, but a bit sharper than the average one. Vanilla, coockie idea, Pineapple syrup, PF is hidden, coconut can't be traced (by me). Taste is full, surprisingly to the sour side (simple lactic acid). pineapple juice up front, but quickly OP'd by the vanilla. Thin body, medium carbo. Decent.