Originally posted by yinzer
Anyone make a bottle list? I got to go to one of these. The worst part is I live about two miles away from this one.
Hereís a list with . . . umm . . . modified reviews. Might have missed one or two, but I think itís pretty complete.
Mein Nelson Sauvin: Schneider: AW = FG: BIG banana nose which reflected well on the palate and was followed by a slight, but present, white wine/peach character. Delicious beer.
Love Buzz Saison: Anchorage: AW = g: Found this beer to be disjointed, because though it wasnít bad, it was all over the place. Nose was very saison-esque as was the body. The Brett did not make an appearance at all until the after which possessed that signature Brett bitterness. It simply wasnít a wonderful tasting beer. With the spices and barrel character failing to marry very well. Would probably have been a better beer without the Brett.
Noble Rot: DFH: AW = FG: Light and refreshing with an assertive white wine character. Just a fantastic beer and a HUGE surprise in that it came from DFH.
All Day IPA: Founders: AW = G: Lovely session hoppy with a very nice nose of tropical fruit. Decent hop flavor and just bitter enough. A poundable if there ever was one.
Luna Coffee Stout: Hinterland: AW = g: Nice coffee aroma and flavor but this beer fell a bit flat in the body department.
Dunkelweisse: Leikeim: AW = g: A serviceable dark wheat beer. Solidly constructed and fermented, but there wasnít anything terribly special about it.
Reserve Wheat: Telegraph: AW = g: Solid enough beer, but it certainly wasnít what I had hoped for which was a Berliner Weisse. Drinkable wheat beer, but very little to no lactic component. Like I said, disappointing.
Printemps: Fantome: AW = FG: Terrific lemon-y character without being sour and pleasantly funky. One of the, if not THE, best Fantome beer that I have had.
Olde Bay Saison: Stillwater: AW = g: More of a witbier than a saison, but that was about it. No Olde Bay seasoning to be seen. Again, not a bad beer, but nothing particularly special.
Brouwerís Imagination 2008: Port/Lost Abbey: AW = Eh: Never had a Brett beer that showed oxidation. Up until now, that is. Not sure how this one was fresh, but with 3+ years on it, it wasnít terribly enjoyable. Thin and lifeless would be my assessment.
Mother of All Storms 2010: Pelican: AW = eh: The very definition of oxidation. Not completely unenjoyable, but I wouldnít want more than a couple ounces of it. Could see how this beer fresh would have been something solid, but the level of oxidation was distracting.
Old Herb Barleywine 2011: Southampton: AW = G: A solid, yet unassuming, beer.
Bourbon Barrel Barleywine: Kuhnhenn: AW = G: Another solid, but run-of-the-mill barleywine + bourbon.
Adam from the Wood 2011: Hair of the Dog: AW = FFG: Hands down the best beer of the day. Excellent beer in both recipe and execution. Liquor and barrel were extremely well incorporated. Very sherry-like in the most positive way possible.
Bourbon Fred from the Wood 2011: Hair of the Dog: AW = fg: Kinda one dimensional as far as the bourbon goes, but I thought it was quite good. Hard to have this beer after Adam.
Harvest Lagavulin 2004: JW Lees: AW = fg: Would have been properly FG, but the whisky character was slightly distracting. Tasty beer otherwise.
Dragon Black Beer: Indigo Imp: AW = g: For those of you who donít know about this brewery, theyíre doing spontaneous fermentation . . . in Cleveland. Didnít really know what to expect, but was hoping for something different. Unfortunately, I didnít get anything in that direction as this beer came across like a pretty neutral dark beer. Not offensive, but not characterful either. Very drinkable beer, though.
Mamouche: Cantillon: AW = fg: My expectations for this beer were quite high and although it is undoubtedly a good beer, it lacked the complexity necessary for a proper FG rating.
Oude Gueuze Aílíacienne: Tilquin: AW = fg: This possessed the complexity that was missing in the Mamouche, but there was a metallic character in the aftertaste that, although slight, took away from the overall beersperience.
Blackberry, Raspberry, and Kiwi Lambics: Upland: AW = FG: These are the beers that Cascadeís sour beers wish they were. Terrific fruit character with an assertive lactic sourness and enough funk to balance. Lovely beers all three. Canít really say that I had a favorite, as they were all lovely.