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firstsip (11) Michigan | October 6, 2013
82 AMBIANCE 1/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 10/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 18/20
Incredibly impressed so far.
Ambiance? Um... almost passed the place, because it seems like it was built in an old Coney. A few TVs, some high tops. Lots of families (kidís menu).
Service? Great. Even the chef came out to ask us what we thought!
Selection? 8 beers plus one blended beer on tap. Food had two good specials and a nicely done menu.
Speak of food...? Impressed as hell, frankly. Really well done food. House-smoked pork, twists on classic bar food (GOOD craft pickles to be fried, pork belly poutine, tacos from Mexican Town?!). No dessert (which would be nice!), but holy crap--the food was fabulous.
Value? Not bad at all, considering food quality. The flights are a good deal, and a half-pint averages $3, with the most expensive full pint being $6.
Overall? Will go back for sure. Interested to see what this place has to offer!
B33RG33K (1) , | March 29, 2013
36 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 5/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 4/10 OVERALL 6/20
Day 1, was told they would have 6 beers, they drank up the pa-Ninja Chicken throughout the previous two weeks prior to opening day and must not had enough time to get a batch done before hand... Had to wait a while to get a sampler, 6 oz. Pours. The tasting as follows;
Amber Ale- excellent malt, caramel and toast, slight yeasty notes.
Cherry Blonde-bready, banana esters, slight clove, semi-dry, cherry finish reminds me of Sam Adams cherry wheat in level, thus not overpowering.
Velma IPA- this beer has great color, but is closer to a pale ale than an IPA. Grassy and floral, this batch under carbonated, but it is day 1.
Test Batch Stout-The batch they tested their big system on. Light in comparison to the style in color and mouthfeel. Great tasting though.
Angry Beaver Double Brown-Angry? Yes. Tasty? Oh Yeah. Not your mommaís brown ale. Very warming via the 8.7% ABV. sweet finish with a malty roast linger on the pallet.
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