Gary W. Pinson Brewing Co. Reviews




jtclockwork
2.8
Old St. Louis Gaslight Square Ale
Bottle. Pours ruby brown tan head. Nose/taste of molasses, barley, toffee and bready caramel. Short finish. Lighter medium body.
Tuesday, October 07, 2014

vtafro
2.9
Old St. Louis Gaslight Square Ale
Bottle. Brown pour with tan head. Sweet sugars, light malty aromas, off tones. Bland flavors, light sweetness, lacking but not as bad as the aromas.
Tuesday, October 07, 2014

hayduke
2.7
Old St. Louis Water Tower Wheat
Sent to me in a trade. Pours from the 12 oz bottle a gold color with a large white head. No retention as it did not last long. Nose of banana, some clove, and citrus. Light in body. Flavor is citrus, with the banana in the background, Finish a bit tart. t
Monday, August 04, 2014

hayduke
3.4
Old St. Louis Streetcar IPA
Courtesy of a trade. Poured a clear gold color. White head. Thin lacing. Nose of citrus and some trop;ical fruit Medium body. Flavor is citrus on caramel malts. Light bitter finish.
Sunday, March 02, 2014

phaleslu
2.6
Old St. Louis Water Tower Wheat
12 oz. bottle via in-person STL trade. Pours a totally clear, bright golden color with an inch-thick fizzy white head that fizzes out instantly, settling into a tiny ring and some rising carbonation bubbles. Aroma of banana, lemon, sweet malts, florals, and some lighter phenols. Flavor of lemon, banana, sweet malts, minerals, and a bit of a metallic note. More lemon than expected. Light-bodied, with an almost tart, apple juice-like mouthfeel and moderate carbonation. Kind of a whiff for the style.
Wednesday, October 30, 2013

bytemesis
2.7
Old St. Louis Streetcar IPA
Bottle. Pours hazy butterscotch with a huge beige head, fizzy and yet slow to dissipate (there is so much of it after all), with good lacing eventually making an appearance. Aroma is pine, caramel, and buttered popcorn. Flavor is the same, rye spiciness, candy flavors, medium sweet, light bitter. Weird. Medium body.
Monday, October 21, 2013

Finhead
2.9
Old St. Louis Court House Lager
A hazy, yellow pour with a minimal, white head. The aroma is faint with some light corn. It has a light, crisp body with lively carbonation. The taste is sweet with a quick, easy finish.
Monday, October 14, 2013

Finhead
3.4
Old St. Louis Gaslight Square Ale
Hazy copper-brown pour with an off-white head. The aroma is a little fruity with some light caramel and herbs. It has a medium body with smooth texture and average carbonation. The taste is sweet to begin then becomes somewhat tart.
Wednesday, October 09, 2013

Finhead
2.5
Old St. Louis Streetcar IPA
Hazy, yellow with a large, rocky white head. The aroma has some citrus and a touch of herbal, buttery hops. It has a light body with lively carbonation. The taste has some off flavors and is more sour than bitter.
Thursday, October 03, 2013

Finhead
2.2
Old St. Louis Water Tower Wheat
Hazy, yellow-orange with virtually no head. The aroma sweet with mostly wheat. It has a light, slick texture with lively carbonation. The taste is very tart all the way through.
Wednesday, October 02, 2013

thegreenrooster
2
Old St. Louis Water Tower Wheat
Pour is a hazy yellow with a small white head. Aroma is kinda clovey and spice. Flavor is way sour and butter bomb. Yea this is infected. At least I hope so. Maybe Iíll give it another try with another single but maybe not.
Saturday, September 21, 2013

RobertDale
2.5
Old St. Louis Court House Lager
12 ounce bottle. Pours a clear bright gold with a decent white head. Aroma of malt, grain, and straw. Taste is sweet malt, grain, straw, and a bit of grass. Decent.
Wednesday, June 05, 2013

Strykzone
3.3
Old St. Louis Gaslight Square Ale
12 ounce bottle from a variety pack bought at Randalls in North County. This is coppery and clear. A nice beige head. A malt first aroma that also has herbal notes. Some toastiness. First sip brings out fairly big malts and alcoholic flavor. I taste some sourness that was also tasted in the other two beers of this series. A little fruit pops up mid glass. This tries to be good with the malt attempting to take the beer and run but that sourness keeps popping up and detracting. It didnít measure up.
Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Strykzone
3.3
Old St. Louis Streetcar IPA
12 ounce bottle from a variety pack at Randalls in North County. This is very clear and light golden. A big fluffy white head. Carbonation floating up is moderate. Lots of fluffy lacing. The nose is citrus and tangerine. Not big. Some sourness from the first sip. Along with that is some grapefruit tartness and bitterness. Malts are secondary but are noted. A little spice is tasted at the end. This stayed sour and that detracted for me. It actually became fairly realistic grapefruit.
Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Strykzone
2.3
Old St. Louis Court House Lager
12 ounce bottle in a variety pack from Randalls in North County. This is clear honey gold and has very active carbonation. A white head. Pale malts, grain, and light honey in the aroma. A bit of odd earth is smelled. The flavor is grassy. Somehow it makes my lower jaw lock up on the right side. Never had that happen. But the feel is creamier than expected. Hops are very light and so is the bitterness. Those hops have a hint of Noble to them. Jason was right in that this almost became a pils but did not get there. Some grass is tasted.
Wednesday, April 24, 2013

jandd1983
3.5
Old St. Louis Streetcar IPA
It poured a hazy brownish amber color with a creamy off-white head. The aroma was of sweet citrus peel with a light caramel malt character. The taste was a good balance of caramel malt, grapefruit some lime zest and a touch of toffee. It finished with a mild bitter aftertaste then a dry caramel flavor. Very good.
Thursday, April 04, 2013

jandd1983
3
Old St. Louis Gaslight Square Ale
It poured a somewhat hazy, burnt orange color with a cream colored head. The aroma was somewhat resiny, grapefruity with toasted maltiness. The taste was caramel maltiness, somewhat citrusy and a lightly spicy flavor.
Thursday, April 04, 2013

jandd1983
2.2
Old St. Louis Court House Lager
It poured a clear golden yellow color with a thin off-white head. The aroma was of sweet malt, corn and mild grassy hops. The taste was strangely hopped with sweet malt and a dry mild bitter finish.
Thursday, April 04, 2013

phaleslu
2.7
Old St. Louis Gaslight Square Ale
12 oz. bottle from jandd1983- thanks again, Doran! Pours a semi-cloudy amber with a finger of off-white head that settles into a film and leaves small spots of lace. Aroma of sweet, toasted, and caramel malts, leaves, dust, earth, and figs. Flavor of toffee, brown sugar toasted nuts, dates, leaves, and peanut brittle. Medium-bodied, with a malty mouthfeel and medium carbonation. Long, lingering sweet malts on the finish. Eventually dries up the palate. Sloppy beer. Not sure what itís trying to be.
Saturday, March 23, 2013

phaleslu
2
Old St. Louis Court House Lager
12 oz. bottle from jandd1983- thanks again, Doran! Pours a pale, clear light golden color with rising carbonation and a finger of white head that lasts as a film on the beer. The aroma has sweet malts, straw, sugar, corn flakes, and stale bread. The flavor is basically an improvement on the same notes. But thereís something off-putting in the nose; sweet and a little stinky. Light-bodied, with moderate carbonation and a thin, malty mouthfeel. As good as the IPA was, this one is a barely-average pale lager.
Saturday, March 23, 2013

phaleslu
3.6
Old St. Louis Streetcar IPA
12 oz. bottle from jandd1983- thanks again, Doran! Pours a cloudy orange-gold with a massive, frothy, rocky head that is just barely off-white in color and leaves heavy lace in the glass. Aroma of clean, fresh, subtle grassy hops, lemon, tangerine, straw, pear, and dry malts. Flavor of pale and dry malts, lemon, floral notes, mellow spice, and orange peel. Light-bodied, with fairly high carbonation and a clean, crisp, dry, bitter mouthfeel. Iím shocked at how good this is.
Saturday, March 23, 2013

musinj6
3.3
Old St. Louis Streetcar IPA
Pours a clear honey golden with 4 finger head that lingers and leaves heavy lacing. Toasted malt with very heavy grapefruit hops. Moderate to heavy bitter. Chewy with sticky mouthfeel and moderate carbonation.Long bitter finish with a little sourness that seems a touch off.
Thursday, March 21, 2013

musinj6
2.9
Old St. Louis Gaslight Square Ale
Pours a clear amber brown with one finger head that very quickly dissipates leaving light to moderate lacing. Heavy caramel aroma with hint of metallic German and herbal hop flavor. Moderately sweet with a touch of bitterness at the end. Medium body with brisk effervescent carbonation. Not bad.
Thursday, March 21, 2013

thegreenrooster
2.8
Old St. Louis Gaslight Square Ale
Pour is a cloudy brown with a small white head. Aroma is sugar, molasses sweet. Flavor is caramel apple with some brown sugar. Finish is sweet and syurpy. I donít know what style the brewer was going for here. Kinda strong ale but kinda esb. Itís ok and the best out of the mix pack from this new brewer.
Saturday, March 02, 2013

thegreenrooster
2.2
Old St. Louis Court House Lager
Pour is a clear yellow with a large fizzy white head. Aroma is some grassy malt with some cracker dry malt. Flavor is again mostly malts. Dry biscutiy malt with with not much else showing up. Kinda going into a pils but did not quite get there. Still better than most lagers.
Saturday, March 02, 2013

thegreenrooster
2.8
Old St. Louis Streetcar IPA
Pour is a blonde with a huge white head. Aroma is slighly hoppy. Flavor is some bitterness no real hop presence and some dry dusty malts. I know this said English style IPA but this is still pretty weak in the hops dept and kinda bitter and harsh.
Saturday, March 02, 2013