Schooner Exact Brewing Co. Reviews




bulldogops
3.3
Schooner Exact Profanity Hill Porter
Rating #1952 2015.09.25 #CraftTakesSeattle Day 2, Beer 52. Dark brown pour with a rich, creamy tan foam that bubbles away slowly. Aroma is roast malts, coffee, lots of clove, nutmeg, molasses. Light bitterness, light cocoa edge. Pretty good porter.
Sunday, August 21, 2016

tcon25
3.7
Schooner Exact Emerald ISA
Draft pour at brewery, golden pour thin head, hop aroma, little sweet hoppy tast light drinking beer.
Saturday, August 20, 2016

BillKismet
3.2
Schooner Exact Truancy Double IPA
Bronze body, decent head. Strong co-humulone catty character with some grapefruit flair--the bouquet of a heavy, humid summer night. The body is catty hops with hair on it. High octane alcohol notes punch through the palate. Enduring grapefruity and catty flavors. Intensely bitter.
Friday, August 05, 2016

shoulderbroken
3.7
Schooner Exact Hopvine 15th Anniversary IPA
Tap at Beer Brain. Nice enough, bit of resin, pretty easy going. Not ultra exciting though. Some creaminess. Bit malty. Not sure
Tuesday, August 02, 2016

BelgianBeerGal
3.6
Schooner Exact King Street Brown
Draft with Jim and Mikey at O'Beer. A surprisingly nice and flavorful brown. Good roasted malt and nuttiness to the flavor with a light hint of sweetness. Easy drinking. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Wednesday, July 27, 2016

maekchu
3.6
Schooner Exact Emerald ISA
Can from World Beer Market (Sake no Taniguchi), as "Emerald IPA.." Nose of piney hop, mild tropical fruit, Mosaic, quite earthy and a bit cat pissy. Light orange/ amber color. Pleasant dryish initial flavor, with crackers, citrus, small bit of stone fruit, and caramel. Medium body. Well-balanced, mild sort of IPA.
Wednesday, July 27, 2016

after4ever
3
Schooner Exact Northwest Framboise
Draft at the Red Hot. Pours a hazy medium pinkish amber with minimal head or lace. Mild berry nose, mixed with peanuts (?), basement, and minerals. Lots of brett character busting through this fruit beer, which seems a bit incongruous. Creamy medium body with moderate carb. Berries, peanuts, basement, and minerals on the mid palate. Rather unfocused. Would like to see a cleaner profile and more fruit forward out front and in back.
Sunday, July 24, 2016

slowrunner77
3.5
Schooner Exact Hoppy Holidays
leftover from a BOTB winter order. Still fairly hoppy - spicy and bitter with a firm chocolaty malt backbone and a robust body.
Thursday, July 21, 2016

slowrunner77
3.4
Schooner Exact 3 Grid IPA
Pine resin, earth and citrus with a little more malt than I like in the nose and flavor. Crisp and moderately bitter. Not bad.
Thursday, July 21, 2016

stevoj
3.3
Schooner Exact Profanity Hill Porter
Bottle from Lep Ro Kan market in Moses Lake. Dark brown/black pour, initial giant beige head. Aroma is toast malts and milk chocolate. Taste is sweet and mildly bitter, more chocolate. Body seems a tad watery, but pretty tasty stuff.
Sunday, July 10, 2016

andrewje41
3.7
Schooner Exact Barrel Aged Imperial Porter
Draft pour at Hop and Hound, listed as bourbon aged, and at 8.4%. Dark brown pour with a fading cola fizz head. Bold coffee grounds aroma. Flavor displays minimum bourbon feature for me, but it’s there. Good roasted malt character. Cool finish that takes a stab at being tart. Fun unique porter. Pretty good.
Tuesday, July 05, 2016

willisread
3.9
Schooner Exact Papaya Sour
Tap at Watering Hole. Big tart papaya nose that is super fruity and juicy and could be smelled at the next table. Hints of gooseberry and tart apple as well. Quite tart on the palate with low carbonation (just enough to keep it interesting). Light creaminess on the palate. Tart finish. Really great.
Sunday, June 26, 2016

willisread
3.2
Schooner Exact Profanity Hill Porter
Bottle shared. Dark chocolate with some light dark fruit, roasted malt and coffee notes. More of the same on the palate. Simple and straightforward porter. Light but in a good way.
Saturday, June 25, 2016

Oakes
3.1
Schooner Exact Hoppy the Woodsman
Medium brown. Big head. Sweet and a light sticky dark sugar. Rouch of apple note. Boozy, has a strong barrel note, so sticky as well. Assertive and not necessarily balanced.
Saturday, June 18, 2016

Oakes
3.6
Schooner Exact Profanity Hill Porter
Dark brown. Aroma is light chocolate with a touch of coffee. Similar palate, lots of coffee. Dry finish, quite coffeeish. Good porter.
Saturday, June 18, 2016

cobaink2
3.4
Schooner Exact Hop Sails: Beer Junction’s 3rd Anniversary Double IPA
Weil after several years of holding on to this for a good reason and because the beer junction is my place of discovery of new beers and is also celebrating their 6th anniversary in a few weeks. So the beer has turned more of a barleywine now. However a good one at that. Nice hoppy accents. Deep copper with undertones of licorice and honey. Considering This is a three year old double ipa it’s not bad as a barleywine.
Sunday, June 12, 2016

melush
3.8
Schooner Exact Hopvine 15th Anniversary IPA
Bottle 65cl / Botella 65cl @ Tanakaya Liquor Store, Tokyo, Japon A: Hazy golden / Dorado turbio. T/S: Hops, citrusy, fruity, malt / Lupulo, citrico, afrutado, malta.
Sunday, May 29, 2016

melush
3.4
Schooner Exact King Street Brown
Bottle 65cl / Botella 65cl @ Tanakaya Liquor Store, Tokyo, Japon A: Brown / Marron. T/S: Roasted malt, sweet, chocolate, nuts / Malta tostada, dulce, chocolate, frutos secos.
Sunday, May 29, 2016

jinroh
3.8
Schooner Exact 3 Grid IPA
Purs nicely golden, maybe a few notes of amber hue inside. White foam, does not really stay long. Aroma is dominated by tropical and fruity hops, sweetish honey feel to it - in the best way. Taste is feeling actually very light, body is there and maybe even multiply sweet - but hops are fresh and abundant, so they are in a great balance with the body and make this super highly drinkable. Great stuff, I do like it a lot, sort of well brewed American IPA that I really need once in a while.
Saturday, May 28, 2016

melush
3.4
Schooner Exact 3 Grid IPA
Bottle 65cl / Botella 65cl. @ Tanakaya Liquor Store, Tokyo, Japon. A: Hazy golden / Dorado turbio. T/S: Hops, citrusy, fruity, resinous, slightly malty / Lupulo, citrico, afrutado, resinoso, ligeramente a malta.
Saturday, May 28, 2016

after4ever
3.8
Schooner Exact Orgasmic Lager
Draft at SB. Pours a brilliantly clear pale gold with a loose white head. Light toasty cracker and soft grass nose. Creamy medium body with very lively carb. Light crackers and grass on the mid palate, maybe a bit of marjoram there as well. Tried to choke down some Sam Smith with this. 20 years ago, Sam Smith was the bomb, because they could ship beer all the way over here and it would still stand out as high-bodied and quite flavorful. Now all you get is gnarly oxidation and cardboard out of them. Even at a Salute to Samuel Smith event, drinking the local stuff AND the Sam Smith stuff just leaves you frustrated for Sam Smith. This beer blows its inspiration clean out of the water, and it’s the best beer SEBC has racked in a while. Worth repeats for sure.
Wednesday, May 25, 2016

willisread
3.7
Schooner Exact Emerald ISA
Tap in Yoyogi park. Big juicy, citrus-forward nose with orange and grapefruit really standing out. Crackery malts, clean and crisp on the palate. Bitter finish, but not overdone. Very nice session beer.
Saturday, May 21, 2016

TimE
3.7
Schooner Exact Hopvine 15th Anniversary IPA
Smooth body. Medium bitterness. Fairly heady. A bit of citrusy character. A bit sweet. Pretty decent stuff.
Saturday, May 21, 2016

maekchu
3.6
Schooner Exact Evergreen India Pale Ale
Can from World Beer Market (Sake no Taniguchi). Medium-strength piney hop nose, with some citrus, all nicely pungent and dank. Hazy light copper color. Moderately rich caramel, with fairly good hopping. Thin-medium body. Nice hop bittterness -- not over the top. Kind of sessionable flavors (if not alc. level). Good.
Thursday, May 19, 2016

beastiefan2k
3.9
Schooner Exact Framboyz in the Hood
Draft at brewery. Pretty rose water color, clear, God head retention. Aroma is light and bright with fresh, not artificial, raspberry spritzer. Flavor also has that light and bright raspberry, so quaffable. Real tart and clean finish. Raspberry beer juice spritzer f our a sunny, hot day. Ample carbonation.
Wednesday, May 18, 2016

beastiefan2k
3
Schooner Exact Orgasmic Lager
Draft at brewery. Very clear and pale color. No lacing. Side by side with Sam Smith’s Lager, this is better. While dull there is no corny quality. A little husky and a little macroy. Meh, it reminds me of Natty Bo’s but not as good.
Wednesday, May 18, 2016

maekchu
3.3
Schooner Exact Schwarzbier
Can from World Beer Market (Sake no Taniguchi), as "Test Batch" and without any other identifying info as to style. Beercats’ (the improrter) website calls it a schwarzbier. Dark roast nose, with sweetish pipe tobacco, and some mild dark fruit notes. Dark translucent brown color. Gentle roast malt initial, some chocolate. Mid palate seems buttery. Moderate bittering. Thin, even watery, body. Very intriguing nose. Flavors are quite mild.
Monday, May 16, 2016

Blumer1
4.5
Schooner Exact Hopvine 15th Anniversary IPA
Citrusy notes with a well balanced taste. Hoppy aroma with a not too bitter after taste.
Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Ferris
3.4
Schooner Exact Berliner Weisse
Draft - Funky grains and a touch of vinegar. Clear gold with a decent white head. Funky soured grains, some grape and citrus with a yeasty finish.
Monday, May 02, 2016

mcberko
3
Schooner Exact Berliner Weisse
On tap at McKay’s Taphouse (as "Sour Base"), pours a clear pale copper golden with a small white head. Aroma is sweet and sour, with lactic notes, candied sugar, and light tartness. Flavour is identical, with lots of lactic notes upfront, followed by candied sugar and yogurt. Not especially complex - rather cheap kettle souring. It’s okay.
Monday, May 02, 2016

willisread
3.3
Schooner Exact Hoppy Holidays
Tap at Watering Hole. Caramel forward nose with some dark fruit, chocolate and a bit of earthy hops as it warms. Palate is pretty much the same with the malts really dominating and fruity esters in second. Finish is slightly bitter with earthy and grassy notes. Not bad.
Monday, April 25, 2016

teamsale
2.3
Schooner Exact Evergreen India Pale Ale
Can poured into a pilsner glass. Sediment. Floaters! Many sunk to the bottom, these are disgusting, they look just like small worms. I fished a couple of the buggers out with my finger. They’re soft. Cloudy dull golden color, awful appearance, the absolute worst. Smells of trees, not a big surprise, but seems OK. Taste is just OK, about average, better than expected after awful first impressions. Finishes average, decent bitterness. Can’t get past some of my issues with this one though.
Monday, April 25, 2016

andrewje41
3.7
Schooner Exact Jawja Peach Berliner Weisse
Draft pour pint at Safeco Field. Rating beers for me is all about milestones, meeting new people, and seeing new things. Being at the baseball game, drinking a sour beer, definitely falls under the last category. A lot of the beer is about the experience that surrounds it. And this is pretty cool. Pale golden in color with an active fizz head. Wheat dominated aroma. Soft orange fruit. Flavor is peachy in a way, but wheat superior. Slight sour grainy finish. Sourness 6/10. Overall pretty good. I love our baseball stadium. At this point, I think it deserves a place spot on Ratebeer.
Friday, April 15, 2016

biirusaikou
3.6
Schooner Exact Kettle Sour with Cherry
Draught at CBM Toranomon. Light cherry tart all the way, only gently sour, nice and approachable, maybe a tad too thin but that was expected with the abv. Would love to see that style more often.
Monday, April 04, 2016

nealblind
3.5
Schooner Exact Hopvine 15th Anniversary IPA
orange-red gold pour. Aroma wheat, mango. Tastes big sprucey, bitter of tonic, spearmint. lingering resin finish.
Thursday, March 31, 2016

maekchu
3.6
Schooner Exact Hopvine 15th Anniversary IPA
Can from Sake no Taniguchi (World Beer Market). Fruity nose, with citrus, some tropical fruit, caramel. A bit dank. Copper/orange color. Citrus, caramel, crackers, earthy piney hop, mild finish with minimal bitterness. Medium-heavy body. Near the body and feel of an imperial IPA. Not sure how this could be their 15th anniversary ... the can says "since 2006"?
Sunday, March 13, 2016

KyotoLefty
3.6
Schooner Exact Kettle Sour with Cherry
Tap at Dig. Pale pink-golden. Nose of cherry, wheat, yogurt, some vanilla, lemon. Nicely tart, good cherry flavor, crisp, crackery wheat, lactic acid, lemon. Crisp and nice.
Friday, March 11, 2016

willisread
3.8
Schooner Exact Kettle Sour with Cherry
Tap at Watering Hole. Light tart cherry aroma with some oak, grass and musty notes. Clean, crisp and tart on the palate. Light sherry-like creaminess in the mouthfeel but still nice carbonation on the palate. Finish is dry with cherry flavor throughout. Cannot believe the complexity for 3.4% abv. Great beer from a really underrated brewery.
Friday, March 04, 2016

luttonm
3.6
Schooner Exact Hopvine 15th Anniversary IPA
From a sixer in Seattle. Thanks to Julie for surprising me with this! Rich clear orange with significant foamy head. Inviting pine-citrus aroma, rather typical northwest hop profile, but delicious. Clean bitter sip, a little lighter in the body than I was expecting. Balanced sweet character, clean medicinal mint, sharp and clean finish. Pretty darn tasty, a good ’daily’ example of a good PNW IPA but not something I’ll seek out.
Sunday, February 21, 2016

BrewDad
3.6
Schooner Exact Hamma Hamma Imperial IPA
Amber in color, clear with a thin head. Super Hop flavor and finish. This s a terrific beer
Saturday, February 06, 2016

thetmaxx
3.6
Schooner Exact Hoppy the Woodsman
Poured from the bomber from tavour. Thin head, little lacing. Aroma is of alchohol. Flavor isn’t to much alcohol, the oak comes through, some smokey. Pretty woodsy though. Pretty good. I just burped up some dark cherry flavors. Yum.
Monday, February 01, 2016

luttonm
3.6
Schooner Exact Spike & Briar
Bottle at Seattle tasting. Yellow-tinged orange, white ring foam. Big blackberry aroma, reminds me of home. Tart wild fruit, tart body, fizzes out quickly. Mild, malty finish. Vinous up front but watters out quickly. Very light, nice for abv. Nice.
Friday, January 29, 2016

luttonm
3.5
Schooner Exact Boxcar Hopper
Bottle at Seattle tasting. Vanilla-oak aroma, over-barreled sweet. Sweet caramel, mild bitter, very sweet-sticky. Medium body. Alright... cola.
Friday, January 29, 2016

yourilevesque
3.3
Schooner Exact Barrel Aged Imperial Porter
Thanks to Matt for this brew! Un porter impérial foncé mais pas noir qui présente des reflets bruns et caramels, un souvenir emporté de la barrique de Whiskey qui le contenait. Un nez offrant des arômes de café, de vanille et d’alcool même fort caramélisé. Le Whiskey n’est pas omniprésent mais il serait impossible de le confondre avec un autre alcool. Liquide très mince en bouche aux saveurs délicates et peu complexes. L’attaque se fait en douceur sur le café puis vient le Whiskey dont la présence en bouche s’éternise à mon avis beaucoup trop. J’ai la bouche qui demeure collante de ce Whiskey qui ne me quitte pas. Apport insuffisant des malts dont j’aurais apprécié une plus grande contribution tant à la profondeur des saveurs qu’à la densité de ce liquide trop mince. Facile à boire quoique lassante.
Friday, January 29, 2016

jc1762
3.6
Schooner Exact Berliner Weisse - Cherries
Tap into a tulip glass showing sparse white foam and cloudy dark orange peel. The nose shows round bready malts with a background of cherries. The palate is lightly carbonated but foamy. Light tart cherries on the beginning and finish and linger but a strong bready, grainy mid-palate shows throughout the beer.
Wednesday, January 27, 2016

TimE
3.2
Schooner Exact Berliner Weisse - Cherries
Hazy amber brown color. Cherries, burnt plastic and bananas in the nose. Slightly sour mouth with some wheat and cherries notes. Slightly tart but not that exciting.
Tuesday, January 26, 2016

raphael
3.7
Schooner Exact Hamma Hamma Imperial IPA
On tap at Beermongers. Aroma of leather, 2 by 4, caramel. A liitle thin to the palate. Flavor leans toward grapefruit & lemon with caramel and weak resin. Aluminum finish.
Sunday, January 24, 2016

Tmoney99
3.5
Schooner Exact 3 Grid IPA
Bottle shared by Dr Silverworm. Poured clear golden color with an average frothy white head that lasted with very good lacing. Moderate complex hop aroma. Medium to full body with a slick texture with soft carbonation. Moderate to heavy bittersweet flavor with a moderate to heavy bittersweet finish of medium duration. Very good brew.
Saturday, January 23, 2016

neepsntatties
3.9
Schooner Exact Barrel Aged Imperial Porter
On tap at Belmont Station. Colour...basic black with a corpulent tan head. Nose...cocoa ganache, Tootsie rolls and boozy oak. Palate...tangy, open and oaky with plenty of tannic nite and redolent Bourbon. Vanillin hits mid palate as does fruity notes of dried cane berries and hints of charred hardwood. The finish is long and dry and chocolatey.
Thursday, January 21, 2016

neepsntatties
4.1
Schooner Exact Hopvine 15th Anniversary IPA
On tap at Belmont Ststion. Colour...hazy gold with a thick white head. Nose...heavily conifer oriented hops with sugar frosted tropical fruits and lemon curd. Palate...zesty, vibrant and fresh with grapefruit pulp and pith, rose hips and apple leaf. The entire palate is bitter and dry with an almost alum like feel. The finish is long, bitter and zippy with dust coated hops.
Thursday, January 21, 2016