Schooner Exact Brewing Co. Reviews


Ferris
Schooner Exact Kettle Sour 3.4
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
Schooner Exact Kettle Sour 3
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
Schooner Exact Hoppy Holidays 3.3
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
Schooner Exact Evergreen India Pale Ale 2.3
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
Schooner Exact Jawja Peach Berliner Weisse 3.7
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
Schooner Exact Kettle Sour with Cherry 3.6
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
Schooner Exact Hopvine 15th Anniversary IPA 3.5
orange-red gold pour. Aroma wheat, mango. Tastes big sprucey, bitter of tonic, spearmint. lingering resin finish.
Thursday, March 31, 2016

maekchu
Schooner Exact Hopvine 15th Anniversary IPA 3.6
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
Schooner Exact Kettle Sour with Cherry 3.6
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
Schooner Exact Kettle Sour with Cherry 3.8
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
Schooner Exact Hopvine 15th Anniversary IPA 3.6
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
Schooner Exact Hamma Hamma Imperial IPA 3.6
Amber in color, clear with a thin head. Super Hop flavor and finish. This s a terrific beer
Saturday, February 06, 2016

thetmaxx
Schooner Exact Hoppy the Woodsman 3.6
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
Schooner Exact Spike & Briar 3.6
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
Schooner Exact Boxcar Hopper 3.5
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
Schooner Exact Barrel Aged Imperial Porter 3.3
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
Schooner Exact Berliner Weisse - Cherries 3.6
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
Schooner Exact Berliner Weisse - Cherries 3.2
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
Schooner Exact Hamma Hamma Imperial IPA 3.7
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
Schooner Exact 3 Grid IPA 3.5
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
Schooner Exact Barrel Aged Imperial Porter 3.9
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
Schooner Exact Hopvine 15th Anniversary IPA 4.1
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

monk191
Schooner Exact Hoppy the Woodsman 3.7
A nice smoky, woody beer. Pours a deep red with a tan head. Smells of smokiness and wood, whiskey and maltiness. Taste is sweet, with lots of whiskey, vanilla and smoked wood. Had in the bottle.
Tuesday, January 19, 2016

umich03jm
Schooner Exact Spike & Briar 1.3
Bottle. Aroma is cleaner mixed with vinegar. Tastes mildly sour. Lemon cleaner, pool water, and vinegar. Way overcarbonated and foamy. What a mess.
Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Hanuta06
Schooner Exact Barrel Aged Imperial Porter 4.4
Serving: from tap at The Beer Junction. Aroma: moderate date aroma. Appearance: average-sized, creamy, light-brown, initial head with fair lacing and mostly diminishing longevity. Dark-brown body. Taste: moderately sweet and woody initial flavor and finish with average duration. Palate: full body, syrupy texture and soft carbonation. Overall: excellent. Aroma and flavor last until the last sip.
Sunday, January 17, 2016

alexsdad06
Schooner Exact 3 Grid IPA 3.4
12 oz can shared by DrSilverworm. Pours a hazy golden color with a small off white head. The aroma and flavor have citrus, resin, and earthy hops, grass, toasted malts, perhaps a hint of age, drinkable ipa.
Saturday, January 16, 2016

DrSilverworm
Schooner Exact 3 Grid IPA 3.3
12oz can, thanks to Paul & Jamie. Shared. 8/26/15 on the bottom of the can. Hazy orange color. Thin white bubbly head, some bits of lace. Nice grapefruit, pine, citrus up front. Mild toasty malt. Moderate bitter taste, light to moderate sweet, but more dry finish. Medium-plus body. Smooth, lighter carbonation. Mild slick. Kind of toasty. Satisfying though. Better than you’d expect for the date on the bottom. Drinkable enough.
Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Hanuta06
Schooner Exact Evergreen India Pale Ale 4.1
Serving: from can purchased at The Beer Junction. Aroma: moderate pine hop. Appearance: small, frothy, off-white, initial head with good lacing and fully diminishing longevity. Clear, dark-yellow body. Taste: lightly bitter, grapefruit initial flavor and finish with average duration. Palate: light-medium body, watery texture and lively carbonation. Overall: excellent. Pleasant aroma, not too bitter, easy to drink. A great everyday beer.
Thursday, January 07, 2016

biirusaikou
Schooner Exact Hopvine 15th Anniversary IPA 3.7
Heady citrus, peach, papaya, mango. Rich fruitiness with a juicy edge, grape, pear, guava, pine, peppermint, long hoppy finish. Another delicious Schooner brew with a nice hop kick, yummy.
Wednesday, January 06, 2016

BillKismet
Schooner Exact 3 Grid IPA 3.8
Brassy color with a decent head on top. Leafy hop nose rife with nice floral character and some co-humulone muskyness, with perhaps a hint of Amarillo. The body is flush hop juicyness. Again, the flavor is of fresh hop leafyness with a definite floral quality accompanied by a musky co-humulone essence. Quite sessioanable with just the right balance of hop bitterness and sweetness.
Monday, January 04, 2016

fiulijn
Schooner Exact Schwarzbier 2.9
Draught at Collective on Tap, Woodinville, WA
Black color, compact white head. More caramel than roasted malts, with a hint of winter spices. Very dry.
Rather weird for a Schwarzbier.

Wednesday, December 30, 2015

KansaiBeerLvrs
Schooner Exact Barrel Aged Imperial Porter 3.8
I had the Whiskey Barrel Aged version but I guess this is where people are rating that one... bottle shared by Ian at Lingua Cafe in Osaka. Schooner Exact Imperial Porter 8% This black beer with a tan head has a nice aroma of maple, coffee and whiskey barrel. The taste is oak, maple, dark coffee, cooking chocolate. Really smooth with the roastiness in the finish.
Wednesday, December 23, 2015

KyotoLefty
Schooner Exact Hoppy the Woodsman 3.5
Tap at Marciero. Almost black, dark brown, hazy, lace. Caramel nose, bourbon, vanilla. Big bourbon falvor, lots of vanilla, too much maybe, chocolate, treacle, tasty, mostly bourbon.
Monday, December 14, 2015

jbrana
Schooner Exact Hopvine 15th Anniversary IPA 3.7
Fantastic IPA with tons of citrus, and some slight pine. Very balanced, crisp, and not sweet. Has a light breadiness in the after taste.
Sunday, December 13, 2015

Capa
Schooner Exact Hoppy the Woodsman 3.8
This is the 2014 version drank in the 2015 season (so, a year of age). Deep reddish-brown with minimal tan head. Chocolate, dark fruits, caramel, bourbon, vanilla, plum, and brown sugar. Full bodied. Plenty of booze in the finish along with sweet malts, and brown sugar. Very well done.
Saturday, December 12, 2015

jbrana
Schooner Exact 3 Grid IPA 3.7
This is a great IPA that is incredibly balance. Tons of citrus and tropical hop notes with a slight pine finish. Not too sweet which is nice.
Wednesday, December 09, 2015

Ferris
Schooner Exact Barrel Aged Imperial Porter 3.6
Draft - Bourbon boozy, coconut notes and sweet dark malts. Deep brown with a light brown head. Lots of bourbon and dark sweet roasty notes. Big bourbon bomb.
Monday, December 07, 2015

Ferris
Schooner Exact Berliner Weisse - Cherries 3
Draft - Tart woody notes. Cloudy gold with a decent white head. Sweet, tart buttery notes and a long finish. No sign of cherries at all.
Sunday, December 06, 2015

donandres
Schooner Exact Hoppy the Woodsman 3.9
n tap at the Schooner Exact tasting room in Seattle. Rainy Saturday afternoon, with brunch. Color/Look: Dark brown, clear Smell: not a lot of aroma, no alcohol smell, woody Taste: taste like scotch, strong alcohol, like a mixture of scotch and beer, becomes sweet as it the beer gets warmer As the beer gets warmer, smell and taste comes out
Sunday, December 06, 2015

donandres
Schooner Exact Brave Horse IPA 3.5
On tap at the Schooner Exact tasting room in Seattle. Rainy Saturday afternoon, with brunch. Color/Look: Dark amber to light brown Smell: slghtly hoppy As the beer gets warmer, smell and taste comes out
Sunday, December 06, 2015

donandres
Schooner Exact Profanity Hill Porter 4
On tap at the Schooner Exact tasting room in Seattle. Rainy Saturday afternoon, with brunch. Color/Look: Dark brown to black Smell: not a lot of aroma, toasted grains Taste: taste of dark chocolate/cacao, cofffee As the beer gets warmer, smell and taste comes out
Sunday, December 06, 2015

donandres
Schooner Exact Evergreen India Pale Ale 3.6
On tap at the Schooner Exact tasting room in Seattle. Rainy Saturday afternoon, with brunch. Color/Look: Yellow gold color Smell: hoppy aroma Taste: not a lot of carbonation, Good bitter bite As the beer gets warmer, smell and taste comes out
Sunday, December 06, 2015

donandres
Schooner Exact King Street Brown 3.3
On tap at the Schooner Exact tasting room in Seattle. Rainy Saturday afternoon, with brunch. Color/Look: Light brown clear, no head, Smell: slight hoppy aroma Taste: not a lot of carbonation, slightly hoppy, slightly toasted grains As the beer gets warmer, smell and taste comes out
Sunday, December 06, 2015

donandres
Schooner Exact Raspberry Sour Brown 2.4
On tap at the Schooner Exact tasting room in Seattle. Rainy Saturday afternoon, with brunch. Color/Look: Dark brown to black Smell: not a lot of aroma, Taste: not a lot of taste, As the beer gets warmer, smell and taste comes out
Sunday, December 06, 2015

donandres
Schooner Exact 3 Grid IPA 3.5
On tap at the Schooner Exact tasting room in Seattle. Rainy Saturday afternoon, went to restaurant for brunch. Color/Look: Cloudy yellow amber color Smell: nice strong aroma of hops Taste: not a lot of carbonation, strong hoppy bitter bit Good bitter IPA As it gets warmer, smell and taste comes out
Sunday, December 06, 2015

donandres
Schooner Exact Gateway Golden 2.5
On tap at the schooner exact tasting room in seattle. Rainy Saturday afternoon, went to restaurant for brunch. Color/Look: Clear bright yellw, white head, Smell: not a lot of arroma Taste: a lot of carbonation, slightly hoppy, dry finish. Overall a good blonde ale. As the beer gets warmer, smell and taste comes out
Sunday, December 06, 2015

Capa
Schooner Exact Hoppy Holidays 3.3
I guess when the name starts with "Hoppy" i expect a hoppy beer- this was not that. Caramel in color, the aroma and flavor is mostly sweeter malts, chocolate, and sweet bread, with little hop presence at all. Smooth body and a sweet, clean finish. This is not a bad beer at all. It’s just completely nondeScript, doesn’t live up to the Hoppy moniker, and easily forgettable. Basically, a well-brewed snoozer.
Sunday, December 06, 2015

mcberko
Schooner Exact Barrel Aged Imperial Porter 4.1
On tap at WA Winter Beer Festival 2015, pours black with a small beige head. Aroma brings out notes of bourbon notes upfront, with vanilla and cocoa. Flavour is intense, with loads of bourbon and vanilla - not much else. The bourbon dominates but without being too boozy or harsh. Excellent stuff.
Sunday, December 06, 2015

mcberko
Schooner Exact Berliner Weisse - Cherries 2.8
On tap at WA Winter Beer Festival 2015, pours a cloudy golden with a small white head. Aroma brings out lots of lacto and pith - but not getting any cherry. Flavour brings out the cherries more in terms of tartness, with pith and lacto. It’s quite thin and ascorbic. Not a very good Berliner Weisse. Meh.
Sunday, December 06, 2015

mcberko
Schooner Exact Spike & Briar 2.6
22 oz. bottle, pours a cloudy golden blonde with a small white head. Aroma brings out play dough, chemical cleaner and perfume. Flavour brings out pithy blackberries and playdough - very floral and lavender-y. Not at all a fan of this. Inoffensive but not good.
Sunday, December 06, 2015