Big Choice Brewing Reviews




onceblind
3.1
Big Choice Lime Infused Gose
Very slightly hazy light golden with a fast fading head. Nice nose of slightly earthy briney tones with a nice kiss of limey nuances--almost smells like a margarita without the triple sec. Brisk salty flavor with a big briney body and lime zesty tones through the finish. A little much on the saline but once your palate gets used to it it’s not so bad. Dryish and salty and limey.
Tuesday, July 11, 2017

onceblind
2.9
Big Choice Hexannacht Maibock
Clear deep golden hue with a thin white foamy top. Bready lagerish and slightly earthy toasty nose. Crisp dryish flavor that’s bready and slightly toasty with a cracker-Lager finish. Clean but not very exciting or up my alley.
Tuesday, July 11, 2017

ajnepple
3.6
Big Choice Tarts & Crafts: Dry Hopped Session Sour Ale with Strawberries
12 oz single can from Molly’s Spirits. Hazy bright orange appearance with a white head. Aroma of tart fruits, citrus zest, light hops and light sour notes. Similar flavor, tart, zesty and fruity with light hop bitterness and light sour acidity. Light to medium body with a crisp feel, ample carbonation and a light strawberry finish. Tasty.
Monday, July 10, 2017

Ratman197
2.8
Big Choice Tarts & Crafts: Dry Hopped Session Sour Ale with Strawberries
Can poured a hazy gold with a small lingering off white head. Aromas of straw, yeast, funk and light strawberry. Palate was light bodied and crisp with a dry lightly tart finish. Flavors of straw, funk, yeast, citrus amd a hint of strawberry with a crisp dry lightly tart finish.
Sunday, July 9, 2017

onceblind
3.5
Big Choice Tarts & Crafts: Cranberry Orange Sour
Deep plummy amber with no head. Funky earthy cranberry nose with some plummy tones and more earthy twangs. Brisk tart flavor with cranberry and earthy malty undertones with a kiss of orange rind and orange zest. Nice finish that’s a little lactic and citrusy.
Monday, July 3, 2017

ajnepple
3.5
Big Choice Single Hop Bob
On tap at Colorado Plus. Piney, floral, light zesty hops with mild grains, moderate hop bitterness and a light malt sweetness. Solid IPA overall.
Friday, June 23, 2017

Ratman197
3.5
Big Choice Brown Bag Series #2: Chinook Hop Bomb-Omb
On tap at Colorado Plus poured a hazy gold with a small lingering off white head. Aromas of bread, yeast, orange zest, grapefruit zest and light pine. Palate was light bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of bread, earthiness yeast, citrus and light pine with a smooth dry lingering bitter finish.
Sunday, June 4, 2017

GTAEgeek
3.1
Big Choice Brown Bag Series #1: Cherry Cobbler Sour Brown
12 oz. can. Pours black, with a small, fleeting, fizzy, beige head. The aroma is black cherries, lime peel, cloves, light chocolate, and cola. Sweet and sugary, with a mild, acrid sour flavor. Medium to heavy body, syrupy, acidic, and clingy. This is a fun and interesting beer, but the flavor is a little off.
Monday, May 22, 2017

ajnepple
3.4
Big Choice Starry Night Cascadian Dark
On tap at First Draft Taproom & Kitchen. Deep, dark brown appearance with a tan head. Aroma of roasted grain, cocoa, bitter chocolate, mild pine, light earth and light coffee. Similar flavor, rich, dark and bittersweet. Light to medium body with a dry feel and a lingering bitter finish. Not bad.
Monday, May 22, 2017

Beaver
2.5
Big Choice Brown Bag Series #2: Chinook Hop Bomb-Omb
12 oz can. Pours hazy orange gold with a medium creamy white head that quickly goes to a thin film that laces the glass.

The aroma is very subdued - some sweet grainy malt and fruit. and a touch of piney hops

The flavor is sweet grainy worty malt with some sugary fruit and a chalky piney hop finish. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with low carbonation.

Overall, a bit of a muddled mess.

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

ajnepple
3.4
Big Choice Hexannacht Maibock
Draft at the Tivoli Brewing Tap House. Clear, deep golden appearance with a white head and light lacing. Mild aroma of toasted grain, caramel malt, light toffee and light hops. Similar flavor, rich, malty and moderately sweet with light hop bitterness and a medium body. Solid bock.
Saturday, May 13, 2017

ajnepple
3.1
Big Choice Honey Kiwi Blonde
Draft at the Tivoli Brewing Tap House. Clear golden yellow appearance with a white head and light lacing. Mild aroma of toasted grain, honey malt and tropical fruits. Similar flavor, crisp and clean with mild bitterness and light sweetness. Light body with ample carbonation and a grainy finish. Kind of refreshing, not bad overall.
Monday, April 10, 2017

ajnepple
3.6
Big Choice Type 3 IPA
12 oz single can from Molly’s Spirits. Deep golden appearance with a white head. Aroma of zesty hops, grapefruit and lightly toasted malts. Similar flavor, adding moderate hop bitterness, a mild grainy sweetness and a lingering citrus fruit finish. Medium body. Clean, balanced and easy to drink. Solid IPA overall.
Monday, April 10, 2017

ajnepple
3.4
Big Choice Tarts & Crafts: Cranberry Orange Sour
12 oz single can from Molly’s Spirits. Brown appearance with a fully dissipating head. Aroma of toasted grain, nutty malts, tart fruits, light vanilla and light citrus zest. Similar flavor, tart, fruity and malty with a light zesty finish. Not bad overall.
Monday, April 10, 2017

onceblind
3.6
Big Choice Brown Bag Series #2: Chinook Hop Bomb-Omb
Clear golden with a thin white cap. Citrus pithy bitter hop nose with a bit of floral tones and earthy hop tones. Smooth green leafy flavor with a gentle touch of green peppercorn and smooth subtle orange rind tones with a gentle pale malt body. Pretty average and clean and just okay.
Monday, April 3, 2017

Beaver
2.6
Big Choice Type 3 IPA
12 oz can. Pours hazy dark gold with a medium creamy white head that retains well and laces the glass.

The aroma is subdued fruity caramel malt and bubblegum.

The flavor is sweet fruity caramel malt with some resiny earthy hops. The mouthfeel is medium bodied and a bit watery.

Overall, I remember liking this better on draft - more fruity resiny hops.

Friday, March 31, 2017

ajnepple
3.5
Big Choice Black Currant Irish Red
Draft at the Tivoli Brewing Tap House. Deep reddish amber and clear in appearance with a white head and light lacing. Aroma of toasted malt, mild caramel/toffee, light bread and a light earthiness. Similar flavor, adding a mild malt sweetness and balanced by a mild bitterness. Light to medium body with hints of cocoa and dark fruit at the finish. Smooth and easy to drink.
Thursday, March 30, 2017

onceblind
3.1
Big Choice Honey Kiwi Blonde
Clear golden colored with a large foamy white head giving a sweet kiwi tone that’s almost like disinfectant. Smooth mellow flavor that’s pale and slightly bready and plain with a dose of sweet kiwi and a gentle honey-zesty citrusy tone. A bit weird and reminds me of daycare disinfectant.
Saturday, March 25, 2017

Ernest
2.8
Big Choice Pinhead Pilsner
Can. Head is initially small, fizzy/frothy, white, mostly/fully diminishing. Body is clear light to medium yellow. Aroma is lightly malty (grain), lightly to moderately hoppy (flowers, herbs), with light notes of soap and DMS. Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly sweet, lightly to moderately bitter. Medium body, watery texture, fizzy/lively carbonation. Doggone close to being enjoyable...the hop bouquet is noble-like and pleasant, very floral. Unfortunately it’s quiet in general and there are off odors to spoil the fun. And in the mouth it’s watery and fizzy and heading towards bland. Feared it would be worse, but it’s perfectly average and drinkable...with a little clean up and more attention to detail, this could be mid-3 delightful.
Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Ernest
3.1
Big Choice Type 3 IPA
Can. Head is initially average sized, frothy, white, mostly diminishing. Body is medium to dark yellow. Aroma is lightly malty (toasted grain), moderately hoppy (orange, grapefruit), with a hint of butter. Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly sweet, lightly acidic, moderately bitter. Medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation, lightly alcoholic. Simple, one-dimensional citrus hop aroma (presumably lots of Citra)...pleasant but veering towards boring. Good flavor balance, with clean bitterness, but unfortunately quite watery in texture. Difficult to get enthusiastic about, but better than usual for this brewery.
Saturday, March 11, 2017

ajnepple
3.5
Big Choice Malleus Maleficarum Belgian Quad
Draft at Tivoli Brewing Tap House. Reddish brown appearance with a lingering tan head. Aroma of Belgian yeast, herbs, spices, fruity esters, light caramel/toffee and light floral notes. Similar flavor, lingering moderate sweetness balanced by a mild bitterness. Medium to full body with a light dry feel and a lasting finish. Solid.
Tuesday, March 7, 2017

ajnepple
3.6
Big Choice Brown Bag Series #1: Cherry Cobbler Sour Brown
12 oz single can from Molly’s Spirits. Deep reddish brown and hazy appearance with a tan head. Aroma of tart cherries, vanilla, light citrus zest and light caramel malt. Similar flavor, adding moderate sweetness and light acidity with a tart, light puckering feel. Creamy and smooth with soft carbonation and a medium-light body. Nice.
Tuesday, February 28, 2017

onceblind
3.5
Big Choice Chili Mango Wheat
Slightly hazy light golden with a large sticky and fluffy white head. Big nose of fleshy mango and bready wheaty tones. Brisk flavor that’s got mango and just the gentlest green pepper flavor with no heat, and a smooth semisweet wheaty backbone. Fluffy and quite mango-y with no chili heat but a nice enough flavor.
Sunday, January 15, 2017

onceblind
3.2
Big Choice Pinhead Pilsner
Clear light gold/straw hue with a thin, fast-dissipating white head. Semisweet aroma of light golden pilsner malt, a touch of bread and grains, and a light whisper of grassy hops. Crisp golden pilsner grainy flavor thats bready and lightly grassy hopped, but mostly golden grainy and slightly sweet. Near like a kolsch. But pretty clean though.
Monday, November 21, 2016

zoucrew102
2.9
Big Choice Punktoberfest
Can. Faint aroma of bready malt, caramel and a little bit of earthy hops. Pours caramel colored with a very thin off white head that has no retention or lacing. Starts with sticky sweet caramel as well as a light amount of bready malt. Finishes smooth but a little watery with bread and caramel dominating here as well, however there is a faint note of earthy hops. Ok Oktoberfest, not great on flavor but drinkable enough to knock back a few while watching the World Series last night.
Thursday, November 3, 2016

ajnepple
3.6
Big Choice / Odd 13 Chainsaw The Prince of Karate
12 oz single can shared, purchased at Molly’s Spirits. Hazy, pale orange appearance with a small white head. Aroma of tropical fruits, mild sour notes, light funky yeast and light earth. Similar flavor, fruity, funky and tart with a light puckering feel.
Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Skinnyviking
3.2
Big Choice #42 Poblano Stout
Sample at Rivival Beers. High creamy lasting brown head. Very dark brown body. Sweet coffee caramel aroma and flavor with little hops bitterness, low carbonation and a long finish.
Saturday, October 15, 2016

Skinnyviking
3.2
Big Choice Type 3 IPA
Sample at Rivival Brews. High creamy lasting head. Clear yellow golden body. Weak fruity aroma and flavor with little hops bitterness, high carbonation and a long finish.
Saturday, October 15, 2016

Ratman197
3.5
Big Choice Chili Mango Wheat
On tap at Colorado Plus poured a clear yellow with a small lasting white head. Aromas of straw, mango and light chili. Palate was light bodied and crisp with a dry finish. Flavors of wheat, mango and a hint of chili with a crisp dry lingering mango finish.
Wednesday, October 5, 2016

StefanSD
2.8
Big Choice Punktoberfest
Can. Cloudy amber with a small white head that has poor retention. The aroma is rather weak and faint with some caramel and malted barley. The taste, like the nose, was caramel and grains. The palate was medium. Finish was short and dry. Overall: Not horrible, but not worth seeking out.
Saturday, October 1, 2016

ajnepple
3.5
Big Choice Lime Infused Gose
12 oz single can from Molly’s Spirits. Aroma of strong lime and lemon zest with hints of grain and salt. The flavor is quite zesty, acidic and tart with a puckering mouth feel. Light, thin body with a lingering tart and sour finish. It works for me.
Monday, September 26, 2016

weihenweizen
3.4
Big Choice Lime Infused Gose
Refrigerated 12 oz. aluminum can from GTAEgeek poured into a glass. Hazy yellow with very little head. Aroma is light lime, light/medium body, low carbonation, and little lacing. Taste is lime, tart, and brine.
Monday, August 8, 2016

3fourths
3.3
Big Choice Pinhead Pilsner
From can it’s clear gold and effervescent with a lasting white head. Aroma is lightly hoppy in the way of lemon zest and dried flowers, malty in the way of saccharine and light saw dust with a mild note of fabric, but otherwise it’s an enjoyable aroma, though quiet. Light-bodied, lightly sweet, juicy and oily across the middle, a little gelatinous, turning sticky and bitter in the finish with touches of minerals (calcium, sulfur) and lemon-herb Noble hops.
Sunday, July 24, 2016

RobertDale
3.1
Big Choice #42 Poblano Stout
12 ounce can. Pours dark brown with a small beige head. Aroma of spice, malt, and coffee. Taste is peppers, malt, coffee, and chocolate. Light bodied. Average, not much kick to it.
Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Ratman197
3.6
Big Choice Lime Infused Gose
On tap at Colorado Plus poured a hazy yellow with a lingering ring of white foam. Aromas of wheat, lime, salt, light coriander and a hint of yeast. Palate was light bodied and crisp with a dry tart finish. Flavors of wheat, lime, salt and light yeast with a crisp dry tart lingering lime finish.
Monday, July 4, 2016

StefanSD
3.4
Big Choice Here It Gose Again
12 oz can. Labeled as Big Choice Gose Lime-Infused Sour. Pale hazy yellow color with a small white head that quickly fizzes away. The aroma is rather faint with some lime and grapefruit. The taste, unlike the aroma, is big and bold. There is an abundance of sour limes and key limes. A cookie malt base is way in the background. Some saltiness. The palate is light but effective. Finishes long and tart with a bit of sweetness emerging at the tail end. Overall: Decent, fans of lime will love this one.
Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Beaver
3.4
Big Choice Here It Gose Again
12 oz can, labeled as "Gose - Lime infused sour". Pours slightly hazy light straw yellow with a big fizzy white head that goes down to a light dusting pretty quickly then disappears completely.

The aroma is sweet perfumey wheat malts, tart citrus and a little salt. A bit margarita like.

The flavor is sweet tart sour limes with a little salt and a lot of sourness in the finish. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with low carbonation.

Overall, an interesting lime sour. With the light salt it is a bit margarita like.

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

CObiased
3.5
Big Choice Obeah Caribbean Imperial Stout
16oz can with resealable top. The appearance is super black like used motor oil with a thin dark brown head. Rich aroma of dark chocolate, molasses, dark woody rum & roasted grain. Full flavored sweeter style stout. Layers of flavor - cacao, anise, sweet booze, chocolate and tobacco.
Friday, May 27, 2016

StefanSD
2.7
Big Choice 10,000 Summers Saison
Canned. Clear copper with a medium off-white head that has poor retention. The aroma is faint with dust, white fruits and some Belgian yeast. The taste is weak and washed out with mild fruits, minerals, light peppery spices and some bready yeast. The palate is rather thin. Finishes short and dry. Overall: meh, I make a better Saison.
Monday, May 23, 2016

ajnepple
3.5
Big Choice West Portal Colorado Common
16 oz single can for $2.75 from the Craft Beer Cellar - Fort Collins. Slightly hazed golden-orange appearance with an off-white head and light lacing. Pleasant aroma of toasted grain and zesty hops. Similar flavor, fresh, juicy, mild zesty hop bitterness and light malty sweetness. Light bodied with a crisp, pretty clean feel and a light hoppy finish. I feel like I crush a few of these pretty easily.
Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Dogbrick
3.6
Big Choice / Black Bottle Split 7"
Sample at Collaboration Fest on 03/19/2016, 2 chocolate-orange beers in a row. Pours a slightly hazy golden color with a thin white head that evaporates quickly to a film. Spotty lacing. Aroma of citrus, wheat and chocolate. Light-bodied with flavors of herbal wheat, citrus and sweet chocolate. The finish is creamy with a chocolate and orange aftertaste. Decent overall.
Thursday, April 14, 2016

Ratman197
3.4
Big Choice / Black Bottle Split 7"
On tap at Colorado Plus poured a clear yellow with a lingering ring of white foam. Aromas of cocoa, oeange and light bread. Palate was light bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of bread, orange and cocoa with a smooth dry lingering orange cocoa finish.
Wednesday, April 6, 2016

ajnepple
2.9
Big Choice / Black Bottle Split 7"
On tap at Black Bottle. Clear golden appearance with a diminishing white head. Odd aroma of toasted grain, chocolate and a hint of something like dirty diaper. The flavor is better, cocoa and orange peel with a creamy feel and a light body. Not bad once you get past the aroma.
Thursday, March 24, 2016

ajnepple
3.3
Big Choice Disconnected Red Ale
12 oz single can from the Craft Beer Cellar - Fort Collins. Deep red appearance with a tan head. Hoppy aroma plus caramel malt and toasted grain. Similar flavor, moderate bitterness (pine/earth) balanced by a mild sweetness over a medium body. OK.
Monday, February 29, 2016

GTAEgeek
2.3
Big Choice Punktoberfest
12 oz. can. Pours hazy brown, with a small, beige head. The nose is caramel, almonds and syrup, with an off aroma of cough medicine. Sweet and a little unpleasantly sour. Light to medium body, smooth and creamy, and a little clingy. This is a significantly off beer; this is clearly my punishment for buying an Oktoberfest in January. Hopefully, it’s better fresh.
Monday, February 1, 2016

ZacM612
2.5
Big Choice #42 Poblano Stout
Can from Bubbles in Castle Rock, CO. Pours dark, opaque brown with light beige head. Aroma of a typical stout, except for the strong poblano notes that are a bit too overpowering. The overall flavor is ruined for me by the power of the poblano. Not for me.
Thursday, January 14, 2016

ads135
2.9
Big Choice 10,000 Summers Saison
A Christmas gift from Brian. A pretty decent saison as far as it goes. This one is mildly Citrus with a somewhat stale aftertaste.
Saturday, January 2, 2016

zoucrew102
3.8
Big Choice Obeah Caribbean Imperial Stout
Pint can. Lemon and lime citrus aroma with notes of rum, jerk spice, a bit of chocolate and oak notes. Pours dark brown with a thin light brown head with poor retention and lacing. Starts with lime citrus flavors with a bit of lemon with a hint of rum to go with a light body. Finishes smooth with jerk spice and some chocolate, oak and some booze. Good stout that breaks the definition of a typical imperial stout by being light and refreshing.
Saturday, December 19, 2015

ajnepple
3.4
Big Choice Here It Gose Again
On tap at Colorado Plus. Pale, light gold appearance with a dissipating white head. Mild aroma and flavor of sour notes, zesty citrus fruits and light tequila spice with hints of coriander and salt. A decent rendition overall.
Monday, December 7, 2015

snoworsummer
3.5
Big Choice Chill Out Peppermint Stout
Draft at the brewery. Pours almost black with a fizzy off white head. Tastes like chocolate malt, peppermint, earthy, and burnt toast. Light body and low carbonation. Smells like peppermint and chocolate malt.
Friday, December 4, 2015