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Founders Sumatra Mountain Brown 4.5  
Founders Brewing Company Grand Rapids, Michigan
On nitro, Bozeman Taproom. Dark brown with a large, pillowy brown head. Nose is big malt, oats, chocolate, smoky. Taste is sweet, heavy bodied. Silky finish with a thick oily mouthfeel.

Sierra Nevada No Middle Ground 3.5  
Aroma is confusing.. a very sweet, almost like honey smell.. mixed with, earthy coffee notes. The taste is heavy on coffee.. If my eyes were closed, I'd tell you this was a porter. Very smooth going down. Nice.

Vibrant Forest Bourbon Oktober 3.8  
Vibrant Forest Lymington, Hampshire
Can from De Bierliefhebber. Aroma is roasted malt with cocoa, dark chocolate, tangy dark fruit, liquorice, unexpectedly light bourbon, and a touch of molasses. Flavour is medium sweet with a solid roasty bitterness. Body is medium to full. A fine roasty Stout, though the bourbon is a lot less expressive than I hoped for,

Trader Joe's Petrus Aged Pale Foeder No. 102 3.4  
Thanks to PorterPounder for sharing with the gang down at Proof. Wire harness cork, wine bottle. Average label. Misty, yella, with a good head. Tart, biotic aroma, somewhat chemical. Warming. Up front, the flavor was complex and woody - on the backend things moved into Ms. Sakamoto's lab (apologies to Thomas Dolby.) Hit and miss.

Iron Hill Mahalo, Apollo 2.8  
Iron Hill West Chester West Chester, Pennsylvania
Ok. Some hint of lime and a little floral vibe. Golden pour with ok head. Clean finish. Tap at Rehoboth brewpub.

Avery El Gose 3.2  
Avery Brewing Company Boulder, Colorado
Hazy yellow orange pour with aroma of wheat and lime. Wheat and lime flavor with tartness. Refreshing.

Turmbräu Premium Pils 2.8  
REWE-Group (Rewe & Penny & Billa) Köln, North Rhine-Westphalia
500ml can from REWE Cochem. Poured into a Cobra pint glass at home on 19th Aug 2018. Clear golden body, clean and bright, on top a fast fading white crown. Grainy nose and taste, light hop bitterness gives it a decent balance and considering it's cost a good cheap Pilsner. Happily drink this at a BBQ or sat in the sun after a bit of labour (like grass cutting).

Prairie Paradise 4.0  
Prairie Artisan Ales Tulsa, Oklahoma
12 oz bottle from trade. Not a stong smelling beer for the style but does have quite a heavy taste. The notes of hazelnut, pecans, coconut and vanilla bean all sort of wash over each other as you drink. All the notes kinda are there own and form this one major key note. Great.

City Steam Naughty Nurse IPA 3.4  
City Steam Brewery Hartford, Connecticut
Pours hazy amber with a white head. Aroma of citrus and hops. Nice hops bite. Palate of pine and resin, citrus and malt. Good, typical of an IPA.

Other Half Dream Power 3.8  
Other Half Brewing Brooklyn, New York
Draught at the source: pours hazy light orange yellow with a small (de minimis perhaps) head. Aroma is hefty, tropical, lactose driven DIPA... hard to explain in other words. In any case, sweet, low bitterness, solid.

Poretti 6 Luppoli 3.7  
Carlsberg Italia Lainate, Italy
Poza barwą - nieco zbyt przejrzystą - wszystko tak jak powinno w koźlaku być. Połączenie słodyczy karmelowej i umiarkowanej goryczki, Może odrobine zbyt mała pełnia, jednak piwo naprawdę dobre.

Pyramid Outburst Citrus IPA 3.3  
Shared with Strkzone on Facebook Chat. From a 12 oz can Pours gold with a white head. Nose of citrus and grass. Medium body, Flavor is orange peel. Lots of bitterness from orange zest and maybe even grapefruit zest. Flavor is a bit acrid. A little bit of fruit. Not really easy drinking.

Slim Pickens Microphone Check 2.0  
Pickled, spiced, babyfood aroma. Average can, extremely pale, cloudy whitish pour. Very effervescent. A light body but with a viscous twang. Pickled banana babyfood flavor. This tastes like something that you make in prison from leftover mashed bananas, armpit yeast and stolen pickle brine. Desert island fare only. From the discount bin at ABC Liquors (glad I only paid $0.99), Bull Run.

Ecliptic Quasar Pale Ale 3.2  
Ecliptic Brewing Portland, Oregon
12 oz can. Canned July 30 2018. Pours a medium, well retained off white head with no lacing, over a hazy dark yellow (SRM 4) body.....nose is mild pine, multiple fruit tones, earthiness, dank tones, and slight allium all from the two hops, mild malts, balance to the hops......taste is mild malt tones, pine, juicy fruits, moderate dankness from the hops dry throughout, finishing with moderate hop bitterness, balance to the hops......mouth feel medium light body, no alcohol, moderate carbonation. It meets the APA style, but the hop choice is not exactly wonderful with the dankness, earthy and slight allium notes in spite of the interesting multiple fruit tones. More malts would be helpful. BJCP 7/2/12/4/6

Springdale Desert Solitaire 3.9  
500ml bottle. Brett funk aroma with notes of lacto, oak, wheat, rye and white wine. Pours clear golden colored with a thin white head that has little retention and no lacing. Starts with wheat and rye malt flavors as well as some lacto and a lively mouthfeel. Finishes dry and funky with brett, oak and white wine flavors. Nice sour.


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