Highly praised amongst aficionados, this dry brown ale combines roasted barley-oats and sweet cereal grains with up-front honey wafer allure. Peppery hop fizz counters mocha-teased powdered cocoa subtlety as chestnut and soda bread illusions inform mannerly backdrop.
Resplendent velvety smooth dry stout with roasted chocolate sweetening, syrupy Scotch salience, and chewy molasses density allows creme caramel, vanilla, marshmallow, and cocoa nuances to dot cookie dough midst. Recessive coffee-espresso and parched fig-prune-raisin souring neatly counter chocolate-y motif as roasted nuttiness, mossy earthiness, and pumpernickel tinge hang at the fringe.
Prestigious 12% alcohol wildflower-honeyed barleywine-styled ale lifts large floral bouquet above creamy butterscotch mantle, perfectly balancing sugary malt sweetness against less audacious peppery hop sheath whilst floating into cake-like pastry insistence. Tender port-sherry notes bring dessert wine warmth to vanilla wafer/ Graham cracker spell as wintry herbal mint effervescence whisks cheeks.
Sweetly compact blueberry pie theme enlivens embittered fruited hop fizz and brisk mineral water flow of great medium-bodied amber ale. Wheat wafer wisp wallows inside raspy huckleberry-banana-lemon thicket and precarious herbal clove-mint innuendo. Preferred over souring Sea Dog Blueberry Wheat as tart dessert sipper. On tap, massive blueberry-seeded tartness overrides arid hop acridity to honeyed wheat bottom.
Gluten-free beers are still dubious curiosities for celiac sufferers in 2008. Made from whole grain sorghum and free of wheat-barley-oats, this golden lager retains sticky butterscotch assertion atop honey-roasted buckwheat bluster. Faux rye-pumpernickel illusions sidetrack dark-spiced hop bittering, funky compost earthiness, and sour apple-peach pleat.
Moderately creamy, fluffy white-headed pilsner with musty aroma (closer to paint thinner) imbibing candied malt sweetness to roasted barley spine. Heavy dry-hopped carbolics nearly extinguish rye-breaded grain-smoked nut singe and complacent citric tang. Though soapier, its skunked yeast pungency compares favorably to Dutch brews.
Fine frothy-headed bock leaves lavish Brussels lace and heavy carbolic fizz atop buttery wheat-dried citric-hopped effervescence. Soothing prune-raisin-cherry tartness underscores medium-bodied fare. Just a tad less busy, bold, and filling than most German bocks while in need of more pronounced adjuncts at port-like finish to put it over the top.
Though a tad watery and soft-bodied for German festival ale, brown-bodied jubilation will overjoy brown ale and mild porter lovers with its smoked meat opening, coffee-dried walnut-cola-Brazil nut roast, and ashen chocolate-seeded vanilla bean confluence. Overall creaminess lacks, but softer palates may not care.