March 22, 2023

March Beer Review (#97)

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Beer/Brewery City, State Tasting Notes Style ABV % IBU Cal On Style Look Smell Taste Mouth Feel Total Rating Pic

Of Kolsch I Still Love You

Starbase Brewing

Austin, TX

This is a tale of two beers. Well the same beer but from different locations.

1st Can is from a local grocery store.

Clean, good carbonation.  Little cloudy and has a fruitier than I would expect.  

Honey Kolsch 5.3%     3 3 4 3.9 4 3.58 Pic

Of Kolsch I Still Love You

Starbase Brewing


Can 2 is from the canning line at the brewery.

What a difference!!!!!

Refreshing, dry, and light. Noble hops and tangy Huajillo honey combine to create the perfect Texas summer brew.. Clean, crisp, and deliciously crushable.

This could be my new favoite Kolsh!

If you look below you can see the difference in the beers. Pic 1 is the cloudy version and the other two are from the same provider and clear. I wish I had checked the date on the first can as I am very curious as to how old it was and what the batch # was.

This is why I always say to give a beer a second chance from a different supply if you do not like a beer.

Honey Kolsch 5.3%     4.2 4.2 4 4.6 4 4.2 Pic

Shiner Trail Mix

Spoetzl Brewery

Shiner, TX

Full disclosure, I am not the targe audience for this beer

Ok not a big fan but you have to give it credit because it taste like trail mix. 
Chocolate m&m smell.  Taste nuts, chocolate and raisins.  Great chocolate lace.

This is one I could enjoy 2 to 4 oz of.  It’s interesting and I’m glad I tried it but it’s one and done for me.

Brown American? 6% 30   4 4 4 4 4 4 Pic

San Marcos Blonde

Aqua-brew Brewing

  Crisp but a bit sweet. Lemon esters from Kolsch yeast are evident. Not Bad 4 Kolsch 5.5% 22   4 4 4 4 4 4 Pic

Golden Pilsner

Yuengling Brewing

Ft Worth, TX

Taste ok , good head, smell is not great 

This highly sessionable beer is our interpretation of an outstanding, modern pilsner, born from six generations of brewing expertise. Golden in both name and color. This beer has a great look, good head but the smell in not great. Thankfully the taste was good

Pilsner 4.7% 18   3.9 4 2.5 4 4 3.68 Pic

Dublin Me Lucky

11 Below Brewing

Houston, TX

This beer has good lace and head. I think it is a wee bit to dark for an Irish Red. To me there is a strange after taste almost like a kit beer but I know its not.

Strong bread, a touch of fruitiness. Medium to heavy bitter, toasty, bitter increases in finish. Chewy mouth feel.

Irish Red Ale 5.7% 17   3 3 3 3.5 3.2 3.14 Pic