June 23, 2020

June Beer Review (#30)

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Beer/Brewery City, State Tasting Notes Style ABV % IBU Cal On Style Look Smell Taste Mouth Feel Total Rating Pic
Shower Beer, Champion Brewing CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA
Great Czech pils smell,  clear, just the right amount of CO2.. Czech Saaz Hops great taste. Could pass as being European . 2018 GABF Gold Winner 
Czech-Style Pils 4.50% 35   4.5 4 4 4.2 4 4.14 Pic
Yuengling Traditional Lager,  D.G. Yuegling & Son, Inc

Pottsville, PA

Available in Louisiana.

Yuengling is the oldest brewery in America, est 1829.  This is their flagship beer.  rich amber color and medium-bodied flavor with roasted caramel malt for a subtle sweetness and a combination of cluster and cascade hops Traditional Lager 4.50% 12 140 4 4 4 4.2 4 4.04 Pic
Voodoo Ranger, New Belgium Brewing Co Ft. Collins, CO Great hops nose. Smooth taste clean, malt with hop finish.  Great beer.  Nugget, Cascade, Simcoe, Chinook, Mosaic, Amarillo. IPA 8% 50 200 4 4 4 4 4 4 Pic
Kazbek CzAle, Stesti Brewing Co. Lovelady, TX Great taste! unique Kazbek hops from Bohemia offer hint of Czech beer with a bit more hops, Nice clean flavor and excellent for warm weather. Brewery opened 2016. This is one to check out! Czech style & Hops 6.12% 11 4 4 4 4 4 4 Pic
TINT IPA, Spindletap Brewery Houston, TX Fruit smell, Lime and tangerine with some pine taste,  very carbonated, island flavor but not a fan.  They call this a session IPA.  Not much hop flavor.  Hazy NEIPA. In full disclosure I am not a NEIP fan and Spindeltap has better beers. Session IPA 5% 47 3.5 3.5 4 3.5 3.5 3.6 Pic
Brewer's Pride Colab Becker Vineyards, Spoetzl Brewery Shiner, TX Caremel smell with white Oak ,  taste is neutral with a sour finish! Wine Barrel Blonde Ale Aged on white oak.   Red wine is very prominent, it totally overpowers the beer. Taste a bit sour perhaps from the barrel.  Barrel Aged Blonde 6% 15 2 4 3.5 2 3.5 3 Pic
Martin House Pils, Martin House Brewing Fort Worth, TX
Soap smell. Fruity taste,  thick , plenty carbonation , cloudy , off taste. Did not finish it.  Not what I expect from "ultra premium lager"!!!  It had bits floating in it.  In all fairness to the brewery this beer may have gone bad on the self.
Pilsner 4.20% 11 1 0.5 0.5 0.5 1 0.7 Pic
                         
Bonus Beer
Rochester Red, Rocherster Mills Beer Co.

Rochester, MI

Not available in Texas.

Feature rich malt accents, a slightly sweet palate and low hop bitterness.  Flavor started off mute but improved as it warned up.  Suggest serving 55 degrees.  Good example of an Irish Red. Irish Red 5.75% 18 3.8 3 3 3.2 3 3.2 Pic
                         

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