September 21, 2022

September Beer Review (#85)


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

Blackwater Draw

Bryan, TX

This is a malty explosion of Oktoberfest.

If you like oktoberfest then you need to try this one. I had mine at the taproom and it was fantastic.

If your in the area I highly recommend dropping by Blackwater for a pint or two!

Oktoberfest 4.7% 22   4.3 4.4 4.4 4.4 4.4 4.4 Pic
Boat Shoes Hazy IPA


Karl Strauss Brewing Comp

San Diego, CA

Ok I may have found a Hazy IPA I like. This Hazy is light, refreshing with a citrus flavor. It is very refreshing. Even the Brew Chief had good things to say about it.

In full discolsure this is a west coast beer but if you on the west coast I recommend you seeking it out.

Malts: Pale 2-Row, White Wheat
Hops: Crystal, Simcoe, Galaxy, Citra, Mosaic
Adjuncts: Rolled Oats

Hazy IPA 7.2% 59   4 4 4.1 4 3.9 4 Pic

Follow The Sun

Karl Strauss Brewing Comp


Karl Stauss has another great beer. This Blonde is light and refreshing. It does have ore hops flavor than the 25 IBUs it claims to have but that is most likely to the Sterling hops uses.

If you on the west coast I recommend checking Karl Strauss out.


Malt: Pale 2 row, Carapils, Bohemian Pilsner
Hops: Sterling

Blonde 4.8% 25   4 4 4 4 4 4 Pic

Proper Pils

Spindle Tap Brewing


Spindle tap calls this a proper pils and classifies it as a Czech Pilsner. I question that style classification.

Having said that I found this to be a good session beer. It is clean crisp, not to hoppy and at 5% you can drink several.

This is one to try if you like low hopped pils styles.

Pilsner - Czech 5% 20   3.9 3.9 3.9 3.9 3.9 3.9 Pic

Jack-O Pumpkin Ale

Sam Adams Brewing Comp


They have taken two-row and wheat and added Hallertau-Hallertau and pumkin flavor to make what could be argued to be a pumpkin pie beer.

I should say I do not like the style but they advertise pumpkin and it is there. If you like Pumpkin beer then this is for you.

Pumpkin Beer 4.4% 8   3.8 3.8 3.8 3.8 3.8 3.8 Pic