June 25, 2024

June Beer Review (#128)

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

30th Anniversary Grand Cru

Saint Arnold Brewery


Houston, Tx

Ok I must admit that it the wrong time of year for this beer but I had to take one for the team. This is beer is for you Louie!!!

To celebrate Saint Arnolds 30th Anniversary they took their Commitment Imperial Stout, aged in a variety of different bourbon and whiskey barrels for different durations – between two and four years. The barrels were then blended into sweet and fortified wine barrels: Madeira, Tokaji, and Tawny Port for additional aging. Finally, these barrels were blended a second time to create our Grand Cru.

This beer comes in at a wopping 16.8% so it is not to be shotgunned. This is a beer that should be enjoyed in front of a fire place in a sniffer over an extended period of time. Perhaps even to be shared with a close freind.

This is very rich and decadent. Bourbon and red wine flavors are strong. Figs. Boozy. If your so inclinded this would be a great cigar beer.

If I had one complaint is that I wish it was a wee bit more carbonated.

Double Barrel Imperial Stout 16.8% 25



4.5 4.5 4.5 4.5 4 4.4



Double Yellow Rose

Lone Pint Brewery

Magnolia, TX

This is Lone Pint's 10th Anniversary Brew. What they have done is bumped up their Yellow Rose and tanken it from 6.2 % and 62 IBU and increased it to 10% and 90 IBUS. : Double Yellow Rose

It has great carbinaiton with just a more intense flavor compared to Yellow Rose.

Made with Pilsner malt and Mosaic hops.

If you like double IPAs then this is one for you!

Double IPA 10% 90   4.1 4.1 4.1 4.1 4.1 4.1 Pic

Little Yellow Rose, Little IPA

Lone Pint Brewery

Magnolia, TX

Good carbonation and nice lace. As advertised this is a lot light than Yellow Rose. While it ghas a slight grapefruit, pineapple aroma I find the taste to be grassy. To me it is to lite but if your looking for a lite IPA this may be for you.

Made with Pilsner malt, and Mosaic hops.

Light IPA 4.4% 41   3.5 3.5 3.5 3.5 3 3.4 Pic

Lemon Shandy

Spotzel Brewing Co

Shiner, TX

Shiner came out with a new shandy so I figured why not give it a try.

This is brewed with agave, premium 2-row and wheat malts, and Spoetzl Brewery’s very own lemonade made with cane sugar..

It pours with little to no carbonation which may just be the case for the bottle I tried. While you can taste lemons it really taste more like lemon peels. It is very lite in body and flavor.

I must admit that I am not a big shandy person but if this had more carbonation I would find it to be a great refreshing summer drink. Perhaps I will seek a second bottle to compare to.

If you like shandys then deffenetly try this one.

Lemmon Shandy 4.2% 7   3 3 3.1 3 3 3.02 Pic

Porch Rocker, Lemmon Raddler

Sam Adams Brewing

Boston, MA

This is Sam Adams attempt to do a Bavarian Raddler. I say attempt because in my opinion they fell a litte short. While it has a lite smell of lemonaid there is almost no flavor of lemmons and only a slight taste of grain.

Perhaps I am to hard but if it says lemmon I want to taste the lemmon.

Made with two-row pale malt, Hallertau Mittelfrueh hops and lemon puree.

On a possitive note the carbonation is done well.

Bavarian Raddler 4.5% 8   3 3 3 3 3 3 Pic