September 23, 2021

September Beer Review (#62)

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

Yuengling is America's oldest brewery. Founded in 1829 the brewery is 192 this year. This beer is now availabe in Texas and is in fact brewed in Forth Worth in a joint venture’s plan with the Molson Coors Beverage Company to increase Yuengling’s reach beyond its current 22-state Eastern footprint. 

This is beer is famous for its rich amber color and medium-bodied flavor with roasted caramel malt for a subtle sweetness and a combination of cluster and cascade hops, this true original delivers a well-balanced taste with very distinct character. Born from a historic recipe that was resurrected in 1987, Yuengling Traditional Lager is a true classic.

August 23, 2021 is the first time you could purchase this beer in Texas and while it has always been a favorite of mine when I was out of State time will tell if this beer can remain popular in Texas when it is always available or if the popularity will fall after a bit to the "what do you have that is new" trend.


I would also like to point out that Yuengling's has a great Recipe page of meals using their beer to cook with. This is area that a most breweries do not promote which is a shame since beer and cooking go so well together.

If you have not tried it by now then I highly recommend doing so now.

American Amber Lager 4.5% 16   4.5 4.5 4.5 4.5 4.5 4.5 Pic


Equal Part Brewing

Houston, TX

I had this on tap. It has a nice head and curtain lacing. Lemony, grassy smell and taste. Very nice citrus background to this beer. A light to medium body. Great effervescent carbonation, super clean, and finishes wonderfully dry.  I can not place the hops. While this is not my favorite pilsner it is one to try and I will try it again. I am very pleased to see more Texas Craft Breweries brewing Pilsners.

Pilsners are a beer that take a lot more skill and attention to details. They are so light in body and flavor that the smallist issue will show up quickly.

Pilsner - German 4.9% 19   4 4 4 4 4 4 Pic

Blonde Bombshell Pills,

Southern Star Brewing

Conroe, TX

This beer pours great with good lace. The flavor is on style and the malt does show through. This pils is brewed with 100% German Pilsner malt, Nugget and Saphir Hops and lagered for 6 weeks.

I am usually a big fan of Southern Star brews and I especially like Pilsners but this while on standard did not match my taste pallatte. I think it is the Saphir hops that bother me as I am not a fan of that varitiy of hops.

I am curious to try this beer again and hopefully on tap to see if there is a taste difference. For now I'll just stick to Blonde Bombshell.

German Pilsner 5.2% 20   4 4 4 4 4 4 Pic

Hop Rising,

Squatters Craft Brewing

Salt Lake, UT

This a double IPA with an intese flavor. It has an intense amount of hops. The hops are cascade, columbus and bravo. If your looking for hops than this is for you.

I prefer my Double IPA's to be more malty and I can also find that bravo hops start over power the malt flavor. This is an average Double IPA but woth trying.

Double IPA 9% 72   3.8 3.8 3.8 3.8 3.8 3.8 Pic

Origin Story,

Clown Shoes

Ipswich, MA

To me Clown Shoes is known for their labels and this can is a good example.

The beer itself has good head, slight smell of oak barrel with some barrel taste. The hops vanish as does the flavor. I was expecting much more from this beer as I usually love Clown Shoes beers.

Barrel Aged IPA 9.75% ?   3 3 3 3 3 3 Pic