Beer Reviews

There is a Czech proverb that says, "a fine beer may be judged with only one sip, but it's better to be thoroughly sure."  There are a lot of fine beers out there, especially with the growth and development of the craft beer movement in the United States and around the world. 

I keep an eye on the craft beer movement because I am always looking for beers that can be paired with the dishes that I am cooking.  I have found a wide array of beer styles, from an abbey dubbel to a winter warmer.  I research the style and the history of the beer, which serves as the beginning of each review.  I also try to give the standard beer review -- with notes about appearance, aroma, and taste -- although these reviews fall far short of professional reviews that you might find on other sites.

I only post reviews about beers that I like and would recommend to others.  After all, I was taught if you do not have something nice to say, then don't say anything.  Therefore, the fact that I have posted the review tells you that I liked the beer.  The review itself is intended to convey some interesting facts or thoughts that I have about the particular beer.  To date, I have reviewed the following beers:

Austria:
Brauerei Schloss Eggenberg -- Samichlaus Classic
Stift Engelszell -- Gregorius

Belgium:
Brouwerij der Trappisten van Westmalle -- Westmalle Tripel
Brouwerij Huyghe -- Delirium Noel
Brouwerij Van Steenberge -- Bornem Tripel
De Proef Brouwerij and Allagash Brewing -- Les Deux Brasseurs
De Proef Brouwerij and Terrapin Beer Company -- Monstre Rouge
De Struise Brouwers -- Pannepot Grand Riserva Vintage (2005)
De Struise Brouwers -- Pannepot Riserva (2009)
Orval -- Trappist Ale

Canada (Quebec):
L'Abri de la Tempete -- Corne de Brume
L'Abri de la Tempete -- Corps Mort

Czech Republic:
Pivovar Herold -- Golden Revolution

Denmark:
Evil Twin Brewing -- Freudian Slip
Mikkeller -- Monk's Brew

England:
Daleside Brewery -- Morocco Ale
Ridgeway Brewing -- Querkus Smoked Oaked Porter

Finland:
Sinebrychoff -- Porter

Germany (Bavaria):
Schneider Weisse -- Hopfen Weisse 
Weihenstephan -- Hefe Weissbier 

Germany (Saxony):
Bayerischer Bahnhof -- Holzbach

Italy (Abruzzo):
Almond '22 -- Torbata

Italy (Emilia-Romagna):
Birrificio del Ducato -- Beersel Mattina
Birrificio del Ducato -- Nuova Mattina

Italy (Piedmont):
Birra Baladin -- Super Baladin
Birrificio Grado Plato -- Kukumerla
Birrificio Montegioco -- Demon Hunter

Italy (Sardinia):
Birrificio Barley -- Sella del Diavolo

Italy (Umbria):
Tenuta Collesi -- Imper Ale Nera 

Japan:
Kiuchi Brewery -- Hitachino Nest XH

Lithuania:
Rinkuškiai -- Werewolf

Netherlands:
Abdij O.B.V. Koningshovoen -- La Trappe Quadrupel 

New Zealand:
Renaissance Brewing Company -- Stonecutter

Norway:
Nøgne-Ø -- #100 Barleywine-Style Ale 
Nøgne-Ø -- Sunturnbrew 

Scotland:
Brew Dog -- Hardcore IPA
Harviestoun -- Ola Dubh 30 Year

Spain:
Estrella Damm -- Inedit

Sweden:
Nils Oscar -- Swedish Style Barleywine

United States (Alabama):
Avondale Brewing Company -- The Vanillaphant
Good People Brewing -- Good People IPA
Yellowhammer Brewing -- Belgian White Ale

United States (California):
Ballast Point Brewing Company -- Sculpin IPA
Black Diamond Brewing Company -- Rampage Imperial IPA
Firestone Walker Brewing Company -- Double Jack Double IPA
North Coast Brewing Company -- Brother Thelonious 
Port Brewing Company -- Lost Abbey's Angel's Share
Port Brewing Company -- Lost Abbey Inferno Ale
Sierra Nevada Brewing Company -- Ovila Dubbel
Sierra Nevada Brewing Company -- Ovila Quadrupel
Stone Brewing Company -- Belgo Anise Imperial Russian Stout
Stone Brewing Company -- Crime
Stone Brewing Company -- Double Bastard Ale
Stone Brewing Company -- Götterdämmerung IPA 
Stone Brewing Company -- Punishment
Stone Brewing Company -- Ruination India Pale Ale 
Stone Brewing Company/21st Amendment/Firestone Walker --
    El Camino (Un) Real Black Ale
Stone Brewing Company/Baird Beer/Ishii Brewing --
    Japanese Green Tea IPA
Stone Brewing Company/Bear Republic/Fat Head's -- TBA (Texas Brown Ale)
Stone Brewing Company/Jolly Pumpkin/Nøgne-Ø --
     Special Holiday Ale
Stone Brewing Company/Stillwater Artisanal/Evil Twin -- The Perfect Crime
The Bruery -- Saison de Lente

United States (Colorado):
Avery Brewing Co. -- Salvation
New Belgium Brewing Co. -- Cocoa Mole
New Belgium Brewing Co. -- Fat Tire Amber Ale
New Belgium Brewing Co. -- Grand Cru Abbey Ale
New Belgium Brewing Co. -- Le Fleur, Misseur? Ale
New Belgium Brewing Co./Brewery Vivant -- Bière de Garde
New Belgium Brewing Co./Red Rock Brewery -- Paardebloem
New Belgium Brewing Co./The Lost Abbey -- Brett Beer
Oskar Blues -- G'Knight Red IPA
Ska Brewing Company -- Autumnal Mole Stout
Ska Brewing Company -- Decadent Imperial Pale Ale
Ska Brewing Company -- Nefarious Ten Pin Imperial Porter 

United States (Delaware):
Dogfish Head Ales -- Bitches Brew
Dogfish Head Ales -- Faithfull Ale
Dogfish Head Ales -- Robert Johnson's Hellhound on My Ale
Dogfish Head Ales -- My Antonia
Dogfish Head Ales -- Palo Santo Marron
Dogfish Head Ales -- Ta Henket
Dogfish Head Ales/Birra Del Borgo/Birra Baladin -- Birra Etrusca
Dogfish Head Ales /Stone/Victory -- Saison du Buff

United States (District of Columbia):
D.C. Brau -- Deus Ex Machina
D.C. Brau -- On the Wings of Armageddon
D.C. Brau -- The Citizen
D.C. Brau -- The Corruption
D.C. Brau -- The Public
D.C. Brau/Ska Brewing/Pietasters -- Taster's Choice

United States (Illinois):
5 Rabbit Brewery -- 5 Vulture
Two Brothers Brewing Company -- Revelry Imperial Red Ale

United States (Indiana):
Three Floyds Brewing -- Robert the Bruce

United States (Kentucky):
Holsopple Brewing -- Project Alpha "B" IPA

United States (Louisiana):
Abita -- Christmas Ale
Abita -- SOS, a Charitable Pilsner

United States (Maine):
Atlantic Brewing Company -- Bar Harbor Real Ale 

United States (Maryland):
Baying Hound Aleworks -- Lord Whimsey's Mild Pale Ale
Black Flag Brewery -- Mambo Sauce Double IPA
Flying Dog Brewery -- Backyard Ale
Flying Dog Brewery -- El Dorado 
Flying Dog Brewery -- Gonzo
Flying Dog Brewery -- St. Eadman
Gordon Biersch -- Fest Bier
Gordon Biersch -- Maibock
Heavy Seas -- Hang Ten
Heavy Seas -- Plank II
Heavy Seas -- The Great'er Pumpkin 
Pub Dog -- Hoppy Dog Pale Ale 
Stillwater Artisanal Ales --  An Eschatological Ale
Stillwater Artisanal Ales/Mikkeller -- Two Gypsies, Our Ale
The Brewer's Art -- Green Peppercorn Tripel
Waredaca Brewing Company -- Bunkhouse Saison

United States (Massachusetts):
Harpoon Brewery -- Leviathan Imperial Pale Ale
Sam Adams Brewery -- Norse Legend
Sam Adams Brewery & Weihenstephan -- Infinium Ale
St. Joseph's Abbey -- Spencer Trappist Ale

United States (Michigan):
Bell's Brewery -- Hopslam Ale
New Holland Brewing Company -- El Mole Ocho

United States (Missouri):
Schlafly Beer -- Reserve Barleywine-Style Ale
Schlafly Beer -- Pale Ale 
Schlafly Beer -- X IPA

United States (New York):
Brooklyn Brewery -- Black Ops
Brooklyn Brewery -- Local 1
Brooklyn Brewery -- Sorachi Ace
Brooklyn Brewery -- Wild Streak
Southern Tier Brewing Company -- Imperial Pumking

United States (North Carolina):
Mother Earth Brewing -- Dark Cloud 
The Duck Rabbit Brewery -- Barleywine Ale

United States (Ohio):
Butcher and Brewer -- Big Belgo Bourbon Stout
Cellar Rats Brewery -- Black Rat Imperial Stout
Fat Head's Brewery & Saloon -- Head Hunter IPA
Fat Head's Brewery & Saloon -- Head Trip Belgian Style Tripel Ale
Fat Head's Brewery & Saloon -- Hop Juju
Fat Head's Brewery & Saloon -- Hop Stalker Fresh Hop IPA
Fat Head's Brewery & Saloon -- Oompa Loompa Chocolate Cream Stout
Fat Head's Brewery & Saloon -- The Spooky Tooth Imperial Pumpkin Ale
Fat Head's Brewery & Saloon -- Trail Head Pale Ale
Fat Head's Brewery & Saloon/Stone Brewing -- Rye Guyz
Great Lakes Brewing Company -- Alchemy Hour Double IPA
Great Lakes Brewing Company -- Burning River IPA
Great Lakes Brewing Company -- Christmas Ale
Great Lakes Brewing Company -- Conway's Irish Ale 
Great Lakes Brewing Company -- Lake Erie Monster
Great Lakes Brewing Company -- Nosferatu
Great Lakes Brewing Company -- The Doppelrock
Great Lakes Brewing Company -- The Rye of the Tiger IPA
Great Lakes Brewing Company -- The Wright Pils
Hopping Frog Brewery -- D.O.R.I.S. the Destroyer
Hopping Frog Brewery -- Hoppin to Heaven IPA
Market Garden Brewery -- Citramax IPA
Portside Brewing -- Big Chuck Barley Wine Ale 
The Brew Kettle -- Big Horn Bock
The Brew Kettle -- Copperhead Red Amber Ale

United States (Oregon):
Bridgeport Brewing Company -- Ebenezer Ale
Full Sail Brewing Company -- Bourbon Barrel Aged Imperial Stout
Full Sail Brewing Company -- Bump in the Night
Full Sail Brewing Company -- 2010 Reserve Old Boardhead Barleywine Ale
Rogue Ales -- Chipotle Ale
Rogue Ales -- Double Mocha Porter
Rogue Ales -- Morimoto Soba Ale
Rogue Ales -- Old Crustacean
Widmer Brothers -- Barrel Aged Brrrbon
Widmer Brothers -- Old Embalmer '12
Widmer Brothers -- South by Northwest 

United States (Pennsylvania):
Troegs Brewing Company -- Pale Ale
Troegs Brewing Company -- Flying Mouflan
Weyerbacher Brewing Company -- Tiny

United States (Utah):
Uinta Brewing Company -- Punk'n Ale

United States (Virginia):
Champion Brewing -- Stickin in my IPA
Port City Brewing Company -- Porter 
Starr Hill Brewing -- Monticello Reserve Ale

United States (Washington):
Elysian Brewing Company -- Night Owl Pumpkin Ale 
Elysian Brewing Company -- Bête Blanche Tripel

United States (Wisconsin):
Lakefront Brewery -- New Grist Beer
Tyranena Brewing Company -- Bitter Woman IPA
Tyranena Brewing Company -- Shaggin in the Wood

ENJOY!

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