Elysian Perseus Porter
Ratebeer 3.53 88th percentile
Beer Advocate B+
I picked this one up in Seattle at my favourite specialty beer store, Pike Street Beer and Wine. They always have the best selection in town. The prices are a little top shelf but not outrageous. The owner is always nice and kicks out a free glass for me. Then again I also spend about 3 figures whenever I go in there.
I love a good porter and this one did not disappoint. The not too overpowering smoky nose with hints of light chocolate told me I was in for a treat. The taste had a medium mouthfeel that was creamy. The favours mirrored the nose with light smoke and rich bitter chocolates. It was not too bitter at all; just right.
This new friend stayed around for a long time. He told tales of light milk chocolate adventures, creamy smoke filled desires and a light warming of alcohol rendezvous.
Alcohol Content 0 5.4%
A very drinkable bomber; you don't even have to share.
This one can be found for about $4.50US.
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This was sampled in my Seattle hotel room. Hence the towel as a backdrop. Every six months I hit Seattle to stock up on exotic brews.
I think I have found my everyday porter soul-mate.
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Elysian Ambrosia Maibock
Heller (pale) bock
Ratebeer 3.22 62nd percentile
Beer Advocate B
I love a good bock, they are usually a little on the sweet side. This one gave a nose of pale malt, grains and only the slightest of floral hops. After a good dose of carbonation, you were touched by an assertive floral hop bitterness up front. This then relaxed into a caramel and earthy sweetness. As the brew warmed up a slight, tart and astringent apricot flavour appeared.
It was a nice ending mix of floral hops and caramel sweetness with grass. There was almost a lemony lingering.
Alcohol Content 0 5.9%
It is a brew meant to be enjoyed, not knock over.
This was a great beer; I believe it cost me $5 for a 650ml bomber.
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I must never say that I will only play one round. You can never quit after one round.
This was a lovely lighter bock, sweet and floral. A very easy drinking beer with lots of flavour.