Showing posts with label Anderson Valley. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Anderson Valley. Show all posts

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Belk's ESB Anderson Valley

Belk's (Boont) ESB

Ratebeer 3.44 84th percentile
Beer Advocate B+

Taste +4

The nose is very IPA-like with citrus and floral hops. It is halfway between a hoppy IPA and a true English style bitter. This creamy brew still has the caramel malt sweetness with a little roast of a bitter but is enhanced with a strong citrus and floral hop ending of an IPA. Well done.

Aftertaste +2

The hops leave a very dry and astringent finish with a subdued grapefruit accent.

Alcohol Content +1 6.8%
Value +1

This was a new style to me and thought it was well done.

Ingame Enhancement +1

NFS-Shift is the newest driving game for PS3. I'm a sucker for a good driving game and this one does not disappoint. Who needs sunshine? Just take a vitamin D tablet.
Overall 9/10

This one has a bigger hop profile than your standard bitter. Like I said above, it is sort of a mix between and bitter and an IPA.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Barney Flats Oatmeal Stout

Barney Flats Oatmeal Stout

Rate beer 3.64 91st Percentile
Beer Advocate A-

Taste +3

The flavour was very full for an oatmeal stout. You could pick out plenty of the standard flavours: mild chocolate and coffee, roasted grain and oatmeal. This was a very easy drinking, albeit thick, stout.

Aftertaste +2

Your whole mouth was coated with a coffee and roasted grain bitterness that lasted for quite a while.
Alcohol Content 0 5.7%

Oatmeal stouts are not meant to be heavyweight beers.
Value +1

This was a very good oatmeal stout, I would certainly get it again.

Ingame Enhancement +1

WOOT! I was given admin privileges on the L4D server tonight. @kick nightware @kick meterman @kick you and you and you too.

Overall 7/10

If you are a fan of sweeter, thick stouts, this brew will not disappoint your tastebuds.