Monday, December 12, 2005

Recap: Beers Sampled at 12/9/05 Beer Appreciation Night

Thanks to Kyle M. for hosting this month's event. Below is a list of the beers we sampled, listed in alphabetical order. Please post omissions as comments and I will update the list. Brewery links, as well as spelling corrections and omission corrections to come later.

First Timer's Porter (Kyle M.'s homebrew)
Hitherto Unnamed Porter (my homebrew)

Commercial Beers
Allagash Four Quadruple Ale
Aventinus Weizen Eisbock
Bluegrass Brewing Co. Dark Star Porter
Firestone Walker's Reserve Porter
Flying Dog Wild Dog Imperial IPA
Fraoch Heather Ale
Hacker-Pschorr Weiss Beer
Jever Pils
Leinenkugel's Honey Weiss
Lindemans Cassis
Monty Python's Holy Grail Ale
Ommegang Hennepin
Ommegang Rare Vos
Steel Reserve Malt Liquor
Samuel Smith Nut Brown Ale
Traquair Jacobite Ale
Unibroue Don de Dieu
Whim Ales Old Izaak English Ale


Anonymous said...

How was the Four Quadruple? What'd you think of the fraoch? I liked it the last time I tried it kind of wine-ish. I picked up the steel reserve once myself. Cool bottle/label, High grity lager designation, plus it was cheep= Big Mistake! Man that stuff is truely swill!

KevBrews said...

Four Quad was wonderful. Am also a BIG fan of the Fraoch--just read an article about gruit beers in this month's BYO, although it doesn't appear that the article is posted to their site yet.

meltone said...

Four Quadruple was good, but not as good as the Allagash Curieux.

Steel Reserve was not as bad you'd think. Still, it's no Ol' E.

Best of the night: Firestone Reserve Porter. Excellent!