Profile of shrews824

Profile of shrews824






3476 beer caps
Joined 10 years ago
From Leitchfield, KY, United States
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I have been drinking craftbeer for just over 3 1/2 years. My eyes were opened after my first sip of "good beer." I never knew what I was missing and I have never looked back. I love experimenting with all beers. Love the look and obviously the taste of a well made beer. I respect all beer and will give each brew a fair review. I also just enjoy talking, reading and learning as much as possible about great craftbrews. On a personal level, I love music and playing my guitar, the great state of Kentucky, the Cincinnati Reds and the Louisville Cardinals. Been happily married for almost 5 years. Feel free to send me a message. I will gladly respond.

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  • North Coast Scrimshaw Pils
    rated 3.4 10 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    Hazy. Yellow/gold, honey color. Very small bright white head. Little retention and only a small bit of lacing. I was a little disappointed. A few piny hop notes in the nose. Earthy with some butter hints. A touch of grain. Similar to a wheat beer. Smells a bit yeasty. Notes of lemon citrus. The taste revealed a nice bit of bitterness. The yeasty tones come through strong. Some toast. Slight bit of lemon citrus. Thirst quenching. After a few minutes, the lemon becomes more prevalent and defines the taste. Somewhat sour. Medium/light mouthfeel. Crisp, refreshing. Nicely dry. Leaves plenty of flavor on the palate. Smooth. This is a solid Pilsner. Not a straight forwar Pilsner. Has a lot of wheat beer characteristics only without the heavy spiciness. A certain refresher for hot days in Summer. Easily drinkable. Got a little too sweet and sour for me after a bit, but still ok. Almost like I was sucking on a lemon drop.

  • Flying Dog Wild Dog Double Pale Ale
    rated 4.1 10 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 9 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    This beer had a clear, dark, burnt orange/copper color. An off white head of decent size and retention. Smooth looking, but did leave a few large bubbles around the spot of the pour. (I poured straight down the middle). Some pretty good lacing left behind. A nice fragrance of hops. Grapefruit citrus. Somewhat restrained, but still nice. More malty than citrusy from most other "double's." Caramel and toasty biscuit. Balanced well. Small churned butter note. Minute fragrance of alcohol at first, but picked up considerably as I went along. The malt and hops are balanced well in the taste. Again more malt than what I was expecting, but that's ok, it's still godd. A substantial burn at the back from the alcohol. Some piny notes. Grapefruit. Resinous. I don't taste the alcohol, only feel it. Caramel and toastiness abound, however it wasn't real sweet. Medium/full, creamy, slick mouthfeel. Velvety almost. Tons of flavor left on the palate. Feels good. Almost chewy. Nice burn that lasts the duration. I liked this beer. Very good in all aspects. Great mouthfeel. A "BIG" beer that may be a bit strong for some. Tremendous alcohol burn. High ABV would make the drinkability not so high.

  • Ommegang Chocolate Indulgence
    rated 4.2 10 years ago

    Aroma: 9 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 9 | Overall: 8

    Very, very dark brown. No highlights coming through. A creamy, smooth, tight, khaki colored head. Good retention and nice lacing. Settled to a nice film on top. A nice balanced chocolate smell. Sweet. Milky smelling. Some minor hints of smoke. Some toasty Belgian grain. Light cocoa powder. Smells a tad chalky. The flavor provided a savory chocolate with touches of bitterness. A few hints of roasted coffee bean. Again a slight dry chalkiness. Prevalent toasted grain. The chocolate is not a crazy chocolate bomb, but rather a mild, very pleasant chocolate. A nice medium mouthfeel. Dry and smooth. Not as creamy as the Rogue Chocolate Stout, but still pleasant and enjoyable. Covers the palate fine. Only a small, small touch of warmth. A super easy drink. Easily an "all-nighter." Easy going, tasty, beautiful and well put together. No doubt one that I will pick up again. I love these chocolate beers!!!

  • Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    This beer pours a dark orange, light amber color with some burnt orange highlights around the bottom. Hazy with some nice bubbles rising (I could actually see them through the haze). Bright white, fluffy, cotton ball head. Lots of small bubbles. Soapy. Very nice retention with decent lacing. A wonderful burst of banana. Cloves. An almost bubble gum sweetness to the nose. Smells nice and well balanced. Smells fresh and yeasty. More intense clove in the taste. More so than in the aroma. A spicy fruitiness that recalls the banana. A very subtle hint of some nuttiness. Again, some bubblegum smatterings. Well balanced and even. Not crazy intense with the spices. I like it. Balanced. Medium/light to light mouthfeel. Smooth and crisp and very refreshing. Only the slightest bit watery. Leaves a bit on the palate, but not too much. Nice carbonation. This is quite possibly the best Hefe that I have tried thus far. It is sweet however. I could drink a few of these no problem, but would probably look for something different the next night. Very good and solid in all aspects. Not my favorite style of beer, but easily drinkable none the less.

  • Aroma: 10 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 9 | Flavor: 9 | Overall: 9

    This beer poured a light brown/burgundy/amber color. It kind of even has some purple tints. An off white, creamy, luscious looking head with very nice size and some real nice lacing. The head settled to a near perfect film across the top that lasted the duration of the beer. The aroma was more of a subtle grapefruit citrus at first with a very slight sweet grape tone. A very minor hint of booze. Smells sweet and balanced. A bit piny and resiny. Hints of sweet caramel. Smells floral and fresh. A very subtle woody tone. A touch of Bourbon hides in the back. The taste brought out a very prevalent grapefruit citrus and bitterness. Wonderfull!!! A welcome deep warmth, however the alcohol "taste" was barely detected. A bit of a woody tone comes through in the taste. It's balanced superbly and the complexity is outstanding. A perfect amount of hop bite. Medium mouthfeel. Crisp, dry, smooth. Plenty of flavor left on the palate begging for another sip. Carbonation was near perfect. Coats the throat and roof of the mouth evenly and delectable. What a beer. Superb in several categories. Easily drinkable. I should have picked up two bottles. As the beer warmed, the aromas and flavor started to become more defined and pronounced.

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