Profile of Qatfish
Profile of Qatfish
From Alexandria, VA, United States
Last seen drinking Nothing!
One of those "Women Beer Enthusiasts." Still searching for my favorite beers. Love the hell outta Belgian Quads and Scots, but I'm always look forward to learning more and expanding & refining my tastes. I'm a nerd, and occasionally keep a notebook in my pocket for jotting notes about new beers. FoamDome is trying to pin some of the blame for starting the Alex Brew Crew on me. I'm craftsy, and recently designed a 1/2 gallon growler sling of crocheted mason line and nylon rope. Home brewing mead since April 2014.
Adroit Theory Fear Is Your Only God Imperial Saison (Ghost 039)
rated 4.7 8 years ago
Aroma: 9 | Appearance: 9 | Mouthfeel: 9 | Flavor: 10 | Overall: 10
Clear, deep yellow with a thin but persistent and dense cap. Tart and yeasty aroma has a strong citrus hop aroma of lemon and orange. There are several distinct flavor moments to each sip, getting more specific in turn: generally tart, generally bitter, spice/herbal (including camphor and coriander), orange and lemon, mild bread, milk, and a relatively crisp finish. Great tingle and beautiful lace to this brew, and nice body to boot. I cannot help but judge subsequent saisons by this measure.
rated 3.5 8 years ago
Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 7
Clear deep yellow and still. Aromas are tart, grapey, and floral, but it tastes better. As far as I can tell, this is a show mead, unflavored except the honey. It's a good showcase. Sweet and clean honey flavor with hints of apple, grape, flowers (chrysanthemum? chamomile?), yeast, bread, butter. Smooth, leggy, thick, and alcoholic, a whole glass can be a bit much.
rated 1.9 8 years ago
Aroma: 4 | Appearance: 3 | Mouthfeel: 4 | Flavor: 4 | Overall: 4
Went to a local Korean BBQ joint, one of the better ones I've visited, and wanted a Korean beer. Inoffensive pale, sweet, fizzy lager. Just enough mild yeast bitterness to register as a beer. Thin, decent enough complement to food if you're looking for something mild and alcoholic.
rated 3.7 8 years ago
Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7
This bottle has been carefully cellared for a few years. For some reason I thought it was framboise, which I've reviewed before and wanted to test after some maturing. Nope, kriek. I'll have to compare it to fresh in the future. The color is very ruddy brown with just a hint of fine white lace on top. It smells of sweet candied cherry over a light base of raisin and lemon. The flavor is both quite tart and extremely sweet, reminding me of Lance brand "Michigan Cherries" candy from my childhood. A bit of apple cider, raisin, and lemon can also be discerned, but this is all about Michigan Cherries nostalgia-- good if you like them, as I do, but seems too unnatural if you don't. Little carbonation is left, but it takes the form of lovely microscopic fizz. Wet and clean.
Sap House Sugar Maple
rated 3.9 8 years ago
Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8
Started talking mead at a brew crew meeting and a visiting friend asked about brewing maple syrup. "Oh yeah, people do that," I said. "In fact, there are some on the menu here." So I ordered one to celebrate my new Beer Idol status and we shared it among ourselves. Golden yellow and clear, not really carbonated but has a kind of chewiness to it, perhaps from the black tea. I'd have liked some fizz. There's not much scent or flavor of black tea. The aroma is piney and cider vinegar tart, yet very sweet. All of the flavor descriptions used around the table were woody: piney, oaky. Sweet with just a little tartness and fruit.