Profile of Qatfish

Profile of Qatfish






10341 beer caps
Joined 14 years ago
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.

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  • 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.

  • Camelot Mead
    rated 3.5 7 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.

  • Cass Fresh
    rated 1.9 7 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.

  • Lindemans Kriek
    rated 3.7 7 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.

  • Epic 825 State Stout
    rated 3.1 7 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 6 | Mouthfeel: 5 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 6

    Black coffee color with a very dense, short cap. Aroma of sweet char and wood, the flavor follows suit. Velvety feel but kind of thin for such a sweet flavored stout; leaves a coat on my tongue. Sounds like it was better when other reviewers tried it.

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