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Samuel Smiths – Winter WelcomeSamuel Smith's Winter Welcome

Appearance: Clear amber, average creamy head with spindly lacing.

Aroma: Big malt, sweet grains, molasses, caramel and clove.

Taste: Bready, caramel, orange, coriander with a touch of bitter hops on the finish.

Mouthfeel: Silky consistency, delicate carbonation, medium body with a lingering wet finish.

It is too bad this is only brewed in the months leading up to winter because it is a stand out malt bomb. I can see this being a refreshing memory of the harmony of winter if enjoyed in the dead of summer.

Rogue Dead Guy AleRogue – Dead Guy Ale

Appearance: Hazy orange amber, creamy head with webbed lacing.

Aroma: Sweet grains, dark fruits caramel and fruity hops.

Taste: Horse oats, citrusy hops, caramel, sweet bready notes with a touch of bitter on the finish.

Mouthfeel: Velvety consistency, light carbonation, medium body with an average wet finish.

I am biased here because Dead Guy was the first craft brew I tried and I instantly fell in love with it. Thus I feel it is the perfect beer any day any time, work or shower, with food or solo. Complex and delicious without being overbearing!

 

Harp LagerHarp Lager

Appearance: Uber-clear gold, big foamy head with little to no lacing.

Aroma: Big floral yeast, grass and citrus.

Taste: Floral yeast, citrus grassy with a slight bitter twinge in the finish.

Mouthfeel: Crisp consistency, tingly carbonation, medium body with a quick wet finish.

An Irish Pale Lager for the warmer months…

Guinness DraughtGuinness Draught

Appearance: Black, creamy head, thick ringed lacing.

Aroma: Roasted malt, chocolate and coffee.

Taste: Smoke, dark chocolate, roasted malt, dark breads with a mild bitter finish.

Mouthfeel: Creamy consistency, no carbonation, full body with a quick dry finish.

Nectar of the Gods.

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