Red Stripe Jamaican Lager Beer Review

Red Stripe: Appearance Dark white gold, crystal-clear, quite a lot of carbonation present. Forms a one-finger bright white sudsy head which mostly evaporates and leaves trace lacing. Red Stripe: Smell Typical macro lager smell of corn and grain. Not skunky or sour, but nothing appealing to the aroma. Red Stripe: Taste I wish macro lagers … Read more

Morland Old Speckled Hen Beer Review

Old Speckled Hen: Appearance and Aroma Old Speckled Hen pours to essentially the same appearance in all serving forms – the difference being it’s cloudy when nitrogen-charged and on cask, but crystal clear when carbonated. It’s a very attractive shade of pure copper with orange and red hues. It forms a generous head, initially, but … Read more

Allagash White Beer Review

Allagash White: Appearance Bright lemon skin-yellow hue. Opaque. Pours to a small, bright white, foamy head which mostly evaporates and leaves minor lacing on the glass. Allagash White: Smell The smell of summer: bright orange and lemon citrus, light spices, clean flowers and Belgian yeast esters. Allagash White: Taste There isn’t much to say about … Read more

Pabst Blue Ribbon Beer Review

There are some beers whose reputation is so bad that even Joe Six Pack types who only drink “The Big Three” will mock them – the most famous being Pabst Blue Ribbon. So I decided to sit down and give it a fair shake to see what all the hubbub is about. I was pleasantly … Read more

Asahi Super Dry Beer Review

It seems like no matter what country you go to, their best-selling beer is a pale adjunct lager. I’ve never understood this since these beers are very difficult to brew consistently and they lack flavor. The only thing going for them is their drinkability. And when it comes to Japan things aren’t any different, as … Read more

Elysian Space Dust IPA Beer Review

Elysian Space Dust IPA : Appearance Orange in color with a haziness to the body. There are miniscule particles in suspension (unfiltered, I assume). Pours to a two-finger, ivory, frothy head which retains and laces extremely well. Elysian Space Dust IPA : Smell Pungent spicy/herbal aroma, most notable garlic and oregano. Some orange citrus as … Read more

Dos Equis XX Special Lager Beer Review

Dos Equis XX Special : Appearance Pure gold hue with absolutely crystal-clear body. Some carbonation noticeable. Not much head and little to no retention or lacing. Dos Equis XX Special : Smell For a light lager in a green bottle it’s surprisingly skunk-free. That’s not to say it’s very aromatic, though. Just a generic “beer … Read more

Genesee Cream Ale Beer Review

A lot of regions have one beer they’re known for, but not necessarily for a good reason. Genesee Cream Ale is a rather famous brew from Rochester, New York, mostly because it was one of the originators of its style (and one of the few remaining). The Genesee Brewing Company has been brewing its signature … Read more

Narragansett Lager Beer Review

Narragansett Lager : Appearance Typical pale lager body that’s crystal clear, dark gold, and plenty bubbly. Forms an average size, white, foamy head which actually laces and retains well. Narragansett Lager : Smell Strong corn odor, some metal. Reminds me of a bag of empty beer bottles. Narragansett Lager : Taste Let’s not kid ourselves, … Read more

Sapporo Premium Beer Review

Sapporo Premium : Appearance Glowing gold hue, slightly hazy, but plenty of carbonation constantly visible. Forms a somewhat large, white, soapy head which mostly dissipates but leaves minor lacing on the glass and tends to clump. Sapporo Premium : Smell Practically odorless. A mild scent of generic pale lager with a hint of rubber gloves. … Read more