Tuesday, November 28, 2006

mmmmm beer....

Beer tasting at Pizzeria Paradiso - American beer edition:

Pilsners

IPAs

Belgians

Stouts

  • North Coast Old #38 Stout
  • Dogfish Head Worldwide Stout
Barleywines

  • Stone Old Guardian
  • Rogue Old Crustacean
I left my notes at home so i'll just mention a couple of standouts...

the Bear Republic Racer 5 was my favorite of the IPAs - nice floral hop aroma and buckets of fresh hop taste with a bitterness that balanced the malt body of the beer. Russian River Damnation was a highlight among a great group of belgians, subtle and smooth. The Stone Old Guardian was hands down the better of the two barleywines. I've tried the Old Crustean and it just doesn't impress me, i think it tries to do too much to do anything well.

2 comments:

DT said...

How was that Brother Thelonius? Been meaning to try that one for awhile.

joe said...

i really liked the brother thelonius... dark brown, on the drier side for a dubbel (i find a lot of dubbels too sweet), with some nice smoky, choclate, and caramel notes.