Ding’s Beer Blog

12/09/2012
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Beer Review: Samuel Adams (The Boston Beer Co.), Latitude 48

Ding Points: 66.00 Pour: 80.00, Nose: 60.00, Palate: 60.00, Mouth: 70.00, Global: 70.00 Tasting Notes: These notes are an amalgamation of two different bottles, almost exactly 12 months apart, and that is reflected in the two different labels over the … Continue reading

05/17/2012
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Beer Review: Samuel Adams, Tasman Red

Ding Points: 71.50 Pour: 80.00, Nose: 70.00, Palate: 70.00, Mouth: 70.00, Global: 70.00 Tasting Notes: Label has this declaring itself as a ‘Red IPA’ – more nomenclature nonsense that doesn’t really help, although by the end of the beer I … Continue reading

04/29/2012
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Beer Review: Samuel Adams, Alpine Spring

Ding Points: 63.00 Pour: 80.00, Nose: 60.00, Palate: 60.00, Mouth: 60.00, Global: 60.00 Tasting Notes: Hazed, lemon, orange and golden pour with some nice white head and decent lace. Unfiltered look is attractive, and offers some nice, light yellow colors … Continue reading

04/13/2012
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Beer Review: Samuel Adams, Harvest Pumpkin Ale

Ding Points: 76.50 Pour: 80.00, Nose: 70.00, Palate: 80.00, Mouth: 80.00, Global: 70.00 Tasting Notes: This is approx. 3 months old so certainly not quite as the brewer intended, but still drinking absolutely fine. The pour is a really nice, … Continue reading

03/14/2012
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Beer Review: Sam Adams Longshot Cat. 23, Friar Hop Ale

Ding Points: 64.00 Pour: 80.00, Nose: 60.00, Palate: 60.00, Mouth:, 70.00,  Global: 60.00 Tasting Notes: BJCP Style 23 is ‘Specialty Beer’ which really means a dumping ground for beers that do not fit into other categories. Light marmalade amber pour … Continue reading

02/26/2012
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Beer Review: Sam Adams, Cinder Bock Rauch Bock

Ding Points: 69.50 Pour: 80.00, Nose: 70.00, Palate: 70.00, Mouth: 70.00, Global: 60.00 Tasting Notes: In a nutshell, I think it’s worth saying that if a hybrid beer should taste like a combination of the styles, then this beer absolutely … Continue reading

02/25/2012
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Beer Review: Sam Adams, Thirteenth Hour

Ding Points: 55.00 Pour: 70.00, Nose: 60.00, Palate: 50.00, Mouth: 60.00, Global: 50.00 Tasting Notes In the impressive, corked & caged bottle. Part of the Barrel Room Collection. Jet black with half-finger head. No lace, but ultimately a pleasing, spotty … Continue reading

01/02/2012
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Beer Review: Samuel Adams (BBC) Weinhenstephaner, Infinium (2011)

Ding Points: 68.50 Pour: 90.00, Nose: 80.00, Palate: 70.00, Mouth: 50.00, Global: 50.00 Tasting Notes: Having had this last year at Thanksgiving and been lukewarm on it, I thought I would try it again this year. People seemed to be … Continue reading

12/19/2011
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Beer Review: Samuel Adams (BBC), New World Tripel (Barrel Room Collection)

Ding Points: 87.00 Pour: 100.00, Nose: 80.00, Palate: 90.00, Mouth: 80.00, Global: 80.00 Tasting Notes: Never thought I would see this on shelves in GA. Love the presentation in the corked and caged, unique bottle. Pour is pretty impressive. After … Continue reading