Ding’s Beer Blog

01/25/2013
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Beer Review: Jester King Craft Brewery, Commercial Suicide (Oaked) Farmhouse Ale

Ding Points: 51.00 Pour 60.00:, Nose: 60.00, Palate: 50.00, Mouth: 50.00, Global: 40.00 Tasting Notes: OK, an ‘Oaked, Farmhouse Mild Ale’? Hmmm, I dunno. Unfiltered, unpasteurized and bottle-conditioned, 750 mL in the usual Jester King presentation. The label also refers … Continue reading

01/12/2013
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Beer Review(s): The Celt Experience Beers; Bronze, Dark-Age and Golden

Usually I don’t like to review beers in batches, but on this occasion it seemed a little more appropriate for more than one reason. My friend from North Carolina/Yorkshire, Stuart Arnold (of Fortnight Brewing, check ’em out), provided me with … Continue reading

01/12/2013
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Beer Review: Blue Moon Brewing Company (Coors), Proximity (Vintage Ale Collection)

Ding Points: 70.00 Pour: 70.00, Nose: 70.00, Palate: 70.00, Mouth: 70.00, Global: 70.00 Tasting Notes: Yes, I am fully aware of what this is (and what it is not), but I’ll try anything once, and to be honest the description … Continue reading

12/21/2012
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Beer Review: Ranger Creek Brewing, Small Batch Series No.1

Ding Points: 77.50 Pour: 70.00, Nose: 80.00, Palate: 80.00, Mouth: 70.00, Global: 80.00 Tasting Notes: Bottle has black wax which is VERY thick. Quite a pain to open. As Ranger Creek mentions on its web site, it (the wax) does … Continue reading

12/21/2012
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Beer Review: Karbach Brewing Co., Yule Shoot Your Eye Out (Seasonal Ale)

Ding Points: 86.00 Pour: 80.00, Nose: 80.00, Palate: 90.00, Mouth: 80.00, Global: 90.00 Tasting Notes: Huge shout-out to @lnashsig for the chance to crack this one. Looking forward to it immensely. Pour is a dark brown/black affair with two fingers … Continue reading

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

12/07/2012
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Beer Review: The Bruery, 5 Golden Rings

Ding Points: 77.00 Pour: 70.00, Nose: 70.00, Palate: 80.00, Mouth: 80.00, Global: 80.00 Tasting Notes: Original Review: 12/07/2013 I always look forward to The Bruery release of the 12 days series, but this one has me wondering how much I … Continue reading

12/04/2012
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Beer Review: Jester King Craft Brewery, Thrash Metal Farmhouse ***** Ale

Ding Points: 74.00 Pour: 80.00, Nose: 80.00, Palate: 70.00, Mouth: 80.00, Global: 70.00 Tasting Notes: What’s the deal with the (apparently) blacked out word between Farmhouse and Ale?? Pour gives an enormous, fluffy head with some good retention and some … Continue reading

11/25/2012
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Beer Review: Sierra Nevada, Oatmeal Stout 2012 Beer Camp #45

Ding Points: 87.00 Pour: 80.00, Nose: 80.00, Palate: 90.00, Mouth: 90.00, Global: 90.00 Tasting Notes: Before purchasing the Beer Camp 12 pack, I was pretty sure that the beer that I would like least would be this one. It turned … Continue reading