Wednesday, April 27, 2011
Brewery: Lagunitas Brewing Company
Beer Name: The Hairy Eyeball Ale
Location: Petaluma, California
Big, brown warmer with several varieties of crystal malt. No actual eyeballs were added during the brewing of this beer.
Style: American Strong Ale - Seasonal Alcohol: 8.8% ABV
Appearance: Deep medium/dark brown with a soft long lasting beige head.
Aroma: Predominant malt aroma, hints of pine & molasses.
Palate: Malt, raisins, and brown sugar. Slight alcoholic warmth.
Finish: Very well balanced malty finish this is not too sweet and not too bitter that leave you yearning for more.
Summary: Upon tasting this beer I found it to be a wonderful, well balanced malty experience. Not overly bitter however enough to offset the sweetness of the aggressive usage of crystal malts in this recipe. Even with it's higher alcohol percentage and full body, this wonderful brew is an amazingly easy beer to drink in the winter as well as throughout the spring. Pull up a seat and have a pint pulled from the keg right here at The Wine Room. Also available in 6 packs.
Wednesday, April 20, 2011
This Sebastiani Merlot is comprised of 76% Merlot, 13% Petite Verdot, 8% Cabernet Sauvignon,2% Malbec and 1% Barbera. We are tasting it this weekend and while everyone has their own taste (which is what makes tasting and drinking wine great, in my book), I hope you will find it to be a good one.
To see what else we're tasting this and upcoming weekends, click here.
Monday, February 7, 2011
Brewery: Southern Tier Brewing Company
Location: Lakewood, NY
Not quite an imperial, but certainly not a standard India pale ale. Our double IPA is a hop lovers dream. Citrusy and clean with an incredible finish.
Style: IPA (Not an Imperial IPA)Alcohol: 8.2% abv
Bright pale golden color with a crisp white head. Yeast sediment in bottom of bottle.
Citrus, floral, grass clippings, slight caramel malty nose.
Silky mouth feel & light on the palate. Sweet malts up that is quickly masked by a citrusy hops. Hints of lemon, grass clippings, and finally.... pine. Lighter mouth feel than expected.
Dry finish with a clean pine aftertaste. Slight alcohol warmth due to the lighter body
This is a crisp light bodied IPA that is a wonderful transitional beer for those that wish to try an IPA.