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Ayinger’s Urweisse

Appearance: The body is an ugly caramel color, similarly textured, with a towering white head that has a creamy texture and great retention.
Aroma: Ripe bananas are the first thing that comes to mind with hints of green apples. The aroma is strong and a bit thick.
Taste: Caramel and banana are the two prominent flavors here, with banana being the strongest flavor. Some green apple is noted during the mid-taste providing a slight tartness to balance the sweetness.
Overall: Too much banana, but still a good beer. At the price that this is available at there is no excuse to pass this up, it’s well worth $3 for 500ml.

Ayinger’s Urweisse

Appearance: The body is an ugly caramel color, similarly textured, with a towering white head that has a creamy texture and great retention.

Aroma: Ripe bananas are the first thing that comes to mind with hints of green apples. The aroma is strong and a bit thick.

Taste: Caramel and banana are the two prominent flavors here, with banana being the strongest flavor. Some green apple is noted during the mid-taste providing a slight tartness to balance the sweetness.

Overall: Too much banana, but still a good beer. At the price that this is available at there is no excuse to pass this up, it’s well worth $3 for 500ml.

marxistswithattitude said: i can't remember--is it the King Titus that's pretty hopped up? have you had their Mean Ol' Tom? i think i prefer the latter if i remember them correctly. they're all still too expensive, however.

I didn’t perceive any hoppiness, perhaps there was a bit that accented the bitterness imparted by the roasted malts and dark chocolate flavors though. It has the most wonderfully thick body and is well worth it though.

Mean Old Tom was pretty decent, but it is hard for me to justify spending $8 on a bottle of it. That’s sort of how I feel about most of their beer, good but I would like to see them for $4-$5.

Maine Beer’s King Titus

Appearance: The head is thick and foamy that leaves very thick lacing as it slowly dissipates. The body is a deep brown that appears black through all but the edges.
Aroma: Sweet cocoa backed by roasted and caramel aromas. Very enticing.
Taste: Roasted coffee and dark chocolate greet the tongue immediately, both combined adding a bitterness that is unexpected after the sweet aroma. The mid-taste introduces some caramel to add sweetness to the bitter and dry dark chocolate and coffee combination.
Overall: This is the first Maine Beer I would buy again. This is an excellent beer I give much praise to. This would go wonderful with some chocolate deserts! 

Maine Beer’s King Titus

Appearance: The head is thick and foamy that leaves very thick lacing as it slowly dissipates. The body is a deep brown that appears black through all but the edges.

Aroma: Sweet cocoa backed by roasted and caramel aromas. Very enticing.

Taste: Roasted coffee and dark chocolate greet the tongue immediately, both combined adding a bitterness that is unexpected after the sweet aroma. The mid-taste introduces some caramel to add sweetness to the bitter and dry dark chocolate and coffee combination.

Overall: This is the first Maine Beer I would buy again. This is an excellent beer I give much praise to. This would go wonderful with some chocolate deserts! 

Butternuts’ Moo Thunder

Appearance: The body is black throughout with a rather tall tan head, the head has average retention and settles into a creamy coating.
Aroma: Sweet cocoa and roasted malts on the first smell, on the second a layer of smoke is added hinting at smoked meats.
Taste: The aroma is stronger than the flavor, but it’s all here. Roasted malts are presented after a rather bland intro, this leads to a roasted, cocoa and smoky finish that is light, but very nicely balanced.
Overall: This was a huge shock. This is an excellent value at $6.99 for a 6 pack. Well worth buying throughout the year as a go-to cheap stout.

Butternuts’ Moo Thunder

Appearance: The body is black throughout with a rather tall tan head, the head has average retention and settles into a creamy coating.

Aroma: Sweet cocoa and roasted malts on the first smell, on the second a layer of smoke is added hinting at smoked meats.

Taste: The aroma is stronger than the flavor, but it’s all here. Roasted malts are presented after a rather bland intro, this leads to a roasted, cocoa and smoky finish that is light, but very nicely balanced.

Overall: This was a huge shock. This is an excellent value at $6.99 for a 6 pack. Well worth buying throughout the year as a go-to cheap stout.

Butternuts’ Porkslap Pale Ale

Appearance: The body has good clarity, but is darker than I like in a pale ale, coming off a dark shade of amber. The head is huge though with great retention.
Aroma: Some malts, some ginger, nothing really of note. The aroma is so mild and so far from being a pale ale that I would never guess the intended style from it alone. 
Taste: Again, some malts and some ginger, with a slightly dry and toasted finish. No hop presence at all.
Overall: This is cheap, but even so it’s not worth the price even over some macros. The can is a conversation piece though and is the best thing about this beer.

Butternuts’ Porkslap Pale Ale

Appearance: The body has good clarity, but is darker than I like in a pale ale, coming off a dark shade of amber. The head is huge though with great retention.

Aroma: Some malts, some ginger, nothing really of note. The aroma is so mild and so far from being a pale ale that I would never guess the intended style from it alone. 

Taste: Again, some malts and some ginger, with a slightly dry and toasted finish. No hop presence at all.

Overall: This is cheap, but even so it’s not worth the price even over some macros. The can is a conversation piece though and is the best thing about this beer.

Kasteelbier Donker

Appearance: The body is clear with a beautiful dark brown hue that only lets light through the edges. The head is thin and tan a foamy texture.
Aroma: The aroma is complex with burnt sugar, toffee, brown sugar, and dark fruits. It smells wonderful.
Taste: Thick and complex, this is certainly a sipper. The intro is of sweet malts and burnt sugar that rolls into a thick and syrupy grape flavor that lasts through to the finish. Grape lingers for a bit.
Overall: This is good, but the grape flavors dominate, distracting from the complex layered aromas. This has port wine characteristics, very good to sip on. 

Kasteelbier Donker

Appearance: The body is clear with a beautiful dark brown hue that only lets light through the edges. The head is thin and tan a foamy texture.

Aroma: The aroma is complex with burnt sugar, toffee, brown sugar, and dark fruits. It smells wonderful.

Taste: Thick and complex, this is certainly a sipper. The intro is of sweet malts and burnt sugar that rolls into a thick and syrupy grape flavor that lasts through to the finish. Grape lingers for a bit.

Overall: This is good, but the grape flavors dominate, distracting from the complex layered aromas. This has port wine characteristics, very good to sip on. 

Butternuts’ Heinnieweisse

Appearance: This is an excellent looking hefe, the body is a cloudy straw to golden color with a towering foamy white head that has great retention.
Aroma: The aroma is a bit restrained, but it smells very nice with hints of tart citrus and banana. I wish it were stronger!
Taste: The body is thin and watery on the intro but by the mid-taste hints of tart citrus appear along with some banana and cloves. It’s a tease, there’s hints of a great beer here it’s just hiding.
Overall: This is an excellent Summer beer. This is something that has enough flavor to enjoy, but light enough as to not fatigue the palate. I’ll drink a lot of this through the summer.

Butternuts’ Heinnieweisse

Appearance: This is an excellent looking hefe, the body is a cloudy straw to golden color with a towering foamy white head that has great retention.

Aroma: The aroma is a bit restrained, but it smells very nice with hints of tart citrus and banana. I wish it were stronger!

Taste: The body is thin and watery on the intro but by the mid-taste hints of tart citrus appear along with some banana and cloves. It’s a tease, there’s hints of a great beer here it’s just hiding.

Overall: This is an excellent Summer beer. This is something that has enough flavor to enjoy, but light enough as to not fatigue the palate. I’ll drink a lot of this through the summer.

Lagunitas’ Cappuccino Stout

Appearance: The body is clear through the edges where some light can be seen through. The body leans more of a deep opaque mahogany rather than black with a thin tan head that has a creamy texture.
Aroma: Sweet cocoa is the first thing that comes to mind, but coffee pushes through the cocoa adding a roasty backing.
Taste: Coffee is the prominent flavor here, as it should be with the name Cappuccino Stout. While the coffee is strong, it never feels overbearing. Opposite of the aroma where the cocoa was prominent with a coffee backing, cocoa providing a semi-sweet presence in the taste.
Overall: This is an excellent coffee stout. I first had this two years ago and was curious recently as to whether it had really held up to the high opinion I once had of it. This is a beer that didn’t disappoint. I highly recommend this beer if you like semi-sweet coffee stouts.

Lagunitas’ Cappuccino Stout

Appearance: The body is clear through the edges where some light can be seen through. The body leans more of a deep opaque mahogany rather than black with a thin tan head that has a creamy texture.

Aroma: Sweet cocoa is the first thing that comes to mind, but coffee pushes through the cocoa adding a roasty backing.

Taste: Coffee is the prominent flavor here, as it should be with the name Cappuccino Stout. While the coffee is strong, it never feels overbearing. Opposite of the aroma where the cocoa was prominent with a coffee backing, cocoa providing a semi-sweet presence in the taste.

Overall: This is an excellent coffee stout. I first had this two years ago and was curious recently as to whether it had really held up to the high opinion I once had of it. This is a beer that didn’t disappoint. I highly recommend this beer if you like semi-sweet coffee stouts.

Butternuts’ Snapperhead IPA

Appearance: The body is murky with a dark amber body, too dark and cloudy for an IPA. The head is a bit thin, but is dense with decent retention and leaves some lacing as it dissipates.
Aroma: The aroma is bland and very restrained at that. The hops provide hints of citrus, while a sweet malt backing provides caramel, both are very muted though.
Taste: Like the aroma, the flavor is lacking. The intro is very watery, some flavor is noted by the mid-taste, but it’s not able to be discerned at to what it is. The finish hints at caramel and toasted malts with no notable hop presence.
Overall: By now you can guess that I wouldn’t recommend this. I bought this in a $14 variety pack, mostly because I wanted to try Pork Slap and Moo Thunder (more on them later). This was the weakest of them all and even at the near macro price this is available at I don’t recommend it.

Butternuts’ Snapperhead IPA

Appearance: The body is murky with a dark amber body, too dark and cloudy for an IPA. The head is a bit thin, but is dense with decent retention and leaves some lacing as it dissipates.

Aroma: The aroma is bland and very restrained at that. The hops provide hints of citrus, while a sweet malt backing provides caramel, both are very muted though.

Taste: Like the aroma, the flavor is lacking. The intro is very watery, some flavor is noted by the mid-taste, but it’s not able to be discerned at to what it is. The finish hints at caramel and toasted malts with no notable hop presence.

Overall: By now you can guess that I wouldn’t recommend this. I bought this in a $14 variety pack, mostly because I wanted to try Pork Slap and Moo Thunder (more on them later). This was the weakest of them all and even at the near macro price this is available at I don’t recommend it.

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Ayinger’s Urweisse

Appearance: The body is an ugly caramel color, similarly textured, with a towering white head that has a creamy texture and great retention.
Aroma: Ripe bananas are the first thing that comes to mind with hints of green apples. The aroma is strong and a bit thick.
Taste: Caramel and banana are the two prominent flavors here, with banana being the strongest flavor. Some green apple is noted during the mid-taste providing a slight tartness to balance the sweetness.
Overall: Too much banana, but still a good beer. At the price that this is available at there is no excuse to pass this up, it’s well worth $3 for 500ml.

Ayinger’s Urweisse

Appearance: The body is an ugly caramel color, similarly textured, with a towering white head that has a creamy texture and great retention.

Aroma: Ripe bananas are the first thing that comes to mind with hints of green apples. The aroma is strong and a bit thick.

Taste: Caramel and banana are the two prominent flavors here, with banana being the strongest flavor. Some green apple is noted during the mid-taste providing a slight tartness to balance the sweetness.

Overall: Too much banana, but still a good beer. At the price that this is available at there is no excuse to pass this up, it’s well worth $3 for 500ml.

marxistswithattitude said: i can't remember--is it the King Titus that's pretty hopped up? have you had their Mean Ol' Tom? i think i prefer the latter if i remember them correctly. they're all still too expensive, however.

I didn’t perceive any hoppiness, perhaps there was a bit that accented the bitterness imparted by the roasted malts and dark chocolate flavors though. It has the most wonderfully thick body and is well worth it though.

Mean Old Tom was pretty decent, but it is hard for me to justify spending $8 on a bottle of it. That’s sort of how I feel about most of their beer, good but I would like to see them for $4-$5.

Maine Beer’s King Titus

Appearance: The head is thick and foamy that leaves very thick lacing as it slowly dissipates. The body is a deep brown that appears black through all but the edges.
Aroma: Sweet cocoa backed by roasted and caramel aromas. Very enticing.
Taste: Roasted coffee and dark chocolate greet the tongue immediately, both combined adding a bitterness that is unexpected after the sweet aroma. The mid-taste introduces some caramel to add sweetness to the bitter and dry dark chocolate and coffee combination.
Overall: This is the first Maine Beer I would buy again. This is an excellent beer I give much praise to. This would go wonderful with some chocolate deserts! 

Maine Beer’s King Titus

Appearance: The head is thick and foamy that leaves very thick lacing as it slowly dissipates. The body is a deep brown that appears black through all but the edges.

Aroma: Sweet cocoa backed by roasted and caramel aromas. Very enticing.

Taste: Roasted coffee and dark chocolate greet the tongue immediately, both combined adding a bitterness that is unexpected after the sweet aroma. The mid-taste introduces some caramel to add sweetness to the bitter and dry dark chocolate and coffee combination.

Overall: This is the first Maine Beer I would buy again. This is an excellent beer I give much praise to. This would go wonderful with some chocolate deserts! 

Butternuts’ Moo Thunder

Appearance: The body is black throughout with a rather tall tan head, the head has average retention and settles into a creamy coating.
Aroma: Sweet cocoa and roasted malts on the first smell, on the second a layer of smoke is added hinting at smoked meats.
Taste: The aroma is stronger than the flavor, but it’s all here. Roasted malts are presented after a rather bland intro, this leads to a roasted, cocoa and smoky finish that is light, but very nicely balanced.
Overall: This was a huge shock. This is an excellent value at $6.99 for a 6 pack. Well worth buying throughout the year as a go-to cheap stout.

Butternuts’ Moo Thunder

Appearance: The body is black throughout with a rather tall tan head, the head has average retention and settles into a creamy coating.

Aroma: Sweet cocoa and roasted malts on the first smell, on the second a layer of smoke is added hinting at smoked meats.

Taste: The aroma is stronger than the flavor, but it’s all here. Roasted malts are presented after a rather bland intro, this leads to a roasted, cocoa and smoky finish that is light, but very nicely balanced.

Overall: This was a huge shock. This is an excellent value at $6.99 for a 6 pack. Well worth buying throughout the year as a go-to cheap stout.

Butternuts’ Porkslap Pale Ale

Appearance: The body has good clarity, but is darker than I like in a pale ale, coming off a dark shade of amber. The head is huge though with great retention.
Aroma: Some malts, some ginger, nothing really of note. The aroma is so mild and so far from being a pale ale that I would never guess the intended style from it alone. 
Taste: Again, some malts and some ginger, with a slightly dry and toasted finish. No hop presence at all.
Overall: This is cheap, but even so it’s not worth the price even over some macros. The can is a conversation piece though and is the best thing about this beer.

Butternuts’ Porkslap Pale Ale

Appearance: The body has good clarity, but is darker than I like in a pale ale, coming off a dark shade of amber. The head is huge though with great retention.

Aroma: Some malts, some ginger, nothing really of note. The aroma is so mild and so far from being a pale ale that I would never guess the intended style from it alone. 

Taste: Again, some malts and some ginger, with a slightly dry and toasted finish. No hop presence at all.

Overall: This is cheap, but even so it’s not worth the price even over some macros. The can is a conversation piece though and is the best thing about this beer.

Kasteelbier Donker

Appearance: The body is clear with a beautiful dark brown hue that only lets light through the edges. The head is thin and tan a foamy texture.
Aroma: The aroma is complex with burnt sugar, toffee, brown sugar, and dark fruits. It smells wonderful.
Taste: Thick and complex, this is certainly a sipper. The intro is of sweet malts and burnt sugar that rolls into a thick and syrupy grape flavor that lasts through to the finish. Grape lingers for a bit.
Overall: This is good, but the grape flavors dominate, distracting from the complex layered aromas. This has port wine characteristics, very good to sip on. 

Kasteelbier Donker

Appearance: The body is clear with a beautiful dark brown hue that only lets light through the edges. The head is thin and tan a foamy texture.

Aroma: The aroma is complex with burnt sugar, toffee, brown sugar, and dark fruits. It smells wonderful.

Taste: Thick and complex, this is certainly a sipper. The intro is of sweet malts and burnt sugar that rolls into a thick and syrupy grape flavor that lasts through to the finish. Grape lingers for a bit.

Overall: This is good, but the grape flavors dominate, distracting from the complex layered aromas. This has port wine characteristics, very good to sip on. 

Butternuts’ Heinnieweisse

Appearance: This is an excellent looking hefe, the body is a cloudy straw to golden color with a towering foamy white head that has great retention.
Aroma: The aroma is a bit restrained, but it smells very nice with hints of tart citrus and banana. I wish it were stronger!
Taste: The body is thin and watery on the intro but by the mid-taste hints of tart citrus appear along with some banana and cloves. It’s a tease, there’s hints of a great beer here it’s just hiding.
Overall: This is an excellent Summer beer. This is something that has enough flavor to enjoy, but light enough as to not fatigue the palate. I’ll drink a lot of this through the summer.

Butternuts’ Heinnieweisse

Appearance: This is an excellent looking hefe, the body is a cloudy straw to golden color with a towering foamy white head that has great retention.

Aroma: The aroma is a bit restrained, but it smells very nice with hints of tart citrus and banana. I wish it were stronger!

Taste: The body is thin and watery on the intro but by the mid-taste hints of tart citrus appear along with some banana and cloves. It’s a tease, there’s hints of a great beer here it’s just hiding.

Overall: This is an excellent Summer beer. This is something that has enough flavor to enjoy, but light enough as to not fatigue the palate. I’ll drink a lot of this through the summer.

Lagunitas’ Cappuccino Stout

Appearance: The body is clear through the edges where some light can be seen through. The body leans more of a deep opaque mahogany rather than black with a thin tan head that has a creamy texture.
Aroma: Sweet cocoa is the first thing that comes to mind, but coffee pushes through the cocoa adding a roasty backing.
Taste: Coffee is the prominent flavor here, as it should be with the name Cappuccino Stout. While the coffee is strong, it never feels overbearing. Opposite of the aroma where the cocoa was prominent with a coffee backing, cocoa providing a semi-sweet presence in the taste.
Overall: This is an excellent coffee stout. I first had this two years ago and was curious recently as to whether it had really held up to the high opinion I once had of it. This is a beer that didn’t disappoint. I highly recommend this beer if you like semi-sweet coffee stouts.

Lagunitas’ Cappuccino Stout

Appearance: The body is clear through the edges where some light can be seen through. The body leans more of a deep opaque mahogany rather than black with a thin tan head that has a creamy texture.

Aroma: Sweet cocoa is the first thing that comes to mind, but coffee pushes through the cocoa adding a roasty backing.

Taste: Coffee is the prominent flavor here, as it should be with the name Cappuccino Stout. While the coffee is strong, it never feels overbearing. Opposite of the aroma where the cocoa was prominent with a coffee backing, cocoa providing a semi-sweet presence in the taste.

Overall: This is an excellent coffee stout. I first had this two years ago and was curious recently as to whether it had really held up to the high opinion I once had of it. This is a beer that didn’t disappoint. I highly recommend this beer if you like semi-sweet coffee stouts.

Butternuts’ Snapperhead IPA

Appearance: The body is murky with a dark amber body, too dark and cloudy for an IPA. The head is a bit thin, but is dense with decent retention and leaves some lacing as it dissipates.
Aroma: The aroma is bland and very restrained at that. The hops provide hints of citrus, while a sweet malt backing provides caramel, both are very muted though.
Taste: Like the aroma, the flavor is lacking. The intro is very watery, some flavor is noted by the mid-taste, but it’s not able to be discerned at to what it is. The finish hints at caramel and toasted malts with no notable hop presence.
Overall: By now you can guess that I wouldn’t recommend this. I bought this in a $14 variety pack, mostly because I wanted to try Pork Slap and Moo Thunder (more on them later). This was the weakest of them all and even at the near macro price this is available at I don’t recommend it.

Butternuts’ Snapperhead IPA

Appearance: The body is murky with a dark amber body, too dark and cloudy for an IPA. The head is a bit thin, but is dense with decent retention and leaves some lacing as it dissipates.

Aroma: The aroma is bland and very restrained at that. The hops provide hints of citrus, while a sweet malt backing provides caramel, both are very muted though.

Taste: Like the aroma, the flavor is lacking. The intro is very watery, some flavor is noted by the mid-taste, but it’s not able to be discerned at to what it is. The finish hints at caramel and toasted malts with no notable hop presence.

Overall: By now you can guess that I wouldn’t recommend this. I bought this in a $14 variety pack, mostly because I wanted to try Pork Slap and Moo Thunder (more on them later). This was the weakest of them all and even at the near macro price this is available at I don’t recommend it.

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