Kolsch from Fort Point Brewing
Nice mellow flavors. Sweet, grassy. Lots of good malt. Not quite to style, but very drinkable.
"Enjoy By" IPA from Stone
Dominated by hop flavor and aroma, unsurprisingly. Lots of grassy, pine-y flavor. Sweet malt. Bitter, but more intense in flavor than anything.
Too much for my taste. :-/
Lauguntias Night Time
Smokey, coffee, burnt toffee. Little bit of the signature grapefruit and sticky malt hiding in there.
Landlord Pale Ale from Timmy Taylor’s in Keithley
Nice beery British hop flavors, and a pleasant bite at the end. Quite thin. Awesome malt aroma.
Latest homebrew: a British bitter
Very good! Fruity, quite dry (0.009 FG), really nice malt middle, and quite a lot of hop bitterness at the end. A bit cloudy, but I didn’t filter and this is the first glass from the bottom of keg.
Four, a wheat-based table saison from Upright
What a well-made beer. Sparkling and light, but with subtle depth of flavors. Lemony wheat up front, something like lavender in there somewhere, and a hint of tartness with a very dry finish.
Napa Smith Organic IPA
Pretty standard IPA. Quite strong. Peppery hops, viscous malt body, some catty bitterness at the end.
Revolution Anti-hero IPA
Lots of classic IPA nose and crisp citrus up front. Very prominent malt for an IPA, to the point that the finish is way more biscuity rather than bitter. Really reminds me of a Lauguntias but with less bitter at the end.
Hop Cuvée pale ale from Bison in Berkeley.
Nice drinkable beer. Quite thin. Nicely balance hops with a pleasant malt body hiding there in the middle. Lots of citrus and a bit of pine.
Spot the difference. Esther’s Stout and barrel-aged Esther’s stout, from Elevation 66.
They look the same but it’s amazing how different they taste. The regular stout has a soft milk-chocolate sweetness with a rich mouthfeel. The barrel-aged replaces that with a thin almost astringent sourness up front, with hints of the chocolate at the end.
I’m a fan of sours in general, but here I prefer the regular stout.
7/10 and 5/10.