Full Circle pours a cloudy, very carbonated, golden hue, with a short white head. There's subtle aromas and tastes of pear, white grape and honey. It's pretty light, so it's a good fit for the still-hot days of late August, early September. Not bad.
Sunday, August 31, 2014
Saturday, August 30, 2014
Pours a really, really, really, deep brown, almost black that just sucks up the light with an invisible head. The bourbon comes through even before the first sip, as the aroma tantalizes the olfactory nerves. The name suggests that it might be a milk stout, a.k.a. a sweet stout, and it certainly has a creamy sweetness to it, as well as some nice vanilla notes. There is just a smidgen of chocolate and coffee, but not much, although I'm catching some dark fruits (fig, date, raisin) as it warms up. The consistency is a bit thin, but the taste isn't. Please sir, may I have another?
Sunday, August 24, 2014
Part of the 2014 Harvest Collection, Harvest Saison pours a delightfully hazy ripe pineapple hue with an short eggshell colored head. Sweet to the taste, made with barley, oats, rye and wheat, this saison delivers on the Belgian style very well. Banana, bubble gum, pineapple and pear all vie for the attention of the taste buds. Similar in some respects to a hefeweizen, or even a dunkelweizen (sans the dark color of course) but with a character all its own. Great addition to the annual Harvest Collection.
Thursday, August 21, 2014
Cloudy, dark apricot-orange in color, not much of a head. Technically a barleywine, it undoubtedly shares some characteristics with its grapey cousins. Very strong raisin tastes, maybe some plum, and lingering on the borders of perception...figs. Hold on; I think that I detect some black cherry on the back of my tongue. Almost syrupy in consistency, similar in feel to those "nectars".
Very tasty; but be careful, 11.9% ABV makes this a sit-at-home-and-don't-operate-heavy-machinery brew.