Friday, May 27, 2011

St. Peter's Organic English Ale

Beer score: 6.8
Comes from St. Peter's Brewery in Suffolk, England. Quite smooth, very like a smooth pale ale in texture and flavor. No sweetness here, but a fine, wet bitterness that is just right, not too bitter at all. Should go well with just about any meal as it's light enough for seafood but sturdy enough for steak. If you happen to be traveling in England, look up the St. Peter's Brewery; they have a pub in London and a restaurant at their Suffolk spot.

Monday, May 23, 2011

New Belgium Brewing Fat Tire Amber Ale

Beer score: 5.8
Light and smooth enough that it almost seems like you're drinking a pilsner at first, but then the light sweetness of the first few sips fades away to be replaced by the deeper toasted texture of a more traditional amber ale. Not a bad brew. Goes well with cheddar cheese.

Monday, May 16, 2011

Utica Club Pilsener Lager Beer

Beer score: 6.0
Web site: Saranac
Smooth with a crisp sweetness that isn't overpowering but grows stronger as you drink. The bottle's label says this was the first beer sold in the United States after prohibition ended. A fine beer, but nothing truly extraordinary here.