Distiller's Notes: Making apple beer goes back to ancestral tradition. The Celts drank it in abundance during their harvest festivals. All we have done is extend the pleasure to the present day by adding the juice of several varieties of apples to our delicious lambic. The tasting experience, which is quite exceptional, combines the sweetness of cider with the sourness characteristic of lambic. The Americans are crazy about it, which is why they say, "An apple a day keeps the doctor away.
Winner (Fruit Category), Hong Kong International Beer Awards | The raspberry Lambic product definitely has an inviting look. The bubbling sensation of the first sip was reminiscent of the sparkling ciders and champagnes I do enjoy. Finishing up with a burst of raspberry that fills your mouth with fruity goodness made this the best beer I have tried over the years. - Vicky Perry, Eugene Food Examiner
Gold Award, US Open Beer Competition | Brewer's Notes: A fresh fruit beer that is golden in colour. It has a bright and full-bodied flavour as well as a nice balance between the sweet taste of the peach and the sourness of the lambic.
Best of Fruit Beers, Beer International Recognition Awards | Brewer's Notes: In order to obtain a beer like no other, we have been adding whole sour cherries to our lambic for generations. Deliciously fruity with the fresh flavour of freshly picked cherries. Its sharp and full-bodied flavour gives way to a perfect balance between sweet and sour.
Good to know: In 1985, Michael Jackson (the most famous beer expert of our time) proclaimed Kriek Lindemans one of the five best beers of the world.
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99th Percentile, Ratebeer.com; 98 Points, Beer Advocate | Brewer's Notes: Nothing refreshes you more than this naturally cloudy wheat beer with its wonderful yeasty fragrance and taste. Goes well with dishes that do not have too intensive a flavor, especially that Bavarian speciality 'Weisswurst' or white sausage.
Brewer's Notes: Like Lady Liberty, we stand for independence and perseverance. In the pursuit of innovative beer, there is no obstacle too great. No journey too long. No fruit too gigantic. This American wheat beer is brewed with real watermelon, for a flavor that’s surprisingly crisp, dry and refreshing—summer in a can.
Hell or High Watermelon Wheat is our summer seasonal beer available from April through September in six pack cans and on draft. We start by brewing a classic American wheat beer, which undergoes a traditional secondary fermentation using fresh watermelon. A straw-colored, refreshing beer with a kiss of watermelon aroma and flavor.
The 10 Best Shandy and Rattler Beers, Men's Journal: The German Binding brewery takes credit for creating the globe's first grapefruit-infused hefeweizen, a 50-50 blend of grapefruit juice and unfiltered wheat beer. Schöfferhofer's bubbly offering is more benign and accessible than more citrusy radlers, with a heavier sweetness that could be a turn-off to some. Still, this 2.5-percent ABV radler would make a fine brunch alternative to a mimosa, or to chase away the thudding fog of last night's bad decisions.
86 Points, Beer Advocate | Brewer's Notes: This beer, inspired by the flavors of Southeast Asian cuisine, is a twist on the classic Belgian witbier style. Instead of the traditional coriander and orange peel spicing regimen, we add fresh lemongrass, ginger root, and a dash of Sorachi Ace hops. The result is a wonderfully refreshing ale with notes of lemon candy, citrus fruit, and a slight spiciness from the ginger. Best served at 45˚F in a tulip or wine glass.
95th Percentile, Ratebeer.com | Brewer's Notes: One Claw is a rye pale ale made with a heavy handful of malted rye and scoops of our favorite hop varieties. One Claw is dedicated to those who bring a Westbrook home, to a friend’s, or anywhere a delicious beer is needed. Cheers to you, fellow One Claw!
89th Percentile, Ratebeer.com | Brewer's Notes: The (literal) fruit of our Sour Asylum series, Rapturous seduced palates from the first pour, earning it the honor of being our first canned sour. A lacto-fermented sour ale, matured on raspberry puree with a wheat and pilsner malt base, it refreshes with a tart and alluring fruit-forward flavor profile.
85 Points/Very Good, Beer Advocate | Brewer's Notes: We love hops with a bright, citrus-heavy character. We always wondered what it would be like to punch up the citrus while maintaining a crisp hop bite and balance. The result is this new take on the hoppy pale ale brewed with Cascade, Equinox, and Mandarina hops with a hint of orange peel from additions in both the brew kettle and the fermenter that tweak the classic hop profile and add a zesty pop of bright orange flavor.
Gold Medal, US Open World Beer Championships 2016 | Brewer's Notes: SPF 50/50 is a light, refreshing blend of Gangway IPA and our house brewed sparkling grapefruit soda. Sweet grapefruit zest mingles perfectly with citrusy hop notes, making this the perfect can to take with you everywhere this summer.
100th Percentile, Ratebeer.com; 94 Points, Beverage Testing Institute | Brewer's Notes: Produced in the tradition of 18th Century English brewers who supplied the court of Russia’s Catherine the Great, Old Rasputin seems to develop a cult following wherever it goes. It’s a rich, intense brew with big complex flavors and a warming finish.
96th Percentile, Ratebeer.com | Innately predisposed to be smooth when Poured Hard, this nitro coffee porter builds a pillowy, toffee-sweet head. Coffee and flavors of caramelized sugar, cacao and hints of blueberry lead to a light, smoky finish.
Brewer's Notes: Bed of Nails is crafted as an American ode to a traditional English brown. A light hop addition balances the natural sweetness present in the specialty malt. This beer’s delicate body and dry finish allow flavors of toffee and dark fruit to shine through.
Brewer's Notes: Our brand new citrus IPA is exploding with bright citrus aroma and flavor. Creating an exciting new variation on our flagship Loose Cannon, TropiCannon clocks in at the same 7.25%ABV as it's cousin, but packs a full blast of blood orange, grapefruit, mango and lemon flavor. We've downplayed some of Loose Cannon's piney-ness and amped up the citrus by swapping Centennial and Palisade hops for Amarillo and even more Simcoe. We've introduced dried grapefruit, orange and lemon peel in the brewing process and added mango, blood orange and more grapefruit post-fermentation.
98th Percentile, Ratebeer.com | Brewer's Notes: Get ready to bask in the glory of the frothy head’s floral bouquet. Relish the citrus accents from the abundance of dry hopping. This one’s sweet, yet balanced. Malty undertones shake hands with the hop character for a finish that never turns too bitter.
92nd Percentile, Ratebeer.com | Brewer's Notes: SeaQuench Ale is our session sour quencher made with lime peel, black lime and sea salt. It’s a citrusy-tart union of three German styles of beer blissfully brewed into one. We begin by brewing a straightforward Kolsch with lots of wheat and Munich Malt, then we brew a salty Gose with black limes, coriander and our sea salt. We follow it all up with a citrusy-tart Berlinerweiss made with lime juice and lime peel. All three beers are then blended together in the fermentation tank to create this German hybrid.
The release of SeaQuench Ale kicks off a new partnership between Dogfish Head and the National Aquarium that will focus on inspiring conservation of the world’s aquatic treasures. Dogfish Head’s philanthropic contributions will help the Aquarium generate important conservation impact for a healthy Chesapeake Bay. The National Aquarium logo can be found on the SeaQuench Ale label and Dogfish’s brewed ales and handcrafted spirits will be showcased in the Aquarium’s café year-round and offered at select Aquarium events.
Featured, Beer Guys Radio: We tried this one in the studio and I didn’t get much of the tart character. I’ll chalk that up to palate fatigue as my second can gave a very nice and light tartness coupled with tart sour citrus. This one nails that juicy buzzword that’s sooo cool these days, lots of juicy blood orange in Citrus Breeze. The finish is dry and pleasant. Overall this is a great beer and one of my favorites from Coastal Empire. This would be a great beer to enjoy with a meal. The citrus notes are pleasant and the dry, tart finish leaves your palate squeaky clean after each sip.
99th Percentile, Ratebeer.com | Brewer's Notes: An intense bouquet of tangerine and candied orange peel entice the nose while flavors of clementines, Valencia orange and subtle caramel provide counterpoint to an assertive bitterness and rich malt character. Bold hop flavor and aroma from six different hop varietals is front and center in this flavorful American IPA
88th Percentile, Ratebeer.com; 87 Points/Very Good, The Allstrom Brothers, Beer Advocate | Brewer's Notes: Our Blood Orange Gose is a tart, refreshing wheat ale that is kettle-soured with lactobacillus and brewed with sea salt and coriander. However, unlike traditional versions of the style, ours features liberal additions of blood oranges during fermentation. This imparts tangy citrus notes that complement the champagne-like flavors, creating a complex and sessionable ale perfect for any occasion.
98th Percentile, Ratebeer.com; Best Beer in the World. Period., Men's Journal | Brewer's Notes: The Saison Dupont is a top fermentation beer with refermentation in the bottle. Since 1844, this beer has been brewed in our farm-brewery, during the winter time. Then this beer became a second refermentation in the barrel. During the next summer, this very thirst-quenching beer was served to the “saisoniers” which were working on the fields. Surely therefore, our Saison Dupont is considered as “the classic” among the Belgian season beers! Coppery blond, the finest aromas and a strong bitterness transform this beer into a thirst-quenchener with no equal, just the way it was created. Our selection of yeasts is the perfect base for these typical aromas and ditto taste. A real refermentation in the bottle, which will continue for a long time in your cellar, result into this complex and particular aromatic beer.
91st Percentile, Ratebeer.com | Brewer's Notes: Made with Highly roasted malted barley, and plenty of it, to give the beer an uncommon richness and smoky, roasty depth…sorta like a hydraulic sandwich in a glass.
99th Percentile, Ratebeer.com | Brewer's Notes: The beer with a guarantee built right into the name, this one is destined to blast through the flavors from the night before. Massively dry-hopped for your aromatic pleasure.
89 Points, Beer Advocate | Brewer's Notes: Halos often signify enlightenment, harmony, and majesty, sentiments that all come to mind when contemplating this rich and complex beer. Crested atop this imperial stout is a radiant crown of juicy raspberries offering pronounced fruitiness and acidity to balance the beer’s formidable body. Heavy, indeed, is the head that wears the halo.
Gluten-Free | Brewer's Notes: Angry Orchard Crisp Apple has a bright, crisp apple flavor, just like biting into a fresh apple. It is a perfect balance of sweetness and bright acidity from culinary apples and dryness of traditional cider making apples, resulting in a complex, yet refreshing, hard cider.
95th Percentile, Ratebeer.com | Brewer's Notes: We took some fresh Sanguinello Blood oranges, juiced 'em, concentrated that juice (without heat) and threw it into a wheatier version of our New Dogtown Pale Ale. The end result? A refreshingly hopped pale-ish ale with a huge citrus burst!
94th Percentile, Ratebeer.com | Brewer's Notes: The magical, mystical 12th of Never is a blend of Old and New School hops that play bright citrus, rich coconut, and papaya-esque flavors, all on a solid stage of English puffed wheat. Tropically hoppy. Light, yet full-bodied. Bright and citrusy. The 12th of Never Ale is everything we’ve learned about making hop-forward beer expressed in a moderate voice. Pale, cold, slightly alcoholic and bitter. It’s all we know.
Brewer's Notes: This citrusy session’s got enough Cascade hop and grapefruit flavor to go around, with just enough of the good stuff to make whatever it is you like doing a little bit better. Full bodied flavor that rocks any situation while keeping you rock steady.
Featured, Maxim:I got an exclusive advance taste of Guinness's first-ever wheat beer this week, and I can tell you that it's sure to appease drinkers who enjoy the traditional wheat style. Set for a nationwide rollout in March to coincide with St. Patrick's Day, Guinness Irish Wheat is a crisp, refreshing, easy-drinking brew that's imbued with the classic wheat beer profile of zesty citrus, hints of banana and clove, and even a subtle whiff of bubble gum.
Limited-Time Seasonal! | Brewer's Notes: Union General William Tecumseh Sherman torched most of the Confederate South on his 1864 March to the Sea, but his swath of destruction met its end when he came upon the lovely city of Savannah, GA. Overcome by its beauty and bounty, tough old Sherman presented an unscathed Savannah to President Abraham Lincoln as a Christmas gift.
Service Brewing Co. honors the 16th president of these United States with a beer based on one of LincolnÍs other favorite gifts„the kind that come from the sea. Lincoln's Gift is a sweet stout brewed with locally harvested May River oysters, giving this traditional dark beer a slightly briny character.
Brewer's Notes: Abita Strawberry Harvest is a lager brewed with pilsner and wheat malts and Vanguard hops. Real Louisiana strawberry juice is added after filtration resulting in a crisp lager with a sweet strawberry flavor, aroma and haze. It is wonderful with desserts or lighter fare such as salads and pastas. Fresh cheeses such as Burrata, chevre, Crescenza, mozzarella or Teleme pair well with Strawberry Harvest.
Gold Medal, Great American Beer Festival 2010 | Brewer's Notes: This version of our traditional west coast style IPA has been juiced up with rosemary. In addition to its normal doses of Centennial, Citra and Chinook hops, this Swamp Fox has essentially been "dry-hopped" again with fresh rosemary. The assertive citrus hoppy-ness of the IPA is complimented nicely by a blast of piney, aromatic rosemary which tastes just like it smells.
Brewer's Notes: Brewed with PEACHES, pilsen, wheat, and 2-row malted barley, with a dash of German Hallertau hops, Red Hare's "Ain't That a Peach" ale delivers a refreshing experience like the wind in your hair on a vintage Fokker D.II biplane! The fresh peach aroma hits your nose, followed by awesome tartness with your first sip. Lactobacillus added in the kettle creates just the right amount of lactic acid tartness to blend magically with the sweet peaches. You'll love this beer as it takes your taste buds somewhere between a sour gummy candy, and your Momma's sweet tea!
Gold Medal (Vienna-Style Lager), Great American Beer Festival | Brewer's Notes: With its amber chestnut colored good looks and smooth malty finish, Vienna Lager was an obvious choice to put into package. It blends color and flavor without heaviness or bitterness. Just as Vienna Lagers historically inspired Munich's Oktoberfest beers to evolve, this amber lager has evolved since we opened in 2008 into the award winning beer it is today. Experience the taste and tradition.
86th Percentile, Ratebeer.com | Brewer's Notes: This pale bronze beer is medium in body with intense hop flavor and aroma. Our IPA is brewed in the style of the ñwest coastî with robust hop character coming from American grown varieties of hops. IPAÍs are amongst the most popular craft brewed beers as they have moderate strength and tons of flavor. This is not your Grandfathers beer!
98th Percentile, Ratebeer.com | Brewer's Notes: The deep mahogany color is evocative of the opulence to follow. Dark luscious aromas of burnished oak mingle with candy sugar, bourbon and hearth-baked bread. The luxurious flavors redolent of honey and molasses are intertwined with the richness of dark chocolate and the ardent warmth of alcohol, underpinned with hints of coffee, vanilla and dark fruits.
Brewer's Notes: Gangway IPA is crisp, unfiltered, and golden in color and slightly sweet; hopped with Willamette, Chinook, Cascade and dry hopped with Falconers Flight. Pairing Suggestions: Bold, spicy cuisine, seafood, chicken, peppery and sharp cheeses.
Brewer's Notes: Dark roasted malts lend to the rich dark color, and hints of chocolate and coffee found in this beer. The addition of oats balance these flavors and give it smooth full body, a light sweetness, and a sticky mouth feel finish.
Recommended by Vince, Beer Lead @Abercorn St. | Brewer's Notes: Light and crisp with a round and juicy coffee flavor, Long Night Lager is brewed with Cool Beans Coffee's Papua New Guinea Goroka Mile-High blend lending a savory acidity, creamy body, and hints of caramel.
Brewer's Notes: We all need a bit of variety and that's why we came up with the idea for Magners Pear. Of course, we like to do things properly and don't mind taking our time, so unlike some Pear ciders, the only fruit that goes into ours is pears. Only 100% premium quality pears, which are filtered to get rid of any impurities before being slowly fermented. That's what makes Magners Pear so fresh, fruity and full of flavor.
Recommended by James, Product Research | This product is the result of the subtle marriage of freshly pressed apple cider and Calvados that has been aged for one year. Afterward, it is aged in oak barrels for several years, where the flavor will be transformed to result in a finished product with a smooth harmonious taste filled with aromas.
94 Points/Outstanding, The Allstrom Brothers, Beer Advocate: Appearance: Rich golden hue with a faint haze from the yeast, decent lacing but has trouble sticking.
Smell: Dry doughy cookie like aroma similar to a mild biscotti, some dried fruit also. Mild phenolic in the back with hints of anise and black pepper.
Taste: Crisp and lively, the carbonation is at a medium to high level and kneaded right into the light body. Spicy and peppery with an abundance of phenols and an underlying character of alcohol. Dry malt flavour with a mild fruitiness to complement it, hops are there with a bite and the yeast throws a nuttiness that lasts far into the finish. Fruitiness is a tad peachy but like dried peaches. Spiciness from the phenols and alcohol linger and clean the palate. Alcohol starts to become more of a presence as the beer warms with a faint solvent and flexed estery showing.
Notes: Spicy and quite flamboyant, that is just what I want in my Belgian Pale Strong Ale. Perhaps a little over the top but there is nothing wrong with that. Complex and flailing with wild flavors.