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  • Ted’s Beer of the Month: Jan 2014


    A fabulous February fourth to you, my fellow fans of that fine, foamy fluid that facilitates flirtation and foolishness in folks frugal and flush alike! I’ve decided that this month’s theme is going to be alliteration, so strap in for a slew of synonyms superbly selected so similar sounds suffuse my sentences.

    Victory Prima Pils – 5.3% – bottle

    Golden with just a hint of haze and a long-lasting light foamy head, this beer smells like bread and yeast and mild hops. The taste is bitterer than I expected, with a light citrus flavor. Very effervescent on the tongue, and a clean finish. My previous campaign to enjoy stouts more by drinking a wide variety of them has worked pretty well, so I think I’ll work on pilsners for a while.

    Victory Headwaters Pale Ale – 5.2% – bottle

    Pours a hazy, pale amber with a finger and a half of off-white head that leaves heavy lacing. Aroma is mostly spicy and citrus hops, with a little yeast as well. The taste is light biscuit and caramel malts, . Hops aren’t as present here as they were in the aroma, though there’s a citrus hit at the end. The finish is clean and sweet. This is a perfectly pleasant pale ale, I’ll probably pick up a pack posthaste.

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  • Ted’s Beer of the Month: Sep 2013

    Real brief post this month, as most of September’s beer consisted of repeats and/or I completely forgot to take notes, but I promise you that October’s post will be one for the record books.

    wootstoutStone Farking Wheaton w00tstout – 13% – bottle – A strong whiskey aroma with a malty backbone. The mouthfeel is smooth and the sweetness is high, with a pecan flavor roaming around that, while I’m not a huge fan of in general, fits very well with this beer. Seeing as this was a collaboration between Wil Wheaton, Drew Curtis and Stone’s Greg Koch, it came with a whole lot of hype, and it definitely lived up to its name. I hope they continue the w00tstout series for many years.

    Great Divide Fresh Hop Pale Ale – 6.1% – bottle – After reading a recent article about how fresh hop beers may be the last true seasonals, I tasted this beer with a new level of respect. Pine and citrus in the aroma, mild carbonation with medium body. The wet hop flavors are really nice, I can definitely taste the freshness. I’m glad they didn’t go for an IPA-like bitterness with the fresh hops, the sweeter pale ale style suits it very well.

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