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Old Jubilation

Avery is a known champion when it comes to developing full-flavored rich beers and their Old Jubilation is no slouch. With it’s big malt profile this Winter Warmer certainly tips the scales on the sweet side of things with flavors of hazelnuts, caramelized sugar, chocolate and roasted malts. This brew actually drinks more like a porter than a winter ale. Read More »

Saranac Octoberfest

Starts off pretty mild and sweet with with flavors of vanilla, caramel malt and toasted sugar hitting the tongue first. Flavor starts to dry out with a hop bitterness that is spicy more than the floral. While the hops are certainly apparent but only make a dent in the malt-heavy backbone. Finish is somewhat dry with little to no aftertaste. Read More »

Harpoon Octoberfest

The malt sweetness comes through first creating a very smooth and creamy mouthfeel. Much like what you would expect from a Marzan. The malt gives way to the hops that give an gentle bitterness that gains some momentum towards the finish. The flavorful mixture of bready malts, bittersweet chocolate and citrus hops create a balanced and very tasty American style Oktoberfest beer. Finish is dry and clean. Read More »

Laughing Skull Amber Ale

Starts off with nice toffee sweetness picked up from the caramel malts along with soft bread-like yeast flavor that helps mellow out the sweetness. The light flavors that kicked this beer off gave way to a slight bitter hoppy profile. The earthy bitterness continues to the finish leaving you with a somewhat dry aftertaste. Read More »

Starr Hill Amber Ale

Irish Red Ales have always been hit and miss for me as the balance of malt and hops can easily become one-sided on the side of the malts making the beer overly sweet for me. Thankfully the brewmasters over at Starr Hill have come up with an award winning recipe that maintains a strong malty sweetness and has enough hops to help balance the scales. Read More »