My first sample of this came directly from a friend who carried it back to Arizona from Colorado. My notes for this one read:
Vaguely grainy smell. Golden color with a nice white head. slightly acid. Tastes like any good lager. Hint of corn or something in the finish.
August 24, 2012, Rogue Brewing, Captain Sig's Northwestern Ale
This one struck me as a gimmick beer right up front, but the tasting results were a different story and it turned out that this one reminded me of one of my all time favorites:
Red bronze color, light tan head. Malty sweet smelling. Really good. Reminds me of Deschutes Cindercone Red. Too bad it's so expensive. Excellent. Thick mouth feel.
October 8, 2012, Trader Jose, Dark Premium Lager
I'm amazed by the weird things I find at Trader Joe's and I'm always impressed at the low prices there. This one turned out to be worth the price. The notes in the book read:
Dark tea color. Surprisingly thick head. sweet smelling. Grainy, slightly acidic taste. Really pretty good especially for the price Brewed in Mexico by Cerveceria Alta, Tecate, Mexico.
February 24, 2010 Bell's Two Hearted Ale.
This one has become one of my most favorite beers and I laugh now when I read the closing sentence of the entry that recorded my first sample of Two Hearted Ale:
I'm wondering if I could bring myself to plunk down $11 for a six pack of this. I definitely like it.
This one has become my go-to beer when I'm wanting something I know is good and when I see it on sale for $8 or $10, I almost always buy it.