Picked this one up at Trader Joe’s and haven’t seen it there
since, which is regrettable.The
notebook entry for this one reads:
Sweet malty smelling
with a medium weak head.Orange red with
a beige head.Surprising alcohol bite
with a sweet almond finish.Good.
The alcohol content on this one was 6.5% but my notes show
that there was more of a bite to this than was reflected in the posted abv.
June 24, 2012, Black Star Brewing, Black Star Lager
As I recall, I picked this one up when the new Winco store
opened up down the road from BeerRant HQ.It didn’t make enough of an impression on me that I have bothered to buy
more after that first six-pack, but here’s my initial impression:
Weak Head, no noticeable
smell.Active beading, apple juice
color.No significant taste
profile.A bit corny or grainy – that’s
it.Good hot weather lager.
In hindsight, perhaps if the price is right, this is one to
pick up in the middle of summer for use as a post lawn mower beer.
June 25, 2012, Murphy’s Premium Red Ale
Here’s another one that evidently didn’t make my price point
as a bargain based on the notes, which read:
Pours reddish bronze
with a decent head.Smells malt sweet
like a lot of reds.No significant taste
profile – somewhat bitter and a bit dry at the finish.Okay beer but only if it’s cheap.Bought as a single at BevMo.
Since I’m in the Beehive State at the moment, perhaps it’s
best if I close this first entry of 2014 with a past review of a Utah beer.
December 27, 2011, Uinta Brewing, King’s Peak Porter
Dark coffee brown, not opaque.Decent tan head with a distinct coffee
smell.Medium mouth feel.Faint coffee taste at the finish.Best Utah beer so far this visit (2011).
I have some King’s Peak Porter squirrelled away in a secret
location that I hope to sample while I’m in Utah this season.Wish me luck and Happy New Year to you all.