Tag: Beer Review

Posted on: February 20, 2016 Posted by: James McQuiston Comments: 0

Big Spoon Tres Leches Stout (Brazos Valley Brewing)

Brazos Valley Brewing’s (Brenham, Texas) milk stout Big Spoon is deceptively complex; the tendency for milk or sweet stouts to largely hit on one note and repeat that flavor ad nauseum over the course of the beer is great. Rather, as one continues to drink Big Spoon additional tastes play in the periphery. What is initially a sweet chocolate and lightly toasted malt affair changes when one starts to discern…

Posted on: February 8, 2016 Posted by: James McQuiston Comments: 0

Session Wheat (Full Sail Brewing)

The hefeweizen style is one that a number of breweries do but only a few of them do well. There are a bevy of examples of where the beer ends up just being a wheaty mess and it really takes skilled hands to come up with something special in the style. Oregon’s Full Sail Brewing has create a Hefeweizen in their current Session offering. Session Wheat is our go to…

Posted on: November 20, 2015 Posted by: James McQuiston Comments: 0

Winter Ale (Blue Point Brewing Company)

Blue Point Brewing Company’s (Long Island, NY)’s Winter Ale pours with a dark, rich brown coloration and a small amount of tannish head that disappears quickly. The initial nose of this Winter Ale is sweet, heavy with dark fruits, and with just enough grain and malt to invite imbibers in. The first pull that one will take from the Winter Ale links together brown sugar and a bit of bitterness…

Posted on: October 11, 2015 Posted by: James McQuiston Comments: 0

Rosie Parks Oyster Stout (Fordham)

Fordham Brewing’s Rosie Parks Oyster Stout is built upon oyster shells from the Chesapeake Bay, and it is a wonderfully complex brew that cuts down on the sweet side by inserting a little umami flavor into the mix. The stout pours with a dark brown to black coloration and a decent amount of tan head that rapidly dissipates. This Fordham effort possesses a nose that links together toasted malt and…

Posted on: October 8, 2015 Posted by: James McQuiston Comments: 0

Snake River Pale Ale (Snake River Brewing)

Snake River Brewing (Jackson, Wyoming) has created an eponymous Pale Ale which pours with a yellowish-orange coloration and a ton of beige head. Floral and hoppy sides are present in the initial nose on the beer, while the first sip that an individual takes will showcase perfume and rose elements. There is a good amount of grass and wheat notes that make their presence known at the beginning of a…

Posted on: September 29, 2015 Posted by: James McQuiston Comments: 0

Toaster Pastry (21st Amendment)

Toaster Pastry marks the previous life of 21st Amendment’s facilities; this effort is described by San Leandro’s 21st Amendment as an “India style red ale”. The beer’s name is a bit of a misnomer, but what ultimately results from Toaster Pastry is an eminently drinkable beer that takes the best points of the IPA and red styles and melds them together seamlessly. There is a good malt presence that imbues…

Posted on: June 29, 2015 Posted by: James McQuiston Comments: 1

Fort George 3-Way IPA (2015)

The 3-Way IPA possesses a hazy orange color and a small amount of head that sits on the top of the beer as one continues their experience; the initial nose clues individuals into the heavy hop presence that marks all facets of this collaborative effort. The beer has a good amount of citrus flavors, mixing up equal amounts lemon, orange, and hints of apricot into the front-end while back-loading a…

Posted on: June 27, 2015 Posted by: James McQuiston Comments: 0

Stupid Stout 2014 (Coronado Brewing Company)

Coronado’s Stupid Stout is one of the meatiest and most delectable stouts that we have reviewed in NeuFutur. The beers pours with an extremely dark brown (nearly black) color and a small amount of lacing that continues to creep its way down as one continues to work on the stout.

Posted on: June 16, 2015 Posted by: James McQuiston Comments: 1

Summertime Wheat (Rahr & Sons)

Summertime Wheat from Fort Worthy’s Rahr & Sons brewery is a hazy yellow beer that has a small amount of white head. This haze is due to Rahr & Sons’ decision to leave the brew unfiltered, which gives a different mouth feel and considerably denser flavor profile than filtered products. The beer has a nose not unlike that of a hefeweizen, with bits of citrus and clove that can be…

Posted on: June 15, 2015 Posted by: James McQuiston Comments: 1

Here Gose Nothin’ (Destihl Brewery)

Here Gose Nothin’ is an effort from Destihl Brewery’s Wild Sour Series. The beer pours with a light orange / yellow color and no appreciable amount of head. The nose of HGN is a little salty, a little sour and provides imbibers with some idea about where the beer will ultimately go. The tartness of the effort is immediately discernible, while the savory aspect of the salt does well to…