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Lazy Magnolia’s Timber Beast – The beauty is in the balance.

Purchased at: Dogwood Growlers
Brewery: Lazy Magnolia
Beer: Timber Beast
ABV: 9%
Rating: 4/5
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Lazy Magnolia Timber Beast

 

Personal Review:
The name is fitting. This thing is a BEAST! But not the kind of beast that sneaks up on you in the Siberian forest, rips out your jugular, and then feeds you to it’s young. It’s more like a tamed wolf, loyally at your side, but with a bit of a wild streak. It’s not a pet, more of a partner. Don’t underestimate it, there is a possibility it will turn on you.

 

Technical Review:
This beer pours a light amber color with an orangish hue, white head, and has good head retention.
The aroma is of citrus, orange peel, grapefruit, and has a slight green, grassy smell.
The mouthfeel is smooth and silky.
The taste is surprising after the aroma. It is maltier than expected, but  VERY well balanced. The taste is very sweet and there are hints of caramel.
The finish lights up your senses with a beautiful bouquet of hops, but not too much. The beauty of this beer is truly in the balance.
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Finch’s Fascist Pig – Not your standard Red Ale.

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Finch’s Fascist Pig

 

Brewery: Finch’s
Beer: Fascist Pig
ABV: 8%
Rating: 4/5

 

Personal Review:
Need someone to cuddle with? Cozy on up to this malty masterpiece. This red ale is a bit of a rebel, but it has a soft spot. It defies a category of beer filled with generic, overly malty brews, and spices things up with some dry-hops (Palisade and Zythos). One sip and you’ll feel safe in the company of this brew. It will patiently listen to your worries and when you’re done venting, it will give you a light smack on the cheek to knock you out if it.

 

Technical Review:
This beer pours a slightly cloudy, amber color with a surprisingly white head in comparison to the color of the beer.
The aroma is sweet and fruity with hints of citrus accented with biscuit notes.
The mouthfeel is smooth with just a slight thickness.
The taste compliments the aroma. It is sweet with a slight biscuit flavor. You will also notice an apricot fruitiness.

The initial taste steps aside to reveal a nice finish. The finish is light and crisp with an inviting citrus flavor that perfectly follows slightly heavy malt body.

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21st Amendment Hell or High Watermelon – Review

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Brewery: 21st Amendment
Beer: Hell or High Watermelon
ABV: 4.9%
Rating: 1/5

 

Personal Review:
If you’re looking for a beer that will come home hyperventilating, and cry on your shoulder while telling you that it got picked on all day, this is your beer. The recipe is no secret for this brew. Step One: Create a generic flavorless Hefeweizen. Step Two: Add a bag of watermelon Jolly Ranchers. There is no reason to separate your love of fruit candy and Hefeweizens, just grab one of these brews.

 

Technical Review:
On initial pour this brew is a very light yellow-brown. The head is very white and has no staying power. A testament to the light consistency.
The aroma is slightly bitter and reminiscent of a light lager. The slightly sour aroma is followed by a hint of watermelon perfume.
The mouthfeel is thin and watery.
The taste is weak at first. You hardly know your drinking a beer. This is followed by a slight bitterness from the bittering hops..

The finish has a very chemical watermelon taste.

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Finch’s Secret Stache Stout – Review

Finchs Secret Stout… shhhh

Finch’s Secret Stache Stout

 

Brewery: Finch’s
Beer: Secret Stache Stout
ABV: 5.3%
Rating: 5/5

 

Personal Review:
This is a stout that will punch you in the mouth and still have the decency to tuck you in at night. It takes you on a journey that you will not readily forget. A journey through a desolate, burnt wasteland, and out to the promised land of sweet vanilla. If you have a mustache why not soak some up and keep it secret for later? I won’t tell.

 

Technical Review:
On initial pour this brew is a very dark brown almost black color with a tinge of red noticeable. The head is a medium brown color which dissipates within about 3 minutes.
In the aroma there are noticeable dark roasted grains with a slight hint of oak, and distinguished sweet vanilla notes.
The taste is decidedly of darkly roasted malt grains with a slight earthy nuttiness.
The mouthfeel is thick and velvety.
The finish is a slightly sweet vanilla chocolate flavor.
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