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  • Samuel Adams Hallertau Imperial Pilsner

    Bright light orange colour with some chill haze. Generous eggshell-white head falls to about 1/8" layer. Appetizing aroma of floral hops with light fruity character. Full body with a creamy, rich, velvety texture and very fine, light carbonation. Crackery malt with soft, floral hop notes. Bitternes...
  • North Coast Brewing Red Seal Ale

    Pours a coppery-orange with a very faint haze. The off-white head falls quickly to a collar and thin layer with various-sized bubbles. Delicious aroma of tangy citrusy hops, reminiscent of orange marmalade. Medium body with effervescent carbonation. Big flavours of bitter orange over toasty caramel...
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  • North Coast Brewing Old Rasputin Russian Imperial Stout

    Opaque black appearance with a thin head the colour of espresso crema. Intense aroma of coffee with hints of burnt toast and bittersweet chocolate. Very fine and spritzy carbonation lightens the mouthfeel up front. Fairly full body with a smooth & creamy texture. Luscious, roast and bitter charact...
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  • Stone Old Guardian Barley Wine Style Ale - 2009

    Poured into a snifter, it has a hazy orange-amber hue with a short-lived cream-coloured head. No sign of bubbles. Aroma of orangey citrus, sweet, candyish malt, and alcohol. Smells like dessert! Velvety-smooth texture with full body. Starts out sweet and malty with caramel, toffee, and or...
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  • Founder's Double Trouble Imperial IPA

      Pours a bright honey gold hue with a chill haze. The off-white head falls quickly to a thin layer and collar with a patch of medium and large bubbles. Leaves some lace on the glass. Aroma of American hops with piney and citric notes, some floral character, and an almost candyish edge. V...
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  • Tasting Notes - Schneider Weisse

    I roused the yeast sediment at the bottom of the bottle and served it with the beer. Pours a very cloudy deep burnished gold-to-pale amber with a generous pillow of near-white foam that subsides to an 1/8" layer. Aroma of pale malt with fruity (some banana & Juicy Fruit) & clovey notes. ...
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  • Tasting Notes - Avery Maharaja Imperial IPA

      Pours a gorgeous coppery-orange, brilliant and clear, with an eggshell coloured head that falls to a collar and large foamy patch. Massive American hop aroma, with orange peel and pine. Full bodied with a velvety, creamy texture. Enormous hops on the palate - loads of citrus peel and resinou...
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