Tag: Beer

Mar 19 2009

Magic Hat #9

While having dinner at Da Vinci’s Pub in Collegeville, PA, I browsed the beer selection, and choose a different beer each time.  The first beer I decided upon was Magic Hat #9.  Although I am not a big fan of fruit beers, this brew was well balanced and the citrus flavor in the beer did …

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Mar 10 2009

Tröegs Dead Reckoning Porter

First off… damn good dark beer!  Tröegs Dead Reckoning Porter is hands-down the best porter I have had…ever.  If someone has had better, please let me know, because this beer has become my new benchmark.  The beer pours a nice dark brown with a thick tan-colored head.  The beer is solid with a robust roasted …

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Mar 02 2009

Sierra Nevada ESB

I have thought about trying the Sierra Nevada ESB (Early Spring Beer) for quite awhile since I think their Pale Ale is most excellent.  I happened to be in Molly Maguire’s last Friday for a after work get-together and they had it on draft.  I had a couple of pints and it was very, very …

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Jan 25 2009

Michelob Craft Collection

I picked up a case of the Michelob Craft Collection a couple of weeks ago.  The collection includes an Irish Red, Pale Ale, Porter, and an Oktoberfest styled Marzen. I rated the Pale Ale lower than the other beers.  In comparison with other Pale Ales, Bass, Sierra Nevada, etc.  The body and hoppiness of the …

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Nov 14 2008

John Labatt Signature Porter and Red Amber Lager

My friend at the local beer distributor gave me a sample of John Labatt Signature Porter and Red Amber Lager. Both were very decent beers that I would drink again if given the opportunity. Here’s the Porter and Red Amber Lager reviews from RateBeer.com.

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Nov 14 2008

Tetley’s English Ale

My buddy at the beer distributor gave me a sample of Tetley’s English Ale. The can contains a widget similar to a a Guinness Draught and pours with the same type of carbonation and frothy head. The main difference is the color; the Tetley’s is a light caramel brown with a pale yellow head. The …

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May 11 2008

Cooper’s Premium Lager

I had this beer at Outback Steakhouse.  Decent beer but had very little head.  At least it came in a brown bottle.  I would get it again. Here’s the review from RateBeer.com.

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May 10 2008

DAB Original

This showed up at the beverage store and I decided to try it. I am very skeptical about beers in green bottles, but there good beers in green bottles, e.g., Pilsner Urquell, so I do not avoid them completely. I poured this beer into an English pint glass. It pours a pale golden yellow with …

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May 02 2008

Carlow O’Haras Irish Red

I had seen this beer at the beverage store and have always meant to try it. The $45/case price tag was a bit of a deterrent. I usually buy Guinness when I choose to drop that kind of coin for beer, but I figured what the hell. The beer pours a reddish copper with white …

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Apr 26 2008

James Boag’s Premium Lager

I had this beer at Outback Steakhouse. Nothing special about it. I have not been real impressed with Australian beers. I guess every country has their own brand of Budweiser. Here’s the review from RateBeer.com.

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