Review: Arbor Brewing Phat Abbot Belgian Dubbel

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Arbor Brewing says: “Deep mahogany with a rich complex palate. Toffee, toasted malts, dried dark fruits, and sweet candy sugar balanced by a subtle earthy, woodsy quality and spicy hops.” Arbor Brewing Phat Abbot Belgian Dubbel Dubbel, 8% ABV Sayeth the Guys Ryan: I’ve always had mixed feelings about Belgian Dubbel’s.  I love the idea of the style, with the …

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Review: Buckeye Beer

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Maumee Bay Brewing says: “Crafted with the finest ingredients, this historic hometown brew dates back to 1838. With a sparkling dry taste it is a fine light beer with all the qualities of greatness.” Maumee Bay Brewing Buckeye Beer Czech Pilsner, 5.2 % ABV Sayeth the Guys: Ryan: As I reached in to my father-in-law’s “beer fridge” I thought to …

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Review: Dragonmead Final Absolution Trippel

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Dragonmead says “The very high gravity of this beer is balanced by the smoothness of its finish. Banana and Clove aromas come from the Belgian yeast strain combining with the generous dose of Belgian Candi Sugar. The Saaz hops help to give this beer a balanced bitterness with no noticeable hop aroma.” Dragonmead Final Absolution Trippel Tripel, 8.5% ABV Sayeth …

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Review: Arbor Brewing Olde Number 22 Alt Bier

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Arbor Brewing says: “A very drinkable dark ale. Smooth, malty and well-balanced; dry without being too bitter, and full-flavored without being too heavy. Very subtle smoky hints.” Arbor Brewing Olde Number 22 Alt Bier Altbier, 5% ABV Sayeth the Guys Ryan: For a bit of background, an Altbeir is the German’s version of a brown ale; a well-balanced blend of …

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Review: Short’s Sustenance Black Beer

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Short’s says: Black is the beer, but soft and sweet on the palate. Rich flavor stems from roasted and dark caramel grains. Sustenance is a very delightful and easy drinking lager with strong emphasis on the balanced malt profile. Short’s Sustenance Black Beer Schwarzbier, ?% ABV Sayeth the Guys Ryan: Sorry about the lack of a picture of the beer …

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Review: Short’s The Golden Rule

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Short’s says: This beer is light tasting with the malt and hops melding beautifully, for a clean easily drinkable session brew.  Hops are light, but ever present and loaded with an earthy perfume with hop oils and resins that intrigue the palette.  Its designed to provide ultimate satisfaction to someone who really appreciates it. Short’s The Golden Ale English IPA, …

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Review: Victory Old Horizontal

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Victory says: “A luxurious, warming barleywine rich with aromatic hops and dark, candied fruit character that hides its epic strength masterfully.” Victory Old Horizontal American Barleywine, 11% ABV Sayeth the Guys Ryan: Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a schooner at Paddy Long’s in Chicago, Old Horizontal appears redish-brown in color with a gorgeous, fluffy tan head that clings …

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Review: New Belgium Eric’s Ale

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New Belgium says: “A sour beer for those who don’t like sour beers. And a fruit beer for those who don’t like fruit beers.” New Belgium Erik’s Ale American Wild Ale, 7% ABV Sayeth the Guys: Ryan: I have had this beer on tap multiple times.  Essentially, anytime I’ve run across it – I’ve ordered it. Each time it has …