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Pete’s Wicked Wanderlust Cream Ale

Posted by dugpark on January 17, 2009

Time to catch up on the ol’ bloggy blog so I sat down with a few new ones… Pete’s Wicked Wanderlust Cream Ale was on the list and ready to be consumed. 

The label on this one is pretty darn cool.  Pete’s does a fine job in creating an eye catching and artistic image to sell the beer and it did come into play a bit, I must admit.  I know, I know… don’t judge a book by its cover.  Don’t worry… won’t happen.

From the bottle:

“Pete’s Wicked Wanderlust Cream Ale is a light amber brew with a rhapsody of cluster hops and select Munich and wheat malts. The rich, creamy taste invites you on a journey of wonderment and intrigue. Sit back. Enjoy the ride.”

“Velvety smooth cream ale offering endless fascination.”

For the tasting, this beer pours a very light color with a small head… The nose smells sweet and I can catch a hint of caramel. The body is sweet and malty and very mellow with no real hint of cream, but definitely smooth. Finish is very mediocre and short lived. Overall, though, a very drinkable brew.

JBB6 Rating: Will Buy Again

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Lagunitas Sirius

Posted by dugpark on October 6, 2008

I know this is a spring/summer beer, but I hadn’t made it to it yet and I like Lagunitas, so deal with it.  Lagunitas Sirius, while having no official page on their site is a seasonal variety that comes to us from our friends in California. 

Sirius has a copper pour with a creamy white 1 inch head.  The first hit is from the hoppy nose with definite fruit undertones… very nice.  The bitterness of the hops hits hard at first but immiediately mellows out and leaves you with a creamy middle and end.  The finish isn’t too abrupt or mellow, though, as this fine brew leaves my tastes buds with a fine memory of its hoppy, bitter goodness.  7.0 ABV.

Good review over at men.style.com.

JBB6 Rating: For the Win

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Summer Solstice Cerveza Crema

Posted by simonpo on July 23, 2008

Doug seemed to really rate this beer when he was at the Washington Brewers Festival a few weeks back, and I was pleased and happy to track down a bottle at my temporary Californian hideout last week. What am I talking about? Why, Anderson Valley Brewing Company’s Summer Solstice Cerveza Crema, of course…

Billed as “a silky, creamy dream, perfect as a warm weather beer”, this is another of AVBC’s creations that lives up to it’s promise. The first thing that struck me was the colour – darker than I’d expected, this truly is a copper-colourd pint. Second was the aroma – although it’s not hugely strong, you could definitely smell the alcohol in here, and that’s no bad thing. Third was the flavour: if I’m honest, the first sip wasn’t instantly impressive – but boy, did that change quickly.

What surprised me was how drinkable this beer became as I got into it. Really velvety on the tongue, insanely smooth, possibly one of the most more-ish beers I’ve ever had the pleasure to drink. With a spicy, almost orangey tang and a sweet follow-through that leaves you refreshed but wanting more, I’m now going to have to go in search of… more.

Wish I’d bought six when I had the chance.

 

JBB6 Rating: For the Win

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Hale’s Cream Ale

Posted by dugpark on March 19, 2008

Dug = failed… I missed a day on the blog.  I was so tired when I made it home last night that I just went to bed and crashed… no computer… no blog.  I will have you know, however, that I did drink plenty of beer… so that part was covered and boy was it covered right! 

Last night we went to the Tap House Grill in Bellevue.  If you have been there or to someplace similar, you will know how outstanding this type of place is for beer lovers.  These folks have 160 beers on tap, all lined up on the wall.  I started with a Chimay and then went for the Hale’s Cream Ale and stopped there for about the next 5 beers.  They were extremely smooth and had a great flavor.  I finally ended by finishing off a friends Pyramid Apricot Weizen that he didn’t like… shame on him, good for me. :)

So, about the Hale’s Cream Ale… it came in a wheat beer glassand had a milky complexion starting about half way up the glass that blended in to the thick head.  It was a light golden color, nearly blonde, and the milky complexion settled out a bit over time.  It actually lived up to its name… this beer is truly a cream beer with a creamy texture on the tongue and a silky smooth move through the mouth and down the gullet.  Overall an outstandingly easy beer to drink.

JBB6 Rating: For the Win

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No picture for this one… I took it with my phone and emailed it to myself, but my phone sucks and the pictures came through blank.  Maybe I need to start a send us free phones page…

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