Posted by dugpark on April 30, 2008
A weight was lifted today. I made it through something that has been heavy on my mind and so, I wanted to cap it off with something a little more sophisticated than normal. Ok… really… wine isn’t necessarily more sophisticated than beer (IMO), but it just sounds fancier, doesn’t it?
So, BridgePort Old Knucklehead graced my glass tonight. Bridgeport Brewery hasn’t really done that great on this blog. Their brown and their pale ale were just ok… I might have to change my opinion, though, after tasting tonight’s beer.
This Old Knucklehead comes from a long tradition of Old Knuckleheads and I am proud to say that tonights (012) is the newest of the bunch… even newer than what they have on their website (011). This version is slightly higher in alcohol content (10% ABV) and doesn’t have some guy on the front.
As far as taste goes, Old Knucklehead is strong, very strong. You can notice the it has “legs” when you swirl it around the glass. I tasted it at 53.7 °F tonight and it had very strong malt and hops with what I swear is somewhat of a rice wine flavor to it. Next time I should taste it with some sake… Good head, great dark amber color. A beer that you don’t guzzle… this one is meant to drink slow and for maximum enjoyment. Overall a great beer.
JBB6 Rating: Will Buy Again
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Posted by dugpark on February 28, 2008
It has been a long week. We have been working 12 hour days in an effort to address some business that needs to be taken care of and there just hasn’t been a lot of down time. I basically work, come home and spend some limited time with the family, drink a beer and blog about it, then go to bed. :)
So, I don’t feel bad in saying tonight was a good break from Diet Dr. Pepper with some tasty brews to go along with dinner. The first of the night just happened to be BridgePort Blue Heron Pale Ale. No glass to pour into, so you get the staight-out-of-the-bottle review.
Overall, this Pale Ale gets a similar review to the one I provided of their BridgePort Beer Town Brown. While it had flavor, the flavor just wasn’t anything spectacular. It was super average with no distinguishing flavor and with random and undecidable undertones and aftertaste that just leave you feeling a bit like you have dry mouth.
The best thing BridgePort has going for it so far is their labels are pretty kick-ass.
JBB6 Rating: Middle of the Road
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Posted by dugpark on February 3, 2008
Things shouldn’t still be spinning, but unforntunately, that is kind of where we are at. This post didn’t happen last night do to an impromptu get-together with some neighbors and way too much alcohol.
What I do remember is that this BridgePort’s Beer Town Brown was the beer to kick it all off and, quite honestly, not the best choice I could have gone with. While I do generally like the brown ale category, this one dissappointed me. Primarily because there was no distinguishing flavor. It almost tasted like a watered down version of a regular brown ale, which just isn’t cool.
Now, my neighbor Dave said it wasn’t that bad, but hey… to each his or her own, right?
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