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Rock Lager

Posted by dugpark on October 8, 2010

Ah Estonia… I traveled to Tallinn a few years back and let me tell you… it is a great city.  Great people, great culture, great history.  This brew took me back to that time, so I hoped the taste would match the memories… and… it didn’t.  But… still brought back good memories.  Overall smell is very strong lager, taste is a bit more mild, but finish is overwhelming.

5.3% ABV
Saku Brewery

JBB6 Rating: Middle of the Road


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Whistler Premium Export Lager

Posted by dugpark on October 8, 2010

Wow has it been a long time… figure I need to pick back up with the coming of the cold months… not much else to do around here other than watch the rain.

So… Whistler Premium Export Lager brings me back to a couple of years ago in Whistler, BC… I loved it then and I love it now.  Smooth and easy to drink, has a great taste… this is how a lager should be.  All the flavor with none of the skunk.

JBB6 Rating: For the Win

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San Miguel Cerveza Negra

Posted by dugpark on September 20, 2009

My second brew on the trip, San Miguel Cerveza Negra comes at us from the black lager category.  Enjoyed this brew with some peanut mix at the bar in the Shang and will definitely be going back for more.  Very well balanced between light and dark, this dark lager is refreshing, easy to drink, and goes down smooth, morning or night.

JBB6 Rating: Will Buy Again


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Port Brewing Hot Rocks Lager

Posted by dugpark on August 5, 2009

Port Brewing Hot Rocks Lager lives up to its name in going old school for heating the wort with hot racks vs a burner.  This dark lager was made the old way, so it some responct.  Regardless, though, at the end of the day was it any good???

I say yes!!  This Dark lager has a strong and typical nose, nice head, leading into a dark amber color. Malt aroma is definitely there but not harsh.  Overall a smooth and solid finish.

JBB6 Rating: Will Buy Again


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Full Sail Session Black

Posted by dugpark on July 19, 2009

Brought to you from the folks at Full Sail in commemoration of their 10th anniversary as an employee-owned brewery, Full Sail Session Blackfollows in the footsteps of the original Session Lager (which we actually don’t have on the blog yet).  This time around, they were going for more of a dark malt/chocolate spin, but keeping it light and easy to drink (Session… duh…) in lager style.

I have to say… I brought this one out to the ‘sac last night and received a ration of shit from around the fire.  “Drinking some cough medicine, Dug?”  “You need a nipple for your little baby bottle?”  and so on and so forth… at the end of it, I didn’t really care, though, because I would be proud to call this little bottle ‘mine’ any day.

As far as the taste goes, this really is a pretty solid little dark lager.  Not much of a head to go on, but nice lite aroma on the nose and dark, dark amber coloring as you hold it up to the light… almost like root beer (but don’t let the kids try it).  The body is light and easy to drink… roasted coffee and dark chocolate are evident… I can’t catch the citrus that is supposed to be there, but I will take their word for it.  Decent carbonation and the finish is well balanced. 

Overall a solid little brew that may get you made fun of a little but will be worth it in the end.

JBB6 Rating: Will Buy Again


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Full Sail LTD 02

Posted by dugpark on May 7, 2009

Full Sail’s LTD Lager comes to us this year with Recipe 02… ooohhh… recipe 02… anyhow… not a bad little ditty, but not something I will be seeking out again. Only reason to buy is if they change the recipe… see if I like it then. Definitely not as bad as some of the American Macro lagers, but not something I really enjoyed either. Color is orange, head is short, body is lager for sure but they were able to smooth out the end of the body and into the finish so it doesn’t tasty skunky or bitter… as much… still there, though.

JBB6 Rating: Middle of the Road


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Port Brewing Midnight Sessions Lager

Posted by dugpark on February 23, 2009

A sweet little diddy that fell right in line with the dark english ales we were pouring for the night.  Port Brewing Midnight Sessions Lager comes to us from our friends in California, Port Brewing Company, where we have taste a couple of fine brews.  This one comes through with roasted malt and coffee and keeps everything really clean and simple.  Pour is dark, head is light and creamy, nose is light, body is dark, finish is dark… a pretty dark beer overall… :)  At 5.0% ABV, this is a light weight beer but I wouldn’t turn it down if you offered me a drink…

JBB6 Rating: Middle of the Road


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Henry Weinhard’s Classic Dark

Posted by dugpark on February 7, 2009

Henry Weinhard’s Classic Dark… Definitely dark, mini-head. Light on the nose with malt hitting slightly. Flavor is super mild… really nothing to it… makes it very easy to drink but not really very satisfying. Very approachable for a dark beer (but would expect that from a dark lager), especially for those that don’t normally like dark beer. For me, though, I like the rug to match the curtains and this one is just too much of a dichotomy.

JBB6 Rating: Middle of the Road


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Scuttlebutt Tripel 7 Belgian Style Ale

Posted by dugpark on January 6, 2009

Many beers into the night and Scuttlebutt Tripel 7 Belgian Style Ale came up for review.  This one surprised me a bit, to be honest… I don’t know what I was expecting, but the color and small head just didn’t scream Belgian to me… but hey… you can’t read a book by its cover or judge a beer by the same principle, so we dove in.  There is no doubt about it… this is a Belgian-style beer but they dance on light feet when it comes to the use of yeast.  I would more describe this as a lager-like Belgian-style brew with the crisp clean finish that is probably more suited to the summer months than the cold nights of winter.  That being said, it was a solid ale that puts a different twist on the genre and it is one I would definitely buy again if I saw it in the store.

JBB6 Rating: Will Buy Again


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Samuel Adams Black Lager

Posted by dugpark on December 30, 2008

This one baffles me a bit and I don’t know what to think… on the one had I like it, but on the other it is just plain wierd.  Samuel Adams Black Lager is part of their Brewmaster’s Collection and comes at you with a dark pour and all of the appearances of a good, solid dark beer.  It has a chocolate and coffee nose, and a nice foamy little head… but the taste is where it turns on you like a rabid wildabeast, showing that it isn’t really dark at heart… it is a lager with a light body, a slight bitterness, and some smokey undertones that put icing on the cake.  I can’t quite get past the fact that this beer doesn’t quite know where to balance the lager vs. the dark characteristics, though, unfortuneately, so it has to go middle of the road.

JBB6 Rating: Middle of the Road


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