Allagash Saison: 7.0 - It’s like a nice spicy Allagash White – which is very much not anything against it. This is certainly very drinkable as far as spiced beers go, but it’s not as powerful as some others I’ve had and prefer.
Google Shop Average: Allagash Saison $11 for 4-Pack
Collaboration not Litigation: 4.0 - It’s mostly bland, but it’s also got a taste to it that’s not terribly pleasant. You expect collab beers to be more mellow, but even then this just isn’t terribly great.
Google Shop Average: Collaboration not Litigation $9
We’ve never actually reviewed Glenlivet, so apologies on starting with the 15 year. Personally while I find the 15 much better than the 12 – it’s the 16 Year Nadurra is my favorite (the later years are okay, but are a bit too overpriced.) Overall though Glenlivet is likely one of my favorite scotches that you can find almost everywhere.
Prelude: 5.0 - Even Shipyard is not immune to a bourbon barrel aged beer mellowing out whatever taste was there to the point where you no longer enjoy the beer. This is simply mild and lacks any sort of gravitas, which considering this was a Shipyard big beer – I really wanted that.
Google Shop Average: Prelude $15
Bear Republic Red Rocket Ale: 5.0 - Based on how much I really enjoyed their Big Bear Black Stout, I was hoping for another winner here, and while it’s certainly not a loser – it’s mostly just an average red ale. Which is sad.
Google Shop Average: Bear Republic Red Rocket Ale $6
Deanston was something we found at one of the rare Whiskey Wednesday events that we actually have been able to go to, and it’s something we’ve come back to a few times. For those unaware Whiskey Wednesday’s is a meeting at Julio’s Liquors which basically involves them opening their basement to a bunch of whiskey tastings (god we wish we lived closer)
Saratoga Lager: 5.0 - The standard fare from Olde Saratoga Brewing Company flagship beer, which really is trying to beat Samuel Adams Old Fizziwig Ale for most beer-y beer that’s so… beer.
Google Shop Average: Saratoga Lager $10 for 6-pack
Smuttynose Fashionably Old Ale: 6.0 - Sadly much like Ry(e)an Ale, this is another Julio’s Liquors exclusive, even more sad though is that when we went in expecting something as nice as Ryean, we were met with a beer that tried to be so many things, but ultimately failed to live up to what we wanted it to be, or what it could have been
Google Shop Average: Smuttynose Fashionably Old Ale $ (No clue w/o being there again)
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