Derniere Volonte: 7.0 – That smells very interesting, and the taste matches. Its sort of banana but a more cocoa like. You can claim the abbey style is doing this to what should be a blonde, but this is unlike a typical blonde.. it’s closer to a quad in some respects but not fully. Tastes nice though.
Price Average: $10
CSB Extra Special Bitter Ale: 2.0 – Because we are a factual site, we must inform you that CSB is not a beer term, but in fact stands for “Crotch Sniffing Bastard” a reference to a dog named Ben. Also because we are a factual site we have to state that this beer is shite. You could say the ESB style is there, and the malty-ness is as well, but no. This beer tastes awful, is not easy to drink – and those are the facts.
Price Average: $6
Here at the Lounge we always have a certain kind of sadness when we decide to buy something that’s a little more ‘top-shelf-y’ than our usual quest to find those spirits great for value. We know spending $50 or so might work out one way, but even then – at what cost. This is what makes seeing spirits like the below for under $30 seem so intriguing, and while overall it falters – there is a light at the end of the tunnel.
Oppigards Well-Hopped Lager: 7.0 – It has a sweet tartness to it and a sort of BBQ sauce flavor aftertaste. Despite the uniqueness and overall quality though, it feels like this would be better served in a sauce or other form of cooking.
Price Average: $6
Back in my day you only called yourself a bourbon if you came from the right county in Kentucky. It was like our own American champagne or cognac, and while biased – better than the both of those. In fairness there isn’t anything in Vermont aside from trees, and while their hicks might be different than southern hicks – they’re hicks all the same.
Old Ale: 6.0 – It’s a dark and decadent beer, but its a little flat carbonation wise. Overall I am not a fan, but I see how a seasonal change would make this better and more desirable beer.
Price Average: $14