Wednesday, May 21, 2008
New Beer Tastings For June
BELL'S OBERON ALE
Comstock, MI, USA
Nicely-hopped for a wheat beer, but lacking any fruity resonance. Definitely a decent brew here, and a strong showing for Bell's, who I think are kinda hit-n-miss with their beers. Solid and drinkable.
LEINENKUGEL'S SUMMER SHANDY
Chippewa Falls, WI, USA
Light and simple, and definitely a Summer-style beer. Very light and lemonade-like in appearance, too. No complexity in flavor, and this one tastes like someone poured some sugary lemonade into a light beer. No, thanks.
BLUE DAWG - WILD BLUE BLUEBERRY LAGER
Baldwinsville, NY, USA
Yummy deep-blue appearance, and an aroma of fresh, tasty blueberries. Looking forward to this one already! But the flavor is what's important, and this one comes across like an alcoholic grape soda. Weird and un-beerlike. And not very good at all.
NEGRA MODELO DARK
A decent, if unremarkable beer, mild, malty, and really sort of bland. Dark caramel appearance. Ideal for spicier foods, though (like Mexican), though, so this one gets by.