A pilsner/lager man, a wheat beer fan, a hop junkie, and an overall beer enthusiast walk into a bar. The bartender says, “Wanna do a beer tasting?” Okay, okay, this isn’t really a joke. Our Thanksgiving tasting with our parents resulted in some pretty hilarious notes though…
Beer #1- Anthem Hops: Cider dry hopped with Oregon grown Cascade hops for over three weeks. 10 IBU, 5.5% ABV
Rachel says: I don’t taste the hops at all. It’s like sour apple juice.
Maddy says: On the cider sweetness spectrum this falls between dry ciders and Woodchuck.
Lee says: Pleasant color. Reminds me of wine.
Pam says: I love it. I might start taking this in my lunch.
Beer #2- Slyfox Pikeland Pils: Northern German-style pilsner brewed with German pils malt, hopped with German and Czech hops. 44 IBU, 4.9% ABV
Lee says: Love the smell, just like a classic beer. It’s delicious.
Maddy says: This tastes like sweaty socks.
Rachel says: More flavorful than the typical pilsner.
Pam says: It reminds me of keg beer at a frat party.
Beer #3- Ommegang Witte: Traditional Belgian-style wheat ale brewed with orange peel and coriander. 11 IBU, 5.2% ABV
Pam says: It smells like honey and lemon. Carbonated but not like the American Blonde.
Rachel says: The carbonation only kicks in at the end.
Maddy says: A little hefe-ish. Would be good with a citrus wedge.
Lee says: Tastes of orange and spices. I don’t like it.
Beer #4- New Belgium Trippel: Tripel Belgian-style ale spiced with a trace of coriander. 25 IBU, 7.8% ABV
Lee says: Love the bottle, but hate the beer.
Maddy says: Detect three different waves of flavor, the middle is like woah. The more I drink of it the more I like it.
Rachel says: I like it a lot. Has a strong, bitter finish.
Pam says: It makes me burp.
Beer #5- Ballast Point Sculpin: India pale ale hopped at five separate stages. 70 IBU, 7% ABV
Rachel says: The epitome of a beer.
Maddy says: Smells and tastes of grapefruit. So well-balanced. Stands up against strongly flavored food.
Lee says: Not my kind of beer, but I can respect it.
Pam says: (( is getting smashed at this point 😉 ))
Beer #6- Wild Wold Exquisitely Evil Ale: Ale brewed with 55+ pounds of hops, local honey, and citrus. 90+ IBU, 8% ABV
Lee says: Can smell the honey. Nice flavor.
Pam says: I especially pick up on the honey in the aftertaste.
Rachel says: Taste has a smokiness to it. Really good.
Maddy says: Love the bottle, so bad ass. Wild Wolf has never let me down yet. My favorite Cville brewery.