Tasting three Oktoberfest Marzen’s this afternoon; Alesmith Aleschmidt Oktoberfest, Sierra Nevada Oktoberfest and Avery, The Kaiser imperial Oktoberfest lager. Alesmith and Sierra clock in at 5.5% ABV, where Avery’s imperial version,, The Kaiser, clocks in at 8% ABV.
…at home. Found what appears to be my last one in the back of da fridge…yay beer!
Quite happy with this 6% ABV West-Coast IPA from Sierra Nevada. Nose is a nice balance of hops and malts. Has nice hop flavors over medium body base with no malty sweetness.
…come on!, it’s a Celebration (fresh hop IPA). The most wonderful time of the year…fresh hop beer season.
A bit to much malty, almost caramel like, sweetness for my tastebuds at the moment. Not bad enough to dump, but likely won’t invest in another bottle this year.
I greatly enjoyed this offering from Sierra Nevada. The pale malt body is quite different than most of their choices, and showcases the hop characteristics well. Pleasent mild bitterness, with juicy flavors of citrus and freshly cut grass.
While it is true, I’ve not had Torpedo in a while.. .I’m enjoying this offering more than I recall liking Torpedo. Lighter malt I’m thinking. And it has that 8% ABV thing going for it.
Yep, it’s that time of year again…Brussels sprouts stalks, and wet hop beers…oh, and Sierra Nevada’s Celebration IPA on shelves while it lasts.
I liked it. The pale malt body with no malty sweetness makes it different from most Sierra Nevada IPA category offerings. Pleasant hop flavors.
An annual treat from the fine folks at Sierra Nevada Brewing Company.