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Reviews for 2015

June 2015 - New Release Beer

June 2015 - New Release Beer
This month's Beer feature is New Release Beer

New Release Beer Reviews

Sierra Blanca Brewing Co. "Alien" Milk Stout
93 points
Opaque ebony color. Delicate, smoky aromas of smoked meats and nuts and black coffee with an even, bright, spritzy, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a tingling, appealing, medium-length sprouts, chocolate cream, crackers, and minerals finish. A toothsome and highly drinkable sweet stout.
14th Star Brewing Co. "A_Dog" Brown Ale
92 points
Clear brown color. Mild aromas of roasted nuts and cocoa with a supple, bright, spritzy, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a sleek, engaging, medium-length pumpernickel toast and roasted nuts finish. A super sessionable brown ale.
Sierra Blanca Brewing Co. "Alien" Amber Ale
91 points
Amber color. Bright, fruity aromas of fruit leather and honeyed lemon scone with a supple, crisp, finely carbonated, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and an effortless, interesting, short kiwi, bibb lettuce, and honey butter finish. A solid quaffer.
14th Star Brewing Co. "Tribute" Double IPA
90 points
Clear gold color. Lively, spicy, herbal aromas of grilled pineapple, herb pepper bread, and grapefruit custard with an vibrant, effervescent, off-dry medium-to-full body and a warming, interesting, medium-length bitter greens, pepper, herbs, and cucumber finish. A rich and tasty imperial ipa with nice balance and drinkability.
Sierra Blanca Brewing Co. "Bone Chiller" Brown Ale
89 points
$8.49
Nearly opaque dark brown color. Bright, grainy, attractive aromas of roasted nuts, caramelized dried fruits, and mocha pastry with a supple, crisp, finely carbonated, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a tingling, medium-length banana custard, cocoa, and roasted citrus finish. A rock solid English brown ale with lots of traditional pub table appeal.
89 points $8.49
14th Star Brewing Co. "Maple Breakfast" Stout
88 points
Dark brown black color. Bright, complex, confected roasted aromas of cocoa powder and toasted nut bread with a glycerous, vibrant, effervescent, off-dry medium body and a smooth, breezy coffee, arugula, and turnip finish. A nicely balanced, understated chocolate stout.
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