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Reviews for 2017

March 2017 - New Release Beer

March 2017 - New Release Beer
This month's Beer feature is New Release Beer

New Release Beer Reviews

John Lemon Belgian Wheat Ale
94 points
Hazy golden yellow color. Spicy, floral aromas and flavors of lavender, frosted lemon scone, tarragon and herbs de provence, and floral tea with a supple, vibrant, frothy, dryish medium-to-full body and a smooth, captivating, medium-long finish with notes of citrus spice cake, watercress, hint of pink pepper, and wheat wafer finish. A vivacious, nicely spiced, saison wheat ale that is sure to please.
Kabinet Cassius Stout
91 points
Black color. Aromas and flavors of dark nut toast, coffee, and dark chocolate with a supple, lively, finely carbonated, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a tingling, appealing, medium-length finish with notes of honey buttered rye crisp, toffee, and peppered frisee finish. A fun, snappy American style stout with a nice chocolatey malt backbone.
Two Roads Brewing Company Unorthodox Russian Imperial Stout
89 points
Opaque brown black color. Roasted, fruity aromas and flavors of chocolate covered citrus and peaches, chocolate biscotti, fruit salad, and grassy herbs and straw with a satiny, vibrant, finely carbonated, bittersweet medium-to-full body and a smooth, complex, medium-long finish that presents touches of praline, melon and white grape, orange tea, and peppered greens finish. A nice chocolate and fruit driven beer for slow sipping.
Kabinet SuperNova IPA
87 points
Hazy amber orange color. Tropical, alliaceous aromas of pineapple chutney, chocolate orange peels, pine blossoms and florist shop, and ramps and fried sage with a slightly chewy, bright, effervescent, dryish medium body and a medium toasted tomato-pepper focaccia and radishes finish. A fun mix of tropical and savory hop and malt flavors.
Kabinet Melisa Ale
86 points
Bright copper color. Herbal aromas and flavors of herb white pizza, roasted root vegetables, potpourri, and pine blossoms with a supple, crisp, effervescent, dry light-to-medium body and a tingling, interesting, medium-long finish displaying accents of peppered greens and honeyed citrus peels finish. A tasty, nicely hopped pale ale.
Kabinet Mandarina Bavaria Beer
85 points
Brilliant light gold color. Citrusy aromas and flavors of tangerine juice, fruit salad, and sage stuffing with a supple, crisp, dry-yet-fruity medium body and an even, appealing, medium-length finish displaying elements of nuts, mesclun, and toast finish. A very orange flavored beer with nice sessionability.
Bob Barley Rumble in the Jungle Almighty Porter
84 points
Hazy walnut color. Aromas and flavors of roasted chestnuts, dark cocoa, bbq woods and chips, and flat root beer with a soft, petillant, dryish light body and a tingling, brisk finish displaying impressions of fig bread crust, cooked greens, and root vegetables finish. A lightly smoky, chocolatey ale.
Kabinet Rufaro Ale
84 points
Brilliant golden amber color. Interesting, herbal aromas of singed lemon peel, alpine herbs and menthol mint, and mashed potatoes with a supple, bright, spritzy, dry light-to-medium body and a tingling, medium-length ginseng mint gum, espazote, and turnip finish. An exotically spicy and herbal beer.
Kabinet BrrKaaa APA
81 points
Minutely hazy old gold color. Alliaceous, tropical aromas and flavors of spiced mangoes and plantains, pineapple upside down cake, onion kaiser roll, and latex and soap with a supple, soft, spritzy, dryish light-to-medium body and a brisk finish that exhibits overtones of turnip and jicama, mineral water, and wet grass finish. An interesting mix of savory and tropical notes.