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Reviews for 2019

July 2019 - New Release Beer

July 2019 - New Release Beer
This month's Beer feature is New Release Beer

New Release Beer Reviews

Cervecería Kross 110 Minutos Scottish-Style Ale
93 points
Medium brick red color. Inviting, complex, smoky, savory aromas of caramel syrup, deli turkey breast, carrot cake, and vanilla custard with a round, soft, finely carbonated, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a warming, complex, medium-length chocolate cupcake, chocolate malt ball candy, smoky hickory chips, and roasted carrots finish. A complex, spicy, inviting beer for sipping in a dark bar on a rainy day.
Damm Brewery Daura Damm Gluten-Free Lager
92 points
Pale golden yellow color. Grassy, clean aromas of arepa, fresh cotton, and bakery bread with a soft, shy, finely carbonated, dryish light body and a graceful, fleeting sourdough bread crust, lemon cookie, chalk, and cornmeal finish. Refreshingly light and smooth, an excellent gluten-free option that would appeal to any beer drinker.
Carolina Brewery American IPA
90 points
Pale amber color. Citrusy, clean, hoppy, inviting aromas of orange oil, pine sap, black currants, and bruised green onion with a soft, fizzy, dry-yet-fruity light body and a silky, short orange glazed bread, fresh cut grass, pencil shavings, and dial soap finish. An IPA packed with aromatics but easy on the bitterness for those new to the style.
Cervecería Kross K15 Experimental Chilean Grape Ale
87 points
Pale golden yellow color. Sulfurous, grassy, green aromas of omelet, minerals, pizzelle cookies, and cloves with a syrupy, shy, finely carbonated, moderately sweet medium-to-full body and a smooth, breezy sprouting barley, lemon cookie, ginger, and allspice finish. Complex spiced beer to share with friends who like something a little different.
Okanagan Spring Brewery King Eddy Pilsner
87 points
Pale light gold color. Herbal aromas of dried grass, slate, dried herbs, and lemongrass with a soft, fizzy, dry medium body and an even, short sourdough, water cracker, fresh-cut grass, and melon rind finish. A crisp, clean pilsner for sunny days and backyard cookouts.
Okanagan Spring Brewery Forgotten Farmhouse Ale
85 points
Pale golden yellow color. Minerally, peppery aromas of white pepper, dried hay, slate, and fresh herbs with a soft, shy, finely carbonated, thin body and a smooth, medium-length croissant, lemon tart, grassy hop, and wet soil finish. An introductory-level saison for hop heads who want to veer into Belgian territory.
Okanagan Spring Brewery Switchback Summer Ale
83 points
Bright yellow color. Fruity, floral aromas of hi-c fruit juice, raspberry tea, fruit snacks, and lettuces with a tannic, soft, spritzy, fruity light body and a smooth, medium-length grapefruit juice, faint mint, eucalyptus, and lemon-lime soda finish. An absolutely delicious beer that doesn’t fit the golden ale style; think of this as the serious beer drinkers radler and grab a second one.