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Reviews for 2020

March 2020 - New Release Beer

March 2020 - New Release Beer
This month's Beer feature is New Release Beer

New Release Beer Reviews

Burleigh Brewing Co. Burleigh Smokin Lager
90 points
Walnut color. Aromas of smoked walnuts, dark chocolate, artisan banana loaf, black licorice, and autumn leaves with a velvety, vibrant, effervescent, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a tingling, complex, medium-long luxury cigarettes and chocolate mousse finish. A dense but finely balanced Rauchbier with delicate smoky notes and decadent flavors of roasty malt.
Hopping Nomad Hopping Nomad IPA
89 points
Light gold color. Aromas and flavors of under-ripe apricot, peach yogurt, soursop, jicama, and leafy greens with a satiny, vibrant, effervescent, dryish light-to-medium body and a seamless, intriguing, medium-long finish with nuances of hints of banana cream, dried mango, and watermelon rind finish. A well-balanced, flavorful session IPA that over-delivers for the category.
Vista Bay Coconut Mango Hard Seltzer
89 points
Silver color. Aromas and flavors of white peach, ripe honeydew melon, and mango curd with a supple, bright, effervescent, dry light body and a sleek, breezy finish imparting notes of apricot chutney finish. Gentle stone fruit flavors in a crushable bubbly package.
89 points $5.99
Vista Bay Black Cherry Hard Seltzer
88 points
Silver color. Aromas and flavors of cherry taffy, hints of circus peanuts, and marzipan with a effervescent, dryish light body and a graceful, medium-length finish. Bold aromas and lasting flavor make this cherry seltzer stand out.
Burleigh Brewing Co. Burleigh Bock
87 points
Dark copper color. Aromas of green apples with caramel, hints of bubblegum, cherry cordials, and crisp gingerbread with a satiny, lively, effervescent, off-dry medium body and a warming, medium-length cajeta, whole wheat crackers, and ripe melon finish. A warming, dense Bock with lots of fruity esters to discover.
Burleigh Brewing Co. Mid Tide Pale Ale
85 points
Gold color. Hoppy aromas and flavors of juicy mango candies, apricot jam, tangerine, and fruity panettone with a satiny, bright, effervescent, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a graceful, amusing, medium-length finish manifesting touches of toasted pine nuts and dried apricot and pineapple finish. The Pale Ale for those that adore the aromatics of American hops, but desire a less bitter sipping experience.
Brecken Bock Lager
84 points
Burnt sienna color. Aromas and flavors of chocolate-covered toffee, toasted pumpernickel, carob, and nuts in caramel with a silky, crisp, dryish light body and a smooth, refreshing, medium-length finish with suggestions of washed rind cheese on peppered sourdough cracker finish. A light but malty Bock that offers a toasty sipping experience.
Burleigh Brewing Co. Bighead No-carb Lager
84 points
Golden yellow color. Aromas of dinner rolls, savory herbs, cheddar, and lemon with a slightly chewy, spritzy, dryish light body and an even, brisk parchment, asparagus, dough, and black tea finish. A light but toothsome reduced calorie lager that satisfies.