Beer 106/365 – Thirsty Dog Lunar Lager

Style: German Pilsener

Purchased at: Vintage Estate – Boardman Ohio

What makes this beer different: The most non lager tasting lager ever.

Will I be drinking this again: Maybe if it was the last beer on the moon

Grade: C-

2/22/2010: Ugh. So very disappointed by this beer. I love thirsty dog as they brew two of my favorite beers; Old Leghumper and Siberian Stout, but they really dropped the ball on this one. Not only did it not taste like the style AT ALL, but it just didn’t taste good for any style.

Lunar Lager pours out extremely hazy. Giant galaxies of yeast are suspended in the middle of the beer as if there was zero gravity in the liquid. I even let this beer sit for 10 minutes to see if the giant meteorites of yeast would settle, but they didn’t. Look at the picture… You can see the pile of sand on the bottom and the chunks floating around. The smell is sour as hell with no sign of hops at all, which is usually at the forefront for a German Pils. The taste is sour/spoiled lemons, and thats really about all. Its not the good kind of sour you usually get with a good beer either, its the spoiled sour type of taste. No sign of hops in the taste either. Mouthfeel is decent but not nearly good enough to bump this beers C- grading. Avoid this one, but it shouldn’t be hard as it was a one time experimental release. Also assuming not many people have tried it since there are only 6-7 reviews of it on BA.

Picture of the day: Now this is a good one. If men wrote Women’s magazine covers.

Published in: on February 22, 2010 at 2:29 pm  Comments (3)  
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Beer 8 – Siberian Night Imperial Stout

Style: Russian Imperial Stout

Purchased at: Vintage Estate

What makes this beer different: Smoothest stout I have ever tasted.

Will I be drinking this again: For sure

Grade: A+

11/16/09 Smoothest stout ever (that I have tried). Amazing how well it hides the 9% alcohol content. The smell is mostly roasted coffee. Huge roasted flavor to the Siberian Night with slight coffee/chocolate flavor. Mild smoke aftertaste. Mouthfeel is average for a stout.

There is a reason this is an award winning stout. If you have never tried it be sure to pick some up if its in your area.

Published in: on November 16, 2009 at 9:44 pm  Leave a Comment  
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