Posts Tagged ‘Greatness’

A few weeks ago my family left to the east coast for vacation. I was supposed to go but do to unforeseen circumstances I had to stay home. I couldn’t have wanted to go more but sometimes life just throws curveballs your way and you have to roll with them. I found this a good time to try a few different beers and become even better friends with Samuel Adams. There have been a couple of different Samuel Adams beers that I have reviewed on my blog in the past. As I try more of the beer from them, the more I enjoy the beers produced by them. This time around I tried their, “Stony Brook Red”, and it was fantastic. It is a beer that everyone can enjoy.

What lead me to try this beer was the bottle. I have came across many different bottles since I have started my blog but nothing like this one. So congrats on the great marketing team.

So when you first pop the cork on this beer you know what you are getting yourself into. You immediately smell the aromas of the fruit and the sweetness of the malts in this beer. But lets dive deeper into this beer.

Starting off, lets talk about what this beer is brewed with. The malts that are in this beer are two row pale malts, Munich dingemans special B and dingemans aromatic malts. The hops in this beer are of the Hallertau Mittelfrueh variety.  This beer is also brewed with a Belgian style top fermenting yeast. So that is just was is producing some of the great flavors that you are tasting when you are drinking this beer. But those ingrediants are only the beginning of the beer as well, what is the final product of those ingrediants will be sure to amaze you with every sip.

So after you pop the cork, the next step is to pour this beer into you favorite glass. This beer will pour to a dark reddish brown and like I said before this beer has a very sweet aroma to it. You will be able to smell the sweetness of the malts and a lot of the sweetness is also coming from the aroma of fruits. When I tried this beer the fruit that came to the top of my head was pear along with some dark fruits such as berries as well. It really depends on your nose to what you will smell exactly.  Then when you take your first sip you will get what you expect after smelling this beer. The beer has a sweet taste to it that has a lot of fruit accents in it. However, that is only part of the taste. You will of course get the sweetness of the malts, and the best park is the slight hint of the oak that comes from this beer aged in oak barrels and that hint of oak is what makes this beer fantastic.

So like I said this beer is surely going to be enjoyed by everyone. I say that because this beer has sweetness, tartness and a little bit of sour. This beer is not bitter at all and goes down really smooth. If you are having this beer with a meal I recommend that you try this beer with mussels you will be amazed at the way they pair together.

I recommend you try this beer in the very near future.



Since obesity has become such an issue in the United States more and more people are eating healthier than they every used to. A big part of eating healthy and a big trend in the United States is eating organic food. Well I have good news for beer drinkers that want to go organic. There is organic beer out there for each and every one of you.

The producer of the organic beer that I have tried is Wychwood Brewery that is based out of England. It is located in the small town of Whitney, which is a town known for the beer that is produced there.  The beer that I chose from that brewery was the Scarecrow with is a Organic Golden Pale Ale. When this beer is poured it is poured with a cloudy amber color with very little head. you immediately smell the aroma’s of the malts a sweetness that is of fruity aroma. When drinking this beer you will taste the malts combined with a slight fruitiness. The beer ends with the bitterness of the hops. If I were to rate the bitterness of the ending I would rate it a 6 out of 10, 10 being very bitter. One characteristic that I found unique to this beer is that it had a rather dry finish to it as well. With the beer being organic I didn’t know whether to taste any difference between this one and a non organic beer, but the fact is, I didn’t notice any particular taste that was attributed to it being an organic beer.

If you are looking for a crafty organic Pale Ale this beer is the one for you. I can’t say enough about how good this beer was. I also noticed with this beer as with other ales, the warm it gets the better it is. I highly recommend this beer to everyone.