Thursday, December 30, 2021

#10811 Lupulin Doppelbock

Doppelbock, from Lupulin Brewing in Big Lake, Minnesota. Got it at Northbound Liquor in Elk River MN.


Malty and toasty and nicely dark, at 8% alcohol it's really smooth. Excellent beer that pulled a Bronze at GABF a couple years ago. Lupulin is the second-closest brewery to our house, so I'll have to go try a fresh glass of this next time it's available.


Saturday, December 25, 2021

#10810 Portage North of Schwarz

North of Schwarz from Portage Brewing in Walker, Minnesota. Got it at Wine, Beer, and Spirits in Grand Island NE.


They call it an oak fermented dark lager, and that's just what it tastes like. Nicely malty and just roasty enough. The oak and vanilla are subdued, but that's OK because at 5.4% alcohol, it's not a big beer.

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#10809 Kievit Zundert 8

Zundert Trappist 8, from Trappistenbrouwerij de Kievit in Klein Zundert, The Netherlands. Got it at Wine, Beer, and Spirits in Grand Island NE.


This is a spiced strong ale from the Netherlands' only Trappist brewery. It's really nicely malty and toasty, with a mild spice character. And it sure doesn't taste like it's 8% alcohol. Good stuff.

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#10808 Full Fledged Hefeweizen

Hefeweizen from Full Fledged Brewing in Council Bluffs, Iowa. Got it at Wine, Beer, and Spirits in Grand Island NE.


It's a real good wheat beer in the Baden-W├╝rttemberg style, which I just made up. The Hefeweizens in that part of Germany are much more bready than their Bavarian cousins, with a noticeable but subdued banana character and beer low clove notes. This beer is a damn fine example.

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#10807 Bur Oak Old 63

Old 63 American Pilsner from Bur Oak Brewing in Columbia, Missouri. Got it at Wine, Beer, and Spirits in Grand Island NE.


It's an excellent clean light beer with a real nice balance. 20/20 points.

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# 10806 Castle Danger Mosaic IPA

Mosaic IPA, a fresh hop beer from Castle Danger Brewing in Two Harbors, Minnesota. Got it at Northbound Liquor in Elk River.


Not all that hoppy in aroma nor flavor, but it's clean and it's smooth, and I'd drink it again.

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#10805 Lupulin 8 Count

Let's get things started with the beers I've had today!

8 Count IPA from Lupulin Brewing in Big Lake, Minnesota. Got it at Northbound Liquor in Elk River.


Turns out it's actually one of those ubiquitous Hazy IPAs, short on bitterness and long on slick mouthfeel. It's probably a real good example in a style that I just don't like.

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