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It's all about beer

Updated on September 7, 2015
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mmmmm Beer.

Ah, beer. Nothing quenches your thirst on a hot day like a nice cold beer. Kicking back and relaxing after a long day of yard work is almost an American tradition.

But beer is more than that. Like wine, beer has many styles and flavors. The process of making beer is nuanced enough that there are distinct styles and flavors everywhere.

My goal in life is to try them all. Is it your goal too?

Blue Moon

Miller Coors (Blue Moon Brewing Co.)

Tap: Big Wheaty taste and flavor, one of my favorites. Frequently comes with an orange slice. 9/10

Bottle: Loses a lot from a bottle. Flat and not as big on flavor 6/10

One of my 2 frequent beers, the other being "Shock Top." I prefer Blue Moon on tap to Shock Top on tap, but I find the Shock Top bottle better than the Blue Moon.

Bud Light Platinum

AB Inbev

Bottled 8/10

A nice and crisp beer. Almost fruity or sweet ending notes.

Guinness

Diageo

My next beer goal is to try Guinness again. I tried it once long ago, and went with the "extra stout" model, before I really knew what that meant. I avoided Guinness ever since. But I feel I have done Guinness an injustice that I want to rectify ASAP.

Leffe

AB Inbev (Belgium)

Bottle: Almost like a strong beer tea. Very wheaty, herby. To the point that it almost doesn't even taste like beer. Not much of a fan. 3/10

I've mixed with a less flavorful beer to some success, but I wouldn't buy Leffe outright again.

Leinenkugel

Summer Shandy

Bottled AND poured into pint glass (as God intended)

Very impressed with this beer. It was described as something you would want after being outside all day, and it is exactly that. Good crisp taste with lemony flavor afterwards. Sort of like a beer spiked with lemonade, which sounds horrible. This Summer Shandy is light and crisp. Would drink again!

8/10

Miller Light

MillerCoors

Bottled 7/10

Everything you want in a beer, but without outstanding qualities. Quenches your thirst, tastes good, leaving you refreshed.

Shock Top

AB Inbev

Tap: Usually comes with an orange slice. Nice wheaty flavor 7/10

Bottle: Flatter than tap, not as much big flavor 6/10

Can:

Made with wheat malt, two-row barley, orange, lemon, lime peel, coriander and Cascade and Willamette hops.

One of my 2 frequent beers, the other being "Blue Moon." I prefer Blue Moon on tap to Shock Top on tap, but I find the Shock Top bottle better than the Blue Moon.

Ultra Amber

Michelob

Nice and smooth, easy to drink. Not at all watered down/weak. If you are in to low calorie/carbohydrate beers, this is a prime candidate

Bottle 7/10

Yuengling

Traditional Lager

Had this on draft at Outback Steakhouse. Everything you expect from a lager. Not amazing character, but I feel more sophisticated ordering a Yuengling versus one of the more common domestic beers.

It also holds a special place in my heart as there is a brewery nearby.

7/10

Pint Glasses

Beer should be had from a glass. You lose too much of the aroma drinking from the bottle, and certainly can't get a good look at the coloring or foam.

Beer Talk

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      Devin Gustus 4 years ago

      @CampingmanNW: I will have to check it out!

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      CampingmanNW 4 years ago

      Blue Moon is an excellent 'Tap' Beer as you note. Pacifico remains my favorite afternoon cool down.

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      Yamin Joe 4 years ago

      My favorite beer is Corona Extra,give it a try!

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      Northerntrials 4 years ago

      There are so many different type of beer how can you possibly try them all. It sure would be fun trying.

      I'm with you. My first taste of Guinness was a disaster and I'll put it on my list to try it again. Next time my beer store has a tasting day. I like tasting day....