Beer Reviews

Personal Beer Review: Caravel Hazy Horizon

Personal Beer Review: Caravel Hazy Horizon

The Caravel Hazy Horizon is a satisfying Hefeweizen that stands out in a number of categories. I wouldn't hesitate to order this again, and I'm going to seek this out on tap at a local beer pub in Calgary.

Personal Beer Review: Twa Dogs Parting Kiss

Personal Beer Review: Twa Dogs Parting Kiss

The Twa Dogs Parting Kiss shows you can make a beer with bourbon barrel character that isn't defined by that barrel aging. I found the flavors to be pleasant, balanced and enjoyable throughout. I'd pick up another one of these without hesitation.

Personal Beer Review: 2 Crows All In

Personal Beer Review: 2 Crows All In

I found the 2 Crows All In to be an enjoyable and sessionable Saison that wasn't too intense on any of the flavor components. I would categorize this as a training wheels Saison for people who struggle to get into the funky side of beer styles.

Personal Beer Review: Boombox Midnight Train (Batch 2)

Personal Beer Review: Boombox Midnight Train (Batch 2)

What's not to like on the Boombox Midnight Train (Batch 2)? Big coffee notes and subdued chocolate nibs and sweetness deliver satisfying and consistent flavors through the taste experience. I wouldn't hesitate to pick this up if I saw them on the shelf.

Personal Beer Review: Omnipollo / Brewdog I Wanna Be Your Dog

Personal Beer Review: Omnipollo / BrewDog I Wanna Be Your Dog

Are you looking for an Imperial Stout to smack your palate around and take you to flavortown? You should probably pour yourself an Omnipollo / BrewDog I Wanna Be Your Dog. Although the balance is completely blown out by enormous flavors of chocolate, espresso, vanilla and barrel influence, this is as Imperial as it gets.

Personal Beer Review: Beau's All Natural The Tom Green Beer

Personal Beer Review: Beau’s All Natural The Tom Green Beer

The Beau's All Natural The Tom Green Beer is one to be enjoyed fresh. This time around the flavors are enjoyable and there is much more going on with both the flavor and the finish. The beer is still very well balanced. If you're looking for a milk stout that isn't bold and in your face, but still delivers subtle nuances of flavor and a great mouthfeel, this might be the beer for you.

Personal Beer Review: Red Bison Alta Mira

Personal Beer Review: Red Bison Alta Mira

The Red Bison Alta Mira is a big flavored stout that doesn't have a huge ABV % to go with it. It's entirely sessionable, with in your face flavors of coffee and toasted oats. The chocolate has a great creaminess to it, while the sweetness is more on the subdued side of things.

Personal Beer Review: Fernie Dark Horse Sour

Personal Beer Review: Fernie Dark Horse Sour

The Fernie Dark Horse Sour is a decent sour, although it doesn't break the mold for complexity, but is enjoyable. I found the flavor to hit it's high point once it warmed up closer to room temperature.

Personal Beer Review: Collective Arts Stranger Than Fiction

Personal Beer Review: Collective Arts Stranger Than Fiction

Even though I rated the aroma and flavor average, the overall beer presents as a good experience. The flavor components are enjoyable, and I wouldn't hesitate to grab another Collective Arts Stranger Than Fiction in a can or if it was available on tap.

Personal Beer Review: Dandy Bright Young Things English Summer Ale

Personal Beer Review: Dandy Bright Young Things English Summer Ale

The Dandy Bright Young Things English Summer Ale has a lot going for it on the aroma, style, finish and balance. It's possible the age of the beer influenced the flavor and it is best enjoyed fresh. Overall, the flavor wasn't bad, I just found it to be uncomplicated compared to other beer offerings from Dandy.