Monday, January 25, 2010

Episode 2: Buckeye Beer, Maumee Bay Brewing Company

Review #2

January 24, 2010
Brewery: Maumee Bay Brewing Company
Beer: Czech Pilsner
Beersperts: Scott B, Joby J, Adam H
Beerspert Panel Rating: 4.7
Available: Ohio

Notes from the brewery:
Crafted with the finest ingredients, this historic hometown brew dates back to 1838. With a sparkling dry taste it is a fine light beer with all the qualities of greatness.

ABV: 5.2%
IBU: 14
CAL (12 oz.):

Notes from the Beersperts:
Scott B:
Bold yet unsophisticated.  The beer someone would drink at an OSU tailgate.
Rating: 3

Joby J:
Drinkability is high, I would consider it along the lines of a Miller Lite or Bud Light. I could see myself throwing back a few of these during a game.
Rating: 6

Adam H:
Starts off with a sweet flavor, finishes off dry.  Every time it keeps you going back for more beer. I would drink it at a tailgate or BBQ but I wouldn't shop for it.
Rating: 5

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Episode 1: Pale Ale, Schlafly Beer

Review #1

January 21, 2010
Brewery: Schlafly Beer
Beer: Pale Ale
Beersperts: Adam H, Joby J, Scott B
Beerspert Panel Rating: 6.3
Available: Missouri, Illinois, Kentucky, Tennessee, Kansas, Mississippi, and Indiana

Notes from the brewery:
Amber-colored, medium-bodied British-style ale with a smooth, mildly-hoppy character.

ABV: 4.4%
OG: 11.5
IBU: 27
CAL (12 oz.): 155

Notes from the Beersperts:
Scott B:
Mild hoppy taste, unusual for a pale ale.
A woody, nutty taste with not much of an aftertaste.
Good beer, I wouldn't go out of my way to find it though.
Rating: 6

How to Brew: Everything You Need To Know To Brew Beer Right The First TimeJoby J:
I could see myself drinking this as a session beer.
After drinking a couple drinks it grew on me.
I could see myself ordering it at a bar.
Rating: 6

Adam H:
Given the choice between this pale ale and others I would choose this because of the lack of hoppyness.
I could pick up some fruit notes with a caramel finish.
Rating: 7