Every Friday at 8:10am we feature a new beer and taste it. Me buddy Chad give our opinions however novice and/or snobby they may be. Why? Because it's fun, and haven't you've always wanted to try out that weird looking beer on the top shelf? So have we. We'll do it for you. Everyone wins! You can also play along at home, or simply buy after we try. Make sure you pick your beer up at Spec's. That's where we shop!
Our rating scale is SUPER simple. Anyone can understand it. It's a scale of 1 to 10.
1 = Ass Juice
10 = Unicorns and Rainbows
Depending on the flavor, packaging, hoppiness, maltiness, and pure snobbery, we place the beers somewhere on this sliding scale. Purchase the beers ahead of time, and play along!
The guys from Community, me and Chad
And LOOK, my very own V-Beer!
Community Beer Company has only been around a little more than a month, but I have a feeling they're going to make a huge impact on the local Dallas Beer Scene.
They let Chad and I try their Pale Ale. It has a bright color to it, and an awesome citrusy nose. Those who know me as a hop head will be surprised how much I enjoyed the citrusy notes paired with hoppy end to this beer. A very easy drinking, well balanced beer. And yup, it made me think of spring time ... and BASEBALL! Definitely a back porch drinking, music cranking type beer. Seriously, this is a beer that any casual beer drinker will most likely enjoy. And, the bonus is, it's light enough to enjoy way more than one. YAY!
And now, the scores:
The Brewerereres 8.5 (collectively)
Drinking cider with a fake Al Pacino is HOT!
Or, at least, drinking THIS cider with Craig Glass is pretty dang sweet.
Go see him tonight at the AAC, he's the 'Krispy Kreme Guy' from Sex And The City and very funny.
As far as this cider goes, I must say, I wasn't expecting much. My only experience with ciders is Woodchuck, and I find that to be acidic and yucky. But that's me... to each their own. If you like ciders, hey, that's your thing.
But, man. Chad and I were both surprised with how mellow this cider was. Maybe it was the honey? Maybe it was how long it had been living in my fridge? Either way, I could DEFINITELY handle one of these with some eggs benedict and a side of bacon on a Sunday morning. It drinks almost exactly like a mimosa, but it's technically a type of BEER! Bonus. Because of that, I think the dudes would enjoy this way more than a mimosa if they're dragged to some sort of "Sunday Funday" thing that doesn't involve football for the next 38 weeks.
And with that, here's the scores!
Thanks so much to Brad from Firewheel for coming in and testing out his new Brown Ale on us. It doesn't even hit bars until the end of the month, so I like when I get to be the first!
We all discussed how brown ales can sometimes be a disappointment (obviously it depends on your taste), but I'm in this camp. Most brown ales for me are usually in the 'meh' category. I went through a Newcastle phase for awhile, but that was about it. So, I find it very cool that Brad wanted to 'switch up' the ol' Brown and make it new again.
To listen to the entire BFB, click below:
(If you're wondering why I don't do this for EVERY BFB segment, it's because it's kind of a bitch, and I only do it on special request. :) There. Now you know.
So, literally, Brad woke up in the middle of the night, ran to the brewery, and concocted Special #1. And I think he did a mighty fine job. As compared to other Brown Ales? I think he did an exceptional job.
And man, I need to lose that "hop-head" title with a quickness. I'm getting SICK of that label!
And with that, here's the scores: