it's one of our fav sam adams'. i also like their black lager and honey ale.
Originally Posted by Azagthoth
i posted a few pages back that blue moon has a summer edition: the honey moon summer ale. it's a wheat ale brewed with some honey. the flavor is similar to the regular blue moon with a just a slight sweetness to it, not at all sugary or overwhelming. it's pretty good.
i also tried the lagunitas sirius like i said i would, it was pretty good. i liked the smooth flavor. definitely something i'll get again.
Just popping a bottle of Bear Republic Racer 5. First impression, VERY mild for an IPA but tastes very refreshing on this hot day!
i also tried the deschutes black butte which i think RR recommended many pages back. it was REALLY good. really flavorful, not at all bitter (good for me since i don't like bitter). a really good black beer.
thanks for opening me up to some good beers guys.
i also saw this and got it to try:
it's a limited release wheat ale with passion fruit brewed into it. my husband hated it, he likes wheats but doesn't like any fruity flavors in his beer. i thought it was all right, it's not as fruity as a lambic, which i do like but tastes like alcoholic fizzy fruit juice... this beer tastes like a beer but with a tropically sweet after taste.
I didn't love the Wailua either.
Anyway, if you don't love the bitter, stick with hefes and maltier porters or stouts. definitely steer clear of any IPAs.
i don't really like hefes & i've had a few different kinds. they just don't do it for me. i usually steer clear of pale ales and IPA's but the squatter's IPA that i mentioned a week ago was pretty good. i think i can handle smooth bitters, but not the really over powering ones.
oh ya & i love porters and stouts. :)
I mentioned the hefes because you posted the other wheat beer, and also they generally have very low IBUs. But maybe they are too plain for you? A porter or stout may have a more readily noticeable depth of flavor.
oh ya, hefes make perfect sense for people who like wheats, but for some reason i don't like them. the last one i had was probably a few yrs ago so i forget what aspect of it i didn't like.
and ya, i do like the dark beers for their depth in flavor. :keg:
I know you mentioned lambics earlier... ever tried a sour beer? I listed one a couple weeks ago that was really good. You might like some of those as well.
no, never heard of sour beer. what was it called? i looked back a couple pages & didn't see it. i'll definitely try it though. :)
It was Monk's Cafe Flemish Sour Ale. You might not have seen it because it was at the bottom of my post that day, and I didn't have a pic of the bottle/label, like I did for all the others I listed. I believe my sister picked that one up at Hi Time, so I don't know if it's readily available everywhere, but you should be able to find it at a decent shop.