Archive for the ‘B’ Category

beer: black lightning porter

darkness!
darkness!

store: stone brewery
type: baltic porter
abv: 8.50%

first of all, if you haven’t been to stone brewery in escondido, you must… even if you don’t drink beer (yea, there are some people out there… *cough* chaunce) — it’s an all-around chill place to eat and meet with friends.

this time i was here for white mark’s birthday

i REALLY enjoy their smoked porter so i wanna try some other type of porter… this is from another local brewery to san diego: lightning. i’ve been to this particular one last year with geoff and greg — we did a three brewery crawl (ballast point and alesmith), but it wasn’t my favorite of all the places… ballast point was (tho that’s some hoppy-ass beer)

anyway… this beer didn’t really hit me as a porter — it had more alcohol taste than anything else… much like a mild tatonka (bj’s — the restaurant, not the… well whatever)

i was a thick beer — worth a shot for a first try, but wouldn’t get it the next time around

beeradvocate: B+
me: B-

beer: gordon biersch maibock

forget the beer... garlic fries!
forget the beer... garlic fries!

store: gordon-biersch
type: maibock/helles bock
abv: 6.80%

i thought i hadn’t had a maibock type of beer before, but apparently i have (i just haven’t reviewed it yet — bad.. i know)

went to gordon-biersch for a gorirra meeting and this was their seasonal beer.

it started with a 2-finger head and a malty smell to it… it was pretty good, i must say… it’s a stronger beer (abv-wise), but i had some food with it so it didn’t kick my ass

paired it with a damn good cheeseburger and garlic fries (drooooool…)

would i have it again? maybe… tho their dunkles is a really good seasonal — i’d prolly prefer either golden export or marzen

beeradvocate: B+
me: B

beer: stella artois

STELLLLLLLLLLAHHH!
STELLLLLLLLLLAHHH!

store: ?
type: euro pale lager
abv: 5.20%

it surprised me when i noticed that this was belgium… most belgian beers have a particular taste and this one definitely doesn’t follow

as for taste… it’s very mild, but that can be a good thing — like if you’re having it with a meal, which i did.

i’ve had this earlier in the year but delayed the review — i was initially going to give it a C… it might’ve been a bad 6-pk or maybe my tastebuds changed

i’m still iffy on green-green bottled beers tho…

beeradavocate: C+
me: B-

beer: shock top belgian white

shocking that the king of beers made a witbier
shocking that the king of beers made a witbier

store: vons
type: witbier
abv: 5.20%

i was curious when i saw this — a belgian white made by anheuser-busch

it pours a cloudy gold color and the taste, well… they’re close, but not quite…

i always reference the hoe train with wits and shock top doesn’t hold a candle to hoeees

this definitely has the citrusy taste, but then has a medium aftertaste of yeast — i wouldn’t drink it with a full on meal, maybe snackages like cheese or something

beeradvocate: C+
me: B-

beer: dundee original honey brown lager

"kissed by a bee"
honey? really?

store: ?
type: american amber/red lager
abv: 4.50%

as sarmad said, this beer was “kissed by a honeybee” — apparently there was supposed to be a hint of honey flavor to this beer, but for the life of me, i couldn’t spot it

it had a mild malty flavor that i actually enjoyed — it’s a good starter (of the night) beer because its “middle-of-the-road” flavor

ba wasn’t really fans of it tho, giving it a C+… i’m still gonna give it a B — i can see myself drinkin’ this again (maybe…)

beeradvocate: C+
me: B