Bayonet ESB

On tap at Old Town, Greensboro, NC, USA. If I were scoring this within style I don't think it would do very well at all. Essentially this strikes me as an English IPA - by that I mean far too hoppy for an English style ESB, but not big enough on the hops for an American IPA. Strange beast. Light orange pour (typically IPAish) with some head. A little lace. This would need to be browner for an ESB methinks. Some malts, but they are put in the background by the hop profile, which although quite...

Slam Dunkelweizen

On tap at the Brewpub. 16 oz pint serving. A little difficult to tell the color of this beer in the dark, smoke filled room, but it looked a little lighter than the murky brown that I was expecting. A little clearer than the norm and more orange like. Some clove and banana nose which faded to leave a bit of an oatmeal taste. The oatmeal flavor added to the body of the beer that was perhaps its best characteristic. Sweet finish that made this easy to put down. Not a huge fan of the style, but...