Engine No. 5

12 oz stubbie. $1.50 from Green's, Buford Highway, Atlanta, GA, USA. On their singles shelf; Adam happened to say he was "unimpresed" with this. We'll see. "Brewed in the English Style", whatever THAT means! In general, Pennichuck's entry to the Atlanta market has been really quite underwhelming. I'm a huge fan of simple beers, but simple is NOT an excuse for a lucklustre quality. WOW - this is an EXTRAORDINARY color and pour. A dark, dark, dark brown that is approaching black and reminds me...

The Big O Oktoberfest

22 oz bottle from Hop City, Atlanta, GA, USA split with my brother-in-law over dinner. Excellent color on the pour, perhaps a little darker than some in the style, the depth of the mahoghany is quite striking. Head is somewhat disappointing though, fades quickly and not much lace. Nose reveals some typical malt character with sweetness, but there is a hint of hops too. Similar situation in the taste with the majority of the body made up from the typical, sweetish, caramel, sugary notes but...

Halligan RyePA

22 oz bottle that came to me in a trade about two weeks before it arrived in GA - typical! Oh well, it saved me from buying it, which, as it turns out, was a pretty good thing! Pour gives a mid orange/amber body with an alarming number of air bubbles clinging to the inside of the glass. The bubbles clear to yield a white, smallish haed that leaves very little lace and fades to a thin layer on the surface of the beer. Color seems a bit light. Nose and tastes are mainly simple, pale malts and...