Bert Grants Lazy Days Pale Ale

100% unmemorable beer. Average scores most of the way across the board. Light orange pour with a fast receeding head despite an aggressive pour. Some malts and biscuit in the nose, and a very mild, sweet taste initially. A little hop bitterness in the finish, but not much to speak of. Possible cross-over beer - not because it is particulalry good, but it would serve two purposes. It might open up the macro crowd's eyes to the possibility of investigating some micro's, and secondly it is very...

Bert Grant’s Perfect Porter

Well, the name certainly doesn't hold back, and whether this is the "perfect porter" or not is in serious doubt in my opinion, but all the same, it's an enjoyable beer. Standard Porter appearance, with the highlights for me the very distinct smoky, chocolate taste and the very nice carbonation/mouthfeel. I find that lots of beers, in several different categories, mention chocolate, but often the taste can be difficult to pick up. Not here. I was pleasantly surprised by the obvious sweetness...

Mandarin Hefeweizen

I love a good Hefe in the summer, and I've grown to really enjoy some fruit beers too, but this beer falls between the two in a slightly unsatisfactory way. I was a little concerned when I read it had been infused with orange flavor, rather than the orange flavor being an integral part of the beer. Poured a dirty orange color - quite attractive - with a nice head and pleasant orange aroma. Not too overpowering. A very refreshing beer with the orange flavor coming through but not off-putting,...

Anvil Head

Nice amber pour, but mine was with very little head and virtually no lacing. A very hoppy initial taste and aroma cut back some as the beer was drunk. Hops still prevail with some sweet malt. I enjoyed this purely from the point of view of having taste! So many brews in the US lack that basic requirement it's nice to come across tasty beers. I like the stout bottle, label and the name - all point to a decent, full flavored brew. The beer itself is unfiltered so invevitibly has cloudy...