Ovila

Corked & caged bottle with an unusual shape around the neck. Opens with a fearful pop with a button mushroom like cork – I suggest great care opening this one, but to be honest I would rather have it that way than without sufficient carbonation. Nice gun...

Chatoe Rogue First Growth Creek Ale

Without question my favorite of all of the First Growth Series so far. 22 oz bottle from Hop City, Atlanta, GA, the usual First Growth presentation. Not an especially attractive pour that generates a murky, reddish brown body, a nice, thick, creamy head but a...

Green’s Endeavour

Older bottle (Best before 16/09/09). Interesting (again) in the non-beer/beer category. Pour is a lively, fairly well carbonated affair that yields a Dubbel-like, murky brown body and a little, thin foam that hangs around. It even produces a small amount of lace...

Terrapin Double Feature

22 oz boxed, foiled and capped bottle into the (appropriate) Chimay chalice. Typical Dubbel color with a burned orange appearance with a better than average head. Some creamy remnants form on the sides of the glass and on the surface of the beer. The beer exhibits...

Pere Jacques

12 oz single from Jungle Jim’s, Cincinnati, OH, USA. 2009 vintage. Bottled on 10/05/09. Also has 2019 printed next to it which I first thought might be a BB date, but that would contradict the text on the label that says it will develop in the bottle for up to 5...