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    Re: What Beer are you drinking spring 2011

    Tried Negra Modelo for the first time at On The Border yesterday. Not bad at all.
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    Re: What Beer are you drinking spring 2011

    Founders Old Crumudgen... big, rich and a fairly heavy brew. Holding the rest for cooler weather...
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    Re: What Beer are you drinking spring 2011

    For fathers day I enjoyed a Sammy Smith Yorkshire Stingo which is a bottle conditioned ale aged in oak ale casks for over 12 months.

    The color of the ale was a dark orange tinged amber... beautiful. The nose is malt, oak, fall pumpkin pie spice and caramel apple. A hint of mustiness appeared on the nose which I found appealing but may turn others off a bit.

    The flavor was to my palate incredible... fruit cake, dark fruit, oak, chocolate, malt, caramel, spice and sherry notes all come through. Very rich, perfectly balanced and one of the most complex ales I have had. Not overly sweet with layers of flavors coming through with each sip. A great example of a brewer who seeks balance over brute force.

    Well worth seeking out if you can find it...
    "The most futile and disastrous day seems well spent when it is reviewed through the blue, fragrant smoke of a Havana Cigar"

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    Re: What Beer are you drinking spring 2011

    Quote Originally Posted by cigarnv View Post
    For fathers day I enjoyed a Sammy Smith Yorkshire Stingo which is a bottle conditioned ale aged in oak ale casks for over 12 months.

    The color of the ale was a dark orange tinged amber... beautiful. The nose is malt, oak, fall pumpkin pie spice and caramel apple. A hint of mustiness appeared on the nose which I found appealing but may turn others off a bit.

    The flavor was to my palate incredible... fruit cake, dark fruit, oak, chocolate, malt, caramel, spice and sherry notes all come through. Very rich, perfectly balanced and one of the most complex ales I have had. Not overly sweet with layers of flavors coming through with each sip. A great example of a brewer who seeks balance over brute force.

    Well worth seeking out if you can find it...
    Man... I'll have one of what Reid is having! But until I track some down, I'll be sipping on some cold DAB in 500ml cans, one of my favorite summer heat and thirst quenching beers.
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    Re: What Beer are you drinking spring 2011

    Quote Originally Posted by T Comp View Post
    Man... I'll have one of what Reid is having! But until I track some down, I'll be sipping on some cold DAB in 500ml cans, one of my favorite summer heat and thirst quenching beers.
    Thad, just came across this video review of the Stingo... Chris does a great job...

    http://www.beergeeknation.com/?p=3182
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    Re: What Beer are you drinking spring 2011

    Tonight I reached for a Founders KBS.... this boy is a chocolate bomb that just keeps giving. I gather the bourbon barrel adds a fair amount of sweetness to the brew. Nice treat now and then but given the choice I would grab a Stingo.......
    "The most futile and disastrous day seems well spent when it is reviewed through the blue, fragrant smoke of a Havana Cigar"

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    Re: What Beer are you drinking spring 2011

    Quote Originally Posted by cigarnv View Post
    Thad, just came across this video review of the Stingo... Chris does a great job...
    After your write up and his video I couldn't resist getting my tired ass back in the car tonight and bringing home 3 bottles. Thanks for the heads up on this one Reid.
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    Re: What Beer are you drinking spring 2011

    Quote Originally Posted by cigarnv View Post
    For fathers day I enjoyed a Sammy Smith Yorkshire Stingo which is a bottle conditioned ale aged in oak ale casks for over 12 months.

    The color of the ale was a dark orange tinged amber... beautiful. The nose is malt, oak, fall pumpkin pie spice and caramel apple. A hint of mustiness appeared on the nose which I found appealing but may turn others off a bit.

    The flavor was to my palate incredible... fruit cake, dark fruit, oak, chocolate, malt, caramel, spice and sherry notes all come through. Very rich, perfectly balanced and one of the most complex ales I have had. Not overly sweet with layers of flavors coming through with each sip. A great example of a brewer who seeks balance over brute force.

    Well worth seeking out if you can find it...
    After reading this review I stopped by the store while I was out for lunch yesterday. They did not have the Stingo, but I did pick up a Samuel Smith's Taddy Porter. Has anyone had this? I'm looking forward to trying this one tonight.
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    Re: What Beer are you drinking spring 2011

    The Taddy is a good example (IMO) of a 1700's-1800's style porter in its dryness. A good, traditional, winy porter.

    Good catch on that Stingo, that is an example of an English strong beer which used to be brewed seasonally, in spring or autumn, for aging into the following season or even year(s). It would be well-hopped to last the aging, and be set down in wood for a long spell to get a balanced palate, not too sweet, not too dry, not too bitter, with the flavours of age (often a nutty or Madeira-like effect). Cheers.

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    Re: What Beer are you drinking spring 2011

    Quote Originally Posted by Gillman View Post
    .......Stingo, that is an example of an English strong beer which used to be brewed seasonally, in spring or autumn, for aging into the following season or even year(s). It would be well-hopped to last the aging, and be set down in wood for a long spell to get a balanced palate, not too sweet, not too dry, not too bitter, with the flavours of age (often a nutty or Madeira-like effect). Cheers.

    Gary
    Perfect description Gary.... now why are beers like this so hard to find? Stingo is near imposible to get and when I do it is one or two??? Any suggestions on something that may be similiar to the Stingo??
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