Stone Cat Hefeweizen Review

| February 4th, 2011 | No comments

ALC/VOL: unknown

Color: hazy golden yellow

Smell: lemon/orange citrus, banana, clove

Feel: very light in body texture. Fluffy, foamy head. Very little carbonation.

Taste:  Light and refreshing. Very crisp, clean finish. Tastes like what a Hefeweizen should taste like. Even without a lemon wedge, this taste very lemony, in a good way.

Overall: I’ve never had a hefeweizen I didn’t like and this one is no exception. Definitely an American style hefeweizen. These are typically less carbonated and spiced than the more traditional German hefeweizen. This is very refreshing. I would probably go ahead and say that this is a better hefeweizen than both the popular Pyramid and Widmer hefeweizens!

Stone Cat Extra Special Bitter Review

| January 30th, 2011 | No comments

ALC/VOL: unknown

Color: dark reddish amber. Very cloudy with a lot of sediment at the bottom of the bottle.

Smell: Honey, orange citrus

Feel: very bubbly, almost soda pop level of carbonation

Taste:  Floral, pale ale style hops. Clean after taste.

Overall: The name had me thinking it was going to be a hoppy beer. I’d say the hops were at a pale ale level. As mentioned above, this is a very floral or earthy tasting. Or as my wife says, “tastes like burnt hair.” To each his own.

This was a good beer. I’m running out of descriptive things to say that distinguish this beer from any other…I give up.

Beer Of The Month: Round 2

| January 28th, 2011 | No comments

Last month it was all about hops. 2 pale ales, an India pale ale and a spicy winter ale. This month is leaning towards the lighter, sweeter ales.
2 wheat ales: a Hefeweizen and a white ale. I love hefe’s and whites (with the exception of Blue Moon!) so I’m excited for these!
The other will be interesting. One is named “Hop On Top” the other is an “Extra Special Bitter” ale however, the descriptions state that neither is overly bitter. They are both supposed to aromatic and lightly sweet. Hmmmmm… We’ll see!
As before, I plan on writing reviews of each of these. Not than any of you will find either of these in Vegas. I mostly do this for my own beer snobbery knowledge!