Pilsner Urquell – Czech Republic

Pilsner Urquell

Pilsner Urquell – Slightly hazy, it has a thick white head. The aroma yields spicy notes from the use of Saaz hops along with a somewhat bready character. Flavor is of bready malts, grain a hint of pepper and a little suggestion of grassiness; a touch of buttery diacetyl may be detected. Body is medium and it finishes medium dry with a pleasing and lingering hoppy bitterness.

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The Black Douglas Ale – Scotland

The Black Douglas Ale

The Black Douglas Ale, Broughton Brewery; Biggar, Scotland – A Scottish Ale in Scotland? Perhaps in the glow of the independence movement the Clans are also rebelling against the invasion of the lagers. Black Douglas greets you with a bright, attractive brown color with reddish highlights and a white head which initially rises, creamy-like, then settles. The aroma releases a rich caramel nose with some toffee and very low notes of soft floral hops. Flavor is of toffee, treacle, butterscotch, and perceptible hop bitterness. Of a medium-full body it offers

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Burning River Pale Ale – USA

Burning River Pale Ale

Burning River Pale Ale, Great Lakes Brewing Company; Cleveland, Ohio – Named after the infamous Cuyahoga river\Lake Erie fire. It gives the Orange-like hues of this beer new meaning. Sitting atop is an off-white head that laces well down the glass. Aroma is of citrusy hops and a bit of malt. Flavor is a straight forward American Pale Ale. It has notes of caramel and of course the citric flavors of the hops, but in what seems a Northeast character or variation of the style it has a touch of

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