I will make this review short, since New Belgium Blue Paddle Pilsner was not that great. Aroma and flavor were both missing. I dare anybody to blind taste test Blue Paddle vs any American domestic beer, and be able to pick it out of the lineup.Read more
The name Lager originated from the German word “storage“, since lagers are stored and brewed for an extended period of time.
Unlike the ale family, bottom fermenting yeast is used in a much cooler temperature setting during the brewing process. In America, lagers are often produced with adjuncts, which are usually rice or maize.
There are pale lagers and dark lagers, with Pilsner (pale) being the most recognized lager style.
Samuel Adams Porch Rocker is their version of Leinenkugel’s Summer Shandy, (I’m a big fan) so I was really looking forward to trying Boston Beer Co’s interpretation. In case you didn’t read the Shandy review, a Radler is beer mixed with soda or lemonade.Read more
Fruit beer often leaves the beer drinker wanting more, or less fruit flavor in the brew. This was not the case with Samuel Adams Blueberry Hill Lager, which offered a more than adequate balance of fruit taste, and beer.Read more
I was curious to try Budweiser Black Crown for 2 reasons: 1. It gets advertised as a “higher end” Bud, if there is such a thing.
2. It was for individual sale as Managers Special at Vons. (no way I would buy 6-12 of these to sample)