A winter pilsner for sure. Strong and full of peppery hops.

A winter pilsner for sure. Strong and full of peppery hops.

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New kölsch from Germany. Maybe the best authentic German version I’ve had. Very crisp yet slightly sweet. #beer

New kölsch from Germany. Maybe the best authentic German version I’ve had. Very crisp yet slightly sweet. #beer

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Beer flight at Penrose Brewery. #beer #geneva #Illinois

Beer flight at Penrose Brewery. #beer #geneva #Illinois

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Johnny Marr’s kid makes some decent music…

Biere de Garde. Mmm. Perfect beer for the weather. (at Brewery Creek Brew Pub)

Biere de Garde. Mmm. Perfect beer for the weather. (at Brewery Creek Brew Pub)

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Visiting the old stomping grounds in Madison (at Great Dane Pub & Brewing Company)

Visiting the old stomping grounds in Madison (at Great Dane Pub & Brewing Company)

I’ve always had a soft spot for Berghoff beer and the Germaniac Pale Ale is no exception. It’s hoppy, but not overly so, and you can definitely taste a bit of the honey and molasses. An interesting drinkable, historical brew.

I’ve always had a soft spot for Berghoff beer and the Germaniac Pale Ale is no exception. It’s hoppy, but not overly so, and you can definitely taste a bit of the honey and molasses. An interesting drinkable, historical brew.

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Not bad. One of two Christmas ales I picked up earlier today on closeout. There’s a nice rustic flavor to this beer. Finishes Finishes a touch tart.

Not bad. One of two Christmas ales I picked up earlier today on closeout. There’s a nice rustic flavor to this beer. Finishes Finishes a touch tart.

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Picked this up earlier today at Woodman’s in Rockford out of a shopping cart if clearance items. One is never sure about clearance beer, but at 12 percent ABV, I decided to take a chance. Should’ve bought. Some more as the beer us in fine shape. Scaldis Noel drinks a bit like St. Bernadus, except it’s probably stronger. Very smooth, full mothfeel with this beer. Lots of dark fruit in this along with toffee and caramel flavors. Fairly balanced and not too sweet…almost like a tawny port. The only distraction is a minor vegetal aroma.

Picked this up earlier today at Woodman’s in Rockford out of a shopping cart if clearance items. One is never sure about clearance beer, but at 12 percent ABV, I decided to take a chance. Should’ve bought. Some more as the beer us in fine shape. Scaldis Noel drinks a bit like St. Bernadus, except it’s probably stronger. Very smooth, full mothfeel with this beer. Lots of dark fruit in this along with toffee and caramel flavors. Fairly balanced and not too sweet…almost like a tawny port. The only distraction is a minor vegetal aroma.

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