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From Bottles to Growlers- beer reviews by SANDY FELD, certified taster
Dogfish Head Ta Henket

A pale wheat ale, it opens with smells of  light straw and wheat with a little
bit of lemon. Throughout the taste of exotic spices and chamomile are in the
forefront with hints of sweet honey, white and sourdough bread, and floral a
characteristics. Leafy and earthy flavors appear and linger in the finish. This
was the beer from the Brew Masters "Ancient Ale" episode where Dogfish
Head reproduces an ancient Egyptian beer recipe.  Fun to try... once.

Overall rating:-Average
Lost Abbey Red Barn
This is an American style saison (6.7% ABV) from CA.  The nose is a
mix of ffresh fruits along with hints of earthy tones.  Taste brings a
delicate blend of pears and apples along with a mild mix of light
toasted malt and pilsner grains. By mid taste a mild bitterness and
yeast character can be noted. The beer finishes crisp with an
aftertaste of malt, fruit, yeast, and only a tiny hint of clove.

Overall Rating -  Above Average
Having sampled nearly 4,000 different beers in my
capacity as a fully certified taster I can promise
honest, thoughtful, and careful evaluations.  However,
remember that these reviews are totally subjective.  
Consider this column an informative resource only.  
The bottom line is to trust your own judgment and
keep drinking!  

Sandy
Beers Reviewed
21st Amendment
Bitter American

This American session ale packs a lot of hop
and malt flavor into a lower-alcohol (4.4%)
brew. Piney hops with a hint of citrus jump
out in the nose.  Taste starts with a hint of
sweetness and light bread ampling
balancing the citrusy hops. A refreshing
bitterness the emerges and moves to the
front. A well balanced light IPA or American
Pale that makes the grade for those looking
for a session brew with some flavor.

Overall Rating:  Good
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