Archive for the ‘Bolero Snort Brewery’ Category

Today has just been a weird day. Work has been very busy and people are going crazy because they absolutely need their overpriced chandelier (or fill in other obscure furniture/decor piece) for Memorial Day and can’t possibly live without it. Not only that, they must have their delivery early because they need delivery of said piece, but are going away for the weekend and can’t accept at any other time. Makes absolutely no sense, right? That’s what I’m dealing with. So…beer time.

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ABV: 4.5%

Style: Saison/Farmhouse Ale

Trivia: According to the brewery website, “Look for this farmhouse table beer to clock in around 4.5% and with a nice dry finish with fruity notes of pear and pepper undertones.”

Random: I’m glad it’s cooled off a bit. I still don’t like the heat.

This beer poured with a two finger, white head that was slow to dissipate. It only left some lacing on the glass and a light crown of white head on top of the body. The body itself was a hazy, lemon-yellow color with high carbonation visible. The nose was simple with lemon zest and bread. I didn’t get much else. The taste was all bread, like biting into a roll. It had very light white pepper and not much citrus. What was there had more rind than citrus flesh. It made this a boring beer. It had a medium body and very high carbonation. The finish was long and just bready, nothing else. This was $1.33 for the bottle, which broke down to $.11 per ounce, which is very reasonable, but there are so many better selections out there.

Untappd Rating: 3.5/5.0

It’s finally the weekend! I am really beat today. It was a long week, despite the fact that the volume should have been lighter. I’m not sure of the plans for this weekend yet. I’m hoping that we pick a color for the second bedroom so I can at least get that done. The other half and I are watching “Boyhood” tonight. It’s good so far, but insanely long. Anyways, this was the beer that I had last night. Let’s see how it was.

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ABV: 8.1%

Style: American Brown Ale

Trivia: This was brewed in honor of their second anniversary.

Random: I hate wax-sealed bottles. They are an absolute pain to open.

This beer poured with a two finger, tan head that dissipated quickly. It left lacing on the pint glass. The body was slightly hazy and dark brown in color with no visible carbonation due to how dark the beer was. The nose had roasted malts and nuttiness, typical of a brown ale. I didn’t pick up any peppercorns on the nose. The taste had a lot of pepper to it. It also was malty with nuttiness and toffee. The body was on the thick side of medium with light carbonation. It had a long, dry, peppery finish. The booze was well-integrated. This bomber was $11.99, which came to $.55 per ounce. To me, the pepper detracted from the other flavors, in a not-so-wonderful way. It’s also on the more expensive side, so although I’m glad I got to try it, I wouldn’t get it again.

Untappd Rating: 3.0/5.0

So, I reviewed a Bolero Snort beer a little over a week ago. When I made my next trip to the beer store, I saw this beauty sitting in the cooler and I knew it was going to come home with me. Let’s see how this one went.

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ABV: 4.2%

Style: American IPA

Trivia: According to the brewery website, “Longhop is your go-to IPA. Brewed in the West Coast style with four different hop varieties, it provides a bouquet of citrus flavors along with a firm bitterness. A generous dose of dry hopping brings out aromas of melon and tropical fruit with hints of pine. You can drink this one all day long!”

Random: I really like their logo. It’s pretty bad ass looking.

This brew poured with a two finger white head that dissipated very slowly and left lots of lacing on the pint glass. The body was a very cloudy, dusky amber color with no visible carbonation due to the cloudiness. The nose was all tropical fruit. I got some mango and pineapple and some grapefruit right after. The taste was really fresh and bright with grapefruit. Tropical fruits came through later with the same mango and pineapple that was apparent in the nose, with some pine finishing up the sip. The body was light, but not thin, with very high carbonation. It had a quick finish with some bitterness lingering from the pine. I really love beer in cans for so many reasons. The obvious keeping light out thing, so it tastes fresher, but also because they’re more portable. What’s even better is when the beer inside is really, really tasty. This beer is definitely one that I will be trying again. It was sessionable and delectable. Go find this one if you can.

Untappd Rating: 3.0/5.0

After almost a week of being sick as a dog, I’m back. I probably should have spent most of the week home and getting better. Instead, I was at work, most likely infecting everyone else with the flu. Sharing is caring, right? When I came home every night, the other half took care of me because I was mostly exhausted and yucky feeling. Without that, I think I’d still feel awful. Anyways, let’s see how this Jersey beer is.

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ABV: 4%

Style: Irish Dry Stout

Trivia: According to the brewery website, “This traditional Irish brew is roast and flavorful with a hint of chocolate that yields a remarkably smooth finish. Lucky Buck is an all day sipper that pairs well with a heaping portion of corned beef and cabbage. Slainte!”

Random: As dorky as it is, I’m really starting to get into “The Voice.” I never watched it before the other half, but I think it’s much better than the other singing shows on television.

This brew poured with a two finger thick, light brown head. It was insanely slow to dissipate and left lots of lacing on the glass. The body was a really dark brown with no visible carbonation due to the color. The nose was really chocolatey with dark bakers chocolate and a touch of cream. The taste was similar to nose. It also had a lot of chocolate and cocoa powder and a touch of creaminess. But, the body was just a touch too thin and the carbonation was a little too low for me. It wasn’t bad by any means, just way too thin, even for a style that tends to be on the thinner side. The finish was medium length with chocolate. This was a decent beer, but nothing mind-blowing. I am happy I got to try this beer and I can’t wait to try more brews from them.

Untappd Rating: 3.5/5.0