Lazy Magnolia Bramblin’ Man

Val and I have been hanging out on the couch all day and the cats have been laying in their boxes by the window. Despite how large our orange cats have gotten, they still manage to fit in a box with Angel. They did manage to get up when we put out a cheese plate.

ABV: 6%

Style: Berliner Weissbier

Trivia: According to the brewery website, “Mississippi is home to more than just great beer. We’ve got great food and even better tunes. Bramblin’ Man is a toast to days past and classic country. This Bavarian Wheat blended with a Sour Blackberry Ale will be a great addition to any celebration.”

Random: This beer comes in at 10 IBUs.

The beer poured with a one finger, ecru colored head. It dissipated quickly and left no lacing on the glass. The body was clear with little carbonation visible. It was a reddish-brown in color. The nose was not very fragrant. It had notes of wheat and blackberry extract. The taste was off-putting to say the least. It was exceptionally acidic with blackberry extract. Wheat was there as well. It had peppercorns as well. None of the flavors worked well together. The body was heavier than necessary with light carbonation. The finish was unfortunately lengthy with acid and blackberry extract. This beer managed to get lost in the back of the fridge, so I don’t recall how much I paid for it. Either way, I didn’t like this beer at all. I definitely won’t be having it again.

Untappd Rating: 1.5/5.0

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Lazy Magnolia Jefferson Stout

Tonight is the “So You Think You Can Dance” finale. Part of me is sad because it’s one of the shows that the other half and I watch religiously, so we have to wait until the next season is out to see more. Anyways, this was a beer that I picked up awhile ago that isn’t distributed in Jersey. Let’s see how this one went.

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ABV: 4.65%

Style: Milk/Sweet Stout

Trivia: According to the brewery website, “Jefferson Stout, Lazy Magnolia’s original Sweet Potato Cream Stout, is Lazy Magnolia’s version of the ideal Southern-Style Stout. Jefferson Stout is brewed with sweet potatoes and lactose (milk sugar). The sweet potatoes provide the background to an impressive taste with added notes of roasted chocolate, coffee and caramel flavors.”

Random: My cat keeps taking my spot on the couch. I keep having to move him.

This beer poured with a two finger, tan head that dissipated quickly. It didn’t leave any lacing on the glass. The body was a dark brown, almost black color with no visible carbonation due to the color. The nose had dark, bitter chocolate along with lactic acid. The taste started again with lots of bitter dark chocolate and cocoa and had some lactic acid along for the ride as well. The lactic acid also manifested as cream. There was a touch of earthy sweet potato, but it didn’t stand out due to the dominance of the other flavors. The body was thick and velvety with light carbonation. It had a long finish with cocoa. This brew was alright, but I wish there was more flavor from the sweet potato. This was alright, but nothing to seek out.

Untappd Rating: 3.5/5.0