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Sometimes, you buy a beer because of the label or the name. This was one of these cases.

deliciousambiguity

ABV: 5%

Style: American Wild Ale

Trivia: According to the brewery website, “We are a small craft brewery located in the Magnolia neighborhood of Seattle. We brew small batch beers that are yeast driven and inspired by French & Belgian farmhouses. Everything we do is done by hand the old fashioned way, utilizing local Pacific Northwest ingredients. Our beer can be found at our tasting room as well as finer beer bars and bottle shops across Washington State. For more information follow us on FB and Twitter.”

Random: The beer label has a part of this quote on it (which I love): “I wanted a perfect ending. Now I’ve learned, the hard way, that some poems don’t rhyme, and some stories don’t have a clear beginning, middle, and end. Life is about not knowing, having to change, taking the moment and making the best of it, without knowing what’s going to happen next. Delicious Ambiguity.”

The beer poured with a pure white head that was half a finger high. It dissipated quickly and left no lacing on the glass. The body was a dusky pink color with no carbonation visible due to the cloudiness. The nose had a sourness with unripe raspberries and mint syrup. It had some yeast as well. The taste was a bit more medicinal with some mint, but quickly went into raspberry and strawberry and wasn’t very tart. The yeast was more muted in the taste than the nose. It had a light body with high carbonation. The finish was quick with berries. A bottle of this was $9.50 ($.56 per ounce). The beer was only alright to me. I wish that it had more tartness in the taste and the medicinal note was distracting.

Untappd Rating: 3.0/5.0

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Tonight’s beer is one that is a turbid IPA. A lot of people have their opinions on whether they are good or bad. Personally, it doesn’t matter to me one way or another. If a beer is good, I’ll keep drinking it.

limesicle

ABV: 5.5%

Style: American IPA

Trivia: According to the brewery website, “We are a small craft brewery located in the Magnolia neighborhood of Seattle. We brew small batch beers that are yeast driven and inspired by French & Belgian farmhouses. Everything we do is done by hand the old fashioned way, utilizing local Pacific Northwest ingredients. Our beer can be found at our tasting room as well as finer beer bars and bottle shops across Washington State. For more information follow us on FB and Twitter.”

Random: Lime is one of my favorite ice pop flavors.

This beer poured with a huge, four finger, pure white head. The head was very fluffy, like whipped egg whites. It also dissipated slowly and left a lot of spiderweb lacing on the glass along with a crown. The body was very turbid and lemon-yellow in color. The nose had a lot of lime juice, lime zest and bread. It was all citrus. The taste was not nearly as good as the nose. It had artificial lime cleaner and a medicinal taste, like green Ny Quil. Lemon and lime pith and Sprite came through too. It was a bit more tart to me than it was hoppy. The body was on the medium side with light carbonation. It had a quick finish with artificial lime. The bottle was $10.49, which came to $.62 per ounce, which I thought was pretty expensive. I liked where this beer was conceptually, just not the execution.

Untappd Rating: 3.0/5.0

Val has this habit of wanting beers because they have cute labels. Can you guess if this is one of those beers?

morewithhoney

ABV: 5.9%

Style: Saison/Farmhouse Ale

Trivia: According to the brewery website, “We are a small craft brewery located in the Magnolia neighborhood of Seattle. We brew small batch beers that are yeast driven and inspired by French & Belgian farmhouses. Everything we do is done by hand the old fashioned way, utilizing local Pacific Northwest ingredients. Our beer can be found at our tasting room as well as finer beer bars and bottle shops across Washington State. For more information follow us on FB and Twitter.”

Random: One of my pet peeves are breweries that don’t list beer information on the actual website and list it on twitter and Facebook.

The beer poured with a full finger of pure white head. It dissipated quickly, but only left a modicum of lacing on the glass. The body was a hazy yellow color with moderate carbonation visible. The nose had lemon juice and funk. What was surprising was that I couldn’t pick up any honey at all. There was some yeast that came through. The taste started with lemon juice and sourness. Cinnamon was there, which was in opposition to the lemon juice. Yeast was next, but again, the honey was missing. It had a very light body with high carbonation, which made this beer no problem to drink. It had a quick finish with lemon tartness. A bottle of this was $9.99 ($.62 per ounce). This beer didn’t impress me and the balance was off. I wouldn’t have this one again, although I’m glad I tried it.

Untappd Rating: 3.5/5.0