Saturday, January 23, 2010

Week 3: A Strong Finish

1. Victory Hop Devil Ale
2. Yards ESA
3. Southern Tier Porter Dark
4. Guinness Draught
5. Victory Old Horizontal
6. Lagunitas IPA

This reads like it was an off week, but come on, six different breweries is a great week. Philadelphia makes in incredibly easy to find and drink what you want, crave or happen to stumble upon. I am trying not to repeat any brews from weeks before. So although a few Dogfish Head's and Terripen's made it in to the mix, there was also a fair amount of Merlot.

This was flat out an easy week. I have been craving Victory Old Horizontal for a few weeks now. It's everything that you would expect from an American Barleywine. Standing tall at 11% ABV, this Strong well balanced brew has all the hops, malts and fruits in the right places. Starting off a bit bitter, it finishes with a citrus/caramel that lasts with each sip throughout. Again, it is well balanced, not overwhelming, and more than enjoyable. As promised from its title, it will leave you flat out your back in a deep sleep all night.

Cheers for now and next week I should have an overwhelming list.

1 comment:

  1. A tasty week for you..

    Old Dominion Hop Mountain Pale Ale & Bells 2 Hearted were my unique beers this week. Yum!