Until we merge everything, you can find a complete index of all our beer reviews on the old site.
- 83.30.09Modelo Especial: Nothing Especial
Light and spritzy with just the barest hint of grassy hops and a very slight tingly mineral scent that’s probably from the carbonation (carbonic acid). Generally clean with nothing offensive, but neither is there anything enticing.
- 193.30.09Dos Equis Amber: First World Flavor from a Third World Beer
Dos Equis Amber is actually classified as a lager, but it has the body and bouquet of a fine amber ale. It’s something like a Newcastle Brown Ale mixed with Sam Adams. Most interestingly it seems to have less carbonation and/or gas than your average lager.
- 33.30.09Corona Extra
A lot of folks who either don’t know much about beer, or who don’t care much about flavor or the quality of what goes into their mouths, seem to have stuffed the ballot box so to speak, with dozens of glowing reviews of what is, in fact, one of the worst beers brewed in Mexico.
- 23.30.09Carta Blanca: Workaday Beer
This is a very light-bodied American style pale lager (an offshoot of the pilsner style). This is, in my view, probably the blandest, least interesting style of beer on the market, although it probably accounts for 90% of beer sales in the U.S.
- 122.16.09Beamish Irish Stout
Like most beer drinkers I look forward to March and St. Patrick’s day as an excuse to get sloppy. But it’s also an excuse to try some beers with an Irish heritage that you may not always drink on a regular basis.
- 22.16.09Killian’s Red: Kelly Green With Envy
For St. Patrick’s Day every year the buddies got together and honor our favorite saint by drinking ourselves into a stupor that would make any off-the-boat Irishman proud.
- 22.16.09Murphy’s Irish Red
I have had a good deal of Murphy’s Irish Red in my day- and in my nights. For the most part it’s been the draft version as served in a dark, dank Irish Pub. It’s dry, crisp and hoppy with a rich red hue.
- 21.13.09Harp Lager, Quarters for the Meter, and Heaps o’ Trouble
It was the kind of day you can’t plan–it just evolved organically. And Harp Lager was the centerpiece of our whole misguided adventure.
- 81.13.09Boddington’s Pub Ale: Beer Smoothie
If you’ve ever been on a genuine British pub-crawl, you probably already know that British beer is in fact, some of the best beer in the world. Well, one of my favorite Britbrews that seems to be gaining some recognition in the States is Boddingtons Pub Ale.
- 41.13.09Hoegaarden: Belgium Beyond the Waffle
Hoegaarden (pronounced “who-garden”) is named after the town in Belgium where it was first brewed in 1445… and it’s a terrific Belgian white beer.
- 21.13.09Imperial: Jungle Groovin’
I’ve just recently returned from a vacation in Costa Rica–an amazing country of rain and cloud forests, volcanoes, howler monkeys, toucans, the biggest bugs you’ve ever seen, and a beer called Imperial that I almost immediately befriended.
- 2812.4.08Guinness Stout: Vitamin G in a Bottle
“Why don’t you have a review of Guinness on your site?” “Why don’t you have a review of Guinness on your site?” “Why don’t you have a review of Guinness on your site?” Sometimes our emails all start the same- “Dear Idiots, Why don’t you have a review of Guinness on your site?”
- 111.15.08Aventinus Dunkel Weizenbock
Aventinus is one of the biggest, boldest, baddest wheat beers to ever come out of Germany — here’s why…
- 111.15.08Michelob Winter Sampler Pack: Six Geese A-Laying
A gathering of six the Belly Buddies for the Leonids meteor shower in November yielded the perfect opportunity to purchase a winter sampler pack to see for ourselves if such a specialty pack is tasteful enough to bring to the next holiday party you attend.
- 111.15.08Samuel Adams Winter Classics: Drinking in a Winter Wonderland
While hosting a recent holiday party, Belly Buddy Mark Higgins gave me a naked lady bottle opener. Not that my wife agrees, but I thought that was pretty special. And as if they were thinking ahead, Belly Buddy Dave Lauterbach brought a case of Sam Adams Winter Classics.