This beer is all about the haze, pouring a juicy fluorescent orange with a mousse- and latte-like foam. The sip starts off with papaya and guava moving to pineapple and a seedy passion fruit centre. A low but persistent orange-rind bitterness balances the sip. This hazy brew is tough to find — you can only buy it at some wine and beer stores in Illinois, but it is worth the hunt as it won gold at the 2018 Great American Beer Festival for Hazy, Juicy IPAs.
Deep ruby colour. Spicy, smoky, black raspberry nose with an oaky note. Full-bodied, dry, ripe strawberry and plum flavours with vanilla oak spice. Juicy and ripe.
Straw colour, minerally, peach pit bouquet. Medium-bodied, dry with a white peach flavour. A touch of sweetness in mid-palate with lemony acidity on the finish.
Golden straw colour. Spicy, toasty peach and mango nose. Medium- to full-bodied. Ripe orchard fruit flavours with a note of pineapple and a touch of butterscotch sweetness in mid-palate.
Extremely good value, showing citrus, apple, a creamy texture, good balance, a touch of butterscotch and a good, clean, slightly juicy finish. For all the banquet facilities serving undrinkable sugar-laden swill, this is a much better solution.
Clear medium garnet with pink rim. Medium-intensity nose of blackberry and vanilla oak. Medium-bodied with fresh cherry, blackberry and strawberry fruits, hot alcohol, high acidity, saved from being a “bomb” by soft tannins. Drink this year or next.
Clear medium garnet. The nose of raspberry and cedarwood gives way to sweet crème-caramel, plums and violets. Full-bodied with lush sweet cherry and blackberry flavours. Good acidity and soft tannins prevent flabbiness. The model wine for home-grilled burgers. Drink this year or next.