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Review: Rodenbach Caractère Rouge

  4.2    AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20 AdamJackson (2299) – Enfield, New Hampshire, USA – JUN 17, 2014 Batch 2, enjoyed 4 ways at 45F in stemware.  A – Huge cork pop, no gush, Blood red pour, 1 finger head fizzes out to a small head.  S – The nose is fantastic. Gorgeous cherry dominates followed by a small raspberry acidity …

Review: Firestone Walker Bretta Rosé

3.4    AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL14/20 AdamJackson (2289) – Enfield, New Hampshire, USA – JUN 15, 2014 Thanks mark. Pours a sprite / 7up head that fades fast. Slight pink hue. Very close to a faint strawberry nose with a touch of lemon acidity. Oily and sweet, tossed salad with some balsamic and cucumber. Lovely carbonation. Very tart and I really …

Review: Hill Farmstead Civil Disobedience (Release 9)

3.7    AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20 AdamJackson (2289) – Enfield, New Hampshire, USA – JUN 15, 2014 UPDATED: JUN 16, 2014 Acquired this a bit ago but can’t remember when. Bottle date is 03/2014. Split 3 ways (gasp) with some friends. This has been upright in my cellar since purchase..chilled to 50F before serving.A – Slight haze gold pour small head. Bottle …

Review: Schramm’s The Heart of Darkness

Thanks to a great RB trader for sending me this bottle in a GoandpickitupBro! I have this version and the B.Nektar version so excited to try them both but obviously a side-by-side is just a waste of money. Anyway, this was very special to try. Everyone loved it including my friend who is semi-pro in …

Cellaring: DraftMag’s “Just drink it already!”

via DraftMag:  Why do beer geeks not feel the same way when staring at a rare bottle? Dr. William Goldstein of the University of Chicago’s department of psychology believes it stems from a fear of “closing the account”—that is, when it’s gone, it’s gone. It seems the length in which we delay draining a bottle …