Posts Tagged ‘ Eidolon ’

Tasting at the Commons

A couple people in our tasting group were doing in-person trades with a guy from California. Since they were getting together anyway, we decided to have a tasting!

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Commons Boysenberry Porter: Pretty good, but probably not something I should get before a bottle share. It’s 10%

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Oh, this is going to end well.

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Block 15 should be jumping up and down with this kind of name copying.

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Toppling Goliath never sticks to one design for their labels. This bottle happened to be their lager…it was lagery.

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Old Matilda that my friend found in the back of his fridge. It was pretty tasty.

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Cisco Cherry Woods: This was a pleasant surprise. I don’t know much about Cisco, but this had a nice cinnamon and cherry flavor to it. Almost like a diet version of Lou Pepe Kriek. A-

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Perennial Fantastic Voyage: Not sure if I like coconut stouts…. B

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Goose Island Bourbon County Proprietors: Okay, well it turns out I’m full of shit. This beer is incredible and is the best variant since Bourbon County Vanilla. Perfect amount of toasted coconut. Trade for this one, it is absolutely worth it. A+

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Goose Island Bourbon County Backyard Rye: This on the other hand, is waaaaaay too sweet. B-

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Midnight Sun Moscow 2011: Batch 1 Moscow is really good, I especially appreciate the dry and roasty aspects of this beer after having 2 Bourbon Counties in a row. A

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Ale Apothecary Sahalien: This beer is fantastic, like a super sour Flora. However, there is a funny pickle smell to this beer, other than that, it’s flawless. A/A+

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Central Water Fourteen: Don’t remember this one much. Whoops.

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Alpine Duet: Love this palate cleanser!

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Don’t remember this one either. My memory was lost along with that sailor.

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De Garde Lee Noir: Fantastic Flanders beer. Sooo good. A

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This tastes just like Maybelle. Mmmmm

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Commons Eidolon: Maybe this beer isn’t fading after all…this bottle was completely different than the beer when it was fresh, but it was very nice. A-

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Hill Farmstead Convivial Suarez: Delicious as always! A-/A

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Russian River Framboise for a Cure: Very good framboise, might benefit from a bit of age though. A-

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Toppling Goliath X-Hops: Really tasty…but I may have just been desperate for hoppy beer by this point.

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Cigar City Big Sound: CCB does stout right.

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Still going strong

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Commons Eidolon: I’ve had a bottle that wasn’t that great, but this bottle has aged quite nicely. It is definitely more tart and funky than before, but the tea that was used to make this beer has really come through on the back end. Glad I downed the whole bottle solo. A-