Photo 18 Jun 3 notes Victory Brewing Co | Hop Devil | 6.7% ABV
IPA
Very surprised this is the first time I’m having this. I’ve always been turned off by Victory’s labels but I’ve never really heard anything bad about the hop devil. That being said…this is pretty good. It has a typical really hoppy bitter aftertaste but that’s about it. It’s be a pretty good session beer. Not fantastic but not bad either. Give it a shot.
Price: $9.99/6pack
Rating: 6/10

Victory Brewing Co | Hop Devil | 6.7% ABV

IPA

Very surprised this is the first time I’m having this. I’ve always been turned off by Victory’s labels but I’ve never really heard anything bad about the hop devil. That being said…this is pretty good. It has a typical really hoppy bitter aftertaste but that’s about it. It’s be a pretty good session beer. Not fantastic but not bad either. Give it a shot.

Price: $9.99/6pack

Rating: 6/10

Video 11 Jun 1 note

I wanted to re-post my review of the DFH review before I post some thing on the Victory release. That way we can compare together. I’m still looking for a Stone version.

Dogfish Head/Stone/Victory | Saison Du Buff | 6.8% ABV

Saison

This beer is a collaboration between Dogfish Head, Stone, and Victory. It’s a Saison brewed with parsley, sage, rosemary, and thyme. Yes, like the facking Simon & Garfunkel album. Despite my unintentional hatred for the saison, I really like this one. I’m not really familiar with the taste of these spices, but combined it makes for a very delicious and refreshing beer. I’ll make sure there’s a four pack of this at my next BBQ. Go get this one. Stone and Victory will be releasing a bottle in April and May as well. I’ll be trying those too!

Price: $9.99/4-pack

Rating: 7/10

Victory Brewing/Stone Brewing/Dogfish Head Brewery | Saison Du Buff | 6.8% ABV

Saison

ROUND 2! This has more of a bitter swing to it. It’s been a while since I had the DFH release but I remember their’s being sweeter. I unno. I’m not a fan of saisons and this is pretty typical. I could do without it.

Price: I bought this one 12oz bottle for $2.59

Rating: 5/10

Text 1 May 1 note Guest Review: Adam Besenyodi

We ended up at Fat Head’s with some good friends for dinner and to try some good craft beers. The place was hopping when we got there just after 7 on a Friday night and was still going strong when we finished up our meal a few hours later. Fat Head’s offers growler service on their beers (and sell logo’d growlers), and have 4.75 oz. samples of their brews available for anywhere between $1.25 and $2.00 at the bar and in the dining room.

Lagunitas | Wilco Tango Foxtrot | 7.8% ABV | American Strong Ale | Price: $5.50/16 oz. Pint Draft

I started the night with this one from the bar while waiting for our table. This had a gorgeous deep ruby jewel tone color and some nice piney hop to it without being bitter. Definitely a solid beer I would revisit. And, that’s just a great name for a beer! Rating: 7/10

Fat Head’s | #1 | 6.8% ABV | Belgian Saison Ale | Price: $4.50/.4 Litre Draft

My first taste of one of Fat Head’s own beers, and it was not a good experience. There’s a reason this was their very first brew: There was room for the brewery to grow in their beer-crafting skills. They clearly oversold it on the beer menu description. Rating: 2/10

Fat Head’s | Sorcerer | 9.0% ABV | Belgian Style Dark Ale | Price: $5.00/12 oz. Draft

Now this is a good beer. Really complex flavors with lots of dried fruits and a wonderfully smooth finish. Pretty much just what you want in a Belgian dark ale. Next time we go, I would be tempted to pick up a growler of this. They say “this magical brew will warm your spirit,” and they are right. Rating: 8/10

Victory | Éclat Cocoa Lager | 5.6% ABV | Dark Chocolate Lager | Price: $5.00/0.5 Litre Draft

This one blew me away! I noticed it on the beer menu when we were waiting at the bar, and made a mental note to save room for this at the end of dinner. I’ve had plenty of chocolate stouts, but I don’t think I’ve ever had a chocolate lager before this one. It arrived at the table looking a lot like a Guinness, a near-opaque brown-black pour. While not quite as thin as a Guinness, it didn’t feel as thick as a robust stout, either. As soon as it hit my mouth, I knew I was in for a treat. The lager tastes like a chocolate beer milkshake. It was a perfect balance between smell, weight, and taste. My dinner companions ordered a slice of chocolate stout cake for the table to share for dessert and, while the cake was good, this beer was an infinitely more satisfying end to the meal for me. Rating: 8/10

Other beers ordered at our table and passed around for a taste…

Weyerbacher | Insanity | 11.1% ABV

This oak aged barleywine is one of the best.

Fat Head’s | Kohlminator | 6.8% ABV

This beechwood smoked bock had just enough smoke on the nose to keep it interesting, but backed off on the palate so you were never overwhelmed.

Fat Head’s | Head Hunter IPA | 7.4% ABV

This is Fat Head’s award-winning IPA. Extreme hop aroma and taste. If you like big hops, this is a good choice.

Fat Head’s | Duke of Lager Fest Bier | 5.0% ABV

An easy drinking beer, very sessionable.

Editor: More of Adam’s words can be found at http://randomthoughtsescaping.blogspot.com/ and on Twitter at @AdamBesenyodi.

Photo 9 Apr Dogfish Head/Stone/Victory | Saison Du Buff | 6.8% ABV
Saison
This beer is a collaboration between Dogfish Head, Stone, and Victory. It’s a Saison brewed with parsley, sage, rosemary, and thyme. Yes, like the facking Simon & Garfunkel album. Despite my unintentional hatred for the saison, I really like this one. I’m not really familiar with the taste of these spices, but combined it makes for a very delicious and refreshing beer. I’ll make sure there’s a four pack of this at my next BBQ. Go get this one. Stone and Victory will be releasing a bottle in April and May as well. I’ll be trying those too!
Price: $9.99/4-pack
Rating: 7/10

Dogfish Head/Stone/Victory | Saison Du Buff | 6.8% ABV

Saison

This beer is a collaboration between Dogfish Head, Stone, and Victory. It’s a Saison brewed with parsley, sage, rosemary, and thyme. Yes, like the facking Simon & Garfunkel album. Despite my unintentional hatred for the saison, I really like this one. I’m not really familiar with the taste of these spices, but combined it makes for a very delicious and refreshing beer. I’ll make sure there’s a four pack of this at my next BBQ. Go get this one. Stone and Victory will be releasing a bottle in April and May as well. I’ll be trying those too!

Price: $9.99/4-pack

Rating: 7/10


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