88 Cypress Honey Lager, Granville Island Brewing Co. (Canada). 4.5% ABV (8/07)
Brilliant golden amber color. Creamed honey and toast aromas are very attractive. A round, frothy entry leads to a dry medium body of toasty honey nut, baked lemon and dark meringue flavors. Finishes with a touch of piney bittering hops and caramel. Very tasty and refreshing.
86 Pumpkin Lager, Lakefront Brewery (WI). 5.8% ABV (8/07)
Medium amber color. Sweet Christmas spice and mint aromas. A frothy entry leads to a off-dry medium-to-full body of intense cinnamon, nutmeg, cardamom and candied yam flavor on a nutty wheat toast palate. Finishes with a drier spice and light toffee fade. A nicely balanced spice beer with some oomph for the holidays.
82 Cherry Lager, Lakefront Brewery (WI). 5.3% ABV (8/07)
Scarlet amber color with a frothy white head. Lovely aromas of tart cherries and wildflower honey. A frothy entry leads to dry attenuated light-to-medium body of tart, sour cherries and burnt toast flavors. Finishes with a lightly phenolic and bitter cherry pit and scorched aluminum fade.