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Beer of the Week: Licher Pilsner

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Licher Pilsner Review - It's about time we sat down with a nice German Pilsner for a beer review.  In our most recent package from Beer of the Month Club, we received a bottle of Licher Pilsner by Licher Privatbrauerei.  This premium pils poured a pale-ish, light yellow into our mug with a thick, fluffy white head.  Like most pilsners, this one had the signature sweet...

Beer of the Week: Eisenbahn South American Pale Ale

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Eisenbahn South American Pale Ale is our last remaining bottle from Beer of the Month Club's last shipment.  We drank carefully, slowly, and saved this one for last.  We won't say this one is our clear favorite, but it's a solid pale ale with an interesting story.  Eisenbahn is located in Santa Catarina, Brazil, a Belgian-style brewery in the southern tip of the country.  Eisenbahn's SAPA,...

Beer of the Week: Fisherman's IPA

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Fisherman's IPA by Cape Ann Brewery arrived this month thanks to our friends and beer donors over at The Microbrewed Beer of the Month Club.  Fisherman's IPA pours a rich, golden amber with a thin-to-medium head that leaves light lacing as it recedes.  To the nose, this pale ale has the earthy, hoppy scent you'd expect from the style, albeit a bit on the lighter side.  Fisherman's IPA has...

Beer of the Week: Colomba White Beer

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We've got a soft spot for white ales, and cherish every chance we get to taste a new one.  When Colomba Witbier arrived this month in our package from the Microbrewed Beer of the Month Club, we were intrigued.  One of two Corsican beers in the package, Colomba is marked as a "white ale brewed with spices" on its otherwise unappealing label.  Colomba pours a cloudy, pale color with a thick...

Beer of the Week: Harpoon Celtic Ale

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Harpoon Irish Red Ale was the most recent arrival from our friends at the Microbrewed Beer of the Month Club.  It has been a while since we've had a good Irish red, so this one was certainly a welcome surprise.  "Harpoon's Hibernian Irish Style Red Ale" pours a clear amber color with a slight head.  To the nose and the tongue, flavors of caramel and sweet malt are present, with a friendly...

Beer of the Week: Angler's Pale Ale

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Angler's Pale Ale is yet another surprise discovery from our friends over at BeerMonthClub.com.  When we opened our latest arrival from the club last week, we tried this one first-- call us suckers for the classic label.  Angler's pale poured a light amber color with an aroma of floral citrus and subtle, sweet malt.  To the tongue, this beer is sweet to start with a friendly bitter finish,...

Beer of the Week: Pietra Biera Corsa

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Ever heard of a Corsican beer called Pietra Biera Corsa?  Neither had we, until it arrived in our package from The Microbrewed Beer of the Month Club early this week.  Pietra is a European dark lager style beer infused with chestnut and brewed in Corsica, France.  Its color is a cloudless, light amber with off-white head and sweet scents of toffee but surprisingly none of the chestnut...

Beer of the Week: Lakefront White Beer

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Continuing our Beer of the Week column, thanks to our friends and sponsors at The Microbrewed Beer of the Month Club, I had a chance to enjoy a few bottles of Lakefront Brewery's Belgian-Style White Beer this week.  Long time readers of the old column on GearCrave will remember how much I love white ales, and this one is no exception.  Lakefront's White Beer pours a hazy, pale yellow with...

Beer of the Week: Jamaica Stout

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Our friends and sponsors at The Microbrewed Beer of the Month Club sent us another beer to check out this week, Jamaica Stout by Desnoes & Geddes Limited.  "Proudly Brewed in Jamaica", this one is a surprising departure from the common perception of Jamaican beer.  Most casual beer drinkers are familiar with Red Stripe, a beer more popular for its bottle and branding than its below-average...

Beer of the Week: Rogue Imperial India Pale Ale

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Long time GearCrave readers will recognize the image above and instantly feel the pain of winter.  It has been nearly three months since we ran our Beer of the Week column, and by taking a look at that old column on GearCrave, you'll see why that pain is so striking.  Below those three inches of snow that fell this morning was the old bed of this series, lush green grass that is a good five...