DC Debrief: Part Two – Beers from the List

A run down of the list beers from DC

Founders Breakfast Stout (#116)
This smells better than any coffee I’ve had here, and tastes just as good. Roasted coffee mixes with some milk chocolate,  finishing with a bitterness that holds a certain dark fruit sweetness. Really good stout, and perfect  for this rainy day.

New Belgium Fat Tire (#117)
There was a layer of frost across the top of this ale when it reached me, so safe to say it was probably served a bit too cold. It sits on the maltier side of the red ale spectrum, so it’s not my cup of tea.  I’d also put it in the sessionable category, as its not huge in flavour. Don’t know if I’d have it again.

Dogfish Head 90 minute IPA (#118)
Much sweeter than I expected. Much, much sweeter, and no where near as bitter. It’s quite different to the hop monster I was expecting…so different that I’m questioning if they’ve poured me a different beer. I may need to try this again just to be sure.

Flying Dog In-Heat Wheat (#119)
From the Geraman lineage of wheat beers. It has much more banana than clove, and it has a smooth creamy mouthfeel to match. Plus an awesome label. I’d take a six pack of this home with me.

Bell’s Two Hearted Ale (#120)
After being sold out in three of the bars that I’d visited previously, I finally found this at Ella’s Pizza. Light in the body with a solid sting in the tail. Lots of stone fruit and citrus, finishing with a vanilla caramel and a long dry bitterness. It’s sessionable, and worth the search.

Lagunitas Brown Shugga’ (#121)
I understand why this is labelled as the sweet release. It really does taste like there’s some brown sugar floating around in there. Smells like molasses and pine cones, tastes like real caramel. So much flavour packed intosuch a small bottle, it just beats the Founders Breakfast Stout as my favourite beer found in DC.

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