Brooklyn Lager - 9
. Nice hop aroma. Amber color. Well balanced with a nice malt backbone, hoppy flavor, and a lingering hop bitterness that is not harsh. I really like this beer. I would say it's like a Sierra Nevada but with a more assertive malt flavor.. not what you would expect given the name. Fortunately everywhere I went in NYC area they had it on tap. Kept me druck all week!
I will be attempting a clone.
Celis Grand Cru - 7
. A fairly standard Belgian blonde, seems to have been fermented with wit yeast. I would like the spice to be more assertive in this beer. Aside from the yeast it was lacking aroma, and it wasn't very bitter. I would expect more hoppiness and aroma from a Grand Cru.
Left Hand Imperial Stout - 8.5
. A very nicely executed big, boozy beer. The high alcohol (10.4%) is not immediately evident, but there is a lingering warmth in the finish. The body, hops, and malt are well balanced. A little bit too much roasted malt for my taste, but otherwise a very enjoyable beer. I am not usually a big fan of stouts, but this one does it for me.