An Amateur Beer Snob’s Guide to Beer: The P Beers
After tasting 527 beers, an amateur beer snob offers chapter “P”.
What you will find below
The listings below will include the name of the beer, my numerical ranking based upon my own scale of 0.1 to 10.0, and a little of my personal thoughts about each beer.
Of all the supposedly bad beers, I guess I would rather drink this one than any of the others. The smell is vaguely reminiscent of Old Milwaukee (what is it with these Milwaukee beers?) but the taste is a little better, not as fizzy and a bare touch of sweetness. This is a good bowling alley and pool hall beer.
From the American River Brewing Company of Auburn, California. This is a clean, strong, bitter pale ale. Pale ale fans should not pass this up.
A hefe-weizen is a type of wheat beer that has been conditioned in the bottle. This here beer is brewed and bottled by Paulaner of Munich, Germany. This brew is smooth and has a fruity taste that is cool at first but overpowering after a few drinks; this beer would score much higher if the fruit taste didn’t become so strong. A good sipping beer for dessert. You could serve this as wine to non-beer drinkers and I believe they would like it.
Paulaner Munchen Original Munich Premium Lager
Fruity with a little too much carbonation. Has a hint of sourness halfway down the throat. Comes to us from Munich, Germany.
Paulaner Munchen Salvator Double Bock
From Munich, Germany. Extremely sweet; too much so, in fact. Smooth with just the barest hint of fruitiness. Not for the weak of stomach.
Actually, this beer’s full name is Birra Peroni, but the word Birra is small on the label so I figured more people would look under “P” for this beer than under “B.” This beer has that foreign-but-made-for-America’s-mass-market flavor. Not great, but it doesn’t suck. This drink is made at one of four towns in Italy – Roma, Napoli, Padova or Bari.