Fire Ant Funeral Amber Ale

Fire Ant Funeral is a traditional ale.  I thought this is a really solid beer.  The distinctive red amber color that is topped by a beige head that leaves some decent lacing.   This color comes from the seven American grown hops.  I tasted this ale poured from a twelve once can poured into a chilled

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Southern Star Humidity

Humidity by Southern Star Brewing pours a murky gold and there might be a hint of amber in it.  The beer is 100% opaque.  A white foam head forms when poured.  The head has almost no stick or lace.  The head dissipates almost as fast as it pours.  I poured Humidity from a 12 once

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Midnight Cab a Unique Beer

Midnight Cab for Rahr and Sons Brewing Company is a unique Black Saison beer.  It is aged in red wine barrels, a nice clever recipe that’s pretty well put together. Deep chocolate brown and some nice body out of the can, with a nose of oak tannins and roasted barley. Lots of bitter dark grain

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Iron Thistle Scottish Ale

Iron Thistle Scottish Ale pours slightly hazy dark ruby red/brown color with a single finger fairly dense head.  This dense head is light khaki with good retention.  This reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of big caramel, brown

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Orange Show from Saint Arnold

Continuing my beers of Texas series this week I am trying Orange Show from Saint Arnold Brewing Company in Houston Texas.  Orange Show is a blonde ale brewed with almost 2,300 pounds of blood oranges.  These are puréed and for each batch.   This works out to about half-pound of purée per gallon of beer. A strong

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Texas Shade a Wheat Beer

Texas Shade is a strange one.  It pours golden and slightly cloudy as you would expect a witbier to do.  The head is fizzy and short-lived.  After that, the aromas of wheat and yeast flow out first followed by a blast of citrus.  The taste packs a tart sour punch.  Texas Shade is brewed by

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Heart O’Texas Red Ale

Heart O’Texas is very dark red-brown color with a thick cream-colored head. This beer wears its 6.3 abv very well with just a nice warmth dancing in the mix. Aromas are all malt up front, with the barest smidge of fruity hops. A hint of sweet, citrus flavor appears up front with a spicy bitterness following,

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