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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5 O’Clock Pils

5 O’Clock Pils Pils is described as this “The pils malt is light yet with a pleasant bready character, emphasized by the decoction mash wherein a portion of the mash is removed, boiled and added back. Saaz hops, the only hop that has never been hybridized dating back to when it was first cultivated from a

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The Beers of Texas Part 13

This is another installment of my series describing beers of  Texas.  I am looking at beers brewed and born here in the Lone Star State. Brewed at  HopFusion Ale works in Fort Worth, TX Feisty Blonde is a bronze golden ale.   This beer has deeply aromatic orange blossom honey and the flavor of pure Mexican

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