Seacoast Beer Craft Beer Reviews 10/04

On Friday 10/4, we drank a few beers. Not reviewed is the homebrews that are always present in our drinking space. This was a handful of fun beers. We were very excited to try the Blue Lobster/Prairie Artisan collaboration, especially as this was their first bottle release. I hope you enjoy reading, enjoy drinking, and if you have any questions, bring them to us at www.facebook.com/seacoastbeer. Hampton, NHBlue Lobster Brewing/Prairie Artisan Ales Collaboration - Little Lobster on the Prairie - Farmhouse Saison - 750 ml bottle, this brewery's first bottle release. 7.3% ABV.

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From the label:

Little Lobster on the Prairie is a Farmhouse Saison that is lightly hopped with Galaxy hops and fermented with Brettanomyces Bruxellensis. This yeast brings notes of funky, musty, overripe fruits as well as light barnyard notes staying true to the farmhouse style.

This beer is a collaboration between Blue Lobster and Prairie Artisan Ales. Even at 7.8% ABV, this was a very easy drinker. Very yellow. Lots of tartness as expected, strong Brettanomyces flavor and smell. Fruity, lemony, with grapefruit toward the end. Really impressed. 4/5

San Diego, CA - Mission Brewery Dark Seas - Russian Imperial Stout - 10.5% ABV

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Black as hell. Absolutely opaque. Spare dark red head. Smells of chocolate, roasted malts, plums, port wine, wood. Tastes of coffee, chocolate, prunes. Thick and roasted mouthfeel. This batch felt too new. The consensus was that if this beer was aged for a few more months, it would mellow out and taste better. 3.5/5

Utica, NY - Saranac Brewery (Matt Brewery) Pumpkin Ale - 32 oz mini-growler - 5.4% ABV

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This was a solid pumpkin beer. I picked this one because there were 32 oz mini-growlers at a local grocery store for $4. Average head, good lacing. Pours amber. No maltiness at all. Smells of light pumpkin, cinnamon, clove, nutmeg. Tastes like it smells. Not bad for the price. 3/5.