Lisa's Liquor Locker: Tap House Grill
Tiff and I made a last minute trip to Tap House Grill and decided to sample some beers. We told our waiter Zach (who was awesome) we were taste testing for a blog and thankfully he brought us his favorites. After we tried the $1 samples Zach brought out, it was time to put our "professional" beer opinions to the test.
Lagunitas A Little Sumpin' Sumpin' Ale (7.5%)
Me: You can taste the wheat. It's a nice taste with a smooth finish. I've had this beer before and wasn't very impressed, but it wasn't as cold last time.
Tiff: This is what I would describe as a dirty blonde beer. Smooth like a blonde with a nice alcoholic kick.
Two Brother's Ebel Weiss (4.9%)
Me: Very smooth light taste. I've had this before and liked it. As always draft is better than the bottle.
Tiff: Very smooth beer. Cloudy look.
SweetWater Going Coastal (6.1%)
Me: The smell is much better than the taste. It is supposed to have a pine apple taste but definitely could only taste the hoppiness.
Tiff: The pineapple scent is misleading. It has a strong grapefruit bitter taste to it. It is very hoppy. Yuck.
Schlafly Peach Saison (7.4%)
Me: Another disappointment. Not that it was bad but the smell of the peach was just not in the taste.
Tiff: The peach aroma is heavenly, but don't be fooled.. it is hoppy!! There is zero sweetness to this brew.
Ale Asylum Rictus Grin (6.0%)
Me: This is a medium beer. It's kinda like my 2nd boyfriend now...the Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Ale.
Tiff: This drink is similar to Lisa's favorite (or ex-favorite after this blog) Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Ale. It has less alcoholic content and a slight harsher finish. For those unfamiliar with either drink, it has a nice caramel taste.
New Belgium Cascara Quad (10.0%)
Me: This beer is dark and amazing. You can taste every flavor, it's like a party of dates, cherries and coffee in your mouth. This might seriously give Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Ale a run for its money. I feel like I'm cheating on my main squeeze as much as I'm enjoying this beer.
Tiff: A dark beer with a strong coffee taste. A slight sweet treat mid-drink and then a STRONG alcohol finish. After about 3 sips, the flavors start to blend perfectly. I would recommend sipping it a few times with small breaks in between to get a real feel for it.
As much as we both enjoy beer, we have to eat sometime and Tap House has delicious $5 appetizers after 9pm all the time. Always worth it. Catch more of our "professional" beer opinions on our podcast, themwtpodcast.