I don’t know why I purchased Woodchuck’s Cellar Series Dry Hop since I HATE hops. In fact it’s the main reason I don’t like beer. But, I guess I’ll try anything once.
It is a very pale yellow in color with light carbonation. It has a sweet scent. This doesn’t taste like any other cider I’ve had. Even though I was expecting them, the hops surprised me and I made a horrible face that made Josh laugh. I’m glad I still amuse him after 10 years of marriage. After the initial shock of the first sip, it’s really not so bad. I still plan on finishing the bottle (all 22 ounces), which is more than I could say for any beer. Having said that, I definitely don’t see myself buying this cider again.
Josh just tried a sip and didn’t think it was hoppy at all. Go figure.
Tonight I’m headed out for the evening, so I’m keeping the review short and sweet. This past weekend I tried Mystic Will o’ the Wisp, an autumn-themed saison brewed with rye and brown sugar.
The brew poured with a magnificent head – thick and almost chunky. I found the beer to be surprisingly drinkable, with a medium-to-light body and a 6.6% ABV. It’s dark in appearance, but doesn’t taste dark. In other words, if you closed your eyes and drank this, you’d probably think it’s as light colored as any other saison.
In the flavor department I was hoping for more than what I got. This twist on the style had promise in description, however I found that the rye and brown sugar were lost in the other spice flavors associated with a saison. I drank the whole 750ml and didn’t dislike it by any means…I just didn’t find it particularly interesting or unique tasting.