Thursday, August 18, 2011

Growler Wars: Dogfish Head vs. Manayunk Brewing Company

Two growlers. Two beers. Two frosted glasses. One winner.

Dogfish Head Raison D'etre
Very strong taste upon first sip. Has a bit of a Belgian feel to it, but not exactly as clear as a Chimay or an Ommegang. Has a little bit of a stale scent to it. Doesn't go down as easy as I would like. Almost seems a bit bitter. All in all, not my favorite Dogfish Head beer.

Manayunk Brewing Company Krook's Mill American Pale Ale
A very pleasant floral bouquet carries over into a tremendous hoppy flavor. Incredibly crisp, clear, and easy-drinking. Wonderful golden color. Much more than I was expecting. Enough to make me want to visit Manayunk, which is saying a lot.

The winner: Clearly, Krook's Mill American Pale Ale.

Beers purchased at Whole Foods in Plymouth Meeting.

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