Much of my experience at the Autumn Brew Review is a blur, but fortunately I was smart enough to keep detailed notes in my program guide as to what beers I tasted and which ones I liked. And by detailed notes I mean a series of different pencil scribbles that I seemed to abandon about half way through. I hit up the Minnesota booths first so most of them are marked, and next to Schell’s Bavarian Forest Dampfbier is a big spiraly circle while many just have a check, or a dash, or in some cases a sad face. (Note to self: if Brew52 happens again in the future, replace star rating system with a series of pencil scribbles)
Anyway, I went to Mac’s Industrial Sports Bar on Thursday and had a pint of the Bavarian Forest just to make sure that the big circle in my program guide wasn’t a mistake (or the beginning of a sad yuck face). Good news, it was definitely a “this beer rocks!” circle. It’s got a really great crisp taste with some light fruity aroma (they say banana) which I love. I will hopefully be snagging another pint before they run out.