No bows, no ribbons and no regret in this holiday beer tasting. My leisurely beer collection and short comments from other drinkers.
With Estrella Damm Inedit from Spain
“This is an easy drinking wheat beer with nice flavors of light orange and coriander. Light bodied that gives a smooth body. Not overly complex but refreshing and smooth.” comment from deebo at http://www.beeradvocate.com
– 22mm Hexad Oyster 316L Stainless Steel Watch Band Straight Lug, Submariner Clasp, PVD Black[SS221805BBK040S] demo on Seiko Prospex Special Edition PADI SRPA21 200m. Hexad Oyster watch bracelet is a striking new design in 2016. Each link is composed of 3 Chamfer edge solid 316L stainless steel units. Hexad Oyster is a contemporary version of the traditional Oyster bracelet, but more thick & sturdy over 100 grams. Considering the comfort and sustainability, it bends smoothly following your wrist. Well-made solid 316L stainless steel links are assembled with screws instead of flimsy pins to keep its solidity and stability.
– 22mm MiLTAT Black, Khaki & Orange Stripes 3-D Nylon Velcro Fastener Watch Strap, Sandblasted Buckle[22B22EBR01N9J06] demo on Seiko New Turtle Prospex SRP777K1 Diver Black. Double layers tactical Velcro Hook-and-loop watch strap is made of special nylon which using 3-D weaving techniques. Cool color shows off its own unique honeycomb texture. Nylon material has tough property, is an excellent choice for sports enthusiasts.
With Černovar Černé from Czech
“A traditional, Czech dark lager with a rich caramel flavour and pleasant hoppy aroma. The rich, toasted malt flavour is complemented by a subtle sweetness in the aftertaste” from http://www.beerpubs.com
– 22mm Retro Razor 316L Stainless Steel Watch Band, Submariner Diver Clasp, PVD Black
[SS221805BBK039S] demo on Seiko New Turtle Prospex SRP777K1 Diver Black. Inspired by retro razor bracelet, the feature razor blade link was hollowed out in a solid 316L stainless steel block. The shape and the slots cut into the form of a mini blade allow it to bend smoothly following your wrist. This thickness improved retro Razor bracelet with clean lines and sturdy look that beyond the previous version.
– 22mm Two Piece WW2 G10 Nylon, Red, White & Blue, Brushed Buckle
[22B22BBU57N2P18-XX] demo on Seiko Prospex Special Edition PADI SRPA21 200m. WW2 G10 Nylon Collection, tight up with two 316L stainless steel rings with ‘Arrow End’ feature. These two pieces military watch strap made from folding over, double layered nylon.
With Whistler Bear Paw Honey Lager from Canda
“A very refreshing and light amber lager beer with a subtle honey taste. A sweet after taste flavoured with roasted malts. A nice bright and orange colour which, after smelling it, forces you to drink it right away! A very nice beer for a little gourmet pleasure.” from http://www.topofthehops.fr
– 21.5mm SUPER Engineer Type II Stainless Steel Watch Bracelet for Seiko Tuna, Button Chamfer, Pixel Plated[SS212219BBS034] demo on Seiko SKX007 Diver’s 200m Automatic Watch. Pixel Plated Collection is featured in Two-Tone Black and Silver finishes by advanced technology “Partial PVD Black Plating” on stainless steel, while abandoning the most common full surface plating. Achieving the eye-catching effect and generate a new shine to your watch.
– MiLTAT 22mm G10 NATO Bullet Tail Watch Strap, Ballistic Nylon, PVD – Blue, Red & Grey Stripes[22A22DZZ00N2P41] demo on Seiko SKX009 Diver’s 200m Automatic Watch. MiLTAT G10 James Bond Bullet Tail military watch strap extra thickness high density ballistic nylon. Approximate 1.5mm thick, tight up with four 316L stainless steel ring. New palette of colors strip, look excellent on military or dive watches. Nylon is cut and simultaneously sealed using ultrasonic knives to prevent fraying.
With Hopwired 8 Wired Brewing Co. from New Zealand
“This IPA has a great balance of bitter hops – not too bitter, not too light, and a great tropical sensation coming from the pineapple flavours in the beer. . . . There’s a slight tingling on the tongue coming from the aftertaste, it’s different.. I like it.” by Cody L. at http://www.beercrank.ca
– 22mm Super Oyster Watch Black and Silver Two-Tone Stainless Watch Band for SEIKO Diver SKX007, Solid Submariner Clasp, Pixel Plated[SS222005BBS010] demo on demo on Seiko SKX007 Diver’s 200m Automatic Watch. Pixel Plated Collection is featured in Two-Tone Black and Silver finishes by advanced technology “Partial PVD Black Plating” on stainless steel while abandoning the most common full surface plating. Achieving the eye-catching effect and generate a new shine to your watch.
– 22mm Super Oyster watch band for SEIKO Diver SKX007/009/011 Curved End, PVD Black
[SS221803BBK019] demo on Seiko SKX009 Diver’s 200m Automatic Watch. Heavy duty Super Oyster solid 316L stainless steel bracelet design for Seiko Diver SKX007, SKX009 & SKX011 models or others 22mm lug Seiko diver or sports cases with the same curvature as the above models.
With Feral Sly Fox & Hop Hog from Australia
“Crisp citrus aroma in a hazy yellow pour. Surprisingly full body with tart fruit balance and a finish. Makes a refreshing summer drink for sure.”comment by rater beer-yum at http://www.ratebeer.com
– 24mm MiLTAT Handmade Vintage Calf Leather Watch Band, Hand Painted Grey, Hand Stitches [24P24BPV10C1H07] demo on Seiko Prospex Special Edition PADI Kinetic GMT Diver SUN065. Fully handmade vintage calf leather, hand stitches and hand painted vintage effect. This Nubuck calf leather is soft but durable with a retro vintage effect done by hand, producing a slightly sanded surface.
– 24mm MiLTAT Genuine Shark Skin Leather Watch Strap, Orange Hand Stitch
[24K24BPV10S7A02] demo on Seiko Prospex Kinetic GMT Diver SUN023. Genuine Shark Skin Watch Strap Collection, velvet texture exotic leather. Minimal design plus a basic hand stitched on accent colors. Soft leather lining adds a level of comfort ultimately to your wrist.
With Guinness Ltd. Dublin Porter from Ireland
“the beer pours a thick finger of dark tan head, revealing aromas of whipped heavy cream and chocolate chip cookie dough. The flavor offers notes of dark malt, mild roasty bitterness, watered-down diet cola, semisweet chocolate, burnt sugar, volcanic rock, whipped cream, walnut skins, with a thin, crisp mouthfeel and medium-high carbonation.” By Daniel J. Leonard at http://www.beersyndicate.com
– 24mm MiLTAT Black Leather Washed Canvas Ammo Watch Strap in Golden Brown Stitches[24F24BPV10C2A23] demo on Seiko Prospex Kinetic GMT Diver SUN023. The Leather Canvas Ammo strap is 100% stitching by hand. The Canvas is washed for a vintage look and accented with brown tone Italian leather loop as strap holders, for a one-of-a-kind Ammo style replacement watch strap.
– 24mm MiLTAT Zizz Collection Distressed Denim Watch Strap Red Wax Hand Stitching
[24N22BPV02C2B08] demo on Seiko Prospex Special Edition PADI Kinetic GMT Diver SUN065Zizz collection, hand-sewn ‘Z’ stitches on. Zizz collection, hand-sewn ‘Z’ stitches on the heavy leather keeper is the signature of the collection. Different materials were combined to give out contrasting appearance. Vegetable tanned Italian leather was used as the keeper and lining.
Looking for more robust taste vocabulary? Here are some helpful resources from appellationbeer.com/blog
- Malt flavors: Malty, biscuity, breadlike, grainy, rich, deep, roasty, cereal, cookie-like, coffeeish, caramelly, toffee-like, molasses-like, malt complexity, smoky, sweet, autumnal, burnt cream, scalded milk, oatmeal, rustic, layered.
- Bitterness and hop flavor: Piney, citrusy, grapefruity, earthy, musty, spicy, sharp, bright, fresh, herbal, zippy, lemony, newly-mown lawn, aromatic, floral, springlike, brilliant, sprucelike, juniper-like, minty, pungent, elegant, grassy.
- Fermentation flavors deriving from yeast: Fresh-baked bread, clovelike, bubblegum, yeasty, Belgiany, aromatic, tropical, subtle, fruity, clean, banana-like (and for some sour or extreme beers) horseblankety, earthy, musty.
- Carbonation : Soft, effervescent, spritzy, sparkling, zippy, pinpoint, bubbly, gentle, low carbonation, highly carbonated.
- Mouthfeel: Rich, full, light, slick, creamy, oily, heavy, velvety, sweet, dry, thick, thin.
- Ethanol (alcohol) flavors from strong beer: Warm finish, heat, vodka, esters, pungent, strength.
Let this Christmas time be full of joy and love and the New Year makes all your wishes come true.
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