It threw me off because I never see them called "American Pale Ales" ... but googling a few examples it was obvious that they're just Pale Ales from America. Duh!
Lincoln's Gift Oyster Stout
"Union General William Tecumseh Sherman torched most of the Confederate South on his 1864 March to the Sea, but his swath of destruction met its end when he came upon the lovely city of Savannah, GA. Overcome by its beauty and bounty, tough old Sherman presented an unscathed Savannah to President Abraham Lincoln as a Christmas gift.
Service Brewing Co. honors the 16th president of these United States with a beer based on one of Lincoln’s other favorite gifts—the kind that come from the sea. Lincoln’s Gift is a sweet stout brewed with locally harvested May River oysters, giving this traditional dark beer a slightly briny character."
5.5% ABV from Savannah, Georgia. 89/100 Very Good (3.99/5) on Beer Advocate.
It tastes just fine and nothing strange... but I can't stop thinking of the Oysters. I wonder what I'd think of it if I didn't know.
I have them pull mixed six packs for me here (their choices). I doubt it would have been chosen if I had been picking myself . I was just glad it didn't taste like sea food as far as I could tell!I saw an oyster beer here at 12%. Passed in it seafood flavoured beer bleah.
Downgraded to a 5 barely drinkable.
10. Perfect beer probably never award
9. Excellent one of the best.
8. Good beer
7. Not bad at all.
5. Barely drinkable.
4. Prefer not to drink might go down the drain.
3. Will go down the drain before you finish bottle.
2. Down drain around half way mark.
1. Revolting down drain first mouth full.
I like your scale. At what level would you actually pay $ for it again or intentionally seek it out?
My two favorite weizens so far have been the Weihenstephaner Dunkel Weizen and the Maisel's Original Hefeweizen. This is the second of two bottles of this one from the last pair of mixed six packs, and this time it had a bit more of a hefe-ish banana-like flavor in the background than I remember from the first one. Either way, I think I like this better than their original and need to do a comparison with the Weihenstephaner. 5.4% ABV. Beer advocate only has it as a 3.74/5 and 84 Good. I agree with one of the reviews there that that seems way low. I think this seals it that the dunkel weizens are my favorites up there with the porters and stouts (and totally different from them).
I will try to remember to ask if they carry it next time I order for curb-side pick-up (probably a few weeks out).