Category Archives: Beer Reviews

2. Sam Adams Light

This is my everyday beer. Light refreshing, full flavor and low calorie make for a good combination. Goes great with dinner, after a long day of work or anytime.
Pros: Low calorie, easy to drink more than one.
Cons: Being a light beer it does give up a bit of flavor.
Alcohol Content: 4.07 ABV
Calories: 119
IBU (Bitterness): 10
Rating: ★★★½☆
Brewers Website: Samuel Adams
Brewers Description: Great tasting with a clean, smooth finish. Sam Adams Light® is not just a lighter version of our Samuel Adams Boston Lager® but rather the culmination of over two years of tireless research and brewing trials that proved to be worth the wait.  Brewed using only the finest two-row malt and Bavarian Noble hops it has a smooth, complex, roasted malt character that is superbly balanced with the subtle fruity notes of the Noble hops. Sam Adams Light has a crisp and smooth finish without any lingering bitterness, leaving you yearning for that next sip.

1. Belfast Bay Lobster Ale

My first beer happens to be a Maine original more because I had one in the fridge than anything else. I purchased this at Harvest Hills Farm which has a surprisingly good selection of local beer and very good pizza. Nothing special about this beer but if you enjoy red ales you should give this one a try.
Pros: Good taste, nice dark red color and great aroma.
Cons: a little more carbonation than I like in my beer
Alcohol Content: 5.0 % ABV
Calories: ???
IBU (Bitterness): ???
Rating: ★★★☆☆
Brewers Website: Belfast Bay Brewing
Brewers Description: Lobster Ale is a dark copper “Red” ale with medium hop bitterness, flavor and aroma. It offers the drinker subtle levels of fruity-ester flavor and low caramel character. Slight yeast haze and chill haze give this ale a clear foamy rich head. Belfast Bay Brewing Co. is near the Canadian provinces of New Brunswick and Nova Scotia where just about every brewery makes a red ale, unlike the United States where red ales are not well known. When my wife suggested that a brewery from Maine should make a beer called Lobster Ale, a red ale seemed to be the perfect brew. Unlike our highly hopped neighbors beers, we decided to brew Lobster Ale to be very “user friendly.” We cut down on the hops and added slight amounts of black and dark crystal to the brew. The result is a medium hopped, medium flavored, very drinkable red ale.