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263. Oak Pond Brewery DoorYard Ale

Picked this one up on my first trip to Oak Pond Brewing in Skowhegan. They had a number of options available and because it was a hot afternoon I opted for the nice light DoorYard Ale.

This beer is pretty simple but quite refreshing. Light in color with a solid white head. Aroma is minimal with a bit of bready malt. Taste starts off fairly sweet and finished with a slight hop bite. This is a beer that almost anyone could drink, even if they usually drink Miller, Bud or Coors Light. A quality brew but nothing too exciting.
Pros: Light and refreshing
Cons: Simple
Alcohol Content: ??% ABV
Calories: ???
IBU (Bitterness): ??
Rating: ★★☆☆
Brewers Website: Oak Pond Brewing
Brewers Description: DoorYard Ale is a light crisp ale with a smooth, clean finish. Light hopping and a hint of wheat malt blend in a mellow brew with a creamy white head.

132. Oak Pond Brewing Oktoberfest

A few weeks ago I had a string of high ABV many of which were great beers but not something I could drink on a regular basis. This one from OPB is certainly a session beer although I am not sure what the actual ABV is on this one it was not harsh and I was able to finish the 22 oz bottle very easily. Color is typical for an Oktoberfest with a small head that had good retention. Aroma was minimal but slightly sweet and taste has a solid malt character with a slight bitter hop at the end. Probably could use a bit more on the finish but it is a quality beer and something I would certainly drink again.
Pros: Easy to drink
Cons:
Alcohol Content: ??% ABV
Calories: ???
IBU (Bitterness): ??
Rating:★★★☆☆
Brewers Website: Oak Pond Brewing
Brewers Description: Oktoberfest is a complex, malty, bottom fermented lager. It has a wealth of flavor and a slightly caramel character. Hops are used sparingly so as to provide balance to its clean personality. Aging for over five weeks gives this lager a round smooth taste. Oktoberfest is an American term for a German beer style and is meant to be enjoyed year round.

130. Oak Pond Brewing Somerset Lager

Well this is my final review of 2011 – 130 different beers in under 6 months. What a great State, Country and time we live in if you are a craft beer drinker. This was the first beer from Oak Pond Brewing and I was happy with it. Color is a nice orange with minimal head, slight fruity, grapefruit aroma and taste was what I would expect from a small brewers lager. Simple but satisfying and very easy to drink. I will be looking for more from OPB.
Pros: Easy to drink
Cons: Simple
Alcohol Content: ??% ABV
Calories: ???
IBU (Bitterness): ??
Rating: ★★★☆☆
Brewers Website: Oak Pond Brewing
Brewers Description: Somerset Lager is a smooth, dry pils in the German tradition. The aroma and bitterness of noble Saaz hops are well balanced with a clean malt base. A refreshing golden pilsner for all seasons