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Autumnal beers

Pumpkick, from New Belguim, is nothing special. It tastes like a beer, slightly less bitter and less hoppy, but no sign of cranberry, pumpkin, or spices.
Tumbler, from Sierra Nevada is a brown ale. It’s also pretty straight-forward, but Leanne likes dark beers, and likes this one.

Batch 19 Lager

Leanne: workman-like without being cheap. I’d drink it again.
Mark: fire and hospitals. The taste builds in my mouth, even with food. What starts as a straight-ahead beer ends too bitter.

Blue Moon Agave Nectar Ale

A bit bitter by itself, it goes okay with sushi. I’m sensing a pattern between beer and sushi.

Leanne’s take: “I won’t turn it down, but won’t go out of my way for it, either.”

Leinenkugel’s Summer Shandy

Light, slightly lemony, and not so hoppy — like you’d expect from a shandy. It goes well with sushi.

Leanne liked, and I’m OK with splitting one with her.

New beer category

Guinness extra stout: Leanne likes chilled, and I’m not a big fan.

Thunder Hefeweizen: Leanne likes. But it’s too hoppy for me.