kaj-ii's Beer Universe Profile

Personal Information
  • Username:
    kaj-ii
  • Gender:
    Male
  • Location:
    Macon, North Carolina
    United States
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  • Brief Bio:
    Originally from FL and NJ, I personally started drinking Craft Beer's over 25 years ago when it wasn't even the thing to do. When I was younger I traveled alot into the New England states, that is where I got my love for beers. Now live in NC and The Craft Beer Industry is booming here. Now I am on a mission to try them all, at least once. Love all types of beer except Domestic Brews (Re: Bud, Coors, Miller. ect...)

    Also check my page on Facebook when you get a chance...



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  • Favorite Beers:
  • Favorite Beer Type:
    Sour Ale
  • Favorite Beer:
    Russian River Consecration
  • Ratings Submitted:
    780
  • Reviews Contributed:
    769
  • Added:
    295 Beers, 2 Bars, 4 Breweries
  • Beers Owed:
    0
  • Beers Owed to Others:
    1
  • Group Name:
    Brown Ale Lovers
Recent Beer Universe Reviews
  • Jan 22, 2014

    Saranac Kölsch
    2.6
    • Aroma
    • Appearance
    • Flavor
    • Palate
    • 3/5
    • 3/5
    • 2.5/5
    • 2/5
    [Suggested Glassware: Kölsch Glass]

    The pour was a clear light amber with a large (2-3 finger) white frothy head that hung around for only a short while, reducing to a thin cap and had fair streaky lacing.

    The aroma was of a straw malt, herbal hops and a musty yeast with hint of citrus and a dusty cardboard odor.

    The taste was very lightly sweet and a tad malty with a touch of citrus throughout, with the finish being a rather minerally with a light bitterness and had a dusty bland ending. The flavor lasted only a short time which turned out not to be a bad thing in case, with the lightly bitter bland citrus taste disappearing quickly off the taste buds.

    Mouthfeel was light in body and watery in texture with a carbonation that was just above soft.

    Overall this was a weak tasting brew, with the only thing standing out was a mildly bitter cardboard taste. Most definitely not worth having another...

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    Serving type: 12oz Bottle
  • Jan 22, 2014

    Saranac Session Ale
    3
    • Aroma
    • Appearance
    • Flavor
    • Palate
    • 3/5
    • 3/5
    • 3/5
    • 3/5
    [Suggested Glassware: Shaker Glass]

    The pour was a clear amber yellow with an average (1-2 finger) white fluffy head that reduced down to a thin film with a medium collar and had fair spotty lacing.

    The aroma was of grain malts, grassy hops and an earthy yeast with notes of citrus (lemon and orange), honey and a light adjunct (corn) presence.

    The taste was a light malty sweet with a touch of honey early on, progressing with a grainy bitterness and a hint of citrus towards the finish. The flavor lasted an average time following the swallow, with a lightly bitter citrus taste disappearing rapidly off the palate.

    Mouthfeel was light in body with a dry, watery texture and a medium carbonation.

    Overall this was a clean and crisp Blonde Ale with a smooth and easy drinkability, and although I did not find it to be anything special it still was not to shabby...

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    Serving type: 12oz Bottle
  • Jan 22, 2014

    Samuel Adams Ruby Mild
    3.3
    • Aroma
    • Appearance
    • Flavor
    • Palate
    • 3/5
    • 4/5
    • 3/5
    • 3/5
    [Suggested Glassware: Nonic Pint]

    The pour was a medium copper brown with a ruby hue and an average (1-2 finger) light tan creamy head that slowly diminished, down to a medium thick creamy film which lasted throughout and had excellent sheets of lacing.

    The aroma was of a toasted bread malt and an earthy doughy yeast with a note of caramel and a light fruity ester (plums and raisons).

    The taste was very malty with a decent caramel sweetness from the start, progressing with a slight bitterness, a touch of fruit and a very mild alcohol presence towards the finish. The flavor lasted an average duration following the swallow, with a lightly sweet bitter malty taste fading slowly off the taste buds.

    Mouthfeel was just past light in body and rather creamy in texture with a medium carbonation.

    Overall this was a smooth malty brew that possessed a mild bitterness and a light fruity taste, which allowed for a decent drinkability. Although this brew is not really anything special, it is still a somewhat tasty and enjoyable brew...

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    Serving type: 12oz Bottle
  • Jan 22, 2014

    Waterfront Brewing Co. Blonde
    2.6
    • Aroma
    • Appearance
    • Flavor
    • Palate
    • 2.5/5
    • 3/5
    • 3/5
    • 2/5
    [Suggested Glassware: Lager Glass]

    The pour was a clear medium amber with a small (less than 1 finger) white frothy head, that reduced to a thin creamy film with good runny lacing.

    The aroma was of a grain malt, floral hops and a moldy yeast with hints of caramel and citrus (lemon).

    The taste was lightly sweet with a decent maltiness and a hint of caramel from the get go, becoming mildly hoppy with a slight citrus peel bitter at the end. The flavor hung around for an average time after the swallow with the light bitterness fading away slowly off the taste buds.

    Mouthfeel was light in body with a dry yet creamy texture and a somewhat soft carbonation.

    Overall this was a pretty basic Ale for the style, a tad light in flavor, a mildly thin body and just a bit of bitter to even it all out...

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    Serving type: 12oz Bottle
  • Jan 22, 2014

    Waterfront Brewing Co. Summer Ale
    2.8
    • Aroma
    • Appearance
    • Flavor
    • Palate
    • 3/5
    • 3/5
    • 3/5
    • 2/5
    [Suggested Glassare: Shaker Glass]

    The pour was a clear light amber with an average (1-2 finger) white fluffy head that slowly receded, down to a medium puddled film with a medium collar and had superb full sheeting of lacing.

    The aroma was of a light straw malt, mild grassy hops and a sweaty yeast with notes of caramel, citrus (lemon) and a hint of an adjunct.

    The taste was a bit malty with a hint of caramel sweetness from the start, becoming lightly hoppy with a mild citrus peel bitterness towards the end. The flavor lasted a long time following the swallow, with the citrus peel bitterness lingering on the taste buds for a little while longer.

    Mouthfeel was light in body and dry in texture with a carbonation that was just below medium.

    Overall I personally found this Summer Ale to be a little below average. It just possessed too much of an adjunct flavor, than I prefer....

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    Serving type: 12oz Bottle
  • Jan 22, 2014

    New Belgium Transatlantique Kriek
    3.5
    • Aroma
    • Appearance
    • Flavor
    • Palate
    • 4/5
    • 3.5/5
    • 3.5/5
    • 3/5
    [Suggested Glassware: Flute]

    The pour was a clear medium cranberry red with a large (2-3 finger) pink rocky head that diminished at a rapid steady pace, down to a medium sudsy film and had excellent sticky sheets of lacing.

    The aroma was of sweet bread malts and a funky barnyard Belgian yeast with notes of cherries, candi sugar and a hint of cask.

    The taste was moderately sweet and just a tad malty with a huge fruitiness that was present throughout, giving way to a creeping mild sourness in around the middle with the finish being moderately yeasty with a strong fruity overtone. The flavor lasted only a short time following the swallow, with a mildly sweet fruity tartness fading from the taste buds.

    Mouthfeel was somewhat light in body with a mildly dry texture and a champagne-like carbonation.

    Overall this was a very good tasting Kriek that possessed a nice light sourness blended with a bold yeasty fruitiness, which did a great job of totally concealing the high ABV, making this Lambic extremely smooth, easy to drink and very enjoyable...

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    Serving type: 22oz Bottle
  • Jan 22, 2014

    Epic Brainless On Peaches
    3.5
    • Aroma
    • Appearance
    • Flavor
    • Palate
    • 3.5/5
    • 4/5
    • 3.5/5
    • 3/5

    [Suggested Glassware: Tulip Glass]

    The pour was a hazy golden orange with an average (1-2 finger) white frothy head that quickly diminished, down to a light wispy film and small collar with fair runny lacing.

    The aroma was of a light cereal malt and a funky Belgian yeast with notes of overripe peaches, candi sugar, oak cask and a light white wine odor.

    The taste was on the mild side with a lightly sweet malty flavor along with a hint of candi sugar and a light peach presence which was present throughout, progressing with a decently strong dose of yeast, a hint of cask and a somewhat bold alcohol tinge at the end. The flavor lasted a long time proceeding the swallow, with the fruity yeasty taste fading almost entirely leaving way for the strong alcohol taste to take over.

    Mouthfeel was light in body and mildly dry in texture with a prickly carbonation.

    Overall I was expecting a bit more from this beer being it has won a few medals. Although it was decently tasty and easy to drink, the flavor wound up being more about the high alcohol presence than anything else...

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    Serving type: 22oz Bottle
  • Jan 21, 2014

    Epic Brainless Raspberries
    3.6
    • Aroma
    • Appearance
    • Flavor
    • Palate
    • 3.5/5
    • 4/5
    • 4/5
    • 3/5
    [Suggested Glassware: Tulip Glass]

    The pour was a hazy pinkish ruby red with a slight orange hue and a small (less that 1 finger) white sudsy head that diminished very quickly, down to a thin puddled film with a medium collar and possessed fair streaky lacing.

    The aroma was of a mild biscuit malt and a strong funky Belgian yeast with hints of overripe raspberries, bubblegum, candi sugar and a mild sourness.

    The taste was a tad sweet and decently malty with a note of raspberries from the get go, although it was far from being overpowering. As it progressed it became lightly tart and somewhat yeasty and had a mild alcohol tinge towards the finish. The flavor stuck around for an average time following the swallow, with a lightly tart fruity taste and a mild alcohol warming sensation that lingered for a short while.

    Mouthfeel was just barely past light in body with a mildly dry texture and a ticklish carbonation.

    Overall this was a lightly malty sweet and refreshing fruity Belgian Ale that was balanced very well by the moderate presence of the Belgian yeast, which helped immensely in hiding the high ABV and creating a smooth and easy drinking experience...

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    Serving type: 22oz Bottle