AugustusRex wrote: napoleon wrote:
AugustusRex wrote:I like the Hofbrau Dunkel a lot more than Side Launch. Side Launch doesn't impress me anymore.
I wonder if they changed their base recipe. Even their normal Hefeweizen doesn't taste nearly as good as the previous iteration used to.
Maybe the Denison's craze was a symptom of having only shitty breweries in those days. I guess Side Launch is still better than Mill St or Creemore.
I really liked the Side Launch Dark a few weeks back, at T&M. I would buy that again.
Whether SL/Denison's still as good, could be a bit of this and that, really - the beer scene has definitely expanded. This changes the perception of recipes that haven't much changed.
But the past number of years I've had both amazingly great Denisons / Side Launch Wheat & less-amazing of the same, all fresh on tap usually at the same place. At times complex, at other times a bit dull sweet flavor profile, and occasionally sharply lemony. One pint this year even had a bit of a corn/peas thing. Some variability has always seemed to be the case. Still, when it's spot on it is the perfect Bavarian Weissbier (featuring tantalizing zingy hints of lemon, banana, spice and bubblegum) and I want to drink the whole keg. I keep coming back even if it's a bit random!