By Matt Abbatacola–
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Here are three more beers for you to try. The first two come as a suggestion via my pal, Jason Ferrari.
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As a reminder, here are the criteria that go into the review.
Capital Brewery’s Island Wheat — $$
This is an American Pale Wheat Ale and has a 4.2% ABV. You guys know my love for wheat beers, and Capital’s wheat ale is delicious and everything a wheat beer should be.
It has a clear golden body with a small white head and medium carbonation. It has a sweet wheat and yeasty aroma. It’s very mild with a light mouthfeel. It’s a very drinkable beer, very tasty. I could drink one after another on a hot summer day.
Overall score: 8
Capital Brewery’s Wisconsin Amber American Lager — $$Chicago Weather: Storms Headed Our Way After Midnight; Damaging Winds And Heavy Rain Possible
This amber lager has a 5.2% ABV. It has a clear amber color with medium carbonation and a small white head that dissipates quickly. There’s minimal lacing and sweet mild malty notes in the aroma.
It’s slightly malty with caramel notes and is smooth and crisp. There’s a minimal mouthfeel and a mild malty aftertaste. This is a tasty lager.
Overall score: 7
Monk’s Cafe Flemish Sour Ale — $$
This unique sour ale has a 5.5% ABV and pours with a dark opaque body — reddish-brown in color. It has a big off-white almost-light tan head with medium carbonation.
The aroma is slightly sweet but tart. There’s mouth-watering tartness to it. It starts mildly sweet with a medium mouthfeel with malty notes but quickly turns sour with a sourness that tingles the jawline.
This is a sour ale unlike any other sour beer I have had before. Give it try. I found this bottle at Mariano’s in the non-refrigerated beer aisle.
Overall score: 7
Let me know what you think and keep sending me beer suggestions. Next month, I will plan a trip to a local brewer — send some ideas and I’ll get the details out there for everyone.MORE NEWS: Bears Proposed Moving From Chicago, Possibly To Gary, In 1995 -- Leading To Huge Fight Between Mayor Richard M. Daley And Team Brass
Matt Abbatacola is a producer, host and update anchor at 670 The Score. Follow him on Twitter @MattAbbatacola and email him at Matt@670thescore.com.