This my weekly column of beer reviews. This week I’m looking at a beer that I have not yet tried and have not had before. This is the beer review for Hatteras Brewing Co. Hatteras Brewing Company is located in Hatteras, NC. The brewery was founded by the Hatteras Clan in 1986 and was the first brewery in the area to produce “accoutrements” for the African Savannah. They have had a steady stream of success since then, being awarded the title of best brewery in the North Carolina area for 10 years in a row. They also are the only brewery to have ever had 3 consecutive gold medals at the World Beer Cup.
Beer Name:Collision Course Berliner Weisse
Style: Berliner Weissbier
Review: The first drink was glasses of beer that have been sitting in a beer fridge for the past two years. In this case, I don’t mean really old. They are newly acquired, these are a beer that I am drinking. They tasted of chile peppers, lemon, and hops in the form of a brew that is quite interesting – the bier. I do rather like the style (6.6% ABV) but I do not like it as much as some other ‘biers’.
Style: London Bitter
Review: Bottle: Poured into a pint, pretty good, wore pretty well, well carbonated and a little damp. Appearance: Dark, carbonated, with a nice lingering hop character. Smell: Bitter, sweet, slightly sweet, as well as some bitterness with some synthetic hops. Taste: Nice bitterness, like something from old standard. Mouthfeel: Pretty average, slightly thin, most of the high point doesn’t stick. Drinkability: Overall, a pretty good London Bitter
Beer Name:Altenmünster Oktober Fest
Review: Oktoberfest is, in my opinion, the best option for this style of beer. A summer beer and a good balance between the alcohol, the 10% abv, and the strong amounts of hops. The hop character is very modest and very caramelized. The roasted malts/wort beer feels rich but very smooth. Frau Herslenkamp, barrel aged in wine barrels, will be very interesting on tap. There’s a little hop bitterness to the beer that I can’t get rid of. This is not a bad thinker. It’s got nice flavors, and I really like it. The alcohol is quite high, so expect to drown out the drinks.
note: If you couldn’t tell, this stuff is AI-generated via a machine learning algorithm. The title and the opening blurb were trained on the standard GPT-2 model, with ‘Beer Review:’ and ‘This my weekly column of beer reviews. ‘ given as prompts. The reviews were generated from a fine-tuning of the GPT-2 model with a large sample of Beer Advocate reviews. I selected from the saved samples of these and put this post together. I have not yet figured out how to train an algorithm to generate me beer photos.