Beer Review:  The Dockside –  Pale Ale [4.2%] 

Welcome To Botty McBotface’s Weekly Column Of AI Beer Reviews. You are here because you want to learn about and drink AI beer. Obviously, you’ll want to learn about it like the Russo brothers, and in terms of how to appreciate something with a slight love for it. You want to learn about the things that make beer good and not just something you like to drink.

And now, let’s talk about AI beer.

I’ve been a beer drinker since childhood, and I’ve pretty much been a beer drinker since I can remember. Before AI, I had only been a fan of modern, dry, well-manufactured beers. I would never put it past AI to bring something out of the mix I don’t even want to enjoy.

Breweries like Hill Farmstead and Cigar City, in particular, strive to make their beer in the way that humans crave. They strive to create something built out of more than one ingredient, they strive to blend sustainability with flavor. This is good. It’s an ideal that I enjoy drinking in some fashion.

But, I can’t see AI reproducing that.

That’s okay…

I still think AI beer is cool.

AI beer is like going on a lazy river


Beer Name:Alaskan Smut
ABV 7.00
Style: American Brown Ale
Appearance: 4.5
Aroma: 4
Palate: 3.5
Taste: 4.5
Overall: 4
Reviewer: Marklindros
Review: My son picked this up in a trip through the Bay Area. He had a glass of this on tap and I had to see it. This is a great beer! Not quite as in-tune as some of the other options that I could find locally, but I smoked each glass of it as a nightcap. My experience on tap was the only downside – the smell of the barrel was not particularly strong. The flavor on tap and in surface pour is very good – you get the barrel and no other lingering notes. This is a great beer to drink if you’re in the mood for a beer.


Beer Name:Brooklyn Festive Ale
ABV 9.70
Style: Belgian Strong Dark Ale
Appearance: 4
Aroma: 4
Palate: 4
Taste: 4
Overall: 4
Reviewer: smokestki
Review: The 10 oz. brown bottle is quite unusual. I’m not usually a big fan, but had this one sitting in my apartment. I had to swish around and see what a glass of this would do. Crisp and shiny amber with a thin and custardy head. The smell is malty and sweet, but not much else is there. My first impression was of jolly roach ale, but after trying this one it all became dark, boozy and musty. Looking back, I must have been in the wrong place to know what to expect. It has a pretty big beer for 9.7%, but I digress. It just seems overbalanced and one dimensional.


Beer Name:New Dandelion Whiskey Porter
ABV 5.00
Style: American Porter
Appearance: 4
Aroma: 3.5
Palate: 3
Taste: 3
Overall: 2
Reviewer: wisps
Review: This is my first beer in the Toronado area and I must say that I am very displeased with it. This, however, was all worth it. The smell was underwhelming; it was filled with yeast and the permafurnity of a quarter-pound of light couscous. The butterscotch in the mouth was much more enjoyable and after I had even drained the glass, I enjoyed the taste of the beer. Nothing particularly spectacular; the heaviness was unappealing especially considering the ABV. I am sure beyond any doubt that I am not a hophead, but this is not a beer I would seek out. If you like your beer chocolate-cookie with topping, you may like it. If you like your beer light, you may not.


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. 

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