Now I have been fairly impressed with Sainos Taste the Difference wines. They essentially contract established producers in “insert region” but the packaging is all Sainsburified. Well made wines at fair prices for the most part.
So I was hopeful this foray into USA “craft” beer with Tap Room Brewing would be as successful. Thanks to Beer Googles Reviews for sussing out that Tap Room is actually contract brewed by Genesee Brewing Company out of Rochester, New York. A little misleading methinks. Not the best start…
But here are my tasting notes.
Tap Room American Pale Ale 5.3% abv
Eye- Sugar golden brown, no real head
Nose- Rye Bread, ripe banana
Palate- Ultra dry, tart, green, no fruit, lemony finish
Verdict- Honestly wasn’t much impressed. It tasted chemical & somewhat “unnatural”.
Tap Room IPA 6.3%abv
Nose- Yeast, beetroot & crystal malts
Palate- Corn, dusty leather, some peach, orange zest, toasted brazil nuts w/ a spicy dry finish
Verdict- Despite tasting more complex notes on the palate I still felt let down. Brewed by numbers & lacking soul.
Well Sainos despite the eye catching Americana labels you best go back to the drawing board on these beers. Perhaps finding another brewer to collaborate with? You could do a lot better than this.