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For the convenience and amusement of the beer drinking public, the Wizards offer their opinions on some of the commercial beers we've tried. All of the beers have been sampled at sanctioned club activities and represent the more or less consensus opinion of the group. Finally, try not to take this too seriously - its only the opinion of a bunch of beer geeks with too much time on their hands.

NameBrewerRatingDate Sampled
American Pale AleThomas Hooker2/5May 2006
Anchor Summer BearAnchor Brewing3/5August 2004
Aventinas?classicApril 2001
Baggywrinkle BarleywineCisco Brewers3.75/5December 2001
Big A IPASmuttynose3.1/5August 2002
Blackbeard AleVirgin Island's Brewing2/5April 2001
Black Shack PorterWachusettnot ratedFall 1999
Blue Heron Pale AleMendocino Brewing Co.2.5/5May 2006
Brau-WeisseAyinger3.5/5August 2006
Caffrey's AleThomas Caffrey Brewing Company2.5/5February, 2000
Captain Swain's Extra StoutCisco Brewers (Nantucket)3.75/5Sept 01
Cask BitterJohn Harvards3.75/5Pub Crawl 2000
Celebration AleSierra Nevada6 thumbs upxmas 1999
Colonia LagerCevejariasulbrasil BRA LTD1.9/5August 2006
Diebels AltbierDiebels2.5/5Dec 2002
Dreadnaught Imperial IPAThree Floyd's3.5/5June 2003
Dubbel ReserveAllagash3/5April 2005
DunkeweizenNashoba Valley3/5August 2006
Edison Light BeerNew Century Brewing Co.2/5May 2002
EKU PilsnerKulmbacher Braverei3/5Dec 2002
Endurance Pale AleIpswitch2/5May 2006
ESBFuller's3.1/5September 2004
Firestone Pale AleFirestone Walker3/5May 2006
Frugal Joes Ordinary BeerTrader JoesNot rated but like any plain American PilsnerNovember, 2000
Festival AleKing & Barnes2/5November 2001
Festival MildGales2/5November 2001
Fuggles IPAShipyard3/5August 2002
Franziskaner hefe-weisseSpaten2.75/5August 2006
Gilla Monster Amber Lager?2.5/5Oct 2002
Gold AleZ Street BrewingNot RatedMay 2002
Harpoon Summer AleHarpoon2.25/5May, 2000
Harpoon UFOHarpoon2.5/5May 2002
Harpoon Winter WarmerHarpoon2/5December, 2001
Hit The Trail AleLong Trail2.5/5March 2003
Hefe WeissbierWeihenstephaner2.8/5August 2006
HefeWeiss-DunkelJulius Echter2.8/5August 2006
HefeweizenPaulaner4/5June, 2000
Holyoke Dam AlePaper City2.5/5November 2001
Ipswich IPAMercury Brewing Company3/5Dec 2002
Ipswich Oatmeal StoutMercury Brewing Company3/5February, 2000
Irish Dry StoutJohn Harvards3.4/5Pub Crawl 2000
IPAFullers3/5August 2002
IPAMoylan's Brewing Co.2/5May 2006
IPARed Hook2.5/5August 2002
IvanhoeRidgeway Brewing (UK)1.5/5May 2006
JHBH Pale AleJohn Harvards2/5Pub Crawl 2000
Kross Country Amber (Belgian Style Ale)Kross Brewing Co.2/5September 2004
Mojave Red LagerIndia Wells Brewing Company2/5May 2002
Mud BockOtter Creek1.5/5April 2000
Narrarragansett Lager BeerFallstaff Brewing Co.2/5August 2004
Negra ModeloGrupo Modelo/Cerveceria Modelo/Corona 3/5February 2001
Newtowne NutbrownJohn Harvards3.4/5Pub Crawl 2000
Noel Christmas AleAbbey Affligam3.5/5Holiday Party 2002
OctoberfestBerkshire Brewing Co.3.25/5October 2006
OctoberfestBrooklyn Brewing3/5October 2006
OctoberfestHacker Pschorr3.9/5October 2006
OctoberfestHarpoon3/5October 2006
OctoberfestHofbrau Hause2/5October 2006
OctoberfestLefthand Brewing Co.3.75/5October 2006
OctoberfestLowenbrau1/5October 2006
OctoberfestOtter Creek1/5October 2006
OctoberfestPaulaner4/5October 2006
Octoberfest MarzenPaulaner3.5/5October 2006
OctoberfestSamuel Adams2.75/5October 2006
OctoberfestSpaten4/5Fall 1999
OctoberfestSpaten3.25/5October 2006
OctoberfestWachusett2/5October 2006
Old Brewery Pale AleSamuel Smith's3/5May 2006
Old ChubOskar Blues Brewery2.5/5April 2005
Old Numbskull (2006)Alesmith3.25/5Jan 2007
Old ThumperShipyard3/5May 2006
Olde GnarlywineLagunitas3.7/5April 2005
Pig's Ear Brown AleWoodstock Inn1/5December 2001
Post Road Pumpkin AlePost Road1.5/5Fall 1999
Procreator DoppelbockZ-Street4/5May 2002
Pumpkin AleSmutty Nose2.1/5September 2004
Raison D'etreDogfishhead2/5August 2002
RapscallionConcord Brewing Company3.5/5March 2003
Racer5 IPABear republic Brewing2/5May 2006
Red Rack AleWoodstock Inn1.5/5December 2001
Ryuddles County BitterRuddles1.5/5May 2003
Salvador Double BockPaulanerclassicApril 2001
Saranac Black ForestFX Matt3.75/5Sept 01
Samuel Adams Cherry WheatBoston Brewing Co.1/5August 2006
Sam Adams 2004 Chocolate BockBoston Brewing Company2.75/5Dec 06
Samuel Adams HefeweizenBoston Brewing Co.2/5August 2006
SchwarzbierDejabrew3/5Sept 01
Scottish EPAJohn Harvards3.6/5Pub Crawl 2000
SkullsplitterOrkney3.5/5August 2002
Smoked PorterStone1.5/5Dec 06
Smuttynose KolschSmuttynose2.5/5August 2000
Smuttynose Dunkel LagerSmuttynose3.5/5August 2000
Thomas Hardy AleEldridge Pope & Co5/5Fall 1999
Snowfest Munich Dunkle LagerZ-Street2/5May 2002
Special Export LightHeilman2/5September 2002
Stockyard Oatmeal StoutStockyard Brewing Company3/5Oct 2002
Stoudt's WeizenStoudt's3/5August 2006
Summertime WheatOwen O'Leary's3.3/5August 2006
Three Horses BeerMadagascar2/5Sept 01
Toasted LagerBlue Point Brewing Company2/5Dec 06
Traditional Pale AleBerkshire Brewing Company2/5May 2006
Wattaquaduck WheatNashoba Valley3.3/5August 2006
Wee HeavyPaper City2 thumbs up, 3 thumbs down, 1 so-soxmas 1999
WeissbierHacker Pschorr3/5June, 2000
Whitbred Pale AleWhitbred3.5/5October, 2000
Winter AleNutfield4 so-so, 2 thumbs downxmas 1999
Winter AleTremont Brewing7 thumbs up, 1 so-soxmas 1999

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