Sunday, December 21, 2008

Ninth Beer o' Xmas'08: Wasatch WinterFest

For the Ninth Beer o' Xmas that the beer lush pushed on thee, Wasatch's Winterfest!
This a a brand new offering from Wasatch and man is it yummy.

Pours a clear ruby color with a moderate fluffy off-white cap of foam. The nose is bright with citrus and pine with subtle spicy caramel malt beneath. The flavor starts out with grapefruity hops and a bit of orange zest. Next comes a faint hint of gingerbread then transitions to a rich maltiness. I think there may be a little roatiness in there as well. Very nicely balanced with a well hidden 7.1% abv.

This is one of the best beers to come from Wasatch in the last few years. This is only a seasonal so stock up. Everyone I've talked to that's tried this gives it high marks.
Kampai!

4 comments:

Douglas said...

This beer is just delicious. Lets hope is is distributed for many years coming. One of my favorites for sure.

calanan said...

Oh yes, this one is fantastic, reminds me of Sierra Celebration. A wonderful winter ale!

- mike

Don LaVange said...

That's what I'm talking bout!

Walter said...

This beer is right up there with the best seasonals from Anderson Valley, Rogue, and other NorCal micros. Really nice spice and vanilla with a killer roasted caramel finish. Just moved from SD and happy to find a legit local brew.