Monday, February 22, 2010

Rêve Returns Today

That's right, it's been over year since RedRock's award winning Belgian style triple has been around and this years batch is said to be the best one yet. 1500 bottles will go on sale today at both RedRock locations - as well as the Bayou and most likely the Beerhive. These are available for take home. Two bottles - per person - per day.

Pours a light golden honey color with with a moderate fluffy white head that dissipated to a very thin froth. The nose is a little boozy with banana, cloves malt and ripe mango. The taste is very much the same starting with candied sugar and cloves that transitions into toasted malt and banana. The end is sweet and oaky. The alcohol is warming and welcomed, masked well by Rêve’s full body. It adds a whole new dimension to the beer. You really get a good sense of the oak in the finish. It’s barrel aged for one year. Don’t get me wrong it’s got a kick. It’s 10.2% abv is more than enough to warm your inner beer geek.

RedRock Rêve is more proof that that Utah beers are much more than just 4.0% anomalies. Earning the bronze medal at the ’06 Great American Beer Festival and the silver medal in ’07.

Cheers!

8 comments:

Andrew said...

Awesome. I'm going there right now to get a few bottles. Hot damn.

BayouMark said...

I think Mikey jumped the gun a bit on this one. We have yet to be able to get our hands on it. The club store doesn't have any and as far as we can tell it isn't in any of the stores yet.

We are working on getting some as we speak however.

Andrew said...

I tried this last night, it was excellent. It's right up there with some of the better triples.

Mikey said...

Details Mark! Details! I made a premature assumption.

Douglas said...

So are they/ will they be for sale at Red Rock or the State Stores? Mikey said RR, Mark mentioned the State Store.

Mikey said...

Ok, to clarify. Reve will only be sold at both RedRock locations. The Bayou Usually gets it, but hasn't received any yet.

Mark said...

Well, our bottles of Reve are sitting at the club store. Jacque got to visit them today. We even got an invoice for them.

However, Jacque was sent away without the beer. Apparently Red Rock is rethinking their pricing and won't release the beer to us.

GRRR!!!

Douglas said...

^WTF!