Friday, October 26, 2012
New Beer Friday 10/26/12
First off we have Vampire Pale Ale from Brouwerij Van Steenberg in Belgium. This is a belgian style Pale Ale that has fruity/estery aromas with a slight herbal hoppiness. The flavors is much of the same slight fruity and caramel notes with more herbal/floral hops. The finish is dry and slightly yeasty. It's okay, Your friends will like the bottle more than your tongue will like what inside. @ DABC
Next we have Unibroue's Éphémère Cassis. The nose is dominated here by black current and hints of funky yeast in the background. The black current found in the nose is really mellowed-out in the taste. Not nearly as sweet as I was expecting it to be; actually quite enjoyable. More of the essence of real black currents as opposed to a manufactured candy taste. This is not a complex beer; it pretty much only features black currants with hints of malt beneath. As fruity beers go, it's quite nice. @ DABC
In the Returning Champs Departmen:
Deschutes Jubelale, a Holiday ale that's full of hops caramel, toffee malts with a light, dry fruitiness 6.70 abv. @ DABC, BAYOU, BERRHIVE
Hoppers Nut Stasher Brown Ale, a nice nose of f toasted malts and roasted nuts. The taste is full of caramel malts, roasted grain and that signature nuttiness. Also has a nice toasty/piney finish.
What did we miss that you saw out there? Share the beer love!