These wine barrel aged beers impart the palate with a refreshing funk of wine grape mustiness, and that’s exactly what Mother Earth delivered here with their latest Four Seasons of Mother Earth, Summer Belgian Golden Ale.Read more
Ale brewed in Belgium is designated as either a Trappist beer, or an Abbey. Trappist ales are brewed by monks, and an Abbey is basically a general license to brew beer outside of the monastery.
Belgian style ales are extremely popular in the United States craft beer movement. Belgian yeast strains are used, which produce aromas of fruit and spice when phenols and esters are released during the brewing process.
The laundry list of Belgian style ales include Witbier (White), Dubbel, Trippel, Quadrupel (Quad), Lambic, and Saison, aka Farmhouse Ale.
Last week, Mikkeller Brewing San Diego released Shapes (Former) and Sparks (Gnister) in bottles, with some variation of Beer Geek on the way shortly. Until we do a full write-up on the brewery, here’s a review of Shapes, a Belgian blonde.Read more
Mammoth celebrated their 20th Anniversary in 2015, and to commemorate their very special occasion, they brewed two different Belgian style ales. Bluesapalooza, and this one, a Barrel Aged Belgian Style Quadrupel Ale.Read more
Mission Holiday Ale was tasty, smooth, and drinkable, but difficult to keep pace with its sturdy, yet sneaky, 8.6% ABV. It started to feel like 10 or 11% beer, but who’s counting, right?Read more
Autumn Maple was one of the better fall offerings we have tried this season. This medley of autumn flavors, with its strong ABV (10%) could carry well into December and January as a winter warmer.Read more
We have seen pictures of fluorescent colored wild ales before, but never experienced one up close and personal until now. Béatitude Blueberry Tart Saison poured a beautiful bright, glowing violet or magenta color.Read more
After Apricot Wit snagged a silver medal at San Diego International Beer Festival, we wanted to review it. Like we’re beer competition judges or something…Read more
Almanac Saison Dolores was named after the Mission Delores neighborhood in San Francisco. The ale was billed as “a dry-hopped California saison brewed with local rye and wheat.”Read more
Mischief was smooth bodied, and quite effervescent, another by-product of the bottle conditioning process. Its sticky, puffy foam really coated the glass when you tipped it for a drink.Read more
The Mills River, NC half of the pack included: Russian River Yvan The Great, Allagash Myron’s Walk, 3 Floyds Chico King, Asheville Tater Ridge, Victory Brewing Alt Route, Bell’s Brewery Maillard’s Odyssey.Read more
This AleSmith tap room exclusive takes L’il Devil, and adds fresh ginger during the brewing process. Its a Belgian-Asian fusion so to speak, which is what interested us in trying it.Read more
Belgian style beer can be hit or miss for me, so I sometimes avoid them altogether.
But I gladly gave Green Flash 7th Anniversary Belgian Red Rye Ale a try when I saw the words “red” and “rye” in the name. Rye has really caught on lately, and red ales are one of my favorite styles.Read more