I Like Beers.

Instead of the previous list format I employed, I am opting for a more personal, intimate, and deeper critique of my more favourite beers.

As of now I am enjoying Belgian ale, particularly that of the Trappist variety. So Ill start with those.

Rochefort Trappistes 10

I’ve dreamed of meeting women who make me feel the complex, unbridled, passionate, FEELING that i get from this stunning beer. That and the good head it gives. Deep Mahogany to burnt umber in color, full and velvety in texture, with notes of dried fruit, dark chocolate, and a malty finish. 10/10

St. Bernardus Abt 12

Pours a very dark amber, smooth drinking, malty with hints of fruit, spices, brown sugar and caramel. Barely noticeable alcohol at the finish. 8/10

Chimay Bleue

An orange to ruby color with less body than the darker Belgians, fluffy off white head. Roasted malts linger in the nose with a fruity scent. Best of the Chimay offerings.9/10

Struise Pannepot

From the bottle: In the early 1900s, the village of De Panne, close to the French border, was famous for two things — the ‘Pannepots,’ or fishing boats, that could be seen along the coast, and the unique dark ale enjoyed by the local fishermen. A deep mahagony pour with a medium thick tan head that sticks around for awhile. Tart fruits, spices (anise and cardamom spring to mind) Get this if you can find it! 8/10

Fantôme

Anything they make promises to be interesting and flavorful. Another buy it if you see it, always a good drink.

Thats it for the Belgians for now.

Harviestoun Ola Dubh 30 Year

Aged in malt whiskey casks, but not overpowered by that taste, this dark almost black beer has an earthy, peat-like taste with smoked malt and wood taste. Mellowed by dark cocoa, dried fruit, sweet but not too sweet, heavy but not too heavy, everything about this beer whispers-go slow, take time, and enjoy. 9/10

Unibroue Trois Pistoles

A dark body, both nutty and fruity, black cherry and raisin, next to no alcohol flavor, best of the Unibroue although I bery much like the La Fin Du Monde. 8/10

Ayinger Celebrator Doppelbock

A mature beer, strong without being overpowering, it is a complex bock, not for those expecting something simple. Dark, thick, and chocolatey with a roasted malt, coffee finish. Earthy and well crafted attention to detail. And most importantly there are goats on the bottle. 8/10

Bells Bourbon Barrel Double Cream and Bells Expedition Stout

Some of the best beer the Americans have produced to date. Find it, drink it, love it. I don’t even need to describe it, should speak for itself. 10/10

Stone Imperial Russian Stout

Used to get this straight from the brewery north of San Diego. Pure Brilliance. Pours like thick black maple syrup. Or used motor oil. Serve close to warm to bring out the potential of the flavor. Everything you would expect from a Russian Imperial style. Full, robust, and powerful. 10/10

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One response

20 07 2010
militantcyclist

I also like cake.

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