Rare Vos

Brewery Ommegang: Rare Vos Brewery Ommegang, New York Style: Belgian Amber Packaging: Belgian-style 750ml bottle ABV: 6.5% Appearance: Deep coppery-orange in color with voluminous white head. Nose Malty with citrus-yeast note. Taste Rich and Belgian malt notes dominate to start.  This gently dissipates into a dry, orange-spice aftertaste.  Dispite the firm malt backbone and rich […]

Hennepin Farmhouse Saison

Brewery Ommegang: Hennepin Farmhouse Saison Brewery Ommegang, New York Style: Farmhouse Saison Packaging: Belgian-style 750ml bottle ABV: 7.7% Appearance Beautiful hazy leomony-yellow, lots brilliantly white, ragged head. Nose Spicy, orange peel, with slightly floral yeast note. Taste Dry, tart and crisp. This beer has a brilliantly subtle spice flavor, followed by hints of ginger, funky […]

Review: Rouge Voodoo Doughnut Maple Bacon Ale

Rouge Voodoo Doughnut Maple Bacon Ale Rogue Brewery, Oregon Style: Brown ale Packaging: Pink, Belgian-style 750ml bottle Appearance Hazey-amber color, with very fine bubbles in suspension. Beautiful lace head, quickly dissipates. Nose Thick hickory smokes, maple syrup, burnt caramel, hints of salty-bacon and earthy/hay finish. Taste Sense of Place Overall Wow. This is crazy beer. […]

Brainless on Peaches

Epic’s Brainless on Peaches Epic Brewing, Utah Style: Wood-aged Belgian Strong.  Brewed with peaches and aged in French oak barrels. Packaging: 22oz bomber ABV: 11.1% Release: #21 Appearance Golden hued, surprisingly clear for a wood aged beer. Nose Malty with a strong yeast note; hints of vanilla. Taste Shockingly refreshing for such a strong beer. […]

Funkwerks: Raspberry Leuven

Funkwerk’s Raspberry Leuven Funkwerks, Colorado Style: Leuven/Saison Packaging: Champagne-style 750ml bottle ABV: 4.0% Bottled: 05/07/13 Appearance Beautiful hazy rose/orange, lots of big bubbles which dissipate quickly. Nose Fresh raspberry, slightly floral yeast note. Taste Refreshingly tart citrus and spicy flavor evolves into wonderful round raspberry taste on back of your tongue. Sense of Place Hanging […]

Review: New Belgium Trip IX

Trip XI
Brewery: New Belgium Brewery & Elysian
Style: Farmhouse ale infused with Sage and Rosemary

Belgo-IPA

Belgo-IPA/h2> New Belgium, Colorado Style: Belgian IPA Packaging: 12 oz bottles ABV: 7% Appearance Clear golden ale, with creamy head. Very fine lace bubbles racing up the glass. Nose Orange spice, coriander, citrus zest, pine(?!). Taste Very dry to start. Citrus and orange spice give way to candy-sugar. It finishes with a pop of hop […]

Collaboration Fun: Brett Beer

Brett Beer New Belgium, Colorado and Lost Abbey, California Style: Farmhouse ale Packaging: Lips of Faith, 22oz Bomber Appearance Golden Haze, beautiful complex lace; with very little head. Nose Funky fresh must and tart lemons. Tangy Taste Sweet, malty funk with hay and yeasty-spice finish. Sense of Place Autumn afternoons; the last hints of summer […]

History of the martini

Satirist, son of the patron saint of the modern conservative movement William F. and the author of such entertainment as “Thank You for Smoking;” Christopher Buckley has written an amusing article about the mythology of the martini. Highlights from The Daily Beast: “…when America ruled the world and its captains of industry drank three martinis […]