Filed under: Bear Republic, Current selections, Eel River, Green Flash, Left hand, Rock Art, St. Bernardus, Stone, Weyerbacher
This is what I have on the docket for the foreseeable future.
Weyerbacher Muse 45
Rock art IPA II 72
Left hand Rye Bock 89
Eel River Triple Exultation 90
St Bernardus Pater 6 91
Green Flash Barleywine 94
Bear Republic Red Rocket Ale 96
St Bernardus Tripel 96
St Bernarus Prior 8 98
Arrogant Bastard 98
Stone Ruination 99
St Bernardus ABT 12 100
Filed under: Belgian Strong Ale (trappist, tulip, tumbler), St. Bernardus | Tags: amazing, amazingly balanced, banana, bitter hops, Cinnamon, dark body, dark pour, deep finish, deep flavors, fruit juice texture, high quality, high strength, inviting, Malty, nice lace, opaque, overlapping influences, peach, red brown body, sweet, thin head
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Style and Glass: Strong Dark Belgian Ale, Trappist
ABV, Volume & Calories: 10 % in 22 fl oz. estimated at400 C
Purchased at: Issac Newton’s, Newtown, PA for $18.00
Aroma: malty, sweet, inviting.
Visuals: typical St. Bernardus label — neither inviting or not, like visiting an old friend, dark pour, thin head, opaque, dark body, red brown body, nice lace.
Taste: amazingly balanced, deep flavors, overlapping influences, peach, banana, cinnamon, bitter hops, high strength.
Palate: high quality, fruit juice texture, amazing, deep finish.
Overall: delicious. An amazing treat. Beautiful, rich, and deep. A repeat when I can afford it. A high level favorite. medium value. high craft. Paired with a brownie and ice cream dessert — matched well in sweetness and contrast.
Filed under: ABT/Quadrupel (trappist), St. Bernardus | Tags: aromatic, Bread, caramel, cherry, citrus, cloudy, drinkable, earth, explosive, floral, fruit, Fruity, grains, herbal, jungle, nuts, peach, pleasure, sharp, spice, sweet, tame, tea, Toast, Toffee
Purchased at: Circle Liquors Super Saver, Pennington, NJ and Canal’s Lawrenceville, NJ
Price: $4.25 or less
Size: 11.2 fl oz
Estimated Calories: 200 C
Aroma 10 out of 10
Balance: between Sweet and Sharp
Impression: very Nice
Malt Flavor: toasted Grains Bread Toast Nuts Caramel Toffee
Hops Flavor:Floral Jungle Spice
Other:Fruit and lots of it
Notes: This is beautifully aromatic – one of the finest aromas I’ve ever had the pleasure to enjoy in a beer.
Appearance 5 out of 5
Head Retention: Very, very good.
Notes: My original tasting was a gusher, but my subsequent tasting gave no such issue. An absolute standard for the type. Dark fully opaque body, with a long lasting, consistent bright white head.
Flavor 9 out of 10
Balance: More sweet than bitter, but fairly well balanced.
Malt Flavor: Grain Bread Toast Nut Tea
Hops Flavor: Earth Herbal Citrus
Other: Fruit and lots of it
Notes: The flavor is nice, and the fruity backdrop is a well balanced and delicious setting.
Palate 4 out of 5
Balance: more Sweet
Notes: This is quite enjoyable as a standard of the Belgian Abbey Trappist style.
General Impression: 18 out of 20
Craftmanship: Very, very good.
Freshness: I think that this second tasting was fairly fresh.
Personal Taste: Liked, quite abit.
Notes: A lesson — always enjoy a beer well within its intended tasting period, or suffer the consequences of enjoying at a later date.