Filed under: European Strong Lager (lager glass), Mikkeller | Tags: beautiful white long lasting head, beautifully crafted, caramel, cloudy, coke syrup, dark, heavy, heavy malt, hoppy, intricate lace, long bitter finish, misty bronze, roasted grains, solid, Syrupy
ABV, Volume & Calories: 8 % in 22.4 fl oz. estimated at 400 C
Purchased at: Canal’s Lawrenceville, NJ for $14.99
Aroma: heavy malt, syrupy, coke syrup, caramel. 10 out of 10.
Visuals: cloudy, misty bronze, beautiful white long lasting head, intricate lace. 5 out of 5.
Taste: hoppy, roasted grains, dark, beautifully crafted. 10 out of 10.
Palate: solid, heavy, long bitter finish. 5 out of 5.
Overall: Makes me think of what a lager could be if any attention or care was put to it. Absolutely beautiful. I’d have it again in a second. It’s not a favorite because the style isn’t a favorite, but if more lagers were like this, I’d seek them out. Beautifully crafted. 18 out of 20.
Filed under: English Strong Ale (English pint, trappist), Red Hook | Tags: flowery, hoppy, red, rich, solid
Purchased at: Circle
Consumed on: 2/1/8
first impression: Good aroma, rich body, lasting impression.
Color, depth: rich red body with depth
Belgian lace, legs: n/a
Aroma: full bodied, with flowery presence.
Hoppiness, bite: heavy on hops and deliciously so.
Maltiness, flavor: malty flavor and body.
Weight: not light at all.
Mouthfeel: weight and countenance from start to finish.
second impression: A very solid beer.