Monday, December 30, 2013

Sahati Tasting

Spruced farmhouse ale
750ml bottle, 10.7% abv
Ale Apothecary, Bend, Oregon

Pours dark straw in color. Aroma is fruity and pungent. Flavor is fruity with light malt and some great mildly sour funk. Finishes surprisingly crisp for the strength.


Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Beer Advent Final Day

Of course it's Samichlaus.

Sorry to see the end of the calendar,  but looking forward to enjoying the ones I haven't opened yet.  Thanks again for the great gift, Tracie!

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Beer Advent Day 24

I cant believe its Christmas Eve already.

Delirium Noël
Belgian Christmas Ale
Huyghe Brewery, Melle/Ghent, Belgium

Monday, December 23, 2013

Beer Advent Day 23

Flat Tail Third Anniversary Ale

This is from my least favorite local brewery,  so we will see if they can surprise me with a decent beer.

Sunday, December 22, 2013


New fermenter setup, with glycol chiller in place. Just need to finish all the plumbing and insulation.

Fermenters and Table

Fan. Cee.

Beer Advent Day 22

MOA Imperial Stout, aged in pinot noir barrels.

I think I've had this one before and if I remember correctly,  it was decent.

Saturday, December 21, 2013

Gouden Carolus Noel Tasting

Belgian Christmas ale, 10.5% abv, 750ml bottle
Brewery Het Anker, Mechelen,  Belgium

Pours dark brown with light head.

Aroma is slightly chalky, with lots of dark fruit and candy notes.

Flavor is lightly sweet and quite malty with a big hit of black licorice.

Mouthfeel is rich and creamy with some nice warmth.

Finish is on the warm and sweet side, but not overly so.

A very tasty big classic Christmas ale.

Beer Advent Day 21

Apoth Sahati
Mixed fermentation ale brewed with spruce boughs and aged in wine barrels.

Sounds interesting...

Friday, December 20, 2013

Aberrant Tasting

Organic farmhouse golden ale
Lodgsen Farmhouse Ales, Hood River,  Oregon
750ml bottle, 8% abv

Pours yellow gold and somewhat cloudy with a fluffy white head that dissipates to a thin lingering layer that can be refreshed with a quick swirl.

Aroma is lightly pungent and grassy. Pleasant spicy hints come out a bit later.

Flavor is spicy and light, with moderate malt and some good funk.

Mouthfeel is creamy and a bit astringent with a big hit of bitterness in the very dry finish.

Overall a delicious brew.

Beer Advent Day 20

India wild ale collaboration from Breakside and Gigantic brewing.