Sweet and boozy little beer with subtle hints of whisky on the nose. Quite smooth and easy to drink despite the high ABV.
Quite clean and easy to drink for strong ale. No boozy flavours.
Initial scent of banana and typical Belgian Strong Ale on the nose. Sweet, but slightly tart. Heavy alcohol flavours.
Brewery: Coopers Brewery in Adelaide, SA Style: Vintage Ale/English Strong Ale ABV: 7% RateBeer: 77/100 Pour: Murky brown colour with a small head Quite sharp with flavour. Very malty and peppery in finish. Would be interesting to see how this beer settles flavour wise if left cellared for a few years. I’d suspect it will be smoother and more rich. But […]
Brewery: Brouwerij Van Steenberge in Ertvelde, Oost-Vlaanderen Belgium Style: Belgian Strong Golden Ale ABV: 10.5% IBUs: 23 Rate Beer: 93/100 Pour: Tangerine gold in colour with a big fluffy head. Straight up, that typical Belgian smell of sugar bananas. Big bold flavours on first sip dominated by sweetness and smooth alcohol. I seriously look forward to […]
Brewery: Westvleteren Abdij St. Sixtus in Westvleteren, Belgium Style: Abbey Strong Ale/Quad ABV: 10.2% Rate Beer: 100/100 Pour: Dark Ruby toffee colour with good head on pour that lasts for quite some time. Rated the best beer in the world and brewed by Belgium monks, I’ll admit I was nervous to pop the top off this […]
Brewery: Yeastie Boys in Wellington, New Zealand Style: Peat Smoked Golden Strong Ale ABV: 7% IBUs: 35 Rate Beer: 49/100 Pour: Deep urine yellow colour with no head First smell is a smoky scent reminiscent of a barrel aged whisky. That burnt wood also comes in the flavour of the beer pushing the usual thought of […]
Brewery: Stone Brewing Company in San Diego, California USA Style: Strong Ale ABV: 7.2% Rate Beer: 99/100 Pour: Deep brown/reddish colour with a settled head that lingers This bastard is a big bold beer full of hops and flavours and has a slightly peppered smoked finish on the palette. This beer is full of itself. It looks down on you and […]