Saison D’Epeautre (La Brasserie de Blaugies)

Style: Saison 6.00% ABV From: Dour, Belgium Importer’s Note: “Saison D’Epeautre is a saison beer made in a unique traditional style, using spelt and barley malt in the mash. Very dry and light in body, with a hint of wheaty tartness and a hardy texture that expresses the character of spelt, a primitive strain of wheat.”It is one truly feisty brew, with an outrageous pop and … Continue reading Saison D’Epeautre (La Brasserie de Blaugies)

Broken Angel (Trillium Brewing Company)

Style: Belgian Strong Pale Ale 9.0% ABV From: Boston, MA Bottled on: 01/23/15 Brewery’s Note: “Belgian Strong Pale Ale” The beer pours a pale yellow, like dried straw, and forms a head of eggshell white bubbles above the glass. When the head descends, it leaves an absolute sheet of creamy lacing, like a tidal wave of tiny eggs. It crystal clear and clean in body … Continue reading Broken Angel (Trillium Brewing Company)

Oude Lambiek (Geuzestekerij De Cam)

Style: 3 Year Old Unblended Lambic 5.0% ABV Bottled In: 2012 From: Gooik, Belgium Distributor’s Note: “One of Belgium’s most sought after Lambics! Karel Goddeau is the Master Blender at the Geuzestekkerij De Cam in Gooik, the pearl of Payottenland in Flemish Brabant. De Cam occupies a barn on the grounds of a museum of folk life in Gooik in the heart of Lambic country. It … Continue reading Oude Lambiek (Geuzestekerij De Cam)

2014 Big Beer Series: Zinneke (Smuttynose Brewing Company)

Style: Belgian Stout 8.7% ABV 50 IBU’s Malt: North American 2-Row, Carawheat, Munich 10L, C-120, Chocolate, Roasted Barley, Brown Hops: Magnum, Glacier Yeast: Trappist Ale yeast Other: Dark #2 Belgian Candi Syrup FG: 19° Plato From: Hampton, NH Brewery’s Note: “Named in honor of the doggy denizens of Brussels, this hybrid beer is a mix of what we love best in a big, roasty stout, … Continue reading 2014 Big Beer Series: Zinneke (Smuttynose Brewing Company)

Imperial Trouble Tripel (Beer’d Brewing Company)

Style: Belgian Tripel aged in Zinfandel Wine Barrels 9.4% ABV From: Stonington, CT Price: Unsure/One time release Brewery’s Note: “Aged for at least eight months in a Jonathan Edwards Zinfandel wine barrel. This formidable brew has taken on notes of the jammy wine and nuances of toasted oak.” The beer pours a dark, orange-gold with a rouge hint that suggests the wine. The beer forms … Continue reading Imperial Trouble Tripel (Beer’d Brewing Company)

Smuttlabs White IPA (Smuttynose Brewing Company)

Style: White IPA (Hybrid: Belgian Wit with IPA level hops) 4.5% ABV Price: $$ From: Seacoast, NH Availability: Limited (Mostly in NH and select accounts in the North East) Brewery’s Note: “A White IPA brewed with witbier yeast, coriander, two types of orange peel and lots of Citra hops.” The beer pours a pale and oranging yellow, sort of like dehydrated piss. The beer pours … Continue reading Smuttlabs White IPA (Smuttynose Brewing Company)

Boulevard Smokestack Series: Sixth Glass (Boulevard Brewing Company)

Style: American Quadruple 10.5% ABV 22 IBU’s Color (EBC): 73.2 O.G.: 21.5 Plato F.G.: 2.6 Plato CO2 – Bottles: 4.0 vol. (8.0 g/L) Brewer’s Note: “‘Do you know what dwells in a glass?’ asks Ole, in Hans Christian Andersen’s The Watchman of the Tower. Better known for stories such as The Little Mermaid, Andersen wrote this short, cautionary tale for a somewhat older audience. Our quadrupel … Continue reading Boulevard Smokestack Series: Sixth Glass (Boulevard Brewing Company)