Notch Session Ale (Notch Brewing)

Style: American Session Pale Ale 4.5% ABV Malt: Pale, Crystal, Munich, Rye Hops: Falconers, Mt. Hood, Cascade Yeast: British Ale Bottled on 10/21/12 From: Ipswich, Massachusetts Brewer’s Note: “The American Session Ale. Pale copper color, firm malt body and a dry, hoppy finish. Notch Session Ale is well balanced, but in true American fashion the hop flavor is up front, and finishes dry, which begs … Continue reading Notch Session Ale (Notch Brewing)

2012 Notch Valley Malt BSA (Notch Brewing Company)

Style: American Farmhouse Ale 4.4% ABV Malt: Valley Malt Pale & Crystal Hops: Chinook, Centennial, Ahtanum Yeast: Belgian Saison   And so we come to another beer from Notch.  I have to be honest here, I love this brewery.  I wasn’t a fan of their pilsner, but I have a strong feeling I just don’t like that style of pilsner, because their saison was one … Continue reading 2012 Notch Valley Malt BSA (Notch Brewing Company)

Notch Saison (Notch Brewing)

Style: Belgian Saison/Farmhouse Ale 3.8% ABV Brew Notes: Malt: Pils, Oats, Red Winter Wheat Hops: Mt. Hood, Styrian Goldings Yeast: Belgian Saison   The bottle of this beer is much like Notch’s Session Pils bottle, in fact the layout is exactly the same, reminiscent of an old-timey newspaper and wonderfully laid out as a text graphic.  This is a beautiful text based label that uses excellent fonts that … Continue reading Notch Saison (Notch Brewing)