Friday, May 11, 2012

The 4 Seasons Beer Descriptions


Our 4 seasons event starts today and runs through the weekend.

The 4 Seasons

Spring:
Snoqualmie Falls-Spring Fever Grand Cru
Orange hues, rich malt flavors, spicy coriander overtones and fruity, tropical aromas make this one beautiful beer for fans of Belgian styles.
Spring Fever is crafted from the finest Two-Row,
Munich,
Carastan and Belgian Aromatic malts,
Columbus and Czech
Saaz hops, spiced with coriander and fermented with
authentic Belgian ale yeast.
7.0% ABV / 32 IBU
Stillwater-Of Love and Regret Saison
Stillwater Brewer Brian Strumke teamed up with Belgium Brewmaster Jef Goetelen to craft an authentic Belgian version of a liquid interpretation of the Spring season. The base is German barley & wheat, with a touch of Belgian aromatic; accented with grassy hops and an array of spring botanicals (heather, chamomile, lavender, & dandelion). Like a fresh meadow in spring.
7.2% ABV
Summer:
Anderson Valley-Summer Solstice
Summer Solstice Seasonal Ale is not just your average summer seasonal. This unique copper colored ale is smooth, malty, and lightly sweet, with a delicate hint of spice for that oh-so-drinkable, extra velvety flavor.  Summer Solstice Seasonal Ale is never sterile filtered nor heat pasteurized.
5% ABV / 4 IBU
Unibrou-Raftman
This Belgian-style peat-smoked whiskey malt ale was first produced by Unibrou in 1995 and only just last year become available to the United States in very limited quantities.  The nose is full of a complex blend of smoke, apples, caramel, and whisky malt and the flavor is heavy (or heavenly) on the smoked malt whisky with a low acidity masked by a caramelized apple flavor with a finishing taste of fine belgian yeast.
5.5% ABV / 15.5 IBU

Autumn:
Southern Tier-Pumpking
STYLE: Imperial Pumpkin Ale
BREWED SINCE: 2007
 FERMENTATION: Ale yeast, two types of malt, two types of hops and pumpkin
COLOR: Deep copper
NOSE: Pumpkin, pie spices, buttery crust, vanilla, roasted pecans
FLAVOR: Malty sweetness, vanilla, clove, allspice, cinnamon, nutmeg, and piecrust
ABV: 8.6%
Kostritzer-Oktoberfest
This traditional German Oktoberfest/Marzen style beer is a wonderful representative of the category.  The taste is crisp with a creamy back, moderate body with a stable malty mouth feel.  Fresh hoppiness with a modest but ample bitterness. Hop twang lasts with an herbal leafy flavor underneath the graininess.
5.6% ABV

Winter:
Delirium: Noel
This beer pours a beautiful chestnut amber color with a fine, white, creamy foam that laces the glass. The aroma is a complex entity of caramel malt, fruit, spices and the sweetness of the alcohol. There is a strong presence of alcohol in the taste, which is very spicy, slightly bitter. The aftertaste is sweet, spicy and with a booziness that lingers.
10% ABV
Deschutes: Abyss Stout
A deep, dark Imperial Stout, The Abyss has almost immeasurable depth and complexity. Hints of molasses, licorice and other alluring flavors make it something not just to quaff, but contemplate. Abyss is an appropriate name, since the beer is viscous and so dark it allows no light to penatrate it’s dark body.  33% of the beer is aged in french oak barrels and oak bourbon barrels.  This beer is extremely rich and complex in taste, with hints of licorice playing over smooth oaken tones.
11% ABV

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