Friday, November 08, 2013

New Beer Friday 11/8/13

You've been waiting for them forever, now they're finally here - the first batch of the (never come to Utah) New Belgium beers. For the first couple of weeks they're just going to be in some of the better beer bars around town - then they'll slowly start trickling into the liquor stores. Looks like they're in 22 oz. bottles. Hopefully we'll see 'em in 12 oz. bottles and cans eventually.

New Belgium Fat Tire: The nose is malty with a bready, biscuity character and a touch of floral hops in the background. The flavor mostly follows the nose. again, biscuity, bready malt with a few subtle, secondary floral hoppy notes... it does have a unique taste.

New Belgium Accumulation: The nose is a hoppy blend of grass, grapefruit and lemon with a touch of earthiness. The taste is similar, tart and grassy, but more earthy and with a pleasant spiciness as the flavor lingers on the tongue. Better than most White IPAs, still not better than Ghostrider.

To Øl Shameless Santa*: This is described as having a nose of dark fruit, pine and caramel with a taste of  dark fruit caramel and marzipan. The end rounds out with grapefruity hops.

To Øl Frost Bites IPA*:  This is descibed as having a nose of fresh pine, spruce, orange peel and grains. The taste is dry with spruce, pine, orange peel and an almost minty aftertaste with some grainy notes.

To Øl Snowball Saison*: Described as having a nose dominated by strong pine and citrus hops that mask the saison below. Taste has a nice bitter front, with some lemon peel and orange zest, big spicy peppery notes, slight fruity yeast notes,a slight funkiness and a bitter end.

Montage Mountain Ale: A golden Ale that's a lighter-flavored brew designed to be a year round offering at the resort. It is certain to be an après-ski favorite at Daly's Pub & Rec, the resort's gourmet gastro-pub.
Montage Mountain Ale is the result of a partnership between the resort and Wasatch Beers

Monty’s Belgian White Ale: is a private label bottled beer by Wasatch as well. Designed as a complement to Montage Mountain Ale. The cardamom and spice flavors pair well with the property's inventive culinary offerings. Monty's Belgian White Ale is only available at the resort's three dining outlets.

Firkin Friday at the Bayou: this week we have Rimnado's Wit from Unsacred (Epic) made with hibiscus.

Returning Beers
Uinta Sea Legs Baltic Porter: Pours a very murky, dark brown, almost black color with a small tan head. The nose is brilliant! full of toffee with some chocolate biscotti, a hint of Bourbon and espresso. The taste starts with sweet chocolate with some biscuity malt flavors. A bit of dark fruits with vanilla and subtle whiskey come next with a bit of dark chocolate and toffee in the finish. The alcohol is well hidden in this 8% beer.

Bohemian Munich Dark Lager: A classic example of a dark lager from the Bavarian city of Munich.  It pours a brilliant dark brown with flavors of toast and sweet malt. A touch of hops adds the perfect balance for a crisp, smooth finish.

Returning Holiday Beers
Sierra Nevada Celebration Ale
Ridgeway Bad Elf*
Ridgeway Very Bad Elf*
Ridgeway Seriously Bad Elf*
Ridgeway Criminally Bad Elf*
Ridgeway Insanely Bad Elf*
Ridgeway Lump of Coal*
Ridgeway Santa's Butt*
Ridgeway Warm Welcome*
Ridgeway Reindeer Droppings*
Ridgeway Reindeer Revolt*
Mikkeller Santa's Helper*
Mikkeller From/To*
Mikkeller Hoppin Lovin Xmas*
Struise Tsjeeses*
Kulmbacher Eisbock*
De Ranke Pere Noel*
Thiriez Noel*


Cheers!

*only at The Bayou

3 comments:

Mark Alston said...

Fyi, they are 12's. The camera puts on 10 oz. :-)

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DJ said...

Indeed, as Mark mentioned they are 355ml, or 12 oz, bottles.