Trappistes Rochefort 6: Rocheforts 10 and 8 have been in the market for quite some time. This is the little brother to these world renowned Trappist ales. It starts with cherry notes along with rum-soaked raisins and grapes. Bready sweetness comes next with a clove-like spiciness.Some alcohol dryness in the finish. Sweet and very drinkable. 7.5% ABV @Beer Bar
St. Feuillien Speciale: It has a clean, delicious flavor and a beautiful, elegant condition. Carbonation is fine, the foam collar is creamy. Speciale is dark brown, very full bodied and very flavorful. Aromas and flavors of fig, date and currants mingle with allspice, cinnamon and cocoa on the palate and in the nose. 9.0%ABV @Bayou
Well I defiantly didn't see this coming, being a big sour/wild ale guy I would have thought at least one sour would have made it to the finals. I think it goes to show that sour ales are still an acquired taste for many. That being said, our finalist are two strong competitors that have a massive following here in Utah. I think it's appropriate that these two completely different beers go head to head.
RedRock's Elephino is one damn fine, juicy Double IPA. It's full of juicy tropical fruits, grapefruit, nectarine and pineapple with a hint of dry pine. F'n Delicious.
Epics's Big Bad Baptist is full of big espresso flavors atop a bed of molasses-like malts. Vanilla & Bourbon round out the end, creating a massive flavor punch.
The Finals will begin Monday morning. Here are the results from the Final Four Round. Look over the bracket when you have a second. Any comments or questions on how the competition has gone so far?
|68.13%||RedRock Elephino DIPA||109 (68.13%)|
|31.88%||Squatters Fifth Element||51 (31.88%)|
(160 Total Votes)
|55.97%||Epic Big Bad Baptist||89 (55.97%)|
|44.03%||Squatters 529||70 (44.03%)|