Friday, May 16, 2014

New beer Friday 5/16/14

North Kilt Town Ale – Scottish 70/- Ale: This malty, rich ale pours a deep brown with garnet highlights and an off-white head. The malt, brown sugar and caramel notes are complimented by a slight smokiness which dries out the finish. A slightly lower level of carbonation makes for a smooth pint. 4.0% ABV @ Aves Proper

Squatters Wee Peat: I've not tried this one yet, but Head Brewer Jason Stock tells me that this brand new version of Squatters' Scottish Ale has a tad more peat than the Aves Proper version above. 5.6% ABV @ Squatter, Beer Store - eventually most Liquor Stores

Squatters Bumper Crop Honey Lavender Ale: Slightly different version of the original Bumper Crop brew back in June 2012. Same ABV and features local honey for a soft, slightly sweet finish. At 5.5% ABV @ Squatter, Beer Store - eventually most Liquor Stores

Sierra Nevada Southern Hemisphere Fresh Hop: Deep ruby in color. There's a great nose of earthy/pine pines with some floral, herbal and grapefruit notes.The taste follows the nose: creamy caramel malts, lots of fresh earthy pine hops, grapefruit, blood orange, lemongrass. Not an overwhelming hop bomb; nicely balanced. 6.7% ABV @ Beer Bar, Liquor stores

Poperings Hommelbier: The Nose has a nice mix of yeast and sunbtle fruity orange peel. The taste is a pleasant mix of dry hops, spice and a bit of bready malts, more orange peel in the end. There is a slight metalic taste in the finish that dissapates slightly as it warms. 7.5% ABV @ Bayou

Troubadour Obscura: This export stout has a complex nose of fruity esters, roasted malt and coffee. The flavor profile is similar, starting sweet with chocolate then going into the fruit and tangy yeast before swinging to the bitter end for an acidic, coffee finish. Complex and distinctly European. 8.5% ABV @ Bayou

Petrus Aged Pale: This golden/orange colored ale has a lot of white fruit and juicy grape elements in the nose, along with a good amount of wood. The flavor follows the aroma with a good wave of acid and sourness complementing the white fruit, grape, and wood notes. Low to moderate bitterness. Somewhat sweet, as well, but the flavors work well together. 7.3% ABV @ Bayou

Troubadour Magma: Me no try yet. 9.0% ABV @ Bayou

Troubadour Westkust Black IPA: Me no try yet either. 9.2% ABV @ Bayou

For Firkin Friday at the Bayou, Uinta has Wyld dry-hopped with Simcoe hops. Tapping is at 3pm.

And... RedRock's Paardebloem Dandelion Ale returns today! Today is also the grand opening thier new Bottle Shop at RR's production brewery, located at 431N. 400W. In SLC. It will be open from 11am - 3pm. There is a two bottle limit and the first 50 purchases will receive a commemorative RedRock 20th Anniversary glass.

Cheers!

1 comment:

holly said...

Ooh, I love peaty scotch so I will have to try the Squatters Wee Peat for sure, and the Aves' beer if I can get there. Yum.