Sunday, August 13, 2017
Boulevard previously put out a beer called Sixth Glass, a quadrupel that I reviewed here:
This barrel aged beauty pours a dark honey hue with a tall tan head. Boulevard added some cherries after the aging process, ostensibly to make up for the portion that is absorbed by the barrels during the aging. Despite this, there's only a hint of cherry, but plenty of vanilla/oak aromas and some alcohol heat from the 11.2% ABV. Very much a sipping beer.
Tuesday, May 23, 2017
Thursday, May 18, 2017
Even More Jesus poured a deep, tarry black, with a three-finger head that was so thick that you could walk on it. The consistency is thick and syrupy, there's a medium hoppiness and a pungent aroma of coffee and dark chocolate. As it moves toward room temperature molasses and dark fruits, figs, black cherries and dates, become evident. There's some moderate heat from the 12% ABV. Overall a great brew for a cool, rainy night.
Tuesday, May 9, 2017
It's an old German beer style that originated in Leipzig, brought back to life in recent years. Like a hefweizen, it's made with at least 50% malted wheat. It's generally crisp and dry, with some low hop bitterness and slight sourness. Coriander and salt are usually added. Two/Evil, a collaboration between Two Roads and Evil Twin breweries, adds Icelandic moss, sea kelp and birch smoked sea salt as flavorings. The result is a cloudy golden brew with a two-finer head, and a tart lemony character. There are also hints of pear and Granny Smith apple. Overall, pretty light and refreshing, with just enough tartness to elicit a "Sir, did you know that's a sour beer?" from the bartenders at Yia-Yia's!