Monday, 12 August 2013
July 28, 2013
158/806) Home: Gouden Carolus Tripel by Brouwerij Het Anker of Belgium: **; 9%; undergoes secondary fermentation in bottle; like St. Feuillien Grand Cru and others, sugar is added during brewing; retro-candy necklace type of sweet nose; opens quite unusually sweet but not cloyingly so; a touch of (dried) fruitiness kicks in and hops make their presence know towards finish;
159/807) Home: Maverick & Gose a collaboration between Amsterdam and Great Lakes Brewery both of Ontario: *1/2; 5.9%; "a rare German brew of medieval origin made of a mostly malted wheat base"; brewed Sept 2012 with spices and pink Himalayan salt; very wheaty nose; wheaty, cidery with a hint of salt in the finish and after taste ; might make for an expensive but successful marinade; not as off-putting as I had anticipated, though my wife liked it a lot more than I did;
A few Belgians.