Archive for September, 2011

WELTENBURGER PILS

Posted in Pilsner, Reviews with tags on September 28, 2011 by calgarybeerdrinkers

Weltenburger Kloster Abbey Brewery, Germany

  • 4.9% ABV
  • Pours a solid very thick, shaving cream like head, which holds up for the entire duration of drinking this beer.
  • Cloudy, hazy straw coloured, which almost seems to glow.
  • Aroma is yeasty with strong lemon notes
  • The flavour is a bit sour with a chemically, grassy flavour, which is drying to the mouth.
  • Although the flavour is quite light, it lingers on the tongue for quite some time.

SAP VAMPIRE MAPLE LAGER

Posted in Flavoured Beers, Lager, Reviews with tags on September 28, 2011 by calgarybeerdrinkers

Amber Brewing Co., Edmonton, Alberta

  • 5.3% ABV
  • Pours a very weak head, that completely disappears in seconds
  • This lager is a brilliant rich copper colour, with a very slight degree of carbonation.
  • Very strong, sweet aroma of brown sugar and maple syrup.
  • The aroma translates to the same sweet maple syrup flavour.
  • It tastes very strong of maple syrup, with very little “beer” flavour coming through at all.
  • The Sap Vampire is tasty, would be good for dessert, but is very much a novelty beer.
  • If you like Pancakes with maple syrup, give it a chance.

CELEBRATOR DOPPELBOCK

Posted in Doppelbock, Reviews with tags on September 28, 2011 by calgarybeerdrinkers

Ayinger Brewery, Germany

  • 6.7% ABV
  • Brief sparkly head with a creamy latte colour.
  • Body is a deep black with a mahogany hue.
  • Malty sweet aroma, roasted notes come through, molases.
  • Pleasant sweet start on the palate with the roasted oat notes carrying through, excellent transition to a bitter coffee finish that lingers.
  • Very nice evening time beer to relax with, definately will be picking Celebrator up again.
  • Ratebeer.com rate Celebrator #1 2011 in the strong ales category.

ERIC’S CREAM ALE

Posted in Ales, Cream Ale, Reviews with tags on September 24, 2011 by calgarybeerdrinkers

Quidi Vidi Brewery, St. John’s, Newfoundland

  • 5% ABV
  • Reddish-Gold brilliantly transparent with very few bubbles
  • The head dissipates to virtually nothing in a matter of seconds
  • Medium intensity green apple aroma]
  • Flavour is light with note of caramel maltiness
  • This easy drinking beer is very smooth and refreshing.
  • Has a quick low intensity finish.

DEVIL’S ELBOW INDIA PALE ALE

Posted in Ales, Reviews with tags on September 24, 2011 by calgarybeerdrinkers

Howe Sound Brewing, Squamish, BC

  • 6% ABV, 68 IBUs
  • Rich amber to copper coloured opaque ale
  • Pours to a thick, persistent, foamy head which is reminiscent of shaving cream.
  • Medium intensity aroma of burnt sugar, rose, and grapefruit
  • The burnt sugar aroma translates to a slight caramel flavour and a generous  herbaciousness.
  • Medium body with a slightly creamy mouthfeel, and very little carbonation.
  • Hoppy finish is long and lingering, but not unpleasant


Bonus Photo: Fridge is Always Stocked For Beer Night!!

Posted in Uncategorized on September 24, 2011 by calgarybeerdrinkers

SOLSTICE D’HIVER

Posted in Barley Wine, Reviews on September 19, 2011 by calgarybeerdrinkers

Brasserie Dieu Du Ciel, St-Jérôme, PQ

  • 9.8% ABV
  • This is a winter-style Barley Wine….high alcohol content, keeps you warm!
  • Deep brown colour with some rich amber streaks through out.
  • Pours out a very heavy, bubbly head..
  • There is defiantly a good amount of sediments floating around in this beer.
  • The aroma is smokey, burnt caramel. There is also a strong alcohol smell about this barley wine.
  • At first this tastes sweet and similar to a malt liquor, but finishes with that burnt sugar bitterness.
  • There is also a syrupy thick mouthfeel.