Archive for the Extra Strong Ales Category

SAMICHLAUS CLASSIC

Posted in Extra Strong Ales, Reviews, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , on January 11, 2012 by calgarybeerdrinkers

Castle Brewery, Eggenberg, Austria

  • 14% ABV  Biere Forte/Malt Liquor
  • Entirely non-existent head, light carbonation.
  • Deep brown, mahogany with a slight ruby red tinge.
  • Aroma of sweet figs and dried fruit, doesn’t smell even slightly alcoholic.
  • Taste is very nice, sweet, malty and doesn’t taste especially strong with alcohol.  Exceptional fruit sweetness, especially apple.
  • Doesn’t come across as a beer, more reminiscent of a schnapps or fermented fruit beverage.
  • Excellent winter time offering from Eggenberg that would definitely round off any great meal, pick it up from Willow Park Wine and Spirits, while supplies last, also available in Magnums and Double-Magnums.

LA BUTEUSE

Posted in Ales, Bottle Fermented, Extra Strong Ales, Reviews on August 17, 2011 by calgarybeerdrinkers

La Trou du Diable, Shawinigan, P.Q.

  • 10% Alcohol content
  • Belgian style extra strong ale
  • Oaked in used apple brandy barrels, from local cidery
  • Yeasty, Fruity, Peach
  • Finishes Bitter, warm, boozy finish