Archive for Belgian Ale

WILD ROSE BELGIAN STYLE DUBBEL

Posted in Ales, Reviews with tags , , , , , , , on February 22, 2012 by calgarybeerdrinkers

Wild Rose Brewery, Calgary, Alberta

  • 7.3%ABV
  • No head to speak of, only light film around edge.
  • Dark copper-orange colour to light brown and fairly opaque and lots of sediment.
  • Strong yeasty aroma, that is sweet and with lots of banana notes.
  • Has the typical flavour of Belgian style ales we’ve come to expect, yeasty with sweet banana and maltiness that balances the alcoholic level well
  •  Nothing to really set it apart from other beers in this category.
  • Overall a good beer from Wild Rose that stays true to the spirit of Belgium, pick it up anywhere Wild Rose is sold, for a limited time.
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LA PENNEFFOISE

Posted in Ales, Flavoured Beers, Reviews with tags , , , , , , , on October 19, 2011 by calgarybeerdrinkers

Brasserie D’ Ecaussinnes, Belgium

  • 8%ABV
  • Belgian blonde ale brewed with prunes…..it will keep you regular??
  • Pours out to a dark amber colour with a slight fog and a good amount of sediment floating about. Image a glass of fresh pressed apple juice from an orchard….that’s exactly what this beer looks like.
  • The head hold up well and is almost beige in colour.
  • The first smell we notice as the cork violently ejects it’s self from the bottle is bubble gum….not at all a common scent we have encountered tasting beers.
  • The bubble gum aroma fads quickly to sour fruit, apple, and that heavy loaf of fruit cake that no one eats at Christmas time. A strong yeast aroma continues to linger. There also seems to be a wet hay and earthy, almost barnyard scent happening.
  • Upon tasting this beer, the dominant flavour is clearly apple. Much to our relief, there is no distinguishable prune flavour. It is sour, but not quite lip puckering. There is also a sweetness that nicely balances out the flavour profile.
  • The flavour reminds us of a more malty and slightly heavier version of a Lambic.