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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.

BLACKSMITH INDIA BLACK ALE

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

Village Brewery,  Calgary, Alberta

  • 5.4%ABV
  • Pours a thick head but doesn’t hold up for long, deep ruby red almost black colour is very pleasing.
  • Sweet malty aroma dominates but with a subtle lightly roasted cereal notes to balance.
  • Very refreshing beer and pleasantly sweet without being to overpowering in any way,
  •  The roasted oats comes through only a little leaving the beer feeling slightly one noted.
  • A pretty good offering from Calgary’s newest brewery.
  •  Comes in 1.89L growlers making it perfect for parties and get togethers.  Pick it up from the brewery.