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Reviews for 2017

May 2017 - New Release Beer

May 2017 - New Release Beer
This month's Beer feature is New Release Beer

New Release Beer Reviews

Belgh Brasse Mons Blonde DAbbaye
94 points
Gold color. Aromas and flavors of toasty banana soufflé and meringue, papaya-pepper relish, toasted lemon herb muffin, and watercress with a slightly chewy, bright, finely carbonated, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a smooth, complex, long buttered fruit cake, nougat, and delicate spice finish. A fantastically chewy, flavorful and nuanced Belgian blonde ale.
Muskoka Brewery Legendary Oddity Strong Ale
94 points
Gold color. Spicy, attractive aromas and flavors of peach-apple custard tart, toasted pretzel bread, arugula and kale with a lemon-pepper vinaigrette, and herbs de Provence with lavender with a satiny, bright, effervescent, dryish medium body and a warming, layered, medium-long salty butter roasted corn and pepper finish. A supple and well balanced Belgian strong ale with appetizing savoriness.
Belgh Brasse La Bittt à Tibi Amos Krystall Witte
93 points
Yellow color. Aromas and flavors of toasted bread, banana scone, praline, and saffron with a round, crisp, finely carbonated, dryish medium body and a tingling, interesting, long arugula and lemon pepper finish. A crisp, invigorating wheat ale with delicate fruitiness and vibrant snappy hops on the finish.
Belgh Brasse Mons Witte DAbbaye
93 points
Hazy color. Aromas and flavors of quiche, lemon rind, delicate spices, and pureed root vegetables with a slightly chewy, vibrant, finely carbonated, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a nuanced, long orange meringue and herb bread finish. A very chewy and appetizing white beer with great versatility.
Damm Brewery Inedit Wheat Beer
92 points
Hazy color. Spicy aromas of coriander, floral honey, and lemon poppyseed muffin with a supple, bright, finely carbonated, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a smooth, interesting, medium-length lilac and jasmine water, clementine and starfruit, and pink peppercorn muffin finish. A delightfully spry and spicy wheat ale that is sure to please.
Belgh Brasse Mons Dubbel DAbbaye
91 points
Dark-Brown color. Aromas and flavors of honeyed mint tea leaves, root beer, spiced berries, and root vegetable with a slightly chewy, crisp, finely carbonated, fruity medium-to-full body and a warming, rapid kiwi-apple relish, molasses nut cookie, and sassafras and mocha finish. A charming, lightly earthy Dubbel.
Belgh Brasse Mons Quadrupel DAbbaye
91 points
Gold color. Aromas and flavors of waxy honeycomb, dried fruits, earthy herbs and mint, and leather with a supple, tangy, finely carbonated, fruity medium body and a warming, intriguing, medium-long stone fruit yogurt, granola, pepper roasted carrots and beets with mint, and pepper finish. A silky and satisfying quad with a wonderfully bearable lightness of being.
Granite City Food & Brewery Burning Barn Irish Red
87 points
Brilliant dark copper color. Aromas and flavors of buttered toasted fruit pastry, roasted nuts, and carrot cake with a supple, bright, effervescent, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a tingling, breezy light sprouts and greens, sliced potato, and dried stone fruit finish. A round, easy-drinking red ale.
Muskoka Brewery Dunkel Calls the Kettle Black
86 points
Minutely hazy dark copper color. Aromas and flavors of caramelized squash and fall fruits and apple butter on pumpernickel toast with a supple, tangy, finely carbonated, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a tingling, engaging, medium-length grass, cherry-nectarine soufflé, toffee, and pepper finish. A lively, lightly caramelized and fruity dunkel that will go well at the table.
Muskoka Brewery Raspbeery Coco Lait
86 points
Clear dark brown color. Aromas and flavors of chocolate raspberry torte, roasted nuts and coffee, berry vinaigrette, and flax bread with a supple, vibrant, finely carbonated, fruity medium body and a tingling, interesting, medium-length toffee, sprouts, and berry gum finish. A fun, tasty raspberry flavored stout.
Granite City Food & Brewery 43 Bells Dunkelweizen
83 points
Cloudy bronze color. Aromas and flavors of baking chocolate, Swedish rye crisp, char-roasted nutshell, and sesame seeds and oil with a supple, bright, effervescent, dry medium body and a smooth, brisk root vegetable chips and hint of parchment finish. A sturdy brown beer for pub grub.
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