May 2017 - New Release Beer

This month's Beer feature is New Release Beer
New Release Beer Reviews
219254
Belgh Brasse
Mons Blonde D'Abbaye
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.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
219660
Muskoka Brewery
Legendary Oddity Strong Ale
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.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
219367
Belgh Brasse
La Bittt à Tibi Amos Krystall Witte
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.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
219253
Belgh Brasse
Mons Witte D'Abbaye
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.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
218568
Damm Brewery
Inedit Wheat Beer
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.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
219255
Belgh Brasse
Mons Dubbel D'Abbaye
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.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
219256
Belgh Brasse
Mons Quadrupel D'Abbaye
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.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
219397
Granite City Food & Brewery
Burning Barn Irish Red
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.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
219661
Muskoka Brewery
Dunkel Calls the Kettle Black
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.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
219662
Muskoka Brewery
Raspbeery Coco Lait
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.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
219396
Granite City Food & Brewery
43 Bells Dunkelweizen
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.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
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