March 2020 - Belgian and Continental Ales

March 2020 - Belgian and Continental Ales
This month's Beer feature is Continental European Ale Styles

Belgian and Continental Ales Reviews

Collesi Triplo Malto Ale
94 points
Old gold color. Aromas of baking spices, candied citrus, ginger, fresh cilantro, quince, and chrysanthemum with a vibrant, effervescent, off-dry medium-to-full body and an effortless, elaborate, medium-long apple butter, toasted coconut, poached pears on pound cake, parker dinner rolls, and clove finish. A dense and brooding ale that has no shortage of delicious flavors.
Collesi Rossa Ale
93 points
Maroon color. Aromas and flavors of chocolate drizzled bananas, coriander, dried apricot, clove, rubbed thyme, and toasted whole grain baguette with a round, vibrant, effervescent, fruity medium body and a tingling, nuanced, medium-long finish that shows nuances of strawberry preserves, rhubarb tart, and molasses finish. A complex Belgian Style Amber that overflows with fruity, complex flavor.
Collesi Blanche Ale
85 points
Hazy golden yellow color. Aromas of cracked coriander, allspice, lime vinaigrette, and leather with a supple, crisp, spritzy, dry-yet-fruity light body and a sleek, brisk ripe plantain and orange segments in cream finish. A breezy and spicy witbier for food pairing.
Printer’s Ale Manufacturing Heritage Series
84 points
Gold color. Aromas and flavors of kombucha, corn pudding, kraut, asparagus tops, and strawberry greens with a lean, tangy, effervescent, dryish light-to-medium body and a tingling, brisk finish with nuances of squash finish. A springy, food-friendly saison.
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