Daily Archives: December 26, 2012

Brouwerij St. Bernardus Christmas Ale (10%)

What a lovely beer to end Christmas day with. 750ml of deep purple brown beer with a delightful foaming head that smells of Christmas pudding, all dried fruit steeped in Brandy along with a yeasty hoppy goodness. The malts are … Continue reading

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BrewDog Anarchist/Alchemist (14%)

A triple India Pale Ale? If you insist. The overriding aroma here is syrup of figs, along with a bucketful of furniture polish, resin and booze. The malts are super sticky, thick and unctuous and steeped in alcohol, they fix … Continue reading

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Dark Star Brewing Co. Belgian IPA (7.2%)

This is Dark Star’s tribute to La Chouffe and they’ve done themselves proud with this mix of Belgian yeast and American hops. Belgian IPA is a glowing golden beer with a light head and a smell that’s resinous and sweet … Continue reading

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Bristol Beer Factory Independence (4.6%)

I know it’s Christmas and I’ve got a load of Christmas beers but I jut needed something hoppy. Independence has a gentle malt body, all caramel and shortbread, a little burned demerara and some nice spiciness at the edges. The … Continue reading

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