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Brouwerij Struise XXX 2014 Reserva Bourbon Barrel Aged (10%)

I don’t usually write about Belgian beer because it’s all been written about so many times before, and often described much better than I ever could. But this is superb. A Rye Quad aged in Bourbon barrels, the beer pours … Continue reading

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Two Roads Brewery Worker’s Comp Saison (4.8%)

This isn’t a bad place for a Beery advent calendar to start. A soft and fruity Saison, the aroma is lightly spiced honey and the beer sits a bright gold in my glass. There’s a super soft salted caramel and … Continue reading

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8 Sail Brewery Damson Porter (5%)

I wanted to like this so much more than I do, but this is pretty mediocre truth be told. A Porter brewed with damsons, the beer looks nice enough, sitting a deep chestnut brown in my glass. The aroma is … Continue reading

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Verdant Brewing Co. Light Bulb (4.5%)

Verdant’s Extra Pale Ale is a citrus delight that pours a pale and cloudy straw and smells of lemon curd and honey. There’s a soft round malting that’s all shortcake and honey, caramel wafers and crusty white bread. It’s super … Continue reading

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Harviestoun Brewery Old Engine Oil Engineer’s Reserve (9%)

This is the base beer for Haviestoun’s Ola Dubh and it’s really very good indeed. Pouring the inkiest black with a frothy cappuccino head, the smell is chocolate and damsons and port. And all of that goodness is in the … Continue reading

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