What The Bruery has done here is a perfect example of what makes the American beer scene so amazing: the fantastic creativity and ability to take a classic style and reinterpret it through another lens. Saison Rue is flavorful and complex, with notes of clove-driven spice, yeasty bread and underripe stone fruit all brought together with a tart, funky Brett streak…
A classic Belgian tripel that is truly the benchmark of the style. It pours a hazy golden color with a thick off-white head that shows serious staying power in the glass. The aromas are fairly intense with fruity notes of banana and stone fruit at the forefront and supporting aromas of sweet spice, yeast and a touch of candi sugar. The full and creamy mouth offers…
If you ask a beer geek what their ultimate stout is, chances are high that they’ll say KBS. This stout is literally one of a kind, with an unmistakable profile loaded with crazy-intense notes of dark chocolate, brewed espresso, vanilla bean and Bourbon thanks to the one year of aging in oak Bourbon barrels. It pours slightly thick and dark as night, flavors of…
Golden in color with a glowing orange vibrancy throughout, topped by a stunning off-white head that lingers but leaves a sticky lacing behind when it finally subsides. The aromas jump right out of the glass: ripe nectarine, fresh apricot and juicy citrus flecked with clove and peppery spice. The mouth is lively but smooth and creamy, with a great effervescence to…
Comes with the recommendation “Best after 6/15/12” on the bottle, and while this porter certainly has the potential to cellar nicely, it’s perfectly enjoyable now. Brewed with cocoa nibs from Theo’s, Sevilla oranges and Pasilla Negra chilies with 25% aged in Bourbon barrels, this Porter is not short on complexity but remains remarkably balanced and drinkable…
There’s a lot going on in this triple wheat ale, and it continues to evolve as it warms in the glass. The nose is heady and intense, as assertive aromas of orange, peach, white strawberry, yeast and spice mingle with hidden accents of barnyard and earth. The complexity continues in the mouth with a texture like liquid velvet: creamy but light and clean. The…
Deep bronze hue. Mature aromas of lanolin, almond oil and creamed corn greet the olfactory sense; aeration unleashes full-throttle scents of toasty oak and vanilla extract: a top-notch Bourbon bouquet. Palate entry is dry, complex and toasty; midpalate offers sweet, grainy tastes of Wheat Thins, oil and sap. Aftertaste is oaky, sweet and intensely grainy. Another…
Superb fruit highlights this tight, sculpted Syrah. It’s extremely dense, with deep and intense raspberry and cassis fruit flavor, augmented with coffee grounds, smoke and iron filings. Complex, detailed, balanced and deep—what more can a wine give you? This is drinking very young and surely needs to be decanted. But already displaying amazing power.