Sunday, April 29, 2007

Spring Beers!

I'm going to start a little feature on my unread (does anyone really visit?) blog... seasonal brews. This is--hopefully--a prelude to my return to brewing. Anyway, 'tis the season for wits, saisons, bocks, and more...

The first three entries are:

1. Red Sky At Night Saison Ale from Heavy Seas
This one is a nice take on the classic Belgian saison style. It has a sweet, rounded flavor with spicy notes and a relatively light body. At 8% ABV, it has a solid kick, but it is good enough to have two before switching to something lighter.

2. Heller Hound Maibock from Flying Dog
This one was my favorite of the bunch. It was clean, crisp, and tasty without being overly sweet. At just over six percent ABV, it also had a good late afternoon kick without leaving you crocked.

3. Merry Monks Belgian Style Golden Ale from Weyerbacher
The Weyerbacher guys like beers that are a little over-the-top, and their take on the Belgian Trippel is no exception. While this one won't quite compete with drinking a Jupiler in Brussels, it's a tasty beer with a potent kick. My preference, given the choice might be Avery's Karma or one of the Ommegang bottles, but this one is certainly close behind.