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The Bruery / Maine Beer Fourthmeal | Beer Geek Nation Craft Beer Reviews

The Bruery and Maine Beer Company got together and cooked up something special for you: fourthmeal. It isn’t brunch; it isn’t “linner.” It’s a hoppy Belgian-style ale that brings aspects of both breweries to the table: fruity, Belgian yeast esters, a crisp, bready backbone, citrus and piney hop characteristics, and a dry, hop-forward finish. There’s no one shouting “come n’ git it” when it’s time to dine – just mouth-watering, dry-hopped aromatics, signaling that it’s time for fourthmeal. Read More »

Stone Encore Series 08.08.08 Vertical Epic Ale | Beer Geek Nation Craft Beer Reviews

The Stone 08.08.08 Vertical Epic Ale is a Strong Golden Belgian style ale highly hopped with American hops (Ahtanum, Amarillo and Simcoe). The beer pours pale golden with a thick and creamy white head of foam. The aroma is full of depth: nuances of pepper, clove, and banana from the Belgian yeast strain, and the resiny citrus notes from the American hops blend together nicely to provide a complex aromatic character. The taste is spicy, hoppy and fruity, with a very dry and a pleasant bitter end. The bitterness lingers nicely, and provides a refreshing finish that leads you to want to drink more and more of this beer! Read More »

Allagash Fluxus 2015 | Beer Geek Nation Craft Beer Reviews

Fluxus 2015 celebrates the 20th Anniversary of their first beer sold in July 1995. This ever evolving beer is part of the Tribute Series and for 2015 it will be brewed with experimental hops and local maple syrup. Fluxus 2015 is a Golden ale brewed with Pilsner malt and a Belgian yeast strain that is then dry hopped with experimental hops 06277 and 06297. Look for Fluxus 2015 to be packaged in 750ml bottles and kegs. 8%-AbV. Read More »

Sixpoint Abigale | Beer Geek Nation Craft Beer Reviews

During the Dark Ages, the Belgian Abbeys emerged as some of the world’s finest breweries, and held some of the most closely guarded brewing traditions. Inspired by visits to the Abbeys during a backpack journey around the world, and armed with the knowledge they’d gained, the Mad Scientists touched down in BKLYN determined to keep the monastic torch burning a world away. Read More »

Lagunitas A Little Sumpin’ Wild Ale (8.8% ABV) | Beer Geek Nation Craft Beer Reviews

Another Big Sister of the Little Sumpin’ Sumpin’ Ale…. Loads of Malted Wheat for a Curious Malt Foundation and a Light Color, But Our Belgian Yeast Leaves a Huge Flavor and Complexishness. Beer geek nation beer reviews Read More »

Mikkeller Invasion Farmhouse IPA (8% ABV) | Beer Geek Nation Craft Beer Reviews

This Mikkeller was brewed in Alaska, at Anchorage Brewing Co. The Invasion title marks an unofficial series of beers from Mikkeller brewed stateside in the United States. (The brewery has done some stateside collaborations before, but the Invasions are the first on their own.) Invasion Farmhouse IPA is brewed with brettanomyces yeast. beer geek nation craft beer reviews Read More »

Brewery Ommegang Fleur De Houblon (Hop Flower Ale) | Beer Geek Nation Craft Beer Reviews

Nothing is more evocative of summer than the beautiful aroma of flowers, and the favored flowers of brewers are hops. Our brand new summer ale, Fleur de Houblon (Hop Flowers), is brewed to bring the many elements of summer into a refreshing and easy-to-drink Belgian-style ale. Fleur de Houblon is a rich gold color with distinct floral hops in the aroma that follow through in the taste. Whole-cone Bravo hops are used to impart their earthy, fruity, and floral aromas and flavors. The body and flavor are clean and dry, with pleasing complexity and spicy notes from both primary and secondary fermentation with our unique Ommegang house yeast. Beer geek nation craft beer reviews Read More »

Green Flash Le Freak Belgian Imperial IPA | Beer Geek Nation Beer Reviews Episode 364

Le Freak is a modern ale created by converging two beer styles, Belgian Trippel and American Imperial IPA. The use of two yeast strains further marries the styles and American hops give the beer its modern flare. Read More »

Green Flash Rayon Vert (Pale Ale w/ Brett!) | Beer Geek Nation Beer Reviews Episode 288

If Green Flash were founded in historical Belgium, Rayon Vert would have been our flagship brew. A bold layering of hops finds balance from traditional malts. Bottle conditioning with fresh ale yeast and Brettanomyces finishes the beer, adding a delightful effervescence, dryness and continuously evolving character. Rayon Vert is Green Flash. Read More »

Beer Geek Nation presents San Diego Beer Vlog: Brewery Vivant Triomphe Belgian IPA Video Beer Review

This beer is made with a classic Belgian style yeast strain that gives the complexity and slight sweetness you may expect from a Belgian style ale, but then reaches deeper providing a smack-down of American hops. Served in a large Tulip glass to capture the and focus the hop aromas. Read More »