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St. Bernardus Christmas Ale 2012 | Beer Geek Nation Craft Beer Reviews

St. Bernardus Christmas Ale is the youngest descendant in the illustrious family of delicious Abbey Ales by Brewery St. Bernardus. This specialty beer of 10% alc. vol. is characterized by its deep dark colour, with a creamy, thick head and a full, almost velvety taste with a fruity nose. It’s a seasonal ale, brewed annually for the holiday season. The long winter nights are perfect moments to savour this ale with or without friends and to enjoy its unique, complex taste and after-taste. Beer geek nation craft beer reviews Read More »

Blue Moon Winter Abbey Ale | Beer Geek Nation Craft Beer Reviews

This copper-colored ale is crafted with roasted malts, Belgian sugar, and a touch of wheat for a rich caramel flavor and a smooth toffee finish. Beer Geek Nation craft beer reviews. Read More »

Karl Strauss Mouette a Trois (Fruitcake beer?) | Beer Geek Nation Craft Beer Reviews

Mouette a Trois est la meileure biere que vous avez jamais goute ou notre nom n’est pas Karl Strauss. Mouette a Trois, meaning Three Seagulls, is the 3rd installment in our less than literal “Twelve Days” series of holiday ales. Brewed with fresh apricots, cherries and a blend of spices, the resulting strong ale is Belgian Dubbel meets fruitcake. Rich layers of candied fruit and warming spices are punctuated by notes of toffee and fresh baked bread. Aging on brandy-cured French oak adds hints of vanilla that linger through a warming finish. Don’t. Even. Think. About. Regifting. Beer Geek Nation craft beer reviews. Read More »

The Bruery 5 Golden Rings (11.5% ABV) | Beer Geek Nation Craft Beer Reviews

5 Golden Rings is the 5th verse in our ’12 Days of Christmas’ winter seasonal ale series. This is the only golden ale in the bunch but it definitely packs a holiday punch. We spiced up this 11.5% ABV ode to Winter with cinnamon, allspice and ginger along with some delicious sweet and tangy pineapple. Beer Geek Nation craft beer reviews. Read More »

Lost Abbey Mayan Apocalypse Judgment Day | Beer Geek Nation Craft Beer Reviews

Five thousand years ago the Mayan Calendar last turned over. Since then, Nostradamus. The Book of Revelations and random Shaman have all prognosticated that mankind would meet a fateful end. Currently, our demise is is scheduled for December 21, 2012for it has been so decreed our world is about end not in a Christian Judgement Day but rather a Mayan Apocalypse. Funny thing is. The Mayan’s don’t actually believe in the concept of an Apocalypse. We at The Lost Abbey didn’t want to miss an opportunity to update our original judgment Day recipe to accompany us as we collide towards this impending Rapture. Like us, we’re pretty sure you can believe in dried chiles. Cinnamon and Tamarind working well together in this beer. This means, you can count on this little bottle of beer to help you survive this cultural Armageddon. Please pop the ... Read More »

Delirium Noël (10% ABV) | Beer Geek Nation Craft Beer Reviews

Born in 2000, yet it is brewed only for the Christmas and New Year and complete the trilogy of “Delirium.” His approach is already a superb warm copper color to red recalling “Nocturnum” except in its taste. At first glance, it hides its subtlety by a level of flavors. It be approached with confidence, with a tinge typical Christmas, sauced with a sweet touch, then covered with a bitter tone, without extension and then a strange sensation of freshness on the tongue. Finally, it frees itself entirely from the bottom of the palace like a pepper on a salad of the season. It is assessed at the first sip, and loyalty to the second. However its high “volume of alcohol consumption required liable. Beer Geek Nation craft beer reviews Read More »

Stone 12.12.12 Vertical Epic Ale | Beer Geek Nation Craft Beer Reviews

As with any good epic, herein lies the promise of larger-than-life experiences, heroics, and twists and turns as the adventure unfolds. This bottle-conditioned ale is chapter eleven. Now is the time to enjoy it in a “vertical” tasting side by side with its ten Stone Vertival Epic Ale brethren! Each one unique to its year of release. Each with its own “twist & turn” in the plot line. Each one released one year, one month and one day from the previous year’s edition. This year’s Stone Vertical Epic Ale is the very last one. Yep, this is it. The final chapter. Or as they say on the last slide in some old films: “Fin.” No worries though: this edition is particularly well-suited for prolonging the experience, as it’s as cellarable as any in the series, or more. In this, the final edition, you can ... Read More »

Beer Geek Nation presents San Diego Beer Vlog: The Bruery Autumn Maple Video Beer Review

This beer is made in the pumpkin beer tradition, except instead of pumpkins we used yams, and lots of them! A big Belgian-style brown ale of 10% ABV, this one is bringing pumpkin beers (or yam beers) into new territory. Read More »

Evil Twin/Stillwater/Stone The Perfect Crime | Beer Geek Nation Craft Beer Reviews

When two gypsies team up with an arrogant bastard, there is bound to be some criminal activity…better to view this project as a conspiracy rather than a collaboration. The strengths of all involved were utilized to break the laws of style guidelines…dark with deception, mysteriously smoked, unexplainably dry, and intriguingly hoppy…maybe it’s best not to even talk about it. Beer Geek Nation Craft Beer Reviews. Read More »

The Bruery Chocolate Rain (19.5% ABV) | Beer Geek Nation Beer Reviews Episode 400

Chocolate Rain (Black Tuesday with Cocoa Nibs and Vanilla Beans) Read More »