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Stochasticity Project Quadrotriticale | Beer Geek Nation Craft Beer Reviews

In this review I check out the latest release from the Stone Brewing side project Stochasticity Project. This time it is their interpretation of a Belgian quad with the twist being they used a new type of grain called Triticale. Triticale is a hybrid of wheat and rye. Check out my review to see what I thought. Cheers! When testing the inherent makeup of the quadrupel—the warmest and darkest of Trappist monastery beer styles—we added triticale, a hybrid grain combining the pleasant flavor of wheat with the elemental durability of rye. We originally explored this nouveau twist on a traditional style in 2010, when brewing a test batch of a potential beer in our Stone Vertical Epic Ale series. Brewmaster Mitch Steele reached for and subsequently improved on that pilot recipe, bringing it to life as part of the Stone Stochasticity Project. The result ... Read More »

Mikkeller Santas Little Helper 2012 | Beer Geek Nation Craft Beer Reviews

From the bottle: “Ingredienser: vand, malt (pale, special-B og chocolate), flækket hvede, mørk candi sirup, humle (northern brewer, hallertauer og styrian goldings), krydderier (appelsinskal og korianderfrø) og gær.” Beer Geek Nation craft beer reviews Read More »

The Bruery 6 Geese A Laying (11.5% ABV) | Beer Geek Nation Craft Beer Reviews

6 Geese-A-Laying is the 6th beer in our “12 Days of Christmas” series and is a return to the more classic dark and toasty winter ale, following the appropriately blonde 5 Golden Rings. Brewed with cape gooseberries, this malty ale displays notes of plums, dark cherry and bright, citrus-like flavors from the namesake berries. Delicious right now, but suitable for aging up to 6 years, upon the release of 12 Drummers Drumming. beer geek nation craft beer reviews Read More »

Beer Geek Nation presents San Diego Beer Vlog: Boulevard Bourbon Barrel Quad Video Beer Review

Based loosely on the Smokestack Series’ The Sixth Glass, this abbey-style quadrupel is separated into a number of oak bourbon barrels where it ages for varying lengths of time, some for up to three years. Cherries are added to make up for the “angel’s share” of beer lost during barrel aging. Selected barrels are then blended for optimum flavor. The resulting beer retains only very subtle cherry characteristics, with toffee and vanilla notes coming to the fore. Read More »

Beer Geek Nation presents San Diego Beer Vlog: Chimay Red, White, and Blue Video Beer Reviews

I recently went through the three regularly available Chimay beers that I bought in 2010. See how the beers taste with 3 years of age on them. Chimay Rouge (Red) / Première, 7% ABV Chimay Tripel / Blanche (White) / Cinq Cents, 8% ABV Chimay Bleue (Blue) / Grande Réserve, 9% ABV Read More »

Sierra Nevada Ovila Quad With Plums (10.2% ABV) | Beer Geek Nation Craft Beer Reviews

Ovila Abbey Quad with plums is heady with aromas of caramel, rich malt, and dark fruit-balanced by the spiciness and delicate fruity notes of a traditional Belgian yeast. This beer features sugar plums grown on the grounds of the Abbey, and harvested by the monks in Vina. We hope you enjoy this collaboration ale. Beer geek nation craft beer reviews Read More »

Beer Geek Nation presents San Diego Beer Vlog: AleSmith Decadence 2012 Anniversary Ale Video Beer Review

Now, seventeen years after we started, we’re proud to present another great addition in this ongoing series. AleSmith Decadence® 2012 is a big Belgian-style quadruple ale. A variety of Belgian malts impart notes of bread and ripe fruit with subtle hints of cloves and molasses. Its creamy mouthfeel is balanced by a rich, full-bodied finish. This rare offering is meant to be savored and will age nicely. Read More »

Beer Geek Nation presents San Diego Beer Vlog: The Lost Abbey Mayan Apocalypse Judgment Day Video Beer Review

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 scheduled for December 21, 2012 for it has been so decreed our world is about to end not in a Christian Judgment Day but rather a Mayan Apocalypse. Funny thing is, the Mayans 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 ... Read More »

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 »

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 »