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Beer Geek Nation presents San Diego Beer Vlog: Pretty Things Baby Tree Video Beer Review

Baby tree is a “quadruple” brewed with a single strain of Belgian yeast. While a commonly used style name on the internet, “quadruple” isn’t in fact a style name at all but a brand of beer produced by La Trappe in the Netherlands. Its found a common usage as a cover-all for the darkest and strongest beers produced by Trappist monks, mainly because they haven’t named them themselves. Two Belgian brewers use the term “Abt”, Flemish for “Abbot”. Historically the best beer made in an abbey (by the Cistercians/Trappists at least) was referred to in Latin simply as “prima melior”. This has also become a brand name in recent years.Our “quadruple” benefits from the addition of 40lbs of dried California plums in the kettle – hopefully contributing to the overall dark-fruit character of the beer. It’s a dark, 8.6% beer…”Baby Tree” is Pretty Things’ ... Read More »

Karl Strauss Two Tortugas Belgian Quad | Beer Geek Nation Beer Reviews Episode 263

San Diego may not top the list for birdwatchers but it certainly tops the list for beer-drinkers. And while you’re more likely to spot a Sea Turtle than a Turtle Dove, tracking down a world class beer is easy. Two Tortugas is the 2nd addition to our less than literal “Twelve Days” series of holiday ales. This Belgian-inspired Quadruple Ale has a delicate union of toffee, dark fruits, and warming spices that will continue to develop with age. Raise a glass to 2011 or save a bottle for 2021, this turtle’s got legs. Read More »

Deschutes The Stoic | Beer Geek Nation Beer Reviews Episode 242

The stoic malt beverage brewed with pomegranate with 16.5% being aged in oak wine barrels and 16.5% being aged in oak rye whiskey barrels. Read More »

Trappistes Rochefort 10| Beer Geek Nation Video Beer Reviews Episode 189

The top product from the Rochefort Trappist brewery. Dark color, full and very impressive taste. Strong plum, raisin, and black currant palate, with ascending notes of vinousness and other complexities. Read More »

Beer Geek Nation presents San Diego Beer Vlog: Westvleteren 12 Video Beer Review

Watch me ramble on for 11+ minutes praising the beer known by beer geeks as the Westy 12. I doubt I’m adding anything new to the opinion on this beer but I wanted to do a special beer for review #99 and to drink a whole bottle of it by myself (I split the first bottle I had). Read More »

Unibroue Trois Pistoles | Beer Geek Nation Video Beer Reviews Episode 158

This is a beer I have been meaning to get to for months but just haven’t had the chance until now. Another beer from our friends up North this beer is proof that Belgian style beers do not need to come from Belgium to be spot on to the style. Cheers! Strong Belgian type ale similar to a Port wine ! Is as dark as can be, mellow in taste with an aroma of ripe fruits. It can be compared to an old porto and is brewed from well roasted malt. Read More »

Beer Geek Nation presents San Diego Beer Vlog: St. Bernardus Christmas Ale Video Beer Review

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. Read More »

De Dolle Stille Nacht (2008 Vintage) | Beer Geek Nation Video Beer Reviews Episode 133

Stille Nacht (Silent Night) is a prestige beer from De Dolle Brouwers brewed for Christmas. It has the highest density of any Belgian beer (27°Pl), has been boiling for 5 hours, brewed with pale malt with white candi sugar in the kettle. The Nugget hops and dry hopping gives an extra bitterness to balance the extreme sweetness due to the density. The taste triangle is completed with some acidity of the fermentation. It is a very interesting beer to age. We have samples of every bottling we have done so far and aging does not mean decreasing quality with this beer. Keep some samples at 10°C and mark the year on the cap with an alcohol marker. Cheers!! Read More »

The Bruery 3 French Hens | Beer Geek Nation Video Beer Reviews Episode 132

The third verse of our “Twelve Beers of Christmas” saga incorporates vinous and oaky notes into a bold and spicy dark ale. Happy Holidays! 75% Belgian-Style Dark Ale,25% Ale Aged in French Oak Barrels Read More »

Tröegs The Mad Elf Holiday Ale | Beer Geek Nation Video Beer Reviews Episode 116

Its officially the holiday beer season for me when this monster beer hits the shelves. This has always been one of my favorite holiday ales, but does it maintain it’s status with this years batch? The combination of Cherries, Honey, and Chocolate Malts delivers gentle fruits and subtle spices. Fermented and aged with a unique yeast , this ruby red beer has significant warming strength that underlies the character of this Ale. Read More »