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Wesvletern 12 vs. Rochefort 10 vs. St. Bernardus 12 | Beer Geek Nation Craft Beer Reviews

I have been wanting to do something like this for a while and thanks to some awesome viewers I was able to get my hands on some Westy 12 to go through with this. I sat down and blind tasted what many people consider to be the worlds top quads. Check out the video to see which comes out on top. Cheers! St Bernardus 12 – The absolute top quality in the hierarchy of the St. Bernardus beers. It is also the beer with the highest alcohol content (10.50 %). A dark ivory coloured beer with a high fermentation. The show piece of the brewery. Thanks to its soft and unconditionally genuine aroma, the beer can be smoothly tasted. The Abt has a very fruity flavour. Westvleteren 12 – Westvleteren has the smallest output of the Trappist breweries, with only a small part of ... Read More »

Sierra Nevada Ovila Quad | Beer Geek Nation Beer Reviews Episode 272

A collaboration between Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. and the monks at the Abbey of New Clairvaux, Ovila Abbey Quad brings the centuries-old monastery brewing tradition to America. Ovila Abbey Quad is rich and complex with layers of flavor including notes of intense dark fruits, and caramel-like maltiness. Rich and complex, this ale should be shared among friends in the true spirit of the season. A portion of the proceeds from this ale goes toward the restoration of the historic Santa Maria de Ovila chapter house on the grounds of the Abbey of New Clairvaux. This medieval building stood for nearly eight centuries in Spain. William Randolph Hearst purchased the monastery in 1931 and planned to use the stones for a castle even grander than his famous San Simeon. Although Hearst’s plans crumbled, these historic stones will rise again in a California Cistercian abbey. 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 »

Pretty Things Brewing Jack D’or Saison | Beer Geek Nation Video Beer Reviews Episode 106

Jack D’or took me by surprise. Its a bright, clean extremely drinkable American style Saison. There are citrus notes mixed with a great biscuit taste that Saisons are know for. You get the best of both world with this beer. Once again proving that Pretty Things knows how to brew a quality Belgian style beer. Brewed and bottled by Dann Paquette of Pretty Things Beer and Ale Project, Inc. at Buzzards Bay. Previously brewed at Paper City. Not a Paper City or Buzzards Bay brand beer. Read More »

Beer Geek Nation Review: Orval Trappist Style Ale

Orval Trappist Pale Ale is brewed by Belgian Monks at the Brasserie d’Orval.  Orval is a Belgian Pale Ale that was first brewed by German (Pappenheimer) and English (Vanhuele) brewmasters hired by the Abbey in 1931.  German and English styles met with Belgian yeast. The flavor and aroma are derived not only from the yeast, but also from the dry hopping. The Abbey has a history dating nearly back to 1200B.C.  The Belgian Pale ale is 6.9% ABV, and can be found nearly any where in the world. The pop of the cap let out a rather loud hiss. This baby is highly carbonated, and poured gently into my chalice. The head is white and rocky with an assortment of bubbles small and large. The inside of the glass has beautiful lacing. Lacing that is only present due to the imbibing and not the fading of ... Read More »