Craft Beer Tasting Notes: Dec 21

It’s the last mad rush before the holidays and the great craft beer continues to roll in. If you need some holiday gift ideas, allow us to suggest a craft beer gift box, one of our many Big Beers-Small Bottles (great stocking stuffer), or even a gift card.

And now onto the new items:

Fuggles & Warlock Rei Boysenberry Sour 6.5% 650ml (Richmond, BC)
Pours a cloudy bright cherry red colour. Sweet boysenberry notes on the nose. Big acidity, tart berry notes, zesty finish with hint of bitterness.

Driftwood Latus Flanders Red Ale 6.8% 650ml (Victoria)
Pours a burnt orange/chestnut colour. Sweet oak spice, bright funky aroma, cooked fruit (figs, plums), vanilla & vinegar notes on the nose. On the palate you get soft oak spice notes, cooked fruit, vanilla sweetness with a lightly dry and tart finish. Not sour, just tart.

Slow Hand Pilsner 5.2% 6pk (Vancouver)
Pours clear lemon yellow colour. Notes of sweet light malt, floral/grassy hops on the nose. Crisp carbonation on the palate with citrus and grass notes a touch of sweetness and a dry bitter finish.

Coronado Early Bird Cold Brew Milk Stout 5.5% 355ml (San Diego)
Pours a black coffee colour. Notes of smoke, dark chocolate and coffee on the nose. Pleasantly sweet with creamy chocolate and coffee notes.

Steel + Oak Alpen Winter Warmer 6.5% 650ml (Vancouver)
Pours a dark chestnut colour. Booze, brown sugar and molasses notes on the nose. Sweet and dessert-like with notes of brown sugar, caramel and dried fruit. Luscious and malty.

Yeast Van Collab. Vol. 1 6% 4pk (Vancouver)
Pours a copper orange colour. Rich fruity notes, bright citrus, spice and sweet malt on the nose. Sweet and rich with good spice and fruit notes, bit of booziness and a bitter finish.

Steel + Oak Eleven Burroughs IPA 5.5% 4pk (Vancouver)
Pours a rich hazy yellow colour. Funky aromas of cat pee, gooseberry, resin and spice. Complex on the palate with notes of spice pine, citrus and resin.

Backcountry Widowmaker IPA 6.7% 4pk (Squamish, BC)
Pours a cloudy orange yellow colour. Juicy tropical fruit notes of guava and passion fruit on the nose. Sweet and mega fruity on the palate with guava, mango, passion fruit and berry notes.

Field House Double Dutch Double Pale Ale 10% 500ml (Vancouver)
Deep burnt copper orange colour. Orange citrus and caramel malt notes on the nose. Sweet and boozy on the palate, with notes of spice herbal tea and citrus.

Persephone Barley Wine 10.9% 650ml (Gibsons, BC)
Pours a dark chestnut red-brown colour. Enticing notes of booze, figs, dates, caramel and vanilla on the nose. Sweet and boozy on the palate with nutty caramel sweet fruit , bourbon and vanilla notes.