Craft Beer Tasting Notes: Nov. 29

Another week of strong, malty seasonal brews arriving as we get closer to the holidays. These are beers that you can certainly enjoy now, or even age for a year or more. Also, coming up on Friday, our latest BEER MAIL offering with some tasty, limited edition holiday treats will go on sale. With Friday’s new BEER MAIL we will start offering FREE shipping for Victoria area deliveries, so giving the gift of BEER MAIL will be even easier than ever!

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What’s Beer Mail? Every two weeks we put together a new and different selection of 12 large-format beers (2 bottles each of 6 different beers), which we can send to any city in BC. So, if you’re reading this from someplace that doesn’t have good access to a killer selection of craft beer like we offer, think about ordering a case from us. Or maybe you live here in Victoria, but you want to send a gift or a beery care package. Ordering is easy, safe & secure and your beer arrives well-packed and in great shape. Just click here for details: BEER MAIL.

And here’s what’s new.

Strathcona Brrrr! Winter Radler 4% 6pk (Vancouver)
Pours a cranberry juice colour. Light tart fruit notes on the nose. Splash of manadarin up front backed with cranberry acidity. Light-bodied with a refreshing dry finish.

Category 12 Wild Saison with Loganberries and Brettanomyces 6.3% 750ml (Saanich, BC)
Pours a deep golden yellow colour. Big tart berry and funky horse blanket/barnyard notes on the nose. Floral berry notes on the palate backed with a nice hit of brett funk. Creamy mouthfeel, easy to drink.

Faculty 378 Wild Smash 5% 650ml (Vancouver)
Pours a slightly hazy golden yellow colour. Subtle notes of fruit and bubblegum on the nose. Light-bodied with sweet tropical fruit and citrus notes. Bitter finish.

Steel + Oak Smoked Honey Doppelbock 7.9% 650ml (Vancouver)
Pours a deep, rich orange colour. Notes of smoke, caramel/honey and spice on the nose. Very malt forward on the palate with rich notes of sweet smoke, booze and caramel.

Moody Hardy Brown Ale 5.5% 6pk (Port Moody, BC)
Pours a clear light brown colour. Light notes of nutty caramel and chocolate on the nose. Coffee, chocolate and roasty malt notes on the palate. Sweet, but balanced by a light bitterness.

Four Winds/Superflux Diablo Cookie 6.3% 4pk (Vancouver)
Pours a dark brown colour. Dark chocolate and spice notes on the nose. Dark chocolate, ginger spice with a good hit of chili heat. Nice sweet/heat balance.

Powell Right Kind of Crazy Double IPA 9% 650ml (Vancouver)
Pours a rich yellow colour. Big boozy notes of pine, spice and resin on the nose. A big, hoppy booze bomb with bubblegum, resin, spice and grapefruit notes.

Lighthouse Depth Charge Cognac Barrel Aged Belgian Quadrupel 9% 650ml (Victoria)
Pours a bright copper orange colour. Rich and malty with aromas of caramel, dried fruit and boozy cognac. A sweet sipper with dried fruit and spice notes, a hint of caramel and warming alcohol.

St-Ambroise 2017 Vintage Ale 10% 355ml (Quebec)
Pours a bright copper orange colour. Boozy aromas of caramel and fruit on the nose. Sweet and boozy on the palate with honey, caramel and baked fruit notes.