Hops and Malt

For the love of craft beer and fine spirits

Xbeeriment Black Force One

by davidsunlee

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Nose is really hard to pick apart for me. Slightly medicinal. rich, dark malt. Slight sourness. Really faint peat. There’s a sweetness to it but I’m struggling to pin down the aroma.

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Deus (2013)

by davidsunlee

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It pours almost clear, just a touch of haze. Hay yellow with slight head. Effevescing quite a bit with fine bubbles.

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Great Divide Yeti

by davidsunlee

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The nose is huge with roasted barley and coffee and cocoa. There’s a bit of banana at the very end as well. I want to say there’s some red delicious apple in there as well but that’s not quite the note. Regardless, there’s some fruitiness going on that I can’t quite pin down. It might have something to do with the 75 IBUs worth of hops that were thrown in this. I wouldn’t describe it as being terribly complex but very subtle.

While some beers really strut their stuff on the nose, this beer really shows what it’s made out of on the palate.

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Hof ten Dormaal White Gold

by davidsunlee

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Hof ten Dormaal White gold

Holy crap! This beer is seriously funky and musty. Not quite skunky but I feel it may be suffering from being lightstruck.

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Bellwoods Lambda

by davidsunlee

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Been looking forward to this one from Bellwoods Brewery.

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Schneider Weiss Aventinus Weizen Eisbock

by davidsunlee

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This is an amped up version of one of my all time favourite beers.

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Great Divide Brewing Co Yeti Imperial Stout

by davidsunlee

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The nose is huge with roasted barley and coffee and cocoa.

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Stone Brewing Xocoveza

by davidsunlee

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@stonebrewingco Xocoveza

When I cracked this open I was surprised at  the huge waft of smoke that hits you over the head. At first the smoke is like the last remnants of a campfire. Gentle smoke but very apparent. It’s hard to describe. I think the
surprise of the smoke is more prominent than the actual smell of smoke itself.

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Macallan M

by davidsunlee

The Macallan M

Photo courtesy of Macallan

Round. Round. Round.

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Brouwerij Bosteels DeuS (Brut Des Flandres)

by davidsunlee

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Deus 2011 vintage. Wasn’t a total convert to this until I tried this 3yo version. Absolutely incredible. Ginger, black pepper, candy sugar on the nose. Persimmon, Asian pear, apricot on the palate. Empty glass reminiscent of cedar and tobacco leaf.