Weekend of 11/17

De Dolle ‘Oerbier 2016‘, 9% ABV. Esen, Belgium – A Belgian Strong Ale that is a fantastically deep beer with a lot of complexity.  A bit on the dry-ish side with a long finish. De Dolle is a very small production brewery and despite their nearly 40 years of existence, they’re not as well known as they should be. Notes of chocolate, hard wood, spice and maple.

Finback/ Burlington Beer Co ‘Neon Prophecy’, 6% ABVQueens, NY / Burlington, VT – Brewed with honey and bee pollen, dry hopped with Vic Secret, Citra, Mosaic and Ahtanum. Citrus aroma, subtle floral, blossoms. The perfect harmonies. 

Omnipollo ‘Nebuchanezzar’, 8,8% ABV.  Stockholm, Sweden – Double IPA – Before the NEIPA trend, these magnificent folks pumped out some of the best IPAs out there and still do! Highly perfumed, with masses of floral hops, tropical fruit, grass, citrus and lychee. Complex, super clean and juicy without having any artificial powder flour taste 😉

Central Waters ‘Brewer’s Reserve Bourbon Barrel Barleywine’, 11,2% ABV. Amherst, Wisconsin – From one of our favorite beer reviewers and avid #BiL (Barleywine is Life) fanatic, @dontdrinkbeers: “T: Despite my bitchy impressions, the taste is awesome in the way that 3J is way more awesome than Richie. It is tart initially with a raisin front, nice pitted dates going on, almost a quad aspect, and you know how cutty quads get. The hops ease their way in like a barbershop quartet, but as Murder by Death opines, it is sweet Kentucky Bourbon for me. I ride out the foregoing until the bourbon shows up, wasted like Haymitch and the games are not at all hungry. I love the resonant interplay between the hops and the sticky barleywine prisoner left hostage to the hoppy abuse.”  for the whole review visit https://dontdrinkbeer.com/2012/04/09/central-waters-bourbon-barrel-barleywine-oh-wait-stop-the-presses-another-amazing-barleywine/