Saturday, October 17, 2009

Saturday Taste 10/17/09

It's cold and rainy outside, so I thought we'd taste 3 newly released Winter Beers today. Big and malty, these beers are sure to keep you warm throughout the long winter months. Today it's Widmer Brothers Brrr (ORE), Bateman's Rosey Nosey (ENG), and Diamond Knot's Ho Ho (WAS). What a great time to find your favorite winter warmer! Tasting is from noon to 6 and remember to bring your ID because you have to be 21 to taste!

Widmer's BRRR: Give the gift of beer! More specifically, Brrr! The Widmer Brothers have handcrafted a special ale for the holiday season: a generous red ale. Not quite excessively hopped, with candy sweetness and a velvety finish. Perfect for celebrations. Prost!

Bateman's Rosey Nosey: Bottled by Marston’s.
A complex, rich tasting beer with plenty of roast malt character and generous hop flavour.
Colour: EBC 55. Bitterness: EBU 35. Hops: Goldings, Challenger, Liberty. Malt: Maris Otter

Diamond Knot Ho Ho: A robust 'Winter Warmer' ale, ruby brown in color with a slightly sweet, fruity nose. Very hoppy yet balanced with a residual sweetness. 60 IBU's, 8.5% ABV.