Westvleteren 12

Brewery: Westvleteren Brewery Type: Quadruple (Trappist) ABV: 10.2% About: Westvleteren 12 is brewed by a monastery in Belgium called the Saint-Sixtus Abbey and is widely regarded as the best beer in the world. It is sold in limited quantities and, like a fine wine, gets better with age – in fact, it is not recommended to open the bottles…

5 Fingers

Brewery: Nita Beer Company (Ottawa) Type: Brown Ale ABV: 5.5% IBU: 40 Thoughts:  It pours a gorgeous bright brown and settles into a deep chestnut.  Very good looking.  It has some nice head retention.   Little smell- a very un-intimidating aroma. The original mouthfeel is lively with some bubbles which are gone in one swish.  It ends up coming…

Bell Ringer

Brewery: Gananoque Brewing Company Type: India Pale Ale ABV: 6.5% IBU: 60 Thoughts:  Another bad beer from Gananoque.  Super disappointing because it poured sensationally pretty.  It had this bright orange sizzling action going on- it was pure electricity out of the can.  There’s no continuity between that and the aroma or taste though.  The mouthfeel is slimy and hostile- the…

WINTERWEISS

Brewery: Muskoka Brewing Company Type: Dunkelweizen From Beer Advocate:  ‘These southern Germany wheat beers are brewed as darker versions (Dunkel means “dark”) with deliciously complex malts and a low balancing bitterness. Most are brown and murky (from the yeast). The usual clove and fruity (banana) characters will be present, some may even taste like banana bread.’ Dark…