Saturday, August 20, 2011

Unibroue - Terrible

I was perusing the beer aisle of my local Whole Foods a couple days ago and I stumbled upon two new beers that I had never seen before. Here is the first one that I saw... Terrible is a dark ale by a brewing house up in Canada. Unibroue has been around since 1990 and was founded by André Dion and Serge Racine. The website is very cool, so if you are interested, check it out at: I couldn't help but purchase this beer, it comes in a black bottle with a silver negative space logo and silver text on the bottle. This is a cork bottle and includes 750ml of darker than dark ale. I can't remember the exact price, but I bet it was right around $10-$12 for this bottle. The ABV on this is rather high as well, coming in at 10.5%. This beer is a nice dark black with a sliver of red on the sides and bottom of the glass. The head wasn't anything spectacular, but it lingered for a few minutes before dissipating. This beer smells like a Belgian Triple, with hints of citrus and a strong smell of alcohol. The first sip had flavors of sour and earthy tones that I couldn't place my hand on. This beer is anything but terrible! I am going to give this a 4/5 stars on the non-Belgian ale scale. This beer has a dark color and a very deep bodied flavor. I would recommend this for a day just like today, where it is a bit over cast and cold and you would like something flavorful and dark.

See you at the bar!

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Speakeasy - Betrayal

Hey Everyone,

This evening I decided to go with a nice local brew, for my brew of choice. I was in my local Whole Foods, looking for an American brewed beer and came across this. I have had many different beers from Speakeasy in the past, so I thought that I might try this one and see what an Imperial Red made by a local brewery would taste like. This beer cost about $6 and came in a 22oz bottle. The picture on this bottle is very nice as well, with favorite 2 color, color schemes.

This beer has a nice red color and a high ABV (8.5%). This beer poured very smoothly and produced a very small head light head. This beer smells like a highly alcoholic red and tastes quite amazing for a locally brewed beer. I am going to give this 3.5/5 stars on the American Locally Brewed scale, as it is very flavorful, with a high ABV, and a rather low cost. I hope to find this on tap so I can taste the difference between bottle carbonated and force carbonated.

See you at the bar!