Tuesday, January 09, 2007
Tuesday Tasting: Four More Seasonal Beers
Tuesday Tasting is a regular feature of Lyke2Drink that explores some of the best beers, wines and spirits on the market. This week we offer up the last in a series of tastings of holiday and winter seasonal beers. With these four brews we bring our total of seasonals reviewed to 34. To check out the others go to the Tuesday tasting section of the blog index.
Delirium Noel: This Belgian brew is 10 percent alcohol by volume and has a reddish hue. The beer is slightly sweet, with some wine like characteristics. There is even a slight hint of smoke in the base of the flavor profile. An interesting brew to share.
Harpoon Winter Warmer: This beer from New England has a rich creamy head and an inviting amber color. There is a pronounced cinnamon nose and taste throughout.
Magic Hat Roxy Rolles: A cloudy amber brew from Vermont with plenty of hops to ward off the cold. There is a twist at the end of the flavor that is hard to identify exactly. Likely part of the hop bitterness, it did have a slightly spruce tree finish.
Sarasota Invincible Ale: This golden color draft is 9 percent alcohol by volume. Golden in color and an Imperial IPA by style, there is a good bit of hoppiness to this beer.