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Craft Beer Reviews

SPF

Fruit Beer  •  Goose Island Beer Co.

SPF is a Fruit Beer by Goose Island Beer Co. that blends tart tropical fruit with a mild dose of hops and a light bready malt. Read More

Craft Beer Reviews

Easy Seas

Belgian Strong Pale Ale  •  Ballast Point Brewing Company

Easy Seas is a Belgian-style Strong Pale Ale by Ballast Point Brewing Company whose mimosa-like palate features oranges and white wine yeast. Read More

Quadrupel

The Belgian Quadrupel or simply Quad is a name given to the strongest of the Trappist and Abbey ales. La Trappe pioneered the Quad while a nearly identical brew, the Abt, was crafted by Westvleteren and that beer would become St. Bernardus. Its color ranges from a garnet to brown and its aroma and palate are rich with sweet malt, fruity esters, and moderately spicy phenols. Its bitterness is typically mild at best and instead, the focus is on its malt character and strong alcohol. Comparatively, the Quadrupel is stronger and more intensely flavored than the Dubbel and Tripel. Read More

Pumpkin Ale

The Pumpkin Ale pours amber to copper and a spiced beer that often has a moderately rich body and slightly warming finish for the cool fall season. Read More

Flanders Red Ale

The Flanders Red Ale originated in West Flanders, notably produced by the Rodenbach brewery in 1820. The beer is aged for two years in oak barrels containing the bacteria needed to sour. Its color ranges from burgundy to a reddish brown with good clarity. Fruity palate and aroma consist of plum, orange, black cherry, and red currant. Light sweetness of chocolate and/or vanilla is sometimes present. Low to none hop bitterness. Its sourness ranges from mild to intense. Comparatively, the style is less malty than an Oud Bruin with a greater presence of tart fruit. Read More

Fruit Beer

The Fruit Beer style features a harmonious marriage of fruit and beer but is still recognizable as a beer. The fruit shouldn’t overwhelm the beer’s balance. Read More