Dubbel

Abbey St. Martin Brune

Abbey St. Martin Brune

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Founded in 1096 St. Martin’s ales are now brewed by Brunehaut Brewery in the same time old tradition.  Only four beers make up this line so I choose the darkest brew.  A Dubbel by style, this beer has a slightly higher abv similar to that of Trappist Achel Bruin or St. Bernardus Prior 8.  The […] ... [Read more]

Boulevard Chocolate Ale

Boulevard Chocolate Ale

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A seasonal brew in their Smokestack Series it is rather limited brew, but one you should try at least once.  The interplay between chocolate and malt is so well balanced that it creates a very unique flavor that I’ve never come across before.  A lot of the times it is the darker beers that are […] ... [Read more]

Crown Valley Big Bison Ale

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I love beer. I think at this point, that’s got to be a fairly obvious point. I love it for the taste, yes, the smell, the look and the unbelievable varieties. But I also love the circumstance that surrounds each brew. I rarely here the hiss of a bottle cap and proceed to slam back […] ... [Read more]

Chimay Premiere (Red)

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Michael: Sometimes these reviews keep you guessing. You’re not sure what its going to be, an ultra complex A, or perhaps a middle-of-the-road B. Maybe the beer took a turn for the worst, with the funkiest finish of all time and it plunged to a D. With this review, I’ll end your suspense. A+. That’s […] ... [Read more]

St. Bernardus Prior 8

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I stare at the round little man. He’s laughing. Again. Fool me once, shame on me, fool me twice… St. Bernardus, with its pesky little carbonation problem, has struck again. This time in the form of Prior 8. I knew the chance of explosion was again present, as the other few of this brewery had […] ... [Read more]

Trappistes Rochefort 6

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At the recommendation that PHM review Rochefort 10, I thought it best to start at the beginning and work my way up, but first a little background. I sometimes get the perception that people think Trappist ale is this ultimate beer style that only coinsures and sophisticated beer drinkers can enjoy. This is far from […] ... [Read more]

He’Brew Rejewvenator (Year of the Date) 2009

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After recovering from 13th Anniversary Jewbelation ale I wanted to give Shmaltz Brewing Company another shot. I’m a sucker for “limited release” beers and I just happened to find one by them. In keeping with the fact that just about all Bocks end in “tor” this beer is affectionately called Rejewvenator. You have to check […] ... [Read more]

St. Bernardus Pater 6

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Its confession time. I skipped church this morning, vying instead for a late wake-up call and a relaxing morning. This season, and especially this week, can be somewhat tiring and I knew looking ahead, that my wife and I wouldn’t be getting much quality time in the next several days. So here I am, pouring […] ... [Read more]