Sunday, December 02, 2012
Create the Caption- HK's Last Beer Edition
Some buddies of mine thought Harry looked a little thirsty, so they hooked him up with a quick remedy. Go for it, give it your best caption...
Weyerbacher's Winter Ale- if you've taken notice, over the past few months we've blogged about Weyerbacher quite a bit. That's because they brew some fantastic beers. Their Winter Ale is fitting of the holiday season, with its taste predominates that has a warm, roasty flavor, balanced out with a slightly dry finish. It’s smooth but not cloying, with a warming belt of alcohol (5.6% ABV).
Although winter ales predate history, they are believed to have their origin in the pagan celebrations of winter solstice. Later, when monasteries produced the local brew, winter ales were made each year to commemorate the birth of Christ. Back then, winter ales were brewed full-bodied as a source of nutrition for the upcoming winter months. Today, winter ales are typified by their seasonality, their rich, malty flavors and by their deep, dark coloration.
Generally available November through February, Weyerbacher Winter Ale is the perfect libation for a winter meal, with good friends, or beside a warm fire fending off a cold winter night. Perhaps Santa might prefer this to the typical milk and cookies.
A microbrew aficionado on RateBeer.com had this to say:
Appearance: dark with ruby highlights, whispy tan head
Aroma: rich sweet malt aroma with notes of ripe plum
Flavor: dry malt flavor, hint of spices
Overall: largely a satisfying winter ale with a very promising aroma