864. Petit Mort

864. Petit Mort

I had this with lunch at the CBC in early August (yes I'm that far behind).

Beer Stats:
Brewery: Cambridge Brewing Company
Alcohol: 8.00%
Serving: Tap
Style: Tripel, BJCP Style Guide

Appearance: 3.5 | Smell: 4.0 | Taste: 4.5 | Mouthfeel: 4.0 | Drinkability: 4.0

Overall: 4.1

Pours a hazed copper golden. A wispy, white head tops the beer and lingers until the beer is finished. The nose has notes of peppery spice, honey, floral aromas and citrus.

Sweet, bready and fruity malts upfront. Banana and honey notes in center moving towards spicy and citric finish with a light bitterness. Medium-bodied with a nice prickly dose of carbonation.

Bright, summery and very tasty

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863. Jumping Cow Amber Ale

863. Jumping Cow Amber Ale

Jadyn took a bottle of this from the Whitehead beer hour for me. We had it a couple of weeks later. I served it in one of my NERAX pint glasses.

Beer Stats:
Brewery: Steinhaus Brewing Co.
Alcohol: 5.50%
Serving: Bottle, 12 oz.
Style: American Amber/Red Ale, BJCP Style Guide

Pours a clear copper. Topped by a thick, beige head that fades to a quarter-inch film. The aroma is toasty with a bit of caramel and citric hops. The flavor is toasty with a nice caramel and fruity sweetness. The finish has a very light bitterness. Light-verging-on-medium-bodied, highly carbonated.


862. Drie Fonteinen Doesjel

862. Drie Fonteinen Doesjel

I noticed a bottle of Lambic from Drie Fonteinen that I hadn't seen before at the liquor store in Porter Square, so naturally I had to pick up a bottle. I served this in one of my New Belgium globe glasses.

Beer Stats:

Brewery: Brouwerij Drie Fonteinen
Alcohol: 6.00%
Serving: Bottle
Style: Gueuze, BJCP Style Guide

Appearance: 4.0 | Smell: 4.0 | Taste: 3.5 | Mouthfeel: 3.5 | Drinkability: 4.0

Overall: 3.75

Pours a hazed orange-copper. There are a few stray bubbles present after the pour, but they quickly disappear. The aroma is strongly acidic. There are bright citric aromas present, a nice woodiness and a bit of lambic funkiness that appears on the swirl.

This beer is smooth overall. The acidity is mild, leading to a subdued but persistent tartness throughout. There are citric notes, some grassy bitterness and woody tannins in the finish. Low carbonation, light-bodied and lightly dry.

This was an enjoyable beer, but it lacked some of my favorite qualities in a Gueuze, bright flavors and vigorous carbonation.

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Updates Coming

I moved into a new apartment on September 1st. And only got internet access this past week. I have somewhere in the range of 7-9 new beers to blog about. I'll probably get most of the updates done sometime soon, and start deploying the posts on Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings.