Monday, August 22, 2011
Continuing through the bottles of New Belgium that I brought back from Cali this summer - which I don't have to do anymore as of this week - are two brews I haven't tried before. As an intro to these beers for those of us in the Mid-Atlantic, here's what I thought of a few more ales.
Trippel - As New Belgium describes it, this Belgian-style ale starts with a "bold blast of hops" and a hint of coriander. I taste the coriander, which is not something I expect in a beer (but I was looking for it since, well, it said on the bottle that it had coriander in it). It's a complex and different beer that I will look for when I go beer shopping.
Mighty Arrow - This winter seasonal pale ale is a good beer. It tastes like many of the craft beers that I have had. It's a good, bitter hoppy beer and I would order it if available. Mind you, it isn't anything I would go out of the way for. But I would order it if it was there.
Any more beers? I will have to wait until the full line of New Belgium rolls out here.