Doctor Duvel

I'm like a sommelier, but for beer.

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Location: Upstate New York, United States

Favorite Beers: Orval, Samuel Smith, Duvel, Hennepin, Oude Gueze, Chimay, Dogfish Head, Anchor Steam, and anything made by Trappist monks.

Monday, November 26, 2007

X-Mas Beers IV

OK, why I'm suddenly blogging daily I have no idea...

De Proef Kerstmutske: This is another of those Belgian malt-bombs, and the last member of my late, lamented Shelton Bros. X-Mas beer box (a source of genuine pleasure). The palate is pretty darn malty, with a delicate teasing acidity to help out with the balance, hops being scarce in this one. A darker beer, this resembles last night's offering but with a smaller black malt quotient. I find the nose quite enchanting but am annoyed that I cannot describe it. What is that odd little combination of aromas? Oak and rhubarb? Can't do it justice...


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