Similar to the pale ales of England, yet somewhat less bitterly hopped and slightly more malt. Expect amber hued, fruity, and moderate strength with a yeasty character.
|Bosteels||Kwak||earthy aroma, nougat, banana, hint of licorice, lightly dry||8%||Belgium|
|De Koninck||De Koninck Amber||toasted malt, spicy, fresh plum, slightly bitter||5%||Belgium|
|De Proef||Green’s Discovery||subtle caramel, nutty, herbal hops, candied fruit||8%||Belgium|
|Dubuisson||Scaldis||nutty, pepper, sweet cake-like malt, sherry, warming||8%||Belgium|
These beers have a brilliant color range from golden straw yellow to pale brown and are often brewed with pilsner malt. Most will be topped with thick, rocky white heads. Flavors and aromas will vary. The blondes can be light, some spicy and lightly
floral. While the stronger pale ales tend to be fruity and some even hoppy, but the hop flavors tend to be low and well balanced.
|Achouffe||La Chouffe||light hops, peach, hint of cinnamon, spicy finish||8%||Belgium|
|Alken-Maes||Grimbergen Blonde||fresh apple & pear, lightly sour, clean||7%||Belgium|
|Grain D’Orge||Belzebuth||chewy, rum raisin, orange, white pepper, warming||13%||France|
|Brasserie d’Orval||Orval||light acidity, leather, earthy hops, dry fruitiness||8%||Belgium|
|Brooklyn||Local One (750ml)||dry, floral, tropical fruit, lemongrass, citrus spice||9%||USA, NY|
|Caracole||Saxo||spicy, banana & cherry, earthy & dry citrus||8%||Belgium|
|De Smedt||Affligem Blonde||floral, fresh honey, herbal & grainy finish||7%||Belgium|
|Duvel Moortgat||Duvel||fresh yeast, crisp hops, hint of fruit, effervescent||8%||Belgium|
|Duvel Moortgat||Maredsous Six||tropical fruit, fresh citrus, light spice, grassy hops||6%||Belgium|
|Het Anker||Lucifer||lemon oil, grassy, hint of peach, dry & bready hops||8%||Belgium|
|Huyghe||Delirium Tremens||tropical fruit, fresh citrus, gooseberries, dry||9%||Belgium|
|Leffe||Leffe Blonde||banana, bubble gum, light spice, herbal||7%||Belgium|
|Unibroue||Don de Dieu||honey, roasted nuts, fruitcake, dry hops||9%||Canada|
|Val-Dieu||Val-Dieu Blonde||roasted nuts, creamy, lemon, earthy hops||6%||Belgium|
These beers offer a broad spectrum of character and colors that vary from light earthy brown to deep garnet. The browns tend to have aromas of flowers, malt and spice that can be intoxicating. Usually not hoppy or bitter with flavors that can be spicy and dry or sweet and malty. The strong dark ales are more complex and have delicate mouthfeel. Most are fruity with slight malt flavor, and almost always spicy with plenty of alcohol.
|Achouffe||Mc Chouffe||dark caramel, bubble gum, cocoa, spicy sweetness||8%||Belgium|
|Brasserie de Rochefort||Rochefort Six||dry, earthy, refined herbs, light fruit, subtle caramel||7.5%||Belgium|
|Brasserie de Rochefort||Rochefort Eight||rich dark fruit, clove spice & leather, brown sugar||9.2%||Belgium|
|Brasserie de Rocs||De Rocs Brune||orange zest, fresh spice, ripe peach, candied sugar||9%||Belgium|
|Brooklyn||Local Two (750ml)||dark fruit, caramel, chocolate, wildflower honey||9%||USA, NY|
|Caracole||Nostradamus||mocha, licorice, port, toasted bread, banana||9.5%||Belgium|
|DuvelMoortgat||Maredsous Eight||chocolate, roasted coffee, dark fruit, lightly dry||8%||Belgium|
|Het Anker||Gouden Carolus Classic||toffee, dark fruit, dark chocolate, dried cherries||8.5%||Belgium|
|Huyghe||Delirium Nocturnum||creamy, sour cherry, anise , bittersweet cocoa||8.5%||Belgium|
|Unibroue||Maudite||fresh pine, apple, pepper coriander & clove, herbal||8%||Canada|
|Unibroue||Trois Pistoles||fresh cocoa, dark fruit, dark spice, port-like||9%||Canada|
|Van Honsebrouck||Kasteel Donker||chicory coffee, rich cocoa, banana, burnt sugar||11%||Belgium|
|Van Honsebrouck||Kasteel Rouge||ripe dark cherry, fresh malt, light spice, dark sugar||8%||Belgium|
The term Dubbel was originated by the Westmalle brewery in the 19th century. This style of beer tends to be medium to full bodied, and usually has a deep earthy brown hue. Flavors are usually rich and malty with some spicy/dark fruit flavors.
|Alken Maes||Grimbergen Brown||caramel, bitter-sweet chocolate, toffee, brandy||6.5%||Belgium|
|Bavik Petrus||Dubbel||molasses, cherry, tart oak, ripe plum||6.5%||Belgium|
|Chimay||Chimay Premiere||apricot, tart sour cherries, toffee, fresh||7%||Belgium|
|Corsendonk||Corsendonk Brown||yeasty, slight smoke, raisins, dark chocolate||7.5%||Belgium|
|De Proef||Green’s Endeavor||dark fruit, slight sourness, burnt sugar, toffee||7%||Belgium|
|Duvel Moortgat||Maredsous Eight||chocolate, roasted malt, hint of coffee, dried fruit, spice||8%||Belgium|
|St. Bernardus||Pater Six||fresh banana, gingerbread, notes of melon, light tartness||6.7%||Belgium|
|St. Bernardus||Prior Eight||dark rich fruit, nutmeg, light sourness, brief coconut||8%||Belgium|
|Trappisten Van Westmalle||Westmalle Dubble||deep roasted malt, herbal, dark cherry, dry finish||7%||Belgium|
|Val-Dieu||Val-Dieu Brown||bitter chocolate, nougat, passion fruit, raisins||8%||Belgium|
Light to medium-bodied and colors ranging from deep copper to reddish brown, these beers are infamous for their wine-like qualities. Flavors are sweet, sour, tart and distinctively sharp. Typically these beers are a blend of young and old brews.
|Bavik||Petrus Aged Pale||crisp tartness, dry oak, yeasty spice, sherry||7.3%||Belgium|
|Bavik||Petrus Oud Bruin||oak, tart cherry, raspberry, rich oak||5.5%||Belgium|
|Brasserie de Rocs||Des Rocs Grand Cru||cherries, caramel, roasted almonds, hint of molasses||9.5%||Belgium|
|Verhaege||Duchesse de Bourgogne||passion fruit, chocolate, bordeaux wine, sour dryness||6%||Belgium|
|Verhaege||Echte Kriekenbier||kirsch brandy, vanilla oak, sour cherry, light acidity||6.8%||Belgium|
|Verhaege||Vichtenaar||tart apple, dark fruit, vinegar, light oak||5.1%||Belgium|
Lambics are wheat beers that are spontaneously fermented by exposure to wild yeast and bacteria native to Belgium.
FRUIT LAMBICS have whole fruits added after the spontaneous fermentation has started. Malt and hop flavor are usually fairly
low so the fruit flavor can take over. Most are quite tart, but others can be surprisingly sugary sweet.
|Huyghe||Floris Apple||fresh apple, light wheat, caramel, sweet & tart ending||3.5%||Belgium|
|Lindemans||Cassis||dried black currants, brown sugar, tart||4%||Belgium|
|Lindemans||Faro||sweet aroma, candied sugar, orange marmalade, crisp tartness||4.2%||Belgium|
|Lindemans||Framboise||flowery, sweet ripe raspberries, sherry-like acidity||2.5%||Belgium|
|Lindemans||Kriek||sweet dark cherry, slight oak, cane sugar, very light sourness||4%||Belgium|
|Lindemans||Peche||fresh peaches, dark sugar, effervescent, light acid||4%||Belgium|
|Lindemans||Pomme||sweet green apples, tart, fresh flavor||4%||Belgium|
GUEUZE BEERS are a blend of a young and old Lambic which are then aged for two to three years. This gives it a dryer, fruitier and more intense sour flavor.
|Brasserie Cantillon||Cantillon Classic Gueuze||green apple skin, tight tannins, wet straw, tart||5%||Belgium|
|Hanssens||Oude Gueuze||tangy, preserved lemons, damp earth, dry||5.8%||Belgium|
|Lindemans||Gueuze Cuvee Rene||wild yeast, tart & nutty, effervescent, hints of dry vermouth||5%||Belgium|
|Girardin||Girardin Geueze||lively, tart, lemon-grapefruit, fresh yeast, refreshing||5%||Belgium|
|Gueuzerie Tilquin||Oude Gueuze Tilquin||fresh lemon, earthy, mild oak, lightly sweet||6.4%||Belgium|
The name Tripel actually stems from part of the brewing process, in which brewers use up to three times the amount of malt than a standard Trappist “Simple”. Tripel colors can range from bright yellow to an earthy gold. The aromas and flavors can be complex. Going anywhere from spicy, floral, yeasty, fruity, to dry but almost always with a sweet finish. Many use a Belgian candy sugar with will give it a lighter body and bring out even more aromas and flavors. These also tend to be higher alcohol beers, but the best crafted ones hide the alcohol quite well.
|Artisanale De Rulles||La Rulles Triple||honey, tropical fruit, dry citrus, sweet malts||8.4%||Belgium|
|Bosteels||Tripel Karmeliet||fresh grains, honeysuckle, sweet vanilla, dry finish||8%||Belgium|
|Chimay||Cinq Cents||flowery hops, caramel, sweet citrus, creamy||8%||Belgium|
|Corsendonk||Corsendonk Pale||crisp, lightly dry, hint of fruit, yeasty||7.5%||Belgium|
|De Proef||Green’s Quest||wildflower honey, floral, sweet fruit, herbal dryness||8.5%||Belgium|
|Duvel Moortgat||Maredsous Ten||spicy nose, caramel, cloves, light fruit flavor||10%||Belgium|
|Het Anker||Gouden Carolus Tripel||fresh peach, pepper, pine, honey-like malt||9%||Belgium|
|Koningshoeven||La Trappe Tripel||coriander, orange zest, toasted malt, creamy||8%||Holland|
|St. Bernardus||St. Bernardus Tripel||rosewater, orange zest, flowery, apricot, slightly bready||8%||Belgium|
|St. Bernardus||Watou Tripel||yeasty, rich, zesty fruits, cake-like, floral, dry finish||7.5%||Belgium|
|Stift Engelszell||Gregorious||balsamic vinegar, rich malt, raw honey, vanilla||9.7%||Austria|
|Unibroue||La Fin Du Monde||coriander, honey, heavy malt, dry finish||9%||Canada|
|Trappisten Van Westmalle||Westmalle Tripel||herbal, orange zest, warm hops, rich malts, powerful||9.5%||Belgium|
|Val-Dieu||Val-Dieu Triple||delicate aroma, nutty, clean malts, candied sugar||9%||Belgium|
|Van Honsebrouk||Kasteel Triple||candied apples, grainy malt, banana, citrus, dry||11%||Belgium|
|Van Steenberge||Gulden Draak||toffee, dark sugar, ripe plums, rich coffee||10.5%||Belgium|
|Van Steenberge||Piraat||hoppy, tart, spiced honey, lightly bitter, yeasty finish||10.5%||Belgium|
|Victory||Golden Monkey||herbal, caramel, malty sweetness, oily||9.5%||USA, PA|
Inspired by the Trappist brewers of Belgium, a Quadrupel is a Belgian style ale of great strength with bolder flavor compared to its Dubbel and Tripel sister styles. Quadrupel beers are ones of great strength and stronger flavor. Colors range from hues of pale red, rich brown and deep garnet. Almost always sweet, with full body and rich malts and a well balanced but potent alcohol.
|Brasserie de Rochefort||Rochefort Ten||dark honey, figs, leather, pepper, carob||11.3%||Belgium|
|Chimay||Chimay Grande Reserve||buttery yeast, floral, brown sugar, fig, white pepper||9%||Belgium|
|De Landtsheer||Malheur Twelve||fresh bread, bitter coffee, pecan, honey, rum||12%||Belgium|
|Koningshoeven||La Trappe Quadrupel||warm taste, oak, apple peel, mild bitterness||10%||Holland|
|St. Bernardus||Abt Twelve||creamy, dark fruit, coconut, brandy, peppery||10.5%||Belgium|
This is a very complex style; many are very fruity in the aroma and flavor. Look for earthy yeast tones, mild to moderate tartness. Lots of spice and with a medium bitterness. They tend to be semi-dry with many only having touch of sweetness.
|Dupont||Saison Dupont||fresh citrus, effervescent, earthy & zesty hops||6.5%||Belgium|
These are unfiltered beers that appear quite cloudy due to the use of wheat in the mash. Most have a higher level of carbonation, that gives them a crisp flavor. Wit bier usually has spice added, traditionally orange peel and coriander. Expect a light sweetness and a soft palate.
* To truly enjoy the flavors and subtleties of these beers we suggest not adding any fruit. *
|Bavik||Wittekerke||flowery yeast, light citrus zest, clean hops||5%||Belgium|
|Brasserie Lefebvre||Manneken Pis||tropical fruit, coriander, soft malt, lemon zest||4.5%||Belgium|
|Caracole||Troublette||yeasty, fresh spice, lemon zest, pear, lightly acidic||5%||Belgium|
|Hoegaarden||Hoegaarden White||orange, light spice, mild tartness, earthy wheat||4.9%||Belgium|
|Kronenbourg||1664 Blanc||sugary orange, light spice, bright & refreshing||5%||France|
|St. Bernardus||St. Bernardus Wit||apple tartness, herbal, honey, orange blossom||5.5%||Belgium|
|Unibroue||Blanch de Chambly||yeast bread, cloves, citrus zest, subtle spice||5%||Canada|
|Unibroue||Ephemere Apple||fresh green apple, orange & coriander, light sweetness||5.5%||Canada|
These ales tend to be malty and slightly sweet on the palate, with a full body. Color can range from light copper to reddish brown to dark brown. Some versions will lean towards fruity esters, while others tend to be drier with nutty characters. All
seem to have a low hop aroma and bitterness.
North American ales are usually drier than their English counterparts, with a slight citrus accent and a aroma, bitterness, and medium body due to American hop varieties.
|Carlow||O’Hara’s Red||sweet caramel, bitter but balanced hops, clean malts||4.3%||Ireland|
|Murphy’s||Murphy’s Red||sweet aroma, roasted nuts, grainy & clean||5.2%||Ireland|
|Rogue||Hazelnut Brown Nectar||roasted hazelnut, vanilla & chocolate, charred wood||6.2%||USA, OR|
|Samuel Smith||Nut Brown Ale||aromatic hops, walnut dryness, roasted malts||5%||England|
|Scottish & Newcastle||Newcastle Brown||earthy hops, hint of tropical fruit, crisp & light||4.7%||England|
|Stone||Levitation||bright hops, light caramel malt, citrus, light spice||4.4%||USA, CA|
|Williams Brothers||Ebulum||tart fruitiness, charred wood, roasted grain, red wine||6.5%||Scotland|
|Wychwood||Hobgoblin||silky, nutty malts, hints of chocolate, subdued hops||5.2%||England|
Bitter is a broad term applied to a well-hopped pale ale. They are characterized by a fruitiness, light to medium body and an accent on hop aromas more than hop bitters. Colors range from golden to copper. Despite the name they are not particularly bitter.
|Boddington’s||Boddington’s Pub Ale||creamy, floral, clean, dry, modest hop bitterness||4.7%||England|
|Fuller’s||ESB||rich malt, grainy nutty aroma, tangy fruit, spicy hops||5.9%||England|
|Greene King / Moorland||Wexford Irish Cream||creamy, light body, delicate & astringent hops||5%||England|
|Harviestoun||Bitter & Twisted||floral, delicate hops, lemon zest, grapefruit, refreshing||4.2%||Scotland|
Cider is made from fermented apple juice. As with wine, the character and quality of the resulting product will bear heavily on the variety and quality of the fruit used. Ciders from the United Kingdom tend to be refreshing; while the American ciders tender to be more heavily carbonated and sweeter.
|Bulmers||Strongbow||sweet apple, light tartness, dry finish||5.3%||England|
|Bulmers||Woodpecker||toffee apple, crisp, semi-dry||4%||England|
|Crispin||Crispin Original||red apple, creamy, cane sugar, crisp||5%||USA, CA|
|Fox Barrel||Pacific Pear||ripe pear, floral, lightly sweet, lightly tart||4.5%||USA, CA|
|Gaymber||Blackthorn||crisp, fresh apple, slightly acidic, dry||6%||England|
|Magners||Magners||red apple, bright, semi-sweet, crisp||4.3%||Ireland|
Abbreviated IPA, India Pale Ales are a type of ale that range in color from pale gold to reddish amber. Expect a floral, hoppy and sometimes malty aroma. Some have herbal and citric characters, and most having bitter, hoppy and complex nuanced flavors.
|Achouffe||Houblon Chouffe||citrusy hops, biscuit malt, light honey, bright hoppy & dry finish||9%||Belgium|
|Bear Republic||Racer Five||hop forward, mild malts, biscuity, zesty||7%||USA, CA|
|Breckenridge||471 IPA||fresh citrus, strong underlying malt, lightly sweet & balanced||9.2%||USA, CO|
|Dogfish||60 Minute||bitter herbs, fruity, nutty yeast, toasted hops, semi-dry||6%||USA, DE|
|Dogfish||90 Minute||oily hops, malty, ripe fruit, off-sweet, lingering bitter hops||9%||USA, DE|
|Het Anker||Gouden Carolus Hopsinjoor||sweet citrus, bitter hops, peppery, pine, dry finish||8%||Belgium|
|Nøgne Ø||Nøgne Ø IPA||orange zest, fruity, bitter, long & spicy finish||7.5%||Norway|
|Nøgne Ø||Nøgne Ø Imperial IPA||pine, earthy hops, candied orange & grapefruit, chewy||10%||Norway|
|Samuel Smith||India Ale||restrained malts, off dry tea-like hops, hint of caramel||5%||England|
|Southern Tier||Southern Tier IPA||pine, floral hops, grapefruit, dry fruity finish||6.9%||USA, NY|
|Southern Tier||Unearthly||strong aroma, heavy hops, herbal, hint of toffee, long finish||10%||USA, NY|
|Stone||Ruination||bold hops, citrus rind, light & refreshing malts, bitter||7.7%||USA, CA|
|Stone||Stone IPA||bittersweet hops, zesty, light herbs, hoppy finish||6.9%||USA, CA|
|Victory||Hop Devil||aromatic, coarse hops, creamy malts, dry leaf, hop-spice ending||6.7%||USA, PA|
|Victory||Hop Wallop||intense, strong hops, toasted biscuity hops, citrus & pine notes||8.5%||USA, PA|
This broad range of ales ranges in colors from golden to reddish amber. A variety of flavors can be found; such as fruity, hoppy, earthy, buttery and malt along with hints of spice in some.
|Bear Republic||Hop Rod Rye||floral, subtle caramel, earthy, spicy rye||7%||USA, CA|
|Bear Republic||XP||herbal hops, balanced hop bitterness & malt, fresh citrus||5.5%||USA, CA|
|Black Sheep||Monty Pythons Holy Grail||lemony herbal hops, tart apple, sweet fruit, dry finish||4.7%||England|
|Dogfish||Midas Touch||honey, saffron, papaya, allspice, biscuity, mead, warming||9%||USA, DE|
|Fuller’s||London Pride||caramel, rich buttery hops, bright malt, off-dry||4.7%||England|
|Greene King / Moorland||Old Speckled Hen||floral hops, herbal, sweet malt, toasted nuts, dry finish||5.2%||England|
|Samuel Smith||Organic Ale||lemony hops, nutty yeast, full flavored malts, lightly sweet||5%||England|
|Stone||Stone Pale Ale||delicate hops, rich malt, robust, buttery, slightly dry||5.4%||USA, CA|
|Williams Brothers||Grozet||aromatic, tangy, tea-like herbs, light malt, grainy tannins||5%||Scotland|
Porters are dark reddish-brown to black in color, medium to medium-full bodied, and characterized by a wide flavor profile that can vary from very subtle dark malts to fully roasted, smoky flavors.
|Breckenridge||Vanilla Porter||fresh cocoa, roasted nuts, creamy vanilla finish||4.7%||USA, CO|
|Browar Witnica||Black Boss||dried fig, molasses, lightly sour, dark chocolate||9.4%||Poland|
|Darwin Brewery||Original Flag Porter||delicate body, chocolate malt, smoky, roasted nuts||5%||England|
|Fuller’s||London Porter||roasted coffee, cocoa, light hops, buttery, hint of smoke||5.4%||England|
|Harviestoun||Old Engine Oil||buttered toffee, caramel, dark fruit, espresso, roasted barely||6%||Scotland|
|Oy Sinebrychoff||Ab Sinebrychoff||dry, smooth, oily, coffee, fresh wood, floral, rich||7.2%||Finland|
|Samuel Smith||Taddy Porter||molasses, slight twang, creamy, carob, roasted malt||5%||England|
|Stone||Smoked Porter||chicory, toasted malt, charcoal, mild hops, dark chocolate||5.9%||USA, CA|
|Williams Brothers||Midnight Sun||root ginger, burnt coffee, bittersweet malts, dark fruit||5.6%||Scotland|
Scottish ales traditionally go through a long boil in the kettle for a caramelization of the wort. This produces a deep copper to brown in colored brew and a higher level of unfermentable sugars which create a rich mouthfeel and malty flavors and aromas. Occasionally herbs, spices, berries and other ingredients might be used to create an interesting and pleasant aroma.
|Belhaven||Belhaven Scottish Ale||heavy malt, hint of smoke, grainy sweetness, balanced hops||5.2%||Scotland|
|Broughton Ales||Black Douglas||dark chocolate, malted milk, ripe fruit, restrained hops, clean||5.2%||Scotland|
|Orkney||Dark Island||peat smoke, light hop bitterness, fruity, cocoa, nutty finish||4.6%||Scotland|
|Orkney||The Red MacGregor||floral, juicy fruitiness, toasted biscuity malt, spicy hops||4%||Scotland|
|Williams Brothers||Alba Scots Pine Ale||aromatic, spruce/pine, peppery, earthy malts, medicinal||7.5%||Scotland|
|Williams Brothers||Fraoch Heather Ale||herbal, ginger, earthy, faint hops, fresh heather||5%||Scotland|
|Williams Brothers||Kelpie Seaweed Ale||chocolate, bright malt, fresh hops, creamy, hint of salt||4.4%||Scotland|
Stouts are very dark, almost black beers, and feature a heavily roasted flavor profile. Most stouts achieve this by brewing with malt that has been kilned until it resembles burnt toast. These ales tend to have a dry character as well as a huge roasted flavor that can range from burnt malt to coffee to chocolate. Extra and Imperial stouts are more dense in body and with an opaque black color, more intense flavors and a note of sweetness.
|Bluegrass Brewing Co.||Bourbon Barrel Stout||toasted oak, bourbon infused vanilla, creamy||8.6%||USA,KY|
|Carlow||O’Hara’s Stout||roasted malt, dusty charcoal, light hop bitterness, dry||4.3%||Ireland|
|Founders||Breakfast Stout||viscous & chewy, coffee, milk chocolate, lightly dry||8.3%||USA,MI|
|Guinness||Guinness Draught||light body, creamy, dry, floral hops, faint roasted malt||4.2%||Ireland|
|Guinness||Foreign Extra Stout||heavy roasted malts, bitter coffee, toasted oak, robust||7.5%||Ireland|
|Murphy’s||Murphy’s Stout||full body, light malt, creamy texture, mild bitterness||4%||Ireland|
|Nøgne Ø||Nøgne Ø Imperial Stout||cocoa powder, dark roasted malt, lively, easy hops, warming||9%||Norway|
|North Coast||Old Rasputin Imperial Stout||espresso, burnt malt, crisp hops, nutty, dark chocolate||9%||USA, CA|
|Porterhouse||Wrasslers XXXX||toasted barley, earthy hop bitterness, espresso, dry||5%||Ireland|
|Samuel Smith||Samuel Smith’s Imperial Stout||nutty, citrusy astringent hops, dark fruit, faint smoke||7%||England|
|Samuel Smith||Samuel Smith’s Oatmeal Stout||crisp, roasted coffee, buttery toffee, smoke, bittersweet||5%||England|
|Samuel Smith||Samuel Smith’s Organic Chocolate Stout||roasted barley, milk chocolate, nutty, hint of espresso||5%||England|
|St. Peter’s||St. Peter’s Cream Stout||creamy, mild charcoal, dark chocolate, lactose||6.5%||England|
|Wells & Youngs||Young´s Double Chocolate Stout||velvety milk chocolate, roasted grain, vague fruitiness||5.2%||England|
Lively and fruity, typically sweet to bittersweet, but always alcoholic. Expect colors from an amber to dark brown to almost black, with aromas ranging from intense fruits to intense hops. Body is typically thick, alcohol will definitely be perceived, and flavors can range from dominant fruits to palate smacking, resiny hops.
|Belhaven||Wee Heavy||dark malt, rum raisin, wood, smokey spice, notes of bitterness||6.5%||Scotland|
|Greene King / Moorland||Hen’s Tooth||buttery, caramel malts, toasted biscuit, bitter hops, grainy||6.5%||England|
|J.W. Lee & Co.||Manchester Star||rich malt, roasted nuts, coffee, smoky & smooth finish||7.3%||England|
|New Holland||Dragon’s Milk||brawny oak, caramel malt, hints of vanilla||9%||USA, MI|
|Orkney||Skull Splitter||dried fruits, exotic spices, light citrus, warming||8.5%||Scotland|
|Stone||Arrogant Bastard||malt forward, assertive hops, citrus rind, hint of sugar, grainy||7.2%||USA, CA|
|Stone||Oaked Arrogant Bastard||floral, mint, grapefruit, big hops, oaky malt, wood||7.2%||USA, CA|
|Stone||Sublimely Self Righteous||rich dark malts, bright & bitter hops, cocoa, spicy, full finish||8.7%||USA, CA|
|Traquair House||Traquair House Ale||malt backbone, ripe fruit, mocha, balanced hops||7.2%||Scotland|
Mead is an alcoholic beverage that is produced by fermenting a solution of honey and water. It may also be produced by brewing a solution of water and honey with grain mash which is strained before or after fermentation. Depending on local traditions and specific recipes, it may be flavored with spices, fruit, or hops (which produce a bitter, beer-like flavor). The alcoholic content of mead may range from about 8% to 18%. It may be still, carbonated or naturally sparkling, and it may be dry, semi-sweet or sweet.
|Dansk Mjød||Viking Blod||honey, floral, hops, hibiscus, ginger, madeira||Denmark||19%|
Altbier literally means old beer, referring to an old style of brewing. Alt brewers use a an ale (top-fermenting) yeast in the beer and then the brewers store (lager) the beer after fermentation for a long period of time. The extended conditioning makes for a smooth and sometimes delicate brew. Colors range from earthy yellow to amber to dark brown; with a good balance between malt and hops.
|Pinkus-Müller||Munster Alt||malt forward, sweet herbs, delicate fruit-acid, lightly tart||5.1%||Germany|
|Obergärige||Uerige Sticke||hop aroma, spicy, toasted malt, walnuts, dry finish||6%||Germany|
|Obergärige||Uerige Doppelsticke||herbal hops, caramelized sugar, dark chocolate, rum||8.5%||Germany|
BOCKS (B) are bottom fermented lagers that take extra months of lagering (cold storage) to smooth out the strength. Bock beer is generally stronger than a traditional lager. They tend to have a low hop bitterness, enough not to overwhelm the malt
flavor that tends to dominate this style of beer. Colors range from light copper to amber brown.
MAIBOCK (MB) is a pale version of the Bock style. The flavor is typically less malty than a traditional bock, and may be drier, but relatively low hop flavor, with a mild spicy quality from the hops.
DOPPLEBOCKS (DB) are extra strong, rich and weighty lagers characterized by an intense malty sweetness with a note of hop bitterness to balance the sweetness. Some versions can have slight chocolate, roasted or dark fruit characters. Colors can range from full amber to dark brown to almost black.
EISBOCKS (EB) are the strongest type of Bock. They are made by freeze distilling a Dopplebock and removing the ice in order to concentrate the body, flavor and alcohol content. These beers have are rich and powerful, with a pronounced malty sweetness and a spicy sometimes fruity flavor. The colors are usually ranging from deep copper to a ruby-like dark brown.
|Augustiner||Maximator (DB)||thick & creamy, strong malt, caramel, balanced hops||7.5%||Germany|
|Ayinger||Celebrator (DB)||rich, dark fruits, roasted malt, light hops, semi-dry||6.7%||Germany|
|Ettaler||Curator (DB)||raisin & cherry, roasted coffee, molasses, viscous||9%||Germany|
|Einbecker||Mai-Urbock (MB)||herbal, dry maltiness, lightly sweet, clean||6.5%||Germany|
|Einbecker||Urbock (B)||strong malt, burnt caramel, astringent hops, dry||6.5%||Germany|
|Heller||Rauchbier Urbock (B)||chewy malts, heavy smoke, spicy, burnt sugar||6.6%||Germany|
|Kulmbacher||Kulmbacher Eisbock (EB)||rich malt, fresh coffee, dark fruit, toffee, warming||9.2%||Germany|
|Kulmbacher||EKU 28 (DB)||thick, candied malt, oak, vanilla, juicy fruit, buttery||11%||Germany|
|Paulander||Salvator (DB)||strong caramel malt, molasses, rum soaked fruit, rich||7.9%||Germany|
|Rogue||Dead Guy (MB)||smooth, toasted malt, oily hops, light spice, grainy||6.5%||USA, OR|
|Schloss Eggenberg||Samichlaus (DB)||intense, vanilla, rich malt, port, toasted oak, coffee||14%||Austria|
|Schloss Eggenberg||Samichlaus Helles (DB)||candied apple, pepper, vanilla, light hops, cognac||14%||Austria|
|Schloss Eggenberg||Urbock 23 (DB)||strong malts, toasted bread, honey, oak, brandy, zesty||9.6%||Austria|
|Schneider & Sohn||Aventinus Eisbock (EB)||banana, toasted malt, honey, coffee, cinnamon, toffee, dark fruit||12%||Germany|
|Spaten||Optimator (DB)||thick, huge malts, leafy hops, grainy, raisin, dry finish||7.2%||Germany|
|Weihenstephaner||Korbinian (DB)||caramel, toasted barley, floral hops, light spice, earthy||7.4%||Germany|
Dunkels were the original style of lager in Germany. They are known to be smooth, rich, and slightly malty without being heavy. Generally the bitterness is low, just enough to balance out any sweetness. Some have a dry chocolate or near licorice flavor. Color is generally a garnet-like dark brown.
|Ayinger||Altbairisch Dunkel||toasted malt, slightly buttery, light coffee, clean||5%||Germany|
|Ettaler||Kloster Dunkel||hints of nut & chocolate, sweet malt, bready, dry||5%||Germany|
|Heller||Rauchbier Marzen||sweet malt, heavy smoke, bacon, dry spice, smooth||5.4%||Germany|
|Hofbräuhaus||Hofbräu Dunkel||cocoa, toasted brown bread, soft malt, light bodied||5.5%||Germany|
|Pinkus-Müller||Jubilate||crisp, bready malts, herbal, bittersweet chocolate, clean||5.5%||Germany|
Lagers are generally light to medium bodied with most having a pale yellow to bright gold color. Flavor can vary from light, crisp and refreshing to a bit more malty for the German Helles. Helles and Golden lagers are know for being well balanced and having subdued hops.
|Augustiner||Edelstoff||floral, medium malt, light hops, refreshing||5.7%||Germany|
|Ayinger||Jahrhundert||herbal hops, grainy malt, raw honey, bready, lightly dry||5.5%||Germany|
|Clausthaler||Clausthaler Non-Alcoholic||fresh, full-bodied, light bitterness||0.5%||Germany|
|Dortmunder Actien||DAB Original||clean & crisp, mellow malt, faint hops||5%||Germany|
|Ettal||Kloster Edelhell||lightly sweet, malt accent, delicate spicy hops, dry finish||5.2%||Germany|
|Gaffel Becker & Co||Gaffel Kölsch||sharp, hoppy, faint malt, lightly fruity||4.8%||Germany|
|Hacker-Pschorr||Munich Gold||bready malts, honey, citric hops, refreshing||5.5%||Germany|
|Heinrich Reissdorf||Reissdorf Kölsch||minty hop aroma, vanilla malt, crisp & dry, cedar||4.8%||Germany|
|Heller||Rauchbier Helles||sweet malt, spicy hops, restrained smokiness, honey, crisp||4.3%||Germany|
|Hofbräuhaus||Hofbräu Original||crisp, biscuity, fresh hay, bitter hops||5.1%||Germany|
|Paulaner||Paulaner Original||toasted malt, hint of banana & spice, citric hops, refreshing||4.9%||Germany|
|Spaten–Franziskaner||Spaten Helles||fluffy crispness, mild malt, faint lemony hops, long clean finish||5.2%||Germany|
|Samuel Smith||Organic Lager||dry, grassy hops, grainy malt, clean||5%||England|
|Weihenstephaner||Original Lager||fresh, clean malts, lightly sweet, peppery & dry finish||5.1%||Germany|
Pilsners are medium to medium-full bodied lagers that are usually characterized by high carbonation and tangy varieties of hops that impart floral aromas and a crisp, refreshing taste. Some show high herbal aromas, citrus zest and a hoppy, bitter finish.
|Bavik||Bavik Pilsner||clean, leafy hops, thin malt, bitter finish||5%||Belgium|
|Bitburger||Bitburger||light malt, slightly hops, lemon, light & refreshing||4.8%||Germany|
|Einbecker||Einbecker Pilsner||balanced hops, grainy malt, mild herbs, lightly bitter||4.9%||Germany|
|Friesisches||Jever||big hops, spicy herbal bitterness, sharp graininess||4.9%||Germany|
|K&aoml;nig||König Pilsener||crispy malt, restrained hops, light spice||4.9%||Germany|
|Kulmbacher||Edelherb||dry, grainy malt, citrus zest, mild hop bitterness||4.9%||Germany|
|Kulmbacher||EKU Pilsner||floral, spicy hops, rich malt, balanced||5%||Germany|
|Mestansky||Pivovar Rebel||light malt, floral hops, herbal notes, grainy dryness||4.4%||Czech|
|Pinkus–Mäller||Ur Pils||floral, fruity & spicy hops, herbal earthiness||5.2%||Germany|
|Pizensky Prazdroj||Pilsner Urquell||crisp, herbal aroma, biscuity malt, dry hops||4.4%||Czech|
|Pivovar Staropramen||Staropramen||bright, zesty hops, lightly sweet, balanced malt||5%||Czech|
|Stella Artois||Stella Artois||pale malt, touch of hops, clean & mild||5%||Belgium|
|Victory||Prima Pils||strong hops, herbal bite, smooth malts, refreshing||5.3%||USA, PA|
Literally translating to “black beer”, they are surprisingly light in body. Most have an opaque, black color. They tend to have a bitter chocolate, roasted malt and rounded flavor; with hop accents being low. Very refreshing for being so dark, a great alternative to a lighter lager when looking for more depth of color and taste.
|Einbecker||Einbecker Schwarzbier||earthy roasted malt, sharp hops, coffee, touch of chocolate||4.9%||Germany|
|Köstritzer||Köstritzer Schwarzbier||rich malt, chicory, cocoa, caramel, light sour hops||4.8%||Germany|
|Krombacher||Krombacher Dark||fresh malt, roasted coffee, dry chocolate, floral||4.3%||Germany|
|Kulmbacher||Mönschof Schwarzbier||roasted coffee, faint charcoal, mild hops, toasted grain||4.9%||Germany|
Weizens are wheat beers that are brewed with a large proportion of wheat and are top-fermented. The flavors of weizen varies considerably depending on the specific style.
HEFEWEIZEN is a traditional Bavarian style of unfiltered wheat beer that uses at least fifty percent wheat in the mash. They are refreshing, highly carbonated beers that are very good at quenching thirst. The appearance is cloudy, due to the absence of filtering; with colors ranging from hazy yellow to golden orange. Flavors are usually soft, well rounded with some having a spicy and tart edge.
* To truly enjoy the flavors and subtleties of these beers we suggest not adding any fruit. *
|Ayinger||Bräu Weisse||tart, hint of clove, mellow yeast, lemongrass, bready||5.1%||Germany|
|Erdinger||Erdinger Weissbier||smooth, mild earthy malt, subtle banana, light spice||5.6%||Germany|
|Erdinger||Erdinger Non-Alcoholic||refreshing, light body, mild yeast, thin malt||0.5%||Germany|
|Kulmbacher||Kapuziner Weissbier||yeasty, creamy apple & banana, lightly sweet||5.4%||Germany|
|Hofbräuhaus||Hofbräu Hefe-Weizen||fresh, medium malt, spicy hops, hint of pear & banana||5.1%||Germany|
|Maisel||Maisels Weisse||spicy aroma, tangy malt, hints of clove, slightly fruity||5.2%||Germany|
|Paulaner||Paulaner Hefe-Weizen||abundant malt, tart nectarine, honey, light spice||5.5%||Germany|
|Pinkus-Müller||Pinkus Hefe-Weizen||lively, vague dry fruitiness, quite tart & grainy, clean||5.1%||Germany|
|Schneider & Sohn||Schneider Weisse||rich wheat, vanilla, banana & clove, lightly spicy||5.4%||Germany|
|Schenider & Sohn||Wiesen Edel-Weisse||bready, touch of hops, grainy malt, mild spices||6.2%||Germany|
|Spaten-Franziskaner||Franziskaner Hefe-Weisse||zesty hops, caramel & lemon, toasted grain, faint spice||5%||Germany|
|Weihenstephaner||Weihenstephaner Hefeweissbier||earthy yeast, clove, minimal hops, nutty, clean & dry||5.4%||Germany|
|Wurzburger||Julius Echter Hefe-Weisse||snappy spices, lemon, fruity malt, earthy yeast||4.9%||Germany|
DUNKELWEIZEN are darker wheat beers that get their color from darker malts. Flavors tend to be more rich than a hefeweizen, with fuller malt and floral qualities. They can range from a murky, rich amber to a deep, almost black, brown.
|Ayinger||Ur-Weisse||dry, plenty of apples & banana, lightly tart, lingering clove||5.8%||Germany|
|Erdinger||Erdinger Dunkel||clean & crisp caramel malt, dark fruit, mild cocoa, dry||5.6%||Germany|
|Heller||Rauchbier Weizen||charred clove, pleasant smokiness, spicy, semi-dry||5.2%||Germany|
|Weihenstephaner||Weihenstephaner Dunkel||spicy clove, raisins & plantains, medium malt, lightly dry||5.3%||Germany|
|Wurzburger||Julius Echter Dunkel||crispy malt, tart apple, lemon, spicy, toasted bread||4.9%||Germany|
KRISTALWEIZEN is a filtered version of a hefeweizen. Kristalweizens lack the yeasty and spicy complexity hefeweizen, and have a cleaner and more delicate flavor. They show a bright, clear colors of pale straw yellow; and have a light to medium body.
|Erdinger||Erdinger Kristallklar||soft malt, subdued fruit, thin hops, citrus, mineraly||5.3%||Germany|
|Weihenstephaner||Weihenstephaner Kristall||sharp, light fruit, clove, acidic & spicy wheat finish||5.4%||Germany|
WEIZENBOCK is traditionally a winter beer. The color can be pale gold to dark, rich brown. These beers combine the qualities of hefeweizens and doppelbocks, and as such produce rich, malty and yeasty qualities. Most will have a heavy-hand of spice and some with dark-fruit and other complex flavors.
|Erdinger||Pinkantus||clove, sweet dark fruit, smooth grainy malt, warm finish||7.3%||Germany|
|Schneider & Sohn||Aventinus||lively spices, rum soaked fruit, hints of chocolate & chicory||8.2%||Germany|
|Schneider & Sohn||Schneider-Brooklyner Hopfen-Weisse||light acidity, snappy hops, tropical fruit, lightly sweet||8.2%||Germany|
|Weihenstephaner||Vitus||crisp, bready malt, banana & pear, nutty, long & dry finish||7.7%||Germany|
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