Sunday, February 12, 2012
February 11, 2012. Fremont Brewing Company, Abominable Winter Ale.
Didn't realize this was also a winter ale until I looked it up. Probably the first time I've ever unintentionally had two beers with the same name from different breweries. Looked and tasted dark in the bar, I would have believed it was a porter. Delicious.
Saturday, February 11, 2012
November 20ish, 2011. La Brasserie du Pays Flamand, La Bracine Noël.
Like most of the French beers I've had, this one tasted pretty unique. It reminded me of cranberries and tasted very open, much like the 't Gaverhopke a few posts down, which is what prompted me to dig it up.
February 10, 2012. Brouwerij 't Gaverhopke, Kerstbier (Winter).
Said "winter" on the bottle board. Kind of funky. Reminded me of La Bracine Noel, a French beer I had a few months ago. Also of a Sam Adams winter "lambic" from a few years ago. A bit of cranberries or tomato, some iron.
Wednesday, February 8, 2012
August 22, 2011. Harviestoun Brewery Ltd, Old Engine Oil Porter. Purchased in Edinburgh.
February 4-ish, 2012. Harviestoun Brewery Ltd, Old Engine Oil Black Ale. At La Paz, Seattle.
I'm fairly sure these are the same beer, so they're counting as one, but very confusingly named. It is called "Dark Beer" on the Harviestoun website. No clue what's going on there. Maybe an export thing? But then why is the website one Dark Beer? Who knows, but this might explain why the guy at the Mill Road Bacchanalia was so snooty when I called it a porter.