January 2013 Beer of the Month Club


January 2013 – Heavy Hitters for Cooler Weather!
Complete 10 lists – try new beer and get your name immortalized on the wall!

  1. Widmer Nelson Imperial IPA (8.6% abv) Take your taste buds on a journey to the far side of the world. New Zealand’s legendary Nelson Sauvin hop gives a powerful hoppy character, but none of the heaviness you sometimes find in Imperial IPAs. The result is a big brew with a sweet, malty character that perfectly balances the intense hop aroma and flavor.
  2. Heavy Seas Peg Leg Imperial Stout (8% abv) The beer is a dry Imperial Stout – creamy and rich with color as black as night. It has aromas of roasted coffee and dark chocolate, hints of molasses, toffee and caramel in the taste. Clipper city will produce only a small batch, so availability is extremely limited. IBU’s: 30 Malts: Crisp English Pale, Crisp Crystal, Chocolate and Roasted Barley Hops: Styrian, Goldings, Fuggles, Magnum and Amarillo
  3. Bell’s Third Coast Ale (10.2% abv) Third Coast Ale focuses on malt, offering notes of burnt caramel and other earthy malt flavors. Designed with vintage aging in mind, the malt aspect is matched to a heavy complement of hops. Sharply bitter at first, this will fold into the malt character over time and balance out maltiness.
  4. Green Flash Double Stout (8.8% abv) Golden naked oats mashed with dark crystal and robust roasted malts creates a luscious black brew with satin smooth finish. An old-world style, done the Green Flash way. Big, bold flavorful and copmlex.
  5. Brooklyn Monster Ale (10.1% abv) Brooklyn Monster Ale is a classic barley wine, a style of ale originally brewed by the butlers English and American aristocracy. It is brewed from three mashes o heirloom British malt and spiced with aromatic American Willamette, Cascade, and Fuggle hops. After four months of aging, it has a magnificent burnished copper color, an aromaredolent of sherry, citrusy hops and fruit, a soft, warming, complex palate, a spirituous finish, and a strength of 10.3%. It is vivacious when young, but will age gracefully for many years, becoming more complex over time.
  6. Trappisttes Rochefort 10 (11.3% abv) The top product from the Rochefort Trappist brewery. Dark, color, full and very impressive taste. Strong plum, raisin, and black currant palate, with ascending notes of vinousness and other copmlexities.
  7. La Trappe Isid’or Oak Aged Trappist Ale (7.5% abv) La Trappe Isid’or was specially brewed to celebrate 125th anniversary of Beerbrewery de Koningshoeven and was named after Brother Isidorous, the first brewer of the O.L.V. Koningshoeven Abbey. The first brew of this ceremonial beer was aged in oak barrels. This aging ensures the balanced and rich taste if this unique, exclusive Isid’or Oak Aged.
  8. Brasserie Grain d’Orge Belzebuth (13% abv) Beer of top fermentation, Belzebuth represents the achievement of a more than one hundred year old know how of the Brewery Grain d’Orge. Under its copper color, it hides a strong character for the lovers of sensations. It owes its strength to the subtle mixture of pure malts, hops and yeasts especially selected by their Master-Brewer.

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