Sunday, November 29, 2015

Brasserie d'Ecaussines Ultra Ambree

This 7.0% ABV amber ale is from the Brasserie d'Ecaussines in Ecaussines, Belgium.

The beer pours a hazy dark amber and medium-dark brown in color. There is a short head of off-white foam, not long-lasting. The aroma is sweet, malty, rich, caramel, sherry, sweet potato. The taste follows the aromas, very malty, sweet, but with a dry finish, hitting dark caramel and sherry notes. The carbonation is light. The beer drinks easy and hides its 7.0% ABV well.  

Leibinger Seeradler Classik

This radler, or shandy, a mix of lemonade and beer, is from the Brauerei Max Leibinger in Ravensburg, Germany. 

The beer pours a clear and very pale, sun-bleached straw yellow and golden. There is an inch of white, foamy head, thick like whipped egg whites. The aroma is straightforward, lemon juice and lager, with the pleasant sulphurous note of the German lager style. The taste follows the aromas, becoming lemon curd on lightly toasted bread. The beer drinks easy with a crisp carbonation.