Tasting Notes: High Gravity Beers

January 24, 2013

We hope you are ready for tonight's high gravity beer tasting notes. If you want to "get ahead of the class," here are some tastiing notes for you to study.


Ommegang Three Philosophers
Brewed by: Brewery Ommegang in Cooperstown, NY
Style: Belgian Strong Dark Ale / Quadrupel
ABV: 9.8%
Taste Description: A marriage of cherries, roasted malts and dark chocolate

Update - What YOU had to say: Just a hint of cherry. You actually smell the cherry before you taste it. 

Chimay Ale Grand Reserve Blue
Brewed by: Chimay in Baileux, Belgium
Style: Belgian Strong Dark Ale
ABV: 9.0%
Taste Description: Relatively dry with a caramel note

´╗┐Update - What YOU had to say: "Really? This is made by monks? Tastes like dried fruit. I really like this one."  

Sierra Nevada Torpedo
Brewed by: Sierra Nevada in Chico, California
Style: American IPA
ABV: 7.2%
Taste Description: Full of flavor highlighting the complex citrus, pine, and herbal character of whole-cone American hop

Update - What YOU had to say: "Good example of an American IPA. Piney. Floral. Hoppy but bearable."

Kasteel Rouge
Brewed by: Castle Brewery Van Honsebrouck in Ingelmunster, Belgium
Style: Fruit Beer
ABV: 8.0%
Taste Description:A blend of Kasteel Donker (a dark beer with tastes of chocolate, banana, liquorice and raisins) and cherry liqueur. A predominantly sweet beer.

Update - What YOU had to say: "Tastes like a cherry soda! Girls would like this! Pleasing even for folks who don't like beer."