The Craft BeerAdvent Calendar 2014 Day #12 – Biere De Noel


The Craft BeerAdvent Calendar 2014 Day #12

Biere de Noël – Big Sky Brewing, 10.1% ABV – 355ml., (Missoula, Montana, USA)

  • Style: Quadruple
  • Taste: Alcoholic start-to-finish brown sugar toasted malt light grape/red wine
  • Do I love this enough to drink it again: no
  • Would I recommend this to beer aficionados: worth 1x try

Visual: Pours translucent brownish red with a small lasting foamy head, micro 1mm retention, lots of fast singular streams.

Nose: heavy Belgian candi malts. (lvl-8)-pungency

Attack: sweet, thick malts

Mid-palate: fizzy-tingly, (lvl-9)-sweetness, (MAIN) brown sugar malt, toast

Finish: boozy hit, grape-barley malts, mild alcoholic heat, lingering malt sweetness

Summary: Although quite sweet it’s nicely sippable; good mouthfeel, engaging complexity and incognito ABV. Alcohol detection throughout.