Waes Hael Spiced Seasonal Ale – Bad Tattoo Brewing (Penticton, BC, Canada)

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Waes Hael Spiced Seasonal Ale – Bad Tattoo Brewing Company, 6% AB, 650ml, (Penticton, BC, Canada) (*local BC craft beer*)


on the front-left label:

“Based on a traditional seasonal beer, Waes Hael is a strong beer, brewed with a hint of apples and spice…”

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  • Style: (flavoured – roasted apples, spices) Spiced Ale
  • Taste: Clove cinnamon brown sugar toasted nutty malt light woody
  • Where I got it : Bainbridge Liquor / Burnaby
  • How much: $7.25 CAD (10% off) – 650ml., February 2016
  • Do I love this enough to drink it again: no
  • Would I recommend this to beer aficionados: a bit cloying

Visual: Pours dark coffee brown with a thick foamy 5mm head, half-sticky lacing, 2mm retention, clusters of active streams

Nose: clove, toasty nutty malt. (lvl-6)-pungency

Attack: crisp bite, full-airy, almost creamy-fizzy

Mid-palate: clove-cinnamon, cola brown sugar, background apple brightness, (lvl-7-sweetness), sweet nutty roast malty

Finish: short tangy-zing, nutmeg, roasty toasty toffee malt, light woody burnt bitter

Summary: Much like a spiced pumpkin ale but brighter in mids. A tad cloying in the finish, good body and depth. Big spices.