Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Saint-Martin Winter Ale

type: Winter Ale
origin: Rongy, Belguim
price: $10.99 for 22 oz

I received this beer in a 2 pack for a gift with a sweet glass that contained the Saint Martin logo and a stained glass image and was excited to try it. Initially the taste was great; smooth, great head, with a slight spice, but the aftertaste was throwing me off. I couldn't figure out what it was and when I started to drink the second bottle with a friend we figured out it has a kinda spicey ginger snapp aftertaste. Luckily he had homemade ginger snapps on hand, (thanks Kathy/Kurtis!) so we basically ate cookies and drank this beer and I have to say I enjoyed it much better the second time. This beer comes from the Brunehuat Brewery in Belgium, which consists of Abbey Beers like this one, organic beers, and regional beers. The winter ale is a special release with an alcohol % of 8.5. I'm definitely looking forward to trying more of this brewery that was founded in 1096.

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