Wednesday, 9 May 2012

REVIEW #109: Canaster Winterscotch (KleinBrouwerij de Glazen Toren)

Pours a yeast-filled dark burgundy with ephemeral off-white head. Redcurrants, sweet dried fruit, corn and yeast; typical dubbel aromas. Similar tasting too, lots of flavour. This is a well-produced Belgian dark in the dubbel style which features prominent corn-sugar and deep toffee malt notes. It has a black peppercorn finish. Heavy carbonation, equally heavy body and moderate bitterness. At 8.7% it goes down surprisingly easily.

De Glazen Toren of Aalst, Belgium are a pretty new brewery, starting up in 2004. They had near immediate success and started exporting to the USA and Japan. Canaster Winterscotch is a seasonal beer, as the name suggests. They also produce a 'double white beer' made with four grains called Jan de Lichte. Their regular beers include Saison d'Erpe Mere (their first) and Ondineke, a tripel. Each is 75cl and comes in a neat pajama wrapper (not pictured). The name Canaster comes from the prayers made by Carmelite monks prior to eating and drinking.

  • MALTS: dark; caramel
  • IBU: ?
  • ABV: 8.7%

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