In one of my favorite cities, Bellevue, Washington, there’s a new brewery by the same name producing amazing beers. Bellevue Brewing Co.‘s newest is Winter Ale an Imperial Red Ale.
Winter Ale pours burnt red with a tan head of fine foam that stays for a while. It presents with a bouquet of fruits, orange, kiwi, forest berries, and floral hops. The taste is as lively as the nose. Floral hops, a lot of them, mix with the sweetness of caramel toasted malts. It’s 66 IBU and 8.3% ABV, which accounts for the brewery’s description: West Coast Double Red Ale. It may not be possible, but Winter Ale tastes both hop-forward and malt-forward at the same time.
Bellevue Brewing began production in 2012 much to the delight of local craft beer lovers who tired of crossing Lake Washington to visit all the world-class microbreweries in Ballard and Seattle. Don’t miss Winter Ale.
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