We’ve seen plenty of strong ales this Christmas season. How about a Scotch Ale from Belgium?
Canaster is a 9.5% ABV heavy-weight brewed in the Carmelite tradition. It pour coffee brown with a beige head of foam. There are sweet malts, bright citrus and a bit of yeast on the nose. Tasting brings malts, caramel, bitter chocolate, and a touch of licorice (anise). It has a long, balanced finish.
The brewery is called Kleinbrouwerij De Glazen Toren. An alderman, a lawyer, and a librarian began the brewery in 2004 in Erpe-Mere, Belgium, not far from Brussels. They use local Hallertau hops. The name “Canaster” is the name of Carmelite beer from centuries ago in the Aalst area. Reborn in this Christmas beer.
This is only the third beer from this brewery, a special one at that. Enjoy!
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