(from best to worst)
Excellent, Outstanding, Very Good, Good, Above Average, Average, Below Average, Poor. Undrinkable
|Elysian Maelstrom Blood Orange Ale
This is an American Strong Ale/Fruit beer at 7.5%. It's a blend of
blood orange, Northwest hops and sweet orange peel. It opens
with strong smells orange-citrus, flowers, and light pine. Taste
brings a nice hoppy bitterness with light malts Notes of
grapefruit, caramel and biscuits throughout with a gentle
overarching orange presence. Well made and interesting.
Overall rating:- good
|Ommegang Biere D'Hougoumont
This Bière de Garde comes in at 7.30% ABV. It opens with smells of
orange rind, caramel malt, Belgian yeast and light grassy hops.
Flavors of maple syrup, vanilla, cherries, and pears are nicely mixed
with oakiness in the background. Dry finish with lingering maple and
wood notes. Active carbonation brings a nice mouthfeel. Not much
wild yeast for the style, which to me is a positive.
Overall Rating - Good
|Elysian Valhalla Red IPA
Tastes as the name states - an amber IPA.
Floral, citrus hop aroma with resinous pine
and a sweet malt presence. Hints of grass
and sticky pine needle along with citrus and
tropical fruit notes, notably grapefruit,
mango and orange peel. In the background
expect caramel malt and hints of biscuit and
hazelnut. Very drinkable at 7.5% ABV.
Overall Rating: very good