MEETING 6 - New Years Beers and Cheers
Central City's quote for this beer is priceless. "An Orc chieftain who rules for 150 years, Bolg seems like the kind who would drink his grog of choice and no one would tell him others; however, this flavorful strong Belgian Tripel may be too refined for this over gruesome character."
The Council gave Bolg Belgian Style Tripel an average score of 3.5/5.
Kyle's opinion on this beer, "Enough alcohol to get white orc wasted."
Matt's Pick - Brewery & Beer #2 -This beer is called the Anno 2014 Strong Ale from Dageraad Brewing out of Burnaby, BC. Dageraad Brewing is quickly becoming one of our favourite local sources for craft beer; true perfectionists. This beer took the Council by storm and completely unsuspecting. The ferment at the bottom was easily ignored in this unfiltered beer and it was felt that perhaps the lack of over-filtration made for the better result. It is a clear golden brew with an incredible pear flavour to it, and in addition it still had a nice, slightly herbal undertone. This beer is the second highest score in the Council's history and we look forward to buying out the shelves in our local stores to let our other friends try.
Matt's Opinion of this beer, "It's complex, well-balance... fuck it, read the label."
The write-up on the bottle is priceless and genius, which makes it even more frustrating that we weren't enthralled by it. Here is the witty essay on the back of the bottle, "This is an aggressive ale. You probably won't like it. It is quite doubtful that you have the taste or sophistication to be able to appreciate an ale of this quality and depth. We would suggest that you stick to safer and more familiar territory-maybe something with a multi-million dollar ad campaign aimed at convincing you it's made in a little brewery, or one that implies that their tasteless fizzy yellow beverage will give you more sex appeal. Perhaps you think multi-million dollar ad campaigns make things taste better. Perhaps you're mouthing your words as you read this." Arrogant as hell.
Overall, we enjoyed the bottle, but weren't overwhelmed by the beer itself. It received a score of 3.4/5.
Tim's opinion on this beer, "If you're not bitter about bitters, this is your beer."
Shane's Pick - Brewery & Beer #4 -This beer is called the Kickstand Honey Kolsch from Fernie Brewing Co. in Fernie, BC. A very light, easy to drink seasonal Kölsch with subtle flavours, but still a definite crowdpleaser with the hint of honey and moderate carbonation. Shane knew he wanted this beer and had to go to five liquor stores before he got his hands on it, so he knew it was going to be something tasty. It's a beer that you know 80% of the population can handle without complaint and is likely the reason for this seasonal selling out everywhere.
With Shane's additional to the Council comes his incredible photography talents, which he decided to showcase for us with this beer. He brings 12 years of professional experience with him through his company Studio62 out of Vancouver, BC. Here's a sample from his recent modelling shoot:
It was given an average score of 3.7/5.
Shane's opinion of the beer, "The beer of Summer 2015. Don't let anyone else tell you otherwise."
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Arrogant Bastard Ale